3 days of adventure by Ebike in the spectacular Val Maira, among woods and valleys of authentic mountains

Pristine mountains and the Occitan traditions in a true e-bike paradise

€ 499

Uncontaminated and wild, Val Maira’s strong suit is life in contact with nature. The flags hanging from the balconies remind us that the Occitan language is still spoken (and sung). The ancient ways of communication between the villages, which still exist today and are well preserved, offer many possibilities for ebike rides. 

In these three days of travel, making our base in an Occitan Inn where we can taste the local cuisine and experience the pristine mountains, our Marco will guide us up to the 2400 meters of the Gardetta Mountain hut, and then on the incredible Fremo Cuncunà, the overhanging rock that dominates the scenery (below you can see the photo), to admire the incredible frescoes by Hans Klemer at 1600 meters, and on the Napoleonic Road and then through the woods for a fun single trail.

This tour is designed for trained e-bikers who love cycling at high altitudes, always tackling serious altitude gains and challenging trails.

Length: 120 km
Elevation gain: 4.500m

Mappa Val Maira

difficulty level:Medium challenging

There are many stretches on unsettled terrain, both uphill and down hill (trails and unpaved roads with holes, loose stones, roots), suitable to riders with some experience of these types of trails done on a mountain bike.


Day 1 - The gardetta
We will start by climbing on asphalt from the 1,200m of our departure to the 2,400m of the Esischie and Fauniera hills, from here we will tackle the wonderful military road that will take us to the Gardetta refuge. After the lunch break we will go down a different route to the hotel.

Length: 50 km
Elevation gain: 1.600m

Day 2 - the Master of Elva and the Fremo Cuncunà
After the descent to Ponte Marmora, we will start pedaling along the old road (closed to vehicular traffic) until we reach Elva, where inside the parish church we will admire the cycle of frescoes by the "Elva master" Hans Clemer, one of masterpieces of sacred art in Piedmont (at over 1,600meters high!). Back on the saddle we will arrive at the most spectacular point of the day: the Fremo Cuncunà, an incredible cantilevered rock that dominates the entire valley!

Length: 45 km
Elevation gain: 2.000m d+

Giorno 3 - La Strada Napoleonica
For the final day we will have a little shorter, but equally spectacular and fun route which will allow us to rest our legs and lower back a little. We will climb up to the village of Borgata Superiore, we will take the Napoleonic road and descend towards the valley along a beautiful and exciting single track in the woods. Return to Locanda Ceaglio, lunch and free afternoon (rest / relax / or a walk) before leaving for home.

Length: 20 km
Elevation gain: 900m


Marco is the head of our biking tours. Master motorbike traveller, he's been everywhere in Europe in the last 16 years, he loves heavy metal music, eating jam directly from the jar with a spoon, living in the country and solving a Rubik's cube in less than 50 seconds. He's got super brains, he has a solution for everything but his stinky socks!

Never without: a Rubik's cube

Favourite quote: "It could be worse... It could be raining!"

There will be dirt roads and at times challenging trails, both up and downhill, with the presence of small jumps / drops, possibility of slippery surfaces depending on weather conditions

This is one of our CHALLENGING tours.

This is a bike tour dedicated to cyclists with good experience and adequate physical and technical preparation, and in good health.

If you need any clarification or additional information in addition to what you find on this page, you can contact us by email or by phone, or via whatsapp 

We recommend wearing padded cycling shorts as you will be riding for many hours. 

In all our eBike tours it is essential to wear a helmet, if you don't have one we can lend it to you. If you rent one of our eBikes, the helmet is included in the price.

eBike HARD

The three days of this tour do not present particular risks: we will ride on military mountain roads, traveled every year by thousands of hikers, cyclists, motorcyclists and some motorists. As always when going to the mountains the right attention and the right caution are needed.

We will walk along some mountain paths, which must therefore be tackled with due care and full mastery of the bike.

There are no real "enduro" traits, and considering how much there is to ride, Marco prefers to do it without knee pads / elbow pads.
But if you feel more comfortable wearing them, you can of course do!
(Instead the helmet, just to remember it, is mandatory for all of our tours) 

For this trip we recommend using a full suspended electric mountain bike.

You can come with yours, but if you prefer you can rent it from us, at an additional cost of 150 euros for the 3 days of the tour, including the helmet.

