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E-Biking tour through the Aosta Valley glaciers

Aosta Valley
E-Biking
Alps
Mont Blanc
E-Biking

Explore the stunning Aosta Valley on an unforgettable e-biking tour, and soak up the incredible views of Mont Blanc's glaciers along the way. Taste the amazing regional cuisine, discover the breathtaking glaciers of northern Italy and embark on this one of a kind journey with a certified guide!

Group

Alps

6 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore the most stunning views that the Aosta Valley has to offer
  • Indulge in top-notch Italian cuisine and unwind in cozy lodgings
  • Discover the unforgettable vistas of the Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Grand Paradis and Mont Rose glaciers

Description

Embark on an exceptional journey with a certified guide through the Aosta Valley, taking in breathtaking views of the incredible Mont Blanc glaciers in this one-of-a-kind e-biking tour.

Join us and explore the natural wonders of the Aosta Valley as well as its rich history, culture, and delightful cuisine. This region is also home to some of the highest and most spectacular peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and Monte Rosa.

Starting from Balmes, we'll make a gentle ascent up the Valpelline to take in the breathtaking views of one of the largest lakes in the Aosta Valley. Along the way, we'll get to know each other, chat and before you know it, the camera will be out to capture the gorgeous scenery surrounding us!

Experience a stunning ascent when you witness an unforgettable panoramic view of the Italian side of the Mont Blanc range. The stunning summits of "Dômes de Miage," "Aiguille de Bionnassay," and "Dôme du Goûter" will tower over you as you stroll across the valley.

Ride through Val Ferret, an enchanting valley nestled between the Mont Blanc massif and the iconic Grandes Jorasses, known as the birthplace of alpinism.

Embark on a spectacular hike to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring scenery, culminating in a visit to the Elena Refuge, a must-see attraction that overlooks the impressive glaciers of Mt Dolent.

Ascend up Valgrisenche passing through secluded valleys and a mesmerizing crystal-clear lake to reach the Bouquet mountain pasture which lies beneath the spectacular glaciers. Bask in the sun, admire the view, and indulge in delicious Italian cuisine.

Explore the flawless beauty of the Matterhorn with a van that will take you up the mountain where you will then be able to admire its beautiful vistas and enjoy a leisurely walk along the shoreline of the stunning Tsignanaz Lake.

Venture into Val d'Ayas and partake in a must-do walk under the towering summit of Monte Rosa. Once there you'll visit a high-altitude lake where you can dip your feet in and bask in the incredible energy of the mountains.

Contact us if you're ready to plunge into this once-in-a-lifetime adventure and discover the incomparable Aosta Valley with a certified guide!


Itinerary

Day 1: Discover Valpelline

We will welcome you at either Briançon train station or the TGV station of Oulx-Cesana. Make sure you're dressed in your best mountain biking gear for the meeting! We'll provide a brief presentation, equipment check and then we'll embark on our 6-day journey!

Starting from Balmes, we'll ascend Valpelline at a leisurely pace and check out the view in one of the largest lakes in Aosta Valley. Then we'll go explore the beautiful hotel where we'll be staying for the next three nights,

Day 2: Ride with a Mont Blanc view

We will ascend through a stunning climb where we'll be able to witness a panoramic view of Mont Blanc, including the stunning summits of "Dômes de Miage," "Aiguille de Bionnassay," and "Dôme du Goûter".

Day 3: Grandes Jorasses ascent

We will continue to ride through Val Ferret, a valley nestled between the Mont Blanc massif and the iconic Grandes Jorasses. After, we will set out on a spectacular hike to immerse ourselves in the amazing scenery, culminating in a visit to the Elena Refuge where we can admire the view of the glaciers of Mt Dolent.

Day 4: Valgrisenche valley tour

We will ride across a secluded valley, passing by a crystal-clear lake and then ascending a 4x4 track. We'll then reach the Bouquet mountain pasture located beneath spectacular glaciers. Our main destination will be the terrace of a refuge where we'll bask in the sun, admire the view and indulge in some delicious Italian cuisine to replenish our energy.

After returning to the van we will head to our second accommodation of the week to explore a new iconic mountain range of the Aosta Valley.

Day 5: Trip to Tsignanaz Lake

We will continue our trip with a van that will take us up to the world-renowned Matterhorn where we'll then take a leisurely walk to admire this majestic mountain. We will stroll along the amazing shoreline of Tsignanaz Lake and have a memorable photo shoot.

Day 6: Explore Val d'Ayas

On this final day of our trip, we'll venture into the Val d'Ayas, where we'll be rewarded with stunning views of the Monte Rosa glaciers. To top it off, we'll also visit a high-altitude lake to admire the incredible sights of these amazing mountains. Finally we'll bid farewell to our exhilarating week in Aosta Valley and begin our transfer to Briançon and Oulux.

 

Details

Accommodation

Half board accommodation in a countryside hotel. The rooms available are twin rooms. Depending on the size of your group, you may be paired with someone of the opposite gender. Bed linen and towels will be provided for your stay. - You may also request a single room with bathroom for 180€, please request in advance as it is subject to availability. - Breakfast and dinner, at the hotel - Lunch is not included. We will have the chance to enjoy picnics or stop at small restaurants or huts along the way.

