2016 - Crossing the high Alps, France and Italy through military and animal tracks along majestic off-road mountain cols. Start well-prepared with good biking gear and good physical condition as this gravel trip is challenging. Encounter remote area's, steep climbs, intense off-road tracks ... but you'll love the spectacular scenery of the French Alps.
HIGHLIGHTS ALONG THE TRIP
Turin - Colle Finestre - Strada del'Assietta - Briancon - Col d'Izoard - Col Agnel