The price of this 3 days of adventure by Ebike in the spectacular Val Maira, among woods and valleys of authentic mountains tour, of 499 euros, includes mountain bike trails, overnight stays with breakfast, lunches and dinners:

  • Assistance from Marco, that will cycle the whole tour with you, will tell you about history, nature, traditions and will help you in case you need it during the throughout the tour. 
  • 2 nights with breakfast
  • An additional welcome breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Giroola’s technical t-shirt

The cost does not include the possible rental of the e-bike (total cost for the whole tour for the rental of a full suspension e-bike: 150 euro)

It is possible to add a night at the beginning or end of the trip, and join us for the transfer from Turin to Limone Piemonte.

The tour starts at 10 am at The Pensione Ceaglio inn

The meeting point is the Pensione Ceaglio di Marmora Vernetti (Val Maira, CN), click here for the Google Maps coordinates.

The end of the tour is scheduled, at the same point of the meeting, on Sunday at about 5.30pm

If you want you can arrive the previous evening, or you can stay there again one evening at the end of the tour, to enjoy the mountain.

If you want to discuss further details, or get help to plan your stay before and after the tour, you can get in touch with Paola, who will be happy to help you.

You can also reach us directly in the chat on this page.

If you are considering a Challenging / Medium Challenging tour, you probably already own the required equipment to pedal for a day riding an eBike. In this paragraph we have inserted the "reminder" that Marco himself uses to be sure not to forget anything before leaving for a tour, even if only for a day:

  • helmet - it is not (yet) required by law, but it is in all our tours 🙂
  • padded shorts
  • technical fabric t-shirt
  • specific bike / mtb shoes (or gym / trekking shoes)
  • a backpack with a long-sleeved shirt and a rainproof jacket or windproof inside (maybe you won't need them but...!)
  • a water bottle for water / mineral salts
  • a snack
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen

The protections (knee pads / elbow pads / back protectors) are not mandatory, and for this type of tour Marco does not wear them, but considering that the route will be mainly on roads and (even very bumpy) paths, if you feel more comfortable you can bring it with you and wear it when you think it best.

We recommend arriving already "dressed for biking", so as to be ready to go.


If you come with your own ebike, it is important to make sure that the bike is in perfect working order:

  • tyres in good condition
  • working brakes
  • suspensions in order and correctly calibrated
  • chain not overly worn or damaged
  • charged battery 🙂

Finally, Marco has in his backpack the necessary items to carry out small repairs, but some spare parts are not universally compatible, so it would be good if everyone had in their backpack some spare parts of the type and size suitable for their own eBike:

  • spare bike tube
  • chain connecting link
  • a pair of brake pads
  • the gear fork

The list is long, but it will all fit all in a small backpack.

eBike Demanding Equipment

All our tours are directly made by us, Giroola Srl, via Amorosa 3, 10030 Villareggia (TO) (P.iva 11671600010, Scia 19022017-1520 Suap 9007)

During the tour you'll be covered by our Civil Responsibility Assurance (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, via Corte d'Appello 1, 10122 Torino, nr.2007/03/2276452).  

We adhere to the Guarantee Fund (art.50 Dlgs 23.05.2011 n.79) which can be used by all travellers provided they have a contract in case of bankruptcy or insolvency for the refunding of the price paid. (Fondo Garanzia Viaggi Srl, via Nazionale 60, 00184 Roma, certificate n. A/146.1485/5/2017).


Booking Policy, from the General Terms and Condition for the Sale of Tour Packages:


Acceptance of reservations by Giroola Srl is subject to availability. Reservations will be considered final following confirmation by Giroola Srl,  even via e-mail or fax, to the client.

Indications relative to the tour package not contained in the contract documents, brochures or other forms of written communication, will be supplied in time by Giroola Srl prior to the initial starting date in compliance with its duties as envisaged by Legislative . decree n. 79/2011.


Upon booking, a registration fee and a deposit of 25% of the total amount is required. Full payment is due 30 days prior to departure. For reservations made within 30 days of departure, full payment is due upon booking. Lack of payment of the abovementioned sums on the dates established constitutes grounds for cancellation of reservations such as to determine, on the part of Giroola Srl, the right to terminate the contract.


