ENDUR'AOSTA,
Enduro trip in Val d'Aosta Italy

You are a singletrack-addicted rider who loves to ride alpine challenging terrain, not afraid to pedal uphill or carry your bike to access the best hidden gems?

The Aosta Valley is definitely a mountain biker's dream with its endless flowy trails, its breathtaking views over a multiple of high peaks over 4000 meters that includes the Grand Combin, Matterhorn ( the Cervino in italian), the Liskam, the Monte Rosa in the North and the Grand Paradiso and the Grivola in the South, but also the beautiful old mountain villages, the remote valleys, the fantastic local food and wines!!

Situated South of Chamonix and Mont Blanc, the old roman town of Aosta ( about 2500 years old!) is the capital of the Aosta Valley and really deserves its nickname of “Singletrackistan”!
With its 11 valleys, the spot is huge and offers an enormous choice of trails for all levels.

The “Val d'Aosta” will offer you its best kept secret thanks to our expert local knowledge of the area as it is our “ next door playground”!!

The ENDUR'AOSTA is the perfect mix between sweet flowy singletracks, techy challenging sections, ski lift assisted rides and pedal powered mtb adventures!
During these 6 days of riding you'll explore La Thuile, Pila, Val Saint Barthelemy, Val d'Ayas, Cervinia, and Val Tournenche moving from human powered days to easier ski lift / shuttle assisted days for you to fully enjoy the adventure.!

Epic program for epic rides!

INCLUDED

the guiding by a certified (MCF) French professional mountain bike guide, who is also fluent in English expenses of organization 7 dinners / 7 continental breakfasts 6 homemade freshly prepared gourmet lunches during the riding days 7 night accomodations in twin to quad rooms unlimited access to trail snacks the transport of your luggage from place to place mechanical assistance every evening free access to a complete tool box to maintain your bike safe place to store your bike at night all transfers and shuttles all ski lifts in La Thuile, Pila, Breuil Cervinia and Val Tournenche the “Alpsmountainbike“ jersey

NOT INCLUDED

the fight ticket, airfare the pick up and drop off at Geneva airport on Saturday arrival and departure day, personal pendings (beverages, energetic drinks and food etc...) bicycle renting, the expenses related to the repair and maintenance of the bicycle, the cancellation/help insurances and repatriation costs and in a broader sense what is not included/understood in the heading "the price includes/understands" Alcohol and extra drinks All that is not included/understood in the heading 'Included'.

Warning: This itineray is given for your information and may be changed at the discretion of the guide depending on the weather conditions, physical ability of clients and the trail 'options' we decide together.

The Schedule : arrival Saturday

DAY 1 of arrival (Saturday) : Arrival at Geneva airport, transfer to Chamonix, meet up in Chamonix , then transfer to La Thuile. Night in La Thuile, Italy.
***** Please make sure you arrive no later than 2:00 pm at Geneva airport.*****

DAY 2 (Sunday) : We will start this trip with a lift assisted ride on the Italian resort of La Thuile, now world renowned for having organised the Enduro World Series for several years.
We will propose a skill clinic session and on trail coaching for you to improve your riding skills and to fully enjoy your alpine mtb adventure during the week.
Views are jaw-dropping from the Matterhorn and the Mont Rose to the North, through the Mont Blanc range and South to the centre of the French Alps, Les Ecrins and La Meije!
A great day of biking as we love them!

Overnight in Aosta for three nights.



Ride distance: 30km Uneven positive: 400m Uneven negative: 3500m


DAY 3 (Monday) : Early transfer to Grand Saint Bernard Pass at 2469 meters for an epic descent toward Etrouble on the historical path Napoleon 1er took with 40,000 soldiers to invade Rome in May 1800.
After a short transfer to avoid a long road climb, we'll climb for about an hour on easy dirt road finishing with a 15 mn hike-a-bike section to access the last endless descent back to Aosta!
Night in Aosta

Ride distance: 40km Uneven positive: 850m Uneven negative: 3100m

DAY 4 (Tuesday) : Starting from the doorstep of our accommodation, we’ll take the ski-lifts to explore the huge Enduro potential of Pila Bike Park alterning ultra fun flowy DH courses and more technical singletracks. The views on the Mont Blanc range, the Grand Paradiso and the Monte Rosa are the icing on top of the cake of this super fun day that will make you the smile for ear to ear!
Night in Aosta.

Ride distance: 40km Uneven positive: 400m Uneven negative: 3000m

DAY 5 (Wednesday) : The Val Barthelemy is one of this jewel we like to ride, very little known as quite remote, the place is stunning.
The 800 meters climb on dirt road to Refugio Cuney will be rewarded by a 2000-meter descent, 99% on singletrack all the way down to the valley floor!
The assistance van will take us to Colle San Pataleone for an additional 800 meters singletrack orgy entering the valley of Breuil Cervinia, last village nested at the foot of the Italian side of the Matterhorn (pronounce Cervino in Italy).
Night in Breuil Cervinia.

