Once in a Lifetime

once in a lifetime

The must-do of riding

How many times do we say “this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience”? Or at least, to us it happens quite a lot. Whether it is a new place we go to, a trip with your best buddies or pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Some things are just made to be something we do at least once in our life.

And that’s how our “Once in a lifetime” rides were born.

once in a lifetime chaligne

These mountain bike rides are more than just routes; they’re an expression of freedom, an exploration of nature, and a connection to the deepest soul of the mountains. 

Each promises not just a rush of adrenaline but a profound connection with the landscapes, quaint villages, and a diversity of terrain and thrills.

Through a web series we take you riding along with us, from the comfort of your couch. ( We know you’re lying on it as you read us!)


What are these “Once in a lifetime rides”? You’re right, we still haven’t told you!

And here they are:

  • Pila n.8
  • Becca France
  • Punta Chaligne
  • Col Malatrà
  • Punta di Metz
  • Col Vessona
  • Passo Invergneux
  • Punta Leysser
  • Col Lauson

Get ready for riding through our eyes as we feel the adrenaline, soak in breathtaking landscapes, and write mountain biking tales that define the once-in-a-lifetime adventures in our region.

Two seasons are down, the new season is out NOW!

So, let’s not just ride!

Let’s embark on an epic adventure – a ride that truly happens once in a lifetime.

In Motion

Revive with us the best moments and Feel the flow!

Reach Us

Aosta Valley Freeride Srl
VAT: 01230790071
REA: AO/78127

Where we are

C.so Lancieri 20
11100 Aosta – Italy


09:22 07 Oct 22
Trop bien ct'équipe!!Thanks to Anna, Jessica, Lorenzo, Massimo and Tom for that great experience. Cu you soon down there!! L'équipe TANDEM
Niek van GentNiek van Gent
18:39 06 Oct 22
Had a 3 day trip with 6 friends with AVF. It was a perfect trip, great guide. Great driver. The whole trip was custom made and each day we discussed what trails we would like to ride. I can highly recommend AVF!
Tod FrancisTod Francis
07:36 06 Sep 22
Aosta is a spectacular place to ride with endless trails from dramatic ridge top riding to nice flow through the forests. Aosta Valley Freeride is the to group to hire for guiding with as they have top guides and very good bikes to demo. They can also provide shuttle services. I had a great time and hope to come back for more riding.
Aaron SturmAaron Sturm
16:21 15 Aug 22
Aosta Valley Freeride (AVF) really delivered on an amazing expierence.My wife and I planned to do the Grand Tour with AVF and given our different mountain biking ability and what we were looking for AVF created a custom program for us that was perfect. They are very accomidating too. Example of this is that at the last moment our 13 y/o daughter decided to join the trip with changed the program again. AVF was able to create a 5 day ride program for us that allowed all three of us to have a great time.With out AVF we would have been lost and have never been able to figure out the hidden trails. I'm really good at ride planning in most zones but Aosta is HUGE and many of the conecting trails are not on maps, Strava, Trail Forks, etc so you will spend all your time trying to figure out a route and not riding. This is where AVF shines, they took the stress out of the planning and we just rode our bikes and had fun.Our guide Tom was awesome. He is a great person that is fun to ride with...he knows exactly where to go and how to customize trails to meet the needs of the group. He was a great coach for our daughter who was out riding dad on tech stuff by the end of the trip. Tom was able to digest what we wanted and turn that in to a daily ride plan. If you have the opportunity to ride with Tom, you should as he is a great guy and stud on the bike.And finally, The Place, which is a cafe/bike shop/hang out is cool. I wish one would open in Truckee, CA as it's needed. Great spot to start the day with a coffee and end the day with a beer.If you're planning a ride trip to Aosta, book with Aosta Valley Freeride!
James PrettyJames Pretty
08:42 31 Mar 20
The only people to see in the Aosta Valley to ensure you have an amazing time - Some of the best trails I've ever ridden, with incredible service and support from the team. Ask for Lorenzo, an absolute legend guide!! Couldn't ask for a better week of riding in the most incredible terrain, an absolute must do.


Book a Guide

If you book a guide directly from here, you will leave directly from THE PLACE by bike, the shuttle is not included and cannot be booked on the spot.