MTB Freeride Trail Camp Aosta – Alpine Flow at Mont Blanc

For centuries, this valley has fascinated people in a special way. Of course, Mont Blanc dominates the whole scene, but it is not the only astonishing mountain here. The interplay of the monolithic mountains of the Monte Rosa Massif and the Grand Paradiso makes the Aosta Valley so breathtakingly beautiful. In spring 22 gorgeous, deep green smaller valleys spread out over the Aosta Valley and form an artistic network of trails. Many generations of herdsmen, winegrowers, smugglers, traders and of course mountaineers, who have dreamt of this valley ever since Mont Blanc was climbed for the first time in 1786, built the very trails we love so much. Freeriding in this high mountain terrain and on spectecular tracks at 3000 metres gives us much more than just a great downhill run. This is an experience one doesn’t forget.

Flow?! Yes, exactly. That is what we’ll find here in endless combinations of perfectly harmonised curves and many more of them as one would expect – a jewel, and absolutely worth it. The lifts and shuttles will help us whenever possible, but we have to reach the highlights on our own. We will have to overcome 1400 metres of ascent, but believe me, it’s totally worth the effort! More than 2000 metres downhill single trail in one go will only end in the historic centre of Aosta, where great local wine and food will be waiting for us!

Dreaming, wondering, experiencing nature in peace and quiet, focusing and riding on unforgettable trails.

Ride on

This camp is unique and cannot be compared with any of the other camps we offer. One or two runs will be day trips with picnics in the mountains. Different to many of our tours, there will be days when we will do all the ascents on our own without any shuttles. Constantly riding up the mountain without any stress. On other days, however, we may use the advantages of the lifts and get great downhill runs of over 1000 metres without having to do anything for it.

Appr. 14000 metres downhill and 6000 metres uphill!

We ride in small groups (max. 7 participants), to create perfect biking days for you. We are permanently accompanied by a shuttle car, which will pick us up time and again to bridge annoying flat sections, and carry your luggage

  • – 8 travel days
  • – 6 days guiding with Eric and a local guide
  • – 7 overnight stays with delicious local half board ** / *** Hotel (double room)
  • – 2 overnight stays with delicious half-board in a *** hotel (4-bed-room)
  • – Small groups (max. 7 participants)
  • – Special shuttle car that will permanentely accompany our group and take us to remote places
  • – Daily luggage service
  • – Transfer back to starting point
  • – 1 free laundry service on day 3
  • – Free tool service
  • – Fine engraved USB-stick with pictures of the tour
  • – Triple 2 STOD freeride shirt (optional, for an extra charge)
  • – Single room (optional, for an extra charge)

Please carpool if possible as this spot can only be reached with considerable effort.  I will send everyone an email with the email addresses of all the participants. If anyone doesn’t want their email address to be given to the others, please state when booking.

At first sight, the distances might not seem a lot, but we will spend most of the time above 2000 metres. You ought to be aware of the fact that you will need to be totally focused on the trails when riding down and this will be super exhausting for your body and mind. So please be prepared!

Technik

Kondition

There will be daily stages of up to 1400 metres of ascent and 3000 metres of descent. There will be sections of about 700 metres of ascent where you’ll have to push or carry your bike.

Wearing a helmet is compulsory throughout the whole tour. We strongly recommend wearing protectors. Please bring a full suspension bike with 150mm suspension travel and disc brakes.

We will send you a detailed packing list together with the booking confirmation.

Day 1: Aosta

Having arrived individually, we’ll meet at our meeting point in Digne les Bains at 7.00 pm. During a cozy dinner we discuss the program of the following days.

Days 2-7:

We are purposely not giving away the details of the route of this tour. At the moment, no other guiding company offers this tour, because one has to explore the whole area before beeing able to guide here. We worked really hard to prepare this camp for you. If you are passionate about mountain biking and nature, and have some pioneering spirit, you would simplylove this camp. You will definitively experience tremendous impressions of the unique landscape and trails. You will break new ground in a region you thought you knew already!

  1. Approx. 14,000 metres downhill/ Approx. 6,000 metres uphill

Day 8:

After a nice and cosy breakfast we will be taken back to the starting point by our shuttle car, followed by a well-deserved closing off-session. From here, everyone departs individually.

This offer is subject to changes, as we have not completed our exploring. New tours and opportunities might come up, which we would then integrate in the tour to optimise this trip for you.

One more thing:
 This tour is challenging when it comes to your riding techniques and physical fitness! You ought to have experience with challenging trails and different kinds of soil – this is a prerequisite! Few parts of this tour are exposed and will be signalled by the guide early on. You need good stamina and a certain drive to ride, push and carry your bike about 1,500 metres up in one go. We assume that you control your bike safely and use equipment of high quality.

Freeride Trail Camp Aosta

Start
11. July 2020
19:00
Ende
18. July 2020
09:30
1,500 €