Transalp Aosta

An unforgettable journey
from Mont Rosa to Mont Blanc

Day 1

Arrival in Aosta, transfer by shuttle to Val d’Ayas, group welcome and briefing on the tour program from your guide.

Day 2 - Welcome to paradise

The journey begins! We will ascend the Val d’Ayas to the foot of the Monte Rosa massif and up to visit Rifuggio Grand Tournalin, before crossing over into Valtournenche for a beautiful long descent down into the valley.

Altitude gain: 1,250m including 200m of portage
Descent: 1,200 m.

Day 3 - Valtournenche Valley

From Valtournenche we’ll use the cable car to take us up into the mountains and pedal towards Cervinia, where we’ll ride at the foot of the Matterhorn, which will be in full view throughout the day. In the afternoon we’ll ride ancient trails heading west, crossing into the next valley to reach Rifugio Magià, where we will spend the night in the mid of a beautiful high Alpine valley.

Altitude gain: 1,300m including 300m of portage
Descent: 1,100 m.

Day 4 - Into the wild

We start the day with a bit of “portage” to quickly gain height and leave any sign of civilisation behind as we head towards our second col of the day at Vessona (2,788m). From here, a long and epic descent towards Valpelline awaits us. Once we reach the valley floor we will continue to Aosta for an ice cream and a free evening visiting the Roman city.

Altitude gain: 1,150m including 550m of portage
Descent: 1,900 m.

Day 5 - From Town to Mountain

After a shuttle transfer up and out of Aosta we’ll start pedalling on 4×4 tracks in the high mountains. The view of the Gran Paradiso area is as expansive as it is breathtaking. A portage takes us to Col Citrin, where we’ll ride an incredible long, and challenging descent to St. Rhémy-en-Bosses.
Luggage transfer to the hotel.

Altitude gain: 1,650m including 350m of portage
Descent: 1,600 m.

Day 6 - Gain your happiness

The last day of our tour takes us to the realm of her majesty the Mont Blanc. Our efforts to reach Col Malatra (2,934m) will be rewarded by both the unforgettable close up view of the Mont Blanc and the unforgettable trails that will lead us to Courmayeur for a well-deserved beer!
We’ll then transfer with the shuttle to Aosta where you can spend the evening as you please with the warm glow of memories made.
Luggage transfer to the hotel.

Altitude gain: 1,600m including 650m of portage
Descent: 1,700 m.

Day 7

Free morning in Aosta for a last coffee before departure.

what is included

5 days professional MTB guide
All the transports required for the tour
Valtournenche BIKE PASS
Luggage transport
6 nights in hotels with breakfast
4 dinners (Day 1,2,3 & 5)
2 lunch (Day 4 & 5)

available on request

Bike Rentals
Airport Transfers

TOUR PRICE

1800.- / person

(price based on two sharing a room in 3* hotel)

If your group includes 4 or more people this tour can be booked at any time of the season.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Tech Level: ADVANCED

Fit Level: 3

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Technical & Fitness levels

We ask all riders to review the “Technical and Fitness Rating System” to ensure you are confident riding on the level required for the particular rides you are interested in joining!

Please read the following guidelines carefully to ensure the ride of interest matches your technical level and fitness prior to booking your ride.

TECHNICAL RATINGS

Novice You’re sporty and you’d like to give it a go! We’ll assess your capabilities and see if a mellow ride on dirt roads and some smooth single trails does you justice!
Intermediate
You own a mountain bike and ride two times per month and enjoy long rides on dirt roads. You’d like to better your skills on natural terrain get out there on the single trails.Intermediate +
Owning an MTB for quite some time and you ride a mix of dirt roads and single tracks. You try to ride as often as two times per week and you are moving into the hight mountain scenery.Advanced
The mountain calls and your bike is your trusty tool! Knowing your limits, you’re not afraid to face a challenge. You can deal with a natural mix of single trails with steep sections, some tight switch backs, off cambers, some roots and a couple rock gardens. You’ve ridden in the mountains, and when it’s better to get off the bike.Pro Bro
The radness attracts you! You’re a passionate Mountain Biker for years now and fond of the mountains. You understand the risk and know how to behave in difficult situations. Riding new alpine trails is cool because you know when to stop, look and assess the situation before dropping into something gnarly. Interested in big alpine tours and you’re cool with sleeping in mountain huts for two or three nights.

FITNESS RATINGS

1 You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row for an average of 2 hours of pedal time each day. You are capable of climbing up to 500 vertical meters in a day. Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training. 2 You are capable of riding in a day up to 4 hours of pedal time. You are confident climbing up to a total of 700 vertical meters in a day. Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.3 You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row at a moderate pace for an average of 3-4 hours of pedal time each day. You could handle adding in a day requiring up to 5 hours of pedal time. You can handle moderately steep climbs of up to a total of 1000 vertical meters in a day including hike-a-bike sections of more than 10 minutes. Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.4 You are capable of riding for multiple days for an average of 4-6 hours of pedal time each day. You can climb up to 1200 vertical meters each day for 2 days. You can push or carry your bike over long sections of steep technical trails (more than 20 minutes). Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.5 You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row for an average of 6-8 hours of pedal time each day. You can handle steep, sustained climbs of up to 1,500m each day for 6 days. You can push or carry your bike over long sections of steep technical trails (more than 40 minutes). Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.

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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.

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