Ride distance: 45km Uneven positive: 800m Uneven negative: 2800m

DAY 6 (Thursday) : Attenzione Attenzione ! Magic day today!
If the weather and conditions are good we will take the lifts up to 3,400 meters and start riding on the snow from the very top of Breuil Cervinia resort back down to town!!
The view on the neighboring peaks is stunning as we are standing at the junction of Zermatt and Breuil Cervinia valleys and we can see both towns at the same time!
On the menu: Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Liskam, Breithorn and so many other summits above 4,000 meters! Absolutely breathtaking!
After lunch break we will explore the huge potential of the area by taking the lifts of Breuil Cervinia. and ride until your brake pads are totally smoked!!!
Night in Breuil Cervinia

Ride distance: 40km Uneven positive: 200m Uneven negative: 4000m

Enduro trip in switzerland
enduro mtb
Aletsch glacier Wallis
gps tracks finale ligure fake !

DAY 7 (Friday) : we’ll take the first gondola in the morning to start riding from the Col des Cimes at 2900m and ride the “Cervinia Maxi Enduro” following the Val Tournenche until we reach the floor of Aosta Valley finish with a long descent of 1900 meters!
To do so, we will have to ride up and down several times ending with a 15 mn hike-a-bike section to access the summit of Monte Zerbion with incredible views on both Matterhorn and all the Aosta valley.
Transfer back to Chamonix on Friday evening, night in Chamonix.
Pack your bikes .

Ride distance: 40km Uneven positive: 1000m Uneven negative: 3000m

DAY 8 (Saturday) : Transfert to Geneva airport. Make sure you book an afternoon or a late/ evening flight due to the time of transfert to Geneva airport.




NB: this tour is run with a minimum of 4 clients. Lunches on Saturday of arrival and Saturday of departure are not included, but can be arranged at an additional cost.

Departure
possible
Every Saturday from June 30th to September 14th
Level
MORE INFOS


Physical
difficulty
  • You are a mtb fan and ride 3-4 times a week at least for 2 hours non stop or more.
  • You can ride at intense pace for short periods (15 minutes)
  • You are able to cope with longer anaerobic efforts( 3-5 minutes).
  • You are comfortable with cycling more than 5 hours at steady pace per day.
  • you are able to climb 1 hour non stop.
  • you do not mind riding in rain if it occurs.
  • you are able to climb more than 1000 meters (3000 feet).
  • vertical ascent a day over 5 days including hike-a-bike sections ( more than 10 minutes).


    Technical
    difficulty
  • You are experienced and have ridden in a lot different situations ( dust, gravels, rocks, roots, mud, slippery terrain) and different types of singletracks.
  • You can go down a drop above 30 centimeters (about 1 foot).
  • You rarely walk uphill or downhill.
  • You are not afraid of steep singletracks uphill and downhill
  • You like the technical challenge and you would like to improve your skills.
  • You can cope with tight corners while downhill with rock and roots.
  • You can ride along a technical descent for at least 30 minutes.
  • You are confident in riding with little exposure.
  • YOUR BIKE
  • The best option is to ride on your own mountain bike, as it is familiar to you.
  • PLEASE NO XC bikes or short travel bikes (below 130mm)
  • A full suspension bike with at least 130 mm of front and back travel is required.
  • You need to have big grippy tires front and back, minimum 2.3 solid casing.
  • Possibility of renting a full suspension bike from 365 euros a week in the local sports stores (list on request).
  • Distance : 275 km - Ascent : 4650 m - Descent : 20900 m !!!!
    Duration8 days: arrival on saturday, departure on saturday
    Terrain
    All kinds of trails !
    Cruisy 2 path trails
    From easy to technical singletracks (some very technical) 'rocky and rooty' trails.
    Location
    Start in Aosta
    Accomodations and food
    7 nights accommodation in hotels (based on double occupancy twin bedrooms). Each accomodations has a secure bike storage, bike-washing facilities, a bar with fresh beers ( there are important things in life! Dinners are 3-courses and each hotels can cater for specific dietary requirements ( veggy, vegan, gluten intolerant etc...), please let us in advance if you have specific diet.
    Lunch
    Our gourmet sandwiches are now reknown as we love to prepare some " deeluxe" lunch for fill your biker's hungry stomchs! So we provide a different sandwich freshly prepared everyday with delicious bread ( organic or whole wheat when possible) and local specialities. In addition we propose unlimited acces to trail snack and fruits!
    Pick up / Drop Off / Meeting point
    The closest international airport is GENEVA / Switzerland, about one hour transfer from Chamonix. The pick up and drop off from / to Geneva airport are included in the price of the trip. Please let us in advance your flight details. You will meet your guide and driver in Chamonix at dinner time. Please do not assemble your bike before you have arrived in at the hotel you'll stay in on saturday evening. Dependding wich trip you ride , you can leave your bike box safely at the hotel and find it back on friday