3 days by E-bike on the Morainic Amphitheater of Ivrea, fun and surprising landscapes

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

When you are on top of the "Serra" (the big hill shaped like a greenhouse over Ivrea), and you look towards the plain, it’s quite fascinating to think that once - in fact, "many times" - all that space below was covered in ice. Kilometers and kilometers under a layer a few hundred meters deep, that has forced down from the Val d'Aosta valley all these rocks and sand to form a gigantic horseshoe that now serves as a frame to one of the most wonderful places in Piedmont.

Starting from the 900m of Andrate along the paths we will meet woods, churches, lakes, castles, vineyards and lots of mosquitoes.

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

Interesting detail: the price of this tour includes 3 days of incredible trails, lunches, dinners, overnight stays with breakfast, assistance and luggage transport.  

E-bike rental is not included: come with your own, or we will rent one of you.

Total kms:  130 / 2.500m d+

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!"

You don't need to be a cycling pro for these e-bike: the idea is to share a nice weekend of sport, good views and good food, and Marco will help you along the way.

That said, it's important that you evaluate your physical condition and your technical skills to make sure you can enjoy and complete this tour.

  • This tour was designed for (e-) bikers with a medium level of technical / physical preparation.  
  • You need to be able to deal with trips of 50-60km per day with 1,000-1.300m of positive vertical gain, and you must know how to ride on S1 singletrails (small obstacles like roots and small stones, irregular terrain, overcoming short distances with 40% slope, staying "on the pedals") with some short S2 stretches (possibility of obstacles such as protruding stones / roots, slippery areas, narrow curves downhill, small steps, overcoming downhill sections driving in "off-road")
  • Sometimes, for short distances (100m), it may also be necessary to push the bike.

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.

For this tour we recommend a full suspension e-bike, although we often faced it with a front only one and we had a lot of fun anyway.

If you come with your ebike, and you're comfortable with it, then a front is fine, but if you prefer to rent it from us we recommend a full suspended. The total cost of rental for the duration of the tour is to 149 euros.

This 3 days by E-bike on the Morainic Amphitheater of Ivrea tour includes:

  • Luggage transfer, and assistance of our minibus to get to the starting points of the trails 
  • 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 night accommodation in B&Bs in double rooms, ensuite bathroom, breakfast included (Single room supplement: 50 euros total)
  • An additional welcome breakfast
  • A wine tasting with a visit to a vineyard, and aperitif
  • 3 lunches (packed lunches for the day)
  • 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: 149 Euro

We would like to tell you more, but ... we don't want to spoil the surprise! 

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

This tour is perfect for solo travellers:

  • we take care of everything
  • you are independent and can choose whether and when to share meals and your free time with the group
  • you get to know people from all around the world in a small group

We'll start with a coffee (yes, real espresso!) or a juice and pastry, get to know the group, and by the time we jump on board and start exploring you'll be among friends.

So, solo travellers are very welcome on our tours, and if you are ok with sharing a double/triple room with other members of the group we'll send you an email after the booking and you will tell us your preferences (e.g. girl ok to share a bedroom with other girls only, etc).

If however you prefer us to book a single room for you, it is available during the reservation process for an additional fee..

If there are no other solo travellers in your tour or if there is no possibility to match your preferences (or your roommates happen to snore too much!), your single room will be on us, no additional charge will be required.

This tour starts from Villareggia (TO)

We will meet at 8:00 am to have breakfast together and get to know the other traveling companions, then we will load backpacks and bikes and we will leave together with our minibus to get to the starting point of our adventure by e-bike, the left side of the former glacier, in Andrate.

If you prefer we can book a room for you in Villareggia, our small village at the foot of the hill, near the route that we will travel, and Marco will reach you for breakfast. For larger groups, we can also organize customized starting solutions.

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 contact us directly on by chat on this page.

We'll send you all the details about the meeting point before the tour departure.

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. 
  • ACCIDENT - with a minimum cost you can be insured against accidents. Our civil liability notwithstanding, something can always happen and even a small accident, as in everyday life, can cost dear in terms of rehabilitation, absence from work, etc.  

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

3 breakfasts

3 lunches

3 dinners

and some surprises!

Transport

Luggage transfer and transport to the trails and return in the evening to the bed and breakfast

Assistance for 3 days on the trails

Minivan

Accommodation

2 night accommodation in B&Bs in double rooms, ensuite bathroom, breakfast included (single room supplement 50 euros for the whole trip, if required)

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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