3 days in Ebike on the Morainic Amphitheater of Ivrea, a 120 km long track

A sporty tour for those who love having fun with e-bikes, or want to try one on the exciting single trails of our morainic hills

€ 499

Here we are at home, according to our Marco it is the most fun place to go by mountain bike, and every time we take someone the reaction is always the same: 'HOW COOL! But why doesn't anyone talk about it?

The paths of the Morainic Amphitheater of Ivrea are perfect for biking fun, and give life to a continuous single track that runs all along the gigantic horseshoe of rocks, sediments and sand left by the great Balteo glacier when it retreated, leaving us as a gift these extraordinary hills.

Starting from the 900m of Andrate along the paths we will meet woods, churches, lakes, castles, vineyards. We will be surprised by the spectacular view of the Serra di Ivrea, the straight and very long hill that offers the most beautiful paths to bikers, we will see the huge erratic boulders in the thick of the forest, we will immerse ourselves in nature a few kilometers from Turin and Milan on a journey will leave you amazed and happy as children.

We will spend 3 days just thinking about riding, having fun and being in good company, and we will end the tour in Brosso, on the border with Valchiusella, where we can admire a spectacular view of the entire morainic amphitheater

The price of this tour includes the accompaniment by Marco, Cyclist Tour Guide and MTB Guide, 3 days of incredible trails, lunches, dinners, overnight stay with breakfast, assistance and luggage transport.  

Length: 130 km
Elevation gain: 2,500m

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 Serra of Ivrea
our tour starts from Andrate, above Ivrea, which with its 900m is the highest point of this immense hill. We will travel along the Serra di Ivrea for all its 25km length up to Viverone, where we will have lunch. We will then start moving again, continuing to descend, until we reach our home base (Villareggia), where we will dine and sleep (and we will recharge our batteries for the next day)

Length: 55 km
Elevation gain: 600m

 

Day 2 - The Herbaluce and the Path of The Erratic Boulders
The second leg of our tour begins by crossing the Dora Baltea, which with its course divides the immense moraine amphitheater in half, and represents the lowest point of our entire tour. (from here on we start to climb!)
Riding along the ridge to the hills where Erbaluce and Passito di Erbaluce are produced, the typical Canavese wine, we will first reach Lake Candia, and then the magical path between huge erratic boulders. 

Length: 45 km
Elevation gain: 800m

 

Day 3 - Ponte preti and the Lakes
The third and final stage will begin with the overcoming of the Chiusella river, which we will cross on the spectacular two-story bridge. During this day we will tackle the most challenging and technical climbs of the entire tour, which will allow us to enjoy unique panoramas and lead us to the lakes of Alice Superiore and Meugliano, surrounded by the woods. One last effort and we will reach Brosso, with its very panoramic square from which we will be able to retrace the whole tour done in the 3 days with our eyes. 

Length: 30 km
Elevation gain: 1.100m

Marco
Marco

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.

PROTECTIONS
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-day Ebike Tour on the Morainic Amphitheater of Ivrea, equal to Euro 499, includes the accompaniment on the trails in e-MTB, 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)

You can add a night at the beginning or end of your trip.

The tour starts in Villareggia, at the Giroola headquarters, at 8.00 am.

Click here for Google Maps coordinates.

Before departure we will confirm to the registered travelers the exact place of the appointment.

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:

3) RESERVATIONS

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.

4) PAYMENT

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.

5) TRANSFER OF 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.

6) WITHDRAWAL

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.

7) WITHDRAWAL OF CLIENT WITHOUT PENALTY

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.

8) TOUR VARIATIONS

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. 
  • HEALTH and ASSISTANCE

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

Meals

2 breakfasts

3 lunches (inn or shelter)

2 dinners

and some surprises!

Transport

Travel at the beginning and end of the tour by minibus

Assistance for 3 days on the trails with Giroola cycling accompaniment

Accommodation

2 nights in a double or triple room

Activities

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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