Cycling Alpine Gravel Roads of Piedmont
Six days riding the three hundred-year-old military roads along the border between Italy and France. The crossing of the Occitan Alps is a wild mountain with high-altitude gravel roads. A concentrate of emotions like Colle Delle Finestre where Chris Froome won the Giro d’Italia in 2018, the Gardetta with its 40 km of a plateau over 2300m of altitude, and the Via del Sale that leads from the mountains to the sea on the smugglers’ roads.
At a Glance
Roads type: Alpine, 60% Gravel, 40% Tarmac.
Bike required: Gravel
Every day 2 different itineraries to choose from.
You are free to mix them up to create your personal journey.
Total ride distance, 190 miles (305 km)
Total climbing, 27,890 feet (8.500 m)
Bike Tour Description: Alpine Gravel Roads
7 Days | 6 Nights | 6 Rides
DAY 1 – Welcome to the Italian Western Alps
DAY 2 – Strada Asietta, the ancient military road
DAY 3 – “Colle delle Finestre” where Giro d’Italia goes gravel
DAY 4 – “Gardetta and Faunera Pass”, the legendary Marco Pantani climbs
DAY 5 – Peyrefique, Tour of the Military Forts
DAY 6 – Alta Via del Sale, the ways of Smugglers
DAY 7 – See you soon with us on the Italian routes
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