Team

Team

Our Philosophy
Our company started showing people

Our Philosophy

Our company started showing people around in 2008 offering rides on our amazing trails. With our team of qualified mountain bike guides we are able to organize the best escapes in Aosta Valley!

Based in Aosta, our company is formed by a group of people who love and live in these mountains. We appreciate what Mother Nature has to offer here and our goal is to share all this beauty, fulfilling the MTB dream. We take this very seriously and seek to create the experience of the perfect escape, respecting all the necessary steps to insure safety and a good time.

Every aspect gets checked off the list; The accommodation, the food, the culture and the guiding. It doesn’t stop there as we share our secret spots, the best trails and, if needed, give riding advice. It’s a matter of pride to offer you more than just a trip but a trip of your lifetime!

Riding with AOSTA VALLEY FREERIDE means you ride with the LOCAL GUIDES. We know these mountains and their trails. GPS isn’t needed. Our guides will answer any of your questions about the territory, the culture and will gladly advise you on where to grab the best pizza or ice cream in town.

Just get here, leave the rest up to us!

Our Team

Our company started showing people around in 2008. Offering rides on our amazing trails. With our team of qualified mountain bike guides we are able to organize the best escapes in Aosta Valley!

Massimo Ferro

Massimo Ferro

Founder/Guide

I was born in Verres, Aosta Valley and snowboarding was my biggest passion since ’94.
What started as a sport became my job, then turning pro and later on an instructor. In 1997 I started riding MTBs to fill my summers. Seeing how much potential the Valley has and getting to know more mountain bikers and trails, summer gradually became as important as winter. Funny how things go.. I’m lucky to have started AVF with my close snow friends and created jobs to keep the common dream alive. I love these mountains and get amped whenever we discover new trails to ride.

Lorenzo Suding

Lorenzo Suding

Co-Owner/Guide-Coach

Riding bikes has shaped my life and brought me to live in this wonderful place. I was born in Germany and I’m half Italian on my mothers side. I started racing bikes at an early in Quito, Ecuador. I did my thing in the World Cup DH and traveling to races around the globe gave me the chance to ride in some unreal places, but it also made me feel like a bike bum sometimes. That’s why I want to ride more local. Aosta is awesome. I’m blessed to live out my passion and even call it work.

Fabrizio Charruaz

Fabrizio Charruaz

Co-Owner/Guide

Hi everybody! I’m Born and raised in Aosta Valley, I have been an avid biker since I was a child, and a mountain bike guide since 1997. I have explored and ridden most of the paths of this region, and published a book on mountain bike trails in Aosta Valley.
Being a sports and nature addict, I love riding the single tracks of this amazing place and I can’t wait to share my passion with you!

Luca Benedet

Luca Benedet

Photographer

Hello folks, I am photographer, skier, bike rider, but before all I’m a mountain lover and I’m a very lucky to live in a place like Aosta Valley! I’m always determined to get out riding and spending time in wild nature. I take pictures of Aosta valley freeride since years and I’m really proud to be part of group. You can check part of my portfolio here: www.lucabenedet.com. Sorry, I cannot stand sitting in front of my monitor anymore, it makes me feel sick…

Davide Zanella

Davide Zanella

Guide

Hi guys, I’m Davide but everybody knows me as Zac. I was born in Turin and raised in Aosta. I do many outdoor activities: I’m a mountain bike guide, a snowboarder, a surfer and paraglide rider. I love ride all the elements!

Tom Durham

Tom Durham

Guide

I am originally from Scotland but live in the Aosta Valley with my family. I am a professional MTB Trail Builder and have been a guide since 2010, so mountain biking is a career as well as my passion. I’m lucky to have worked all over Europe, as well as Canada, but have never found somewhere as good as the Aosta Valley to both live and ride!

 

Edo Franco

Edo Franco

Guide

I was born and raised in Aosta, where I started riding bikes very young. I raced MTB downhill for 12 years and had the chance to travel and visit many places, but…home is where your heart is, and mine is between my mountains in Aosta Valley. I love mountain life in every shade and try to spend as much time as I can into the wild life of my mountains.

 

Nehuen Truc

Nehuen Truc

Guide

Ciao, I’m Nehuen (I swear that I’m Italian). I was born in Aosta in 1996 and I live in Cogne. I grew up practising cross-country ski and MTB til I decided to infuse those emotions that only riding could spread. Finally, I have now the opportunity to do it with the AVF squad!

Emilie Collomb

Emilie Collomb

Guide

I was born in Aosta in 1995 and up to 2018 I’ve raced in Cross Country representing Italy at the world champs and the world cups: My best result was a 2nd place at the 2013 World Championship Junior category in South Africa. Now my focus is to share my knwoledge. You can find me in Aosta Valleys mountains both biking in summer and skis in winter! Having 365 days of activities allows me to be trained and have a good knowledge of my environment.

Francois Domaine

Francois Domaine

Guide

Wheels, peaks, good vibes, trail building and obviously a huge passion for my valley are all together the reasons that make me a real mountain lover. I’m mountain bike guide since 2006 and i feel so lucky to live here. Can’t wait to climb and smash some tracks with new friends!

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