Road Bike Tours

Tour 1: Colle del Preit (2,083m)

Valle Maira - Bici da Strada The tour leads on a paved road through the green Vallone del Preit, to the edge of the broad Gardetta plateau and back on the same way. A short, enjoyable tour on seldom used roads.

880 meters above sea level - 20 km

Valle Maira 1:25000, Escursionista, Rimini

Tour 2: Colle d’Esischie (2,376 m) – Valle Grana – Valle Maira

Valle Maira - Bici da Strada This panoramic round tour is a classic of the region. It can be done in either direction.

2,100 meters above sea level - 70 km

Valle Maira 1:25000, Escursionista, Rimini

Tour 3: Colle d’Esischie (2,376 m) – Valle Stura – Valle Maira

Valle Maira - Bici da Strada Panoramic round tour. A variation of Tour 2, during which we stay up on the pass longer, rewarded with beautiful views. It can be done in either direction.

1,900 meters above sea level - 105 km

Valle Maira 1:25000, Escursionista, Rimini

Tour 4: Colle d’Esischie (2,376 m) – Valle Grana – Valle Stura

Valle Maira - Bici da Strada Panoramic round tour on which you return from the opposite side onto the Colle d’ Esischie and thus you have to do more altitudinal meters than on Tour 1 and 2. This is a wonderful, yet challenging tour.

2900 meters above sea level - 118 km

Valle Maira 1:25000, Escursionista, Rimini

Tour 5: Valle Maira – Chiappera (1,614 m)

Valle Maira - Bici da Strada On this tour, we reach on the SP 422 the very back part of the Maira Valley with the freestanding rock needle „La Rocca Provenzale“. This tour is only slightly strenuous and the landscape is very impressive. We return on the same way.

960 meters above sea level - 46 km

Valle Maira 1:25000, Escursionista, Rimini

Tour 6: Vallone di Elva – Elva (1,960 m) – Stroppo – Valle Maira

Valle Maira - Bici da Strada Ascend via the rocky Elva gorge. You will be rewarded with beautiful views onto the southern Alps. A diversified round tour, which can be done in either direction.

1,050 meters above sea level - 43 km

Valle Maira 1:25000, Escursionista, Rimini

Tour 7: Colle di Sampeyre (2284 m) – Valle Varaita

Valle Maira - Bici da Strada This is an impressive round tour through the rocky Elva gorge, over the mountain ridge into the neighbouring Varaita Valley and back again through the Maira Valley. Can be done in either direction.

2,150 meters above sea level - 107 km

Valle Maira 1:25000, Escursionista, Rimini

Tour 8: Ussolo e S. Michele

Valle Maira - Bici da Strada This tour leads us on small, winding roads to two nearly empty villages on the sunny side of the Maira Valley. Alternatively you can take also only one of the two mountain roads.

1,470 meters above sea level - 37 km

Valle Maira 1:25000, Escursionista, Rimini

Tour 9: S. Margherita – Castellano – Palent

Valle Maira - Bici da Strada This diversified tour leads us on three different mountain roads each time from the valley bottom to abandoned villages on the south side of the Maira Valley. Alternativly you can also visit each village separatly.

2,230 meters above sea level - 90 km

Valle Maira 1:25000, Escursionista, Rimini

Tour 10: Long circuit pass crossing tour (Italy/France) 2-3 days

Valle Maira - Bici da Strada This „super tour“ includes all of the most beautiful passes of the region: Colle Sampeyre(2284m), Colle dell’Agnello(2748m), Col de Vars (2111m), Colle della Maddalena(1996m), Colle Valcavera(2416m), Colle dei Morti(2480m) and Colle d’Esischie(2376m). (230 km, 6500 altitude difference)

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Valle Maira 1:25000, Escursionista, Rimini