3 Day Glacier Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

A weekend full of breathtaking views on the path of an ancient glacier

€ 499

This is a fascinating story, that comes from the quaternary ice age. Here everything was frost and snow, the implacable force of glaciers pushing debris while expanding, high hills accumulating at the borders of the immense ice sea.

The Balteo glacier left us, as a gift, a beautiful morenic hill, a natural amphitheater of small peaks overlooking the valley, and several beautiful lakes.

It is a land of fairy tales and legends: you will hear about the Queen Ypa, beautiful and fierce, who ordered to cut the hill to transform the big lake left by the glacier into a fertile valley, someone says to punish her slave lover that died in the process.

This is where we will spend a whole weekend riding our mountain bikes: we will start with a fun downhill leg from Andrate to Villareggia, the home of Giroola, to form our group and learn to ride together, ending our day with a visit to a winery with food and wine tasting.

Then we will start climbing towards Brosso in 2 days of pleasant trails: we will meet little churches on the hills, go deep into green forests, find little treasures in small villages. In two words: have fun.

Included in the tour price you will have 3 days of incredible trails, accommodation, lunches, dinners, breakfasts, assistance and the winery visit. Great value!

Km totali:  130 / 2.500m d+

Mappa Ami ebike-mtb

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.

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!"

This 3 Day Special Glacier Ridge Mountain Bike Tour includes:

  • luggage transportation and transfert to and back from the trails 
  • assistance by Marco who will tour with you on the trails, tell you about history, nature, traditions, help you during the whole tour. You'll speak English with him, or learn Italian if you like.
  • 2 nights accommodation in B&B in a double room, private bathroom, breakfast included (single room supplement: 50 Euros total)
  • one additional breakfast on the firts day
  • 3 lunches (lunchboxes filled with typical products to eat on the go during the day)
  • 2 dinners
  • Visit to a winery with wine tasting

 

We would say more but... we don't want to spoil the surprises!

We want you to savour the best of Italian hospitality, and we are not talking about fake-luxury hotels that all look the same. We will take you to places with character, authentic little B&Bs where you will sleep well and you will taste home made pies for breakfast, mountain lodges with stunning views, or particularly interesting hotels with a story to tell.

All rooms will have private bathrooms, and breakfast is always included.

We will choose for every departure the best solution considering the season and our guests' needs, and we'll send you the complete information via email before the start of the tour.

For example, one of our favourite places is La Ida Bed & Breakfast in Villareggia, our hometown, where our friend Sara, an architect and a painter, welcomes her guests with authentic kindness. 

La Ida

In our travels you will find solo travelers, couples, or pairs of friends, and in a small group of eight it’s easy to become friends straight away. This tour is perfect for those that traveling alone but don't want to be on their own for the whole trip. You're independent and you can choose if and when to share meals and your free time with the group.

Our travelers are people who know how to travel, in fact they arrive independently to the place of the appointment, mainly from all over Italy (but not only) and who choose to take a trip with us to learn differently about places, people, flavors and traditions. We are proud to say that our travelers are the best part of our trips!

Solo travellers are always welcome in our tours, and if you feel like sharing a double of triple room with other members of the group we will send you an e-mail after your reservation and you will be able to tell us about your preferences (for example, if you are a girl and you would like to share a room with girls only etc). You will not pay any surcharge.

If you prefer, you can book a single room for a fee.

If there are no other solo travellers in your tour or if there is no opportunity to satisfy your preferences, your single room will be offered by us at no extra charge.

Before each trip we always ask our travelers about any allergies, intolerances or special food needs, and we prepare in advance with restaurants and hotels to make everyone's experience the best possible.

We also pay attention to the needs of vegetarians and vegans, ensuring that suitable alternatives are always provided. 

Adatto vegetariani e vegani

This tour starts at 8 o'clock in the morning in Villareggia (TO) our little village on the hills..

We will bring your bike, your bikepacking gear, and we'll leave together on our minibus for the departure of our mountain bike adventure, the right side of the ancient glacier path in Andrate.

Our idea is to meet in a special place, central and easy to reach, and get to know each other over a coffee and pastry before starting our 3 days of fun and exploration. If you are in Torino, we will meet you there at about 7.30 in the morning.

If you prefer, we can book a room for you in Villareggia, which is near the ancient glacier ridge, and Marco will meet you there first thing in the morning.  For larger groups we can also arrange a different meeting point.

If you want to discuss further details or get free help to organize your stay before and after our tour, just contact Paola, she'll be happy to talk to you.

We will send you all the details about the meeting point before the tour starts.

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.

What's included

Meals

3 breakfasts

3 lunches (lunchboxes filled with typical products to eat on the go during the day)

2 dinners

and some surprises!

Transport

Luggage transportation, transfert to and back from the trails.

3 Day assistance by mountain bike

Minivan

Accommodation

2 Nights in cozy B&Bs in double room (single room supplement: 50 Euros total)

Activities

3 days of mountain bike trails

Winery visit with apericena and wine tasting

Technical Giroola 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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Reviews

Roberto B.
5

Trails and Mountain Biking in Serra Morenica

Excellent organization, great trails and very nice people! We have combined sport with oenology ... or oenology with sport? ... I do not remember! Pure fun weekend with Marco who was a leprot! (automatic translation by Google)