Alpine Gravel Roads

Cycling Piedmont gravel roads

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.

Regular itinerary:

RIDER LEVEL: Recreative/Intermediate

Total ride distance, 190 miles (305 km)
Total climbing, 27,890 feet (8.500 m)

Extended itinerary:

RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced

Total ride distance, 280 miles (450 km)
Total climbing, 42,670 feet (13.000 m)

Bike Tour Description: Alpine Gravel Roads

7 Days | 6 Nights | 6 Rides

Tour Details

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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