The client renouncing the contract may be substituted by another person provided that:

a) Giroola Srl be given written notice at least 4 weekdays prior to the date of departure, together with the necessary personal data of the transferee;

b) The transferee be able to satisfy all the conditions for the fruition of the service ( ex article 10 of Legislative decree n.111/95) and in particular the requisites relative to passports, visas, health certificates;

c) The transferee refund Giroola Srl for all expenses incurred for the transfer of the contract for the sum specified before the transfer.

Moreover, the transferor and the transferee are both accountable for the payment in full of the tour package price as well as for the sum as per item (c) of the present article.

As far as certain types of services are concerned, third party suppliers have the right to refuse the substitution of the transferee, even if effected within the time limit specified as per item (a) of the present article. Giroola Srl will therefore not be held responsible for the eventual non-acceptance of the substitution on behalf of third parties. This non-acceptance shall be notified in good time by Giroola Srl to the parties involved before departure.


In the event of withdrawing from the tour package contract, the client is, in any case, liable for the payment of the tour package price. If withdrawal takes place for reasons beyond those envisaged in article 7 of the present General Terms, the client shall pay, in compliance with ex article 1373, paragraph III, Italian Civil Code, cancellation penalties as specified below:

  • 10% of the tour package price within 30 days prior to departure
  • 30% of the tour package price from 29 to 18 days prior to departure
  • 50% of the tour package price from 17 to 10 days prior to departure
  • 75% of the tour package price from 9 to 3 weekdays prior to departure
  • 100% of the tour package price beyond these terms.


The client may withdraw from the contract, without incurring any penalty, in the following circumstances:

  • a significant change of one or more elements of the contract which can be objectively considered as fundamental for the fruition of the tour package in its entirety and proposed by Giroola Srl.
  • after the conclusion of the contract itself but prior to departure and not accepted by the client.

In the abovementioned circumstances, the client is entitled to the following options:

  • the fruition of an alternative tour package, with no increase in price or with the restitution of the excess in price, if the second tour package costs less than the first;
  • the restitution of any sum corresponded as partial payment. Said restitution must be made within seven weekdays from receiving the request for reimbursement.

The client must communicate the decision (to accept the change or to withdraw) within two weekdays from receiving notice of the price increase or change. In the absence of specific notice within the said term, the proposal made by Giroola Srl will be considered accepted. The client who decides to withdraw from the contract before departure for circumstances beyond those listed above shall pay, after deducting the account paid as per article 4, the penalty indicated in article 6.


Variations to the tour, requested by the client, after the confirmation of booking, could involve processing expenses for Giroola Srl and at times penalties charged by suppliers. If so, the customer will be charged. Partial withdrawal of some of the travellers under the same contract and the resulting decrease in number of tour members is to be considered partial cancellation and is consequently regulated as stated in article 6.

As specified in our General Conditions of Sale of tourist packages, when you travel with Giroola you are covered by our Civil Liability Insurance. For all that could happen and that was due to our negligence or error, we have signed a policy (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, nr.2007 / 03/2276452).

There are other insurance policies that we recommend and for which we have chosen to work with Allianz Global Assistance, whose Globy range seems to us to be the most suitable for our travelers:

  • TRAVEL CANCELLATION - Our 8-person trips are often full months before the date of travel, and even if our cancellation policy is actually much more flexible than expressed in our Booking Policy (our travelers can attest to this, we are very available to move the trip in case of unexpected even the last minute), where other facilities are involved (hotels, rentals, etc) some expenses are not really refundable, and therefore a good trip cancellation insurance becomes a valuable ally. 

We at Giroola are an agency of the Globy network of Allianz Global Assistance, and we can therefore provide you with all the information, make estimates and issue the policies directly with the booking.

For any information our Paola is at your disposal at the phone number +39 370 3506333, at the address [email protected] or in the chat directly on this page.

What's included


2 breakfasts

3 lunches (inn or shelter)

2 dinners

and some surprises!


Assistance for 3 days on the trails with Giroola cycling accompaniment


2 nights in double or triple room at the Pensione Ceaglio inn


3 days of mountain biking trails

Giroola’s technical t-shirt

Book this tour

You can book directly and quickly here on the site, or if you prefer us to assist you with your booking, click here to chat with us now, or call us at +39.370.350.63.33, we'll be happy to help!

If you are booking over a month in advance, only a deposit of 25% is necessary.

Itinerary and activities may vary depending on weather conditions, seasonal events, special events and group suggestions.


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