Indipendent arrival in Sestriere
Day one starts off in Sestriere on the saddle to reach the Argentera Valley crossing thru a big old mountain refuge. From there we’ll climb to the first peak with a splendid view on the Argentera Valley, to head down a long top class single trail before snacking on some genuine local produce in a hut.
The shuttle will take us back to Sestriere, and we’ll hop back on bikes and ride up a trail that will bring us up to a scenic high point by the ski pistes. Following, a smooth and flowy trail back down the valley bed, where the shuttle awaits our lift back to base.
Stats: + 1100m / - 2000m / 25 km of Shuttle Transfer
Day out riding dedicated to the classic Assietta road and it’s enchanting views of two different valleys. From Sestriere we’ll reach our first Col. We saddle up and ride on the old road, thru vast valleys with high peak silhouettes on the sides towards an epic climb to our second Col of the day. The ride down a dense larch tree single trail brings us to the bottom of the valley.
At lunch time made up of only typical goods at the trattoria, we’ll hop back on the van that’ll take us back up to our first starting pointl. This time we’ll drop onto the back side of the same col, entering another Valley. Our destination of Day 2 is a characteristic Lake sculpted into a bowl from the cliffs at valleys end.
Stats: + 700m / - 2100m / 30 km of Shuttle Transfer
Todays name of the game is flow. We start off same as day 2, with the shuttle transfer to Col Basset and hop on our bikes and drift down combinations of smooth trails across Ski Pistes to Sauze D’Oulx, half way way down the main valley. Taking full advantage of “being in Italy”, we have a blitz espresso, before shredding some more flowyness on the Sauze trail down to valley bed, at Oulx.
Off the bikes and back on the bus, this time we switch it up to another famous ski area, Bardonecchia.
After another tasty typical meal, we’ll gently ride off amongst graceful views and charming ruins and climb an easy 300m+. By then, we will have digested and our motors will be back to full pressure for go time, and it’s down to Bardonecchia on a loamy larch and pine tree forest trail.
Stats: + 700m / - 2200m / 50 km of Shuttle Transfer
Mixing some more techyness into yesterdays flow, we hop on the bus for a shuttle day adding up to 4’000m of descent. We’ll have a full menu of flow to technical rocky trails through the woods with windows onto breathtaking views to mend arm-pump and sooth the eyes.
Our lunch will continue reflecting mountain culture in the old village of Moncenisio at 1500m asl, with different types of polenta; recipes grandmothers would approve of.
The views continue blessing us in the afternoon with sights on three valleys; Susa, Clerea and Cenischia. We’ll be passing through the beautiful old villages of Venaus and Novalesa, the highlight being the ancient Fortress of Novalesa, dated 726AD.
Stats: - 4200m on 30km of trail / 50km of shuttle
Transfers: Sestriere - Susa - Sestriere - 30 min
On our last day, we’ll start off riding down a trail to the town at valley bed behind Sestriere, then take the shuttle and cross the border into France. We’ll transfer to Monginevrol and hop on the lift to 2455 m altitude.
Great descent above the village of Cervières and down into the ancient city of Briancon (France), where we’ll stop for lunch.
After we’ve eaten, we’ll doze off in the shuttle that’ll take us back up to Monginevro. Rise and hop out the bus, then take the lift up and transfer briefly across on bikes to the start of our single track descent back down to Briancon.
It’s back into the shuttle again, to get a lift back to Monginevro, then ride back into Italy, hop back on the bus for our home run to Sestriere.
Stats: + 400 m / - 2700 m / 65 km shuttle / 20€ Xtra for Lift Access
Packing and leaving to your destination.
Tour price is per person (excluding flights, price based on two sharing a room). Requires at least 4 people to book.
We welcome solo travelers on our adventures and if you are happy to share a room with another solo rider of the same sex you do not need to add the single supplement. If however, you’d prefer to have a room by yourself, a supplement will be charged.
*The cost of the return airport transfer with our shuttle depends on the number of people interested in the service. It is possible to transfer from either Torino or Milano airports.
Distance Sestriere - Milan (240 Km),
You can approach the Valley from the French sides through the Mont Givevro pass.
If arriving by plane, choose from one of the following airports: Torino Caselle, Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio.
Independent arrival is welcomed to Sestriere
If you prefer travelling light or you don’t want the hassle of taking your own car, we can transfer you from a nearby airport. The Tour Leader will come and pick you up with a spacious closed trailer for all your luggage and bike bags*This service is not included in the price, please discuss your requirements for airport transfer services during booking.
For any further logistical help, we will happily advise at the time of booking.
The ideal bike for this tour is a good quality full-suspension mountain bike with around 140/160mm of travel front and rear.
It is essential that your bike has been serviced by a certified mechanic, including suspension, before the trip.
If you prefer we can arrange bike rental services for a surcharge. We'll ensure a high quality full suspension mtb/e-mtb ready for you at your arrival. Please discuss your requirements during booking.
Your apartment has all the comforts of a real home. And you know how good it feels to come home after a day on the bike. Waking up early in the morning, go out on the balcony and be able to embrace with eyes and heart amidst such impressive scenery is unmatched.
Upon arrival at your chalet WEAL, Luca and Silvia will welcome you, delivering you the keys to your apartment and all information to better organize your stay.
The breakfast will be served around the corner “al bar”,with a classic “Cappuccino e Cornetto” we're are in Italy and food has always been our number one priority!