"VIA DEL SALE" MOTORCYCLE TOUR
A fantastic ride on the trails of
border between Piedmont, Liguria and France. We ride the famous
"Via del Sale", the salt road but also some other incredible
trails such as la Gardetta, Col du Parpaillon, the Napoleonic
"cannon way" and many more ways and trails. This tour will
leave an ever lasting impression.
adventure moto tour of the military roads between France, Piedmont and Liguria
Day 0: Sunday. You should arrive in
Pinerolo (near Turin) and reach the tour hotel. We do the final paperwork and after a tour
briefing we shall indulge in a fantastic regional dinner.
Day 1: Monday. We tackle the first
easy trails heading south to reach the foot hill of Monviso. Monviso
is the pyramidal shaped mountain, source of the Po river. In the
afternoon we tackle our first major trail, the Napoleonic "Cannon
Way". Up to 2400 meters above sea level we'll have incredible
views of Monviso. We stop for the first night in the Maira valley at
the foothill of the Gardetta.
Day 2: Tuesday. Our first ride is the
Gardetta loop with Dolomite peaks and spectacular Alpine scenery.
After a short transfer of mixed tarmac and gravel, we reach Limone
Piemonte, ready for the the BIG ONE, la Via del Sale! That's why you
Day 3: Wednesday. It's a toll road
and limited numbered route, so we get there early and enjoy it as much as
possible. The views are amazing, the trail conditions excellent, a
real feast for the eye to be driven in both directions. We devote the entire
morning to this 30km trail. In the afternoon the going gets a little
tougher with the final reward of the ride through the enchanted forest
of Rezzo. We reach the town of Molini di Triora, just below the town
of Triora, known for its witches...
Day 4: Thursday. We head for France
over Colle della Melosa and land in La Brigue, home of the Sistine
Chaple of the Alps, Notre Dame de la Fontaine. Here you can view this
incredible small church with frescos of the life of Christ and
Judgement day. Just a small cultural visit never harmed anyone. After
lunch in La Brigue we head back to the start of the Via del Sale
across the Valley of Marvel, a beautiful trail with waterfalls, pine
forests and tunnels. We also visit the amazing fort at the Tenda pass.
We finish our day in Pietraporzio on the Col de la Lombarde reaching
this town following an old military road which avoids all of the main
Day 5: It's the final day and
highlight of today is the Col du Parpaillon. The pass is higher than
Stelvio and of Col de l'Iseran. It connects two beautiful valleys.
Just an amazing ride. After lunch we ride minor trails to Guillestre
and then tackle the Colle dell'Agnello back into Italy and back to our
via del sale, gardetta, col du parpaillon, military roads in the alps
Cost sharing a double room: 1995
euro per person
What is included:
6 nights accommodation sharing a
double with breakfast
6 dinners (excluding drinks)
use of a Royal Enfield Himalayan for
5 full days
Guide on bike all the time.
Itinerary with map of Piedmont
Commemorative Ways2Trails t-shirt and
single room supplement: +260 euro
transfer from airport to tour hotel:
passenger in support vehicle (not doing
all the trails but meeting at lunch and where possible: on enquiry
Alcohol drinks with dinner
a la carte menu. Dinners are all set
menus with regional dishes with a few choices.
fuel for the bikes. You will be
given a full tank and the bike must be returned on a full tank
snacks and drinks during the day
entrance to toll roads (Via del
Sale, Parpaillon, etc)
anything not expressly included
30% of the total tour on
balance on tour confirmation 60 days prior to departure
requirements: full motorcycle
driver's license. A1 license OK (the Himalayan has less than 35kw) No
provisional license allowed.
If not EU license you need International Permit.
minimum age limit 21 years
Payments are not refundable
if you cancel at least 60 days prior
to start, we hold the booking fee as credit for another tour for the
entire following season
if you cancel between 60 and 30 days
prior to departure date, you lose 50% of the tour package
if you cancel between 30 and 0 days
from departure, you lose the entire fee
We accept VISA, Mastercard, American
Express, Paypal and bank transfers.
contact Francesco at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on +39 335 793 8218