A full week on 6 consecutive days of riding and making the most of the shuttle transfers and lift access. Three days shuttling and the other three in Pila, La Thuile and Cervinia. We’ll reach some of the most epic trails of the Valley, without having to overdo it. The views of the highest peaks in plain sight will definitely take your breath away, still being a stones throw from a hot meal and cool brew.
You’ll have a much greater number of gravity fed runs, staying fresh to maximize good times! No need to mention it, but restoration is one of our Italian priorities. So expect to start you day with a basic “Cappuccino e Cornetto” and finish the day with fine dinners of local goods that will stick long after this experience.
Arrival at Aosta.
Meet with AVF guide for our first full on shuttle program of the week out of three days. We will ride on 4-6 different trails and get a taste for what the valley has to offer. This will also help us settle in and get used to riding 4k negative drop in one day.
Climb: max 300m
Descent: 3000m drop
Uo to Pila located only few pedal from the town centre of Aosta. From here you catch the Gondola which provides access to the resort and provides nice tracks, one of which drops down to the Aosta floor.
Our second full on shuttle day in the central valley around Aosta town.
Climb: max 500m
Descent: 3500m drop
Starts off with a shuttle transfer to the high Aosta Valley to reach the best natural style bike parks in the Italian Alps that is La Thuile.
let’s enjoy it!
With what’s left in the tank, we use it to coast down some of the finest trails by shuttle access.
Descent: 4000m drop
After yet another cappuccino we keep marching (shuttle transfer) to Cervinia and discover what lies under the Matterhorn!
Take advantage with the lifts to ride trails.
We will end up with a smile and a beer after a crazy week of riding!
- Seven nights in Hotels with Breakfast
- Van Shuttles for all the transfers
- Professional MTB Guide for the 3 shuttle days
- Lift tickets for Pila, La Thuile and Cervinia bike park
What’s Not Included, but available on request:
- Bike Rentals
- Airport transfer
- Knee Pads
*This tour could be reserved from last week of June to the first week of September.
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There are some places that offer visitors truly special experiences — such as the chance to bathe, in the depths of winter, in the warm spa waters in the sight of Mont Blanc — and focus on providing guests with the chance to do nothing but relax. These places are of course the Pré-Saint-Didier Spa and the Saint-Vincent Spa but also the «Valle d’Aosta Wellness» hotels which offer their guests regenerating stays of Alpine well-being and the chance to taste great and genuine food.
Aosta Valley, during most seasons there are some days that are ideal for a pleasant walk : in Spring, with the reawakening of nature, in splendid contrast with portions of landscape that are still covered by snow; in Summer, the best period for excursions at a high altitude, thanks to the long days with generally good and stable weather; in Autumn, for an unusual variety of surrounding colors.
Some itineraries are pleasant and easy walks, others are longer and more tiring. Whether you go on a walk lasting just a couple of hours or a whole day, the reward is being able to calmly reach extraordinarily beautiful untouched places while appreciating the different colors of the route, where tiredness disappears when faced with the charm of the scenery.
In the Middle Ages, the Aosta Valley was a compulsory passage towards Alpine passes. Thus, toll collections were an important source of power and income. Since the Aosta Valley wasn’t directly controlled by any authority, it was easy to take the land and appoint yourself as its lord; therefore, local nobles moved away from the towns, in search of land where they could extend their domains. Castles, towers and fortified houses arose on unaccessible elevations to dominate vast stretches of land from above.
In the first century before Christ, after defeating the native population, the Romans began to urbanise the conquered territory: they organized the land, charted the road networks, connecting the Little and Great Saint Bernard Alpine passes with the consular road to Gaul and founded the town of Augusta Praetoria (Aosta). This is how the five centuries of Roman rule began in the Aosta Valley.
Skyway Monte Bianco, the new Mont Blanc cableways, enable you to set out on a magical journey that is mapped out in accordance with the shape of the land as it reaches for the sky.
As walking for long distances is not required, this experience can be enjoyed by everyone, unless health problems make it inadvisable to stay at high altitudes.
Rafting, Canoeling, Kayaking
From April to September, the foamy, mountain streams become a hive of spectacular sporting activities: canoeing, kayaking and rafting offer water enthusiasts emotional experiences, among fast flowing water and natural slides.
Turin connects directly with the A5 motorway and is only 98 km from Aosta (Aosta Est exit) and 136 from Courmayeur.
Coming from Milan (164 Km), you take the A4 motorway and then at the Santhià motorway junction, you take the section towards Aosta. The journey takes no time at all for those coming from Genoa (226 km).
You can also approach the Valle from the French and Swiss sides through the Monte Bianco and Gran San Bernardo Tunnels, taking the main SS 26 and 27 roads, respectively or during the summer (between June and October) through the Piccolo and Gran San Bernardo passes.
Arriving by plane
Turin Airport is 115 km from Aosta. If you decide to hire a car, reaching Aosta will not be a problem: all you have to do is follow the signs to the Turin motorway ring-roads (tangenziali), take the Regina Margherita exit and go onto the A5 motorway to Aosta. The journey should take you just over an hour.
If you hire a car, there are various routes you can take: the best is to go to Novara and take the A4 motorway from the Novara Est junction going towards Turin. When you reach Santhià follow the signs to Aosta/Monte Bianco.
There are no train services from the airport. There is a bus service connecting the airport with Milan Central Station. From Milan there is a direct coach service to Aosta, which departs from Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station, or you can go to Milan Central Station and go by train (changing at Chivasso Station).
Orio al Serio (Bergamo)
By car, you take the A4 motorway from Bergamo ( a few km from the airport) going towards Torino/Monte Bianco. When you reach Santhià, follow the signs to Aosta/Monte Bianco.
here are no direct public transport services between Valle d’Aosta and Geneva Airport, except between 9/07 and 24/08, on Mondays and Fridays, providing a service departing from Saint-Vincent ; we mention it, however, because it is comparatively close to Aosta (140 km) and because a number of international flights depart from here, including some low-cost flights.
Geneva Airport, therefore, can be a good starting point for a flight plus car hire holiday in order to discover Valle d’Aosta.
1250.- / person
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(All Prices are in Euro)