MTB Orco Valley - Extreme Ring self-tour - Terra, Porta and Sia Hill 

1 Day - 60 EURO

LENGHT:

 

1 day 


Any modification or extension of the programme is available

 

WHERE:

 

Ceresole Reale (Turin, Orco Valley - Italy)

 

Level: 

 

MTB: advanced / OC / OC / S3

start altitude (m): 1549

summit altitude / maximum altitude (m): 3018

total climb altitude difference (m): 1847

length (km): 37

cycling:

climb 60%

descent 85/90%

Very long very demanding ride both technically and physically.

A lot of portage uphill, 3 hills, long descents always difficult and constant but with a high percentage in the saddle; the Royal mule track is magnificent and entirely cycle up to the Losere lakes, then there are many landslides and other non-cycle sections.

It lasts the ascent to Colle Sià where, now the fatigue of the tour is felt .. from anthology the descent from Sia to Ceresole!

 

PERIODS:

 

July - October

MAJOR POINTS​:

  • unique emotions and panoramas climb on a path / mule track that can be pedaled at 85%, with a long stretch at an altitude of over 3000 m

  • self-tour

  • Technically and physically demanding excursion

  • many portions of portage

  • mixed descent on single track and mule track

  • unique emotions and panoramas

  • Close encounters with the typical wildlife of the Gran Paradiso National Park (ibex, chamois, eagles, bearded vultures, marmots, etc)

 

We will provide you with maps, detailed itineraries and GPS tracks, booking accommodation and transfers for you and giving you the best advice for your e-bike and mountain bike experience in Gran Paradiso.

Then a climb on a path / mule track that can be pedaled at 60% which leads to an altitude of over 3000 m; considering the considerable altitude it is an itinerary to be carried out in summer or at the beginning of autumn, with stable days from the weather point of view, also to fully enjoy the panorama.

Excursion in full PNGP. It goes without saying that respect for flora and fauna, hikers and trails is a must and binding. It is not possible to leave the paths.

PROGRAMME:

Start from Ceresole Reale and ascent on asphalt to the Chiapili hamlet.

From here you take the Royal Mule Track. Follow it up to Lake Agnel at an altitude of 2360 m. Follow a couple of km of asphalt until you reach the Losere Lakes where the "King's Path" begins.
From here a long traverse takes us under the Colle della Porta (almost entirely cycle), where then the first stretch of portage begins, which leads us to the first hill (2905 m).
So we start the first very technical and exposed descent, which takes us under the Colle della Porta (3005 m). We reach him with another stretch of portage.
We wait for a short downhill stretch to be tackled on foot, until we reach the very technical Strada del Re with numerous hairpin bends on dry stone walls still in perfect condition.
You still pass on simpler terrain by crossing a stream, following the signs for Colle Sia. From here starts the last tough climb (5% cycle) towards Colle Sia.
Now there is nothing left but descent, a succession of high steps, boulders, roots and various obstacles, concentration always at the maximum, which are connected to us in the center of Ceresole.

At the end Sinoira snack tasting typical products at KM0.

The package is fully customizable, in terms of days and activities. It is always possible to add or remove services, as needed.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE​:

All the services and facilities are complete adjustable, please contact us to design your experience and to get a direct evaluation of the prize.

 

OTHER FACILITIES OR TRANSFER? 

We can arrange all the transfer, also the ones not included in the package. Please contact us for any further information.

 

PRIZE PER PERSON​:

  • 60 Euro per person

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INCLUDED:

  • GPS track and maps

  • Sinoira snack, with tasting of typical products al KM 0

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • transport to Ceresole Reale

  • materials individual

  • MTB guide

  • MTB rent

on demand is possible to add or exclude any particular activity.

ADDON  ON DEMAND:

  • Transfer along the different places of the package

  • Other activities around Orco Valley

  • packed lunch

  • SPA

  • Extra days/nights

  • MTB rent

near Porta's Hill

Very long very demanding ride both technically and physically, very uphill portage and technical descents and in some exposed sections, but the only one that allows you to fully enjoy this uncontaminated environment which is the southern slope of the Gran Paradiso.

It is the most complete tour that is possible, but it is not for everyone.

In fact, it is difficult to travel by e-bike due to the very portage, and consequently you need leg, breath, technique and willpower.