Via del Sale

MOUNTAIN BIKE VIA DEL SALE

Into the wildness of the Ligurian Apennines, surrounded by the nature, we will cross with our mountain bike this mountain chain, following the Via del Sale, an ancient trade route that linked the Po Valley with the Ligurian Sea, up to the sea.

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NATURE

forests of beech and chestnut trees, deer, wild boar, amazing panoramas on Portofino Gulf

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HISTORY

Ancient towns

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ADVENTURES

Single track downhill with mobile and fixed stones, roots

CHARACTERISTICS

DIFFICULT

EQUIPMENT

START

Varzi (PV)

DISTANCE

about 90 km

RECOMMENDED MOUNTAIN BIKE

Full suspended min. 120/120

WHEN

Every week end from May to October

ELEVATION GAIN

about 3000 m

MANDATORY PROTECTOR

Helmet, gloves

BIKERS

Min 4

ELEVATION LOSS

about 3500 m

RECOMMENDED PROTECTOR

Kneepad, elbowpad

ELEVATION MAX

1597 m

ELEVATION MIN

0 m

WATER

Copious

From Varzi to Monte Antola refuge

DESCRIPTION

The first day we will start to pedal uphill our mountain bike up to the Apennine ridge that separates Piedmont and Lombardy, crossing the ancient route of the Via del Sale close to Mount Bogleglio. From here begins a long latch, touching some of the major peaks of the Ligurian Apennines, like Mount Chiappo and Mount Antola. The first stage ends at the Monte Antola refuge, here we will have a nice hot shower, an aperitif and a typical Ligurian dinner.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 49 km

about 1900 m

about 1300 m

Insufficient

From Monte Antola refuge to Recco

DESCRIPTION

The second day is more downhill, going south we will ride with our mountain bike flow singe track, rocky mule track and ancient cobbled streets. Arrived at the Portofino Mount, we will begin the last enjoyable downhill of the adventure, we will go down up to Recco, where we will have the end tour aperitif. At the end we will take the shuttle go back to Varzi.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 48 km

about 1100 m

about 2200 m

Copious

PRICE

Starting from 295€

PRICE INCLUDED

  • Guide
  • Insurance
  • Half board at the refuge (beverages are not included)
  • N. 2 packed lunch
  • N. 2 aperitif (soft drink for the underages)
  • Shuttle from Recco to Varzi