Meeting point

Train station of Briançon or at TGV station of Oulx-Cesana

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: - E-bike, mountain or touring type, with flat pedals. If you come with your own, load it, bring your charger, check the condition of your pads, chain, cassette, derailleur. Check condition of your tires and that your spokes are tight, your wheel not warped. We recommend: - An ebike with a 500W battery. - Backpack: 20-25 liters max - Helmet and goggles mandatory - Mountain bike gloves (A spare pair of warm gloves) - Low, flat-soled hiking shoes - A repair kit, including a pair of brake pads (adapted to the right brake model), an extra derailleur hanger, a quick link adapted to your chain, pumps, self-adhesive patches, air chambers of the right size and any other specifics of your own bike.


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About the guide

We enjoy very much discovering and rediscovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.

Languages

French | English


What people are saying about Azimut Montagne

Sven Heinrich

5.00

February, 2023

Thx to Pierre for guiding us these days, everything was excellent. We were going to nice powder places even with difficult snow conditions. I didn’t have to think of anything, just followed the guide and enjoyed touring and skiing. Thx to Isabelle at le petite cerf for her hosting, food and excellent Organisation:)

Alarik Sutter

5.00

September, 2022

Antoine at Azimut was an excellent guide. I had a great first climb because of him, will go again!

Tom Carr

5.00

July, 2022

Had an absolutely fantastic experience on a 3 day trip of Gran Paradiso. Our guide Christophe Garrigues was incredibly knowledgeable and patient and ensured everyone in our group felt comfortable and confident when on the mountain or using new equipment. Definitely a trip to be repeated with Azimut and hopefully Christophe!

Thierry Dupard

5.00

July, 2022

Awesome experience, knocked another item from my bucket list.

Lucile JOLY

5.00

June, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Serge Poncet

3.00

June, 2022

Quelques petits problèmes d'organisation , vite reglés par le guide très impliqué . Très bon choix pour l'Hotel. pour le programme, on devrait avoir un peu plus d'intensité lors de la préparation . le 1/2 jour de repos est le bienvenu

Yogesh Baja

5.00

June, 2022

Well organised trip with excellent guides and admin support Highly recommend 😊

Oscar Bermejo

5.00

March, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

jozsef berta

5.00

February, 2022

The Guide did not even know I'am on splitboard. Everyone else was on skis, I was the only one on board. Guide has no experience on board, so the daily trips was designed for skiers, not borders. I would like to know which company is responsible putting me in a ski group, Azimut or Explore-Share? If you don't know the difference between what is doable with skis and splitboards, you would not sell trips for splitboarders! In the only day I could enjoy somehow, I did very hard time to stay on my feet on icy steeps, because I should have had a crampon, but I did not have it, because the list of necessary equipment does not mention it. All the skiers had one. The guide anyway did what he could to help me, all the respect for Rafael. But the whole trip was a fuckup for me that way. I really want to know who is responsible!?

Guillaume Desmet

4.00

September, 2021

J'attends le remboursement mais dans l'ensemble tous étaient super. Les guides géniaux. Une bonne expérience.

Raphael Mielke

4.00

August, 2021

Had a great trip. Unfortunately the guide was not fluent in English as written in the description. That is something that could lead to a very tricky situation if there would‘ve been a dangerous situation. The selection of the group by azimut was not the best as at least one person was physically not capable of doing this trip. However, the service by explore-share was great!

Lilana Esteves

5.00

March, 2020

Merci beaucoup à Manu et Antoine, nos deux guides, pour cette excellente semaine. Ils ont été aux petits soins et très professionnels: s'assurant que chacun était en sécurité et profitait le plus possible de son séjour, de la montagne et de la bonne neige ;). L'hébergement, à l'hôtel Les Agneaux était aussi fantastique: nourriture faite maison, locale, chambres très confortables et propriétaire encore une fois aux petits soins. C'était top!

Sietske Hoving

5.00

January, 2020

We really enjoyed the trip. As well the group, the skiing as the guide. A good hotel with enough facilities and very guest friendly. Thank you for your service and organization

Jason Baynes

5.00

September, 2019

What an incredible experience. Everything went superbly , the guides, organization and the team did a spectacular job.

Herbert Navarro

1.00

September, 2019

I was disappointed. I was slower than the rest of the group reaching Tete Rousse, and the guide discouraged me from going to Gouter. I had a slight ankle sprain the day before which slowed my ascent. I recovered 95% the day after. My complaint: when I decided to go for a second guided attempt, at a slower pace, I received no help in securing a guide, or a reservation at Gouter. The online reservation showed fully booked both for Rousse and Gouter. But I know that there were lots of empty bunks at Rousse, and I suspect the same at Gouter. I received sympathy, but only as a formality. Initially I had sought a single dedicated guide, but I was encouraged to join a group. I did not get a choice.I should have known better, I knew my pace would be a bit slower, but I counted on your support and understanding. I got neither. I was on my own with no help.


 

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