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.

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.

fremo cuncuna

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.

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!

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.

This tour was designed for (e-) bikers with a medium level of technical / physical preparation.

You You have to be able to deal with distances of 50-60 km per day with positive altitude changes of up to 1,500-2,000 m.

You should also be able to lead a mountain bike even on S2 and S3 (big rocks and steps, ramps with steep slopes, narrow switchbacks) 

For more information about the difficulty rates, you can read this article by Marco: Our guide to bike trails difficulty levels

If you prefer, you can ask Marco to help with your self-evaluation, via telephone, Skype or Whatsapp.  Send an email to [email protected] and set up a phone appointment with him.


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!"

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:

- 3 days of mountain bike trails in the Val Maira
- 2 nights in double or tripe rooms with breakfast
- 3 lunches (in a mountain hut or inn)
- 2 dinners
- Giroola MTB tour guide
- Giroola’s technical t-shirt

and many more surprises!

For this tour we have chosen the Pensione Ceaglio in Marmora Vernetti, a magical place, a “Distributed Hotel“, an entire small village that becomes an Inn.

Cozy and authentic, it is an ideal starting point for those who decide to do sport tours in this part of Occitania.

In summer it can be quite challenging to find a room here because of its popularity. So, we will stay in double or triple rooms and it will not be possible to book a single room. 

This tour starts from the Pensione Ceaglio in Marmora Vernetti (Val Maira, CN). (here are directions on how to get there)

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.

In any case we can help you organize everything, you can write to Paola ([email protected]), call 370 3506333 or write directly here in the chat on this page

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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