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In the Presence of the Giant of the Alps

 

A two-day MTB itinerary in front of Mont Blanc, to ride on spectacular trails, in a natural setting to leave you without breath.

The program provides for the departure and the arrival in Pré-Saint-Didier and overnight in La Thuile: a major ski resort that in the summer turns into a biking paradise. During the summer of 2014 there was a test of the World Cup MTB Enduro EWS in La Thuile.
The itinerary goes through the Col de la Seigne on the French border and goes to Refuge Elisabetta, a stop on the Tour of Mont Blanc.
Thanks to tne overnight stop in La Thuile, this tour is ideal for all those bikers who wish to be accompanied on this adventure by their families, who can take advantage to visit this location, go to the Little St Bernard Pass, or take fantastic walks in the valley.
Otherwise, the tour can be arranged with overnight in Pré-Saint-Didier to enjoy the now famous Terme, with their unique view of Mont Blanc.

The variety of trails and roads allows our itinerary "in the presence of the Giant of the Alps" to be programmed in three or more days.

 

 

Tour dates

The tour are organized on request.

 

 

Technical data

• Route type : Trail
• Target : 
adults with medium/high riding skills and sufficiently trained for indicated km and elevation
• Territory :
 Medium and high mountain (meadows and coniferous forests, meadows, pastures ...)
• Technical difficulty :
AS and GS in some stretches
• Phisical requierements : 
medium-high, due to the positive elevation height and the distance as well as the distance and a few stretches of portage
• Transfers : not provided

• Cycling : 
95%
• Period of validity : 
July-September (depending on the presence of snow)
• Duration : 
2 days
• Distance : 
65 km (25 km first day ; 40 km second day)
• Departure height : 
1014 mt
• Minimum height : 
1050 mt
• Maximum height : 
2659 mt
• Overnight height : 
1441 mt
• Elevation gain: 
3480 mt (1710 mt first day ; 1770 mt second day)

 

 

Equipement

 

Bike suitable for mountain biking and working perfectly (it is recommended to check it before the ride); helmet (mandatory), clothing suitable for mountain bike (it is recommended, in particular, the use of sunglasses with UV protection and gloves), backpack for extra clothing (sweaters, rain/wind jacket, etc.), for drinks and for food (picnic lunch). Do not forget the sunscreen. In any case, the clothing should be appropriate to the portion that is reached, whereas the mountain weather can change quickly, and also the temperature easily approach zero degrees.
It is recommended to bring an inner tube of reserve, to be used in case of a puncture, and a connecting link for the chain to be used in case of failure and other parts suitable for your bicycle.
In any case, you can have our advice to better prepare the excursion depending on the period and forecast.

 

 

Perticipation fee

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The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 4 participants otherwise the organizers will decide if it will still be performed with a lower number.


The fee includes

- Card of our association affiliated UISP (for those who do not already have the card UISP) with insurance coverage and other benefits;
- Accompaniment with one or more teachers of MTB depending on the number of participants and / or conditions (max 7 people per 1 teacher);
- With support van that can intervene in case of technical failure or other unforeseen events;
- Souvenir photos in digital format

 

 

For those who want to attend a one-day tour of the participation fee is 95 € (membership fee to the association PleinAirMTB included)

For those who are already subscribed to our association the participation fee per person is 150€ for two days and 75€ for one day.

 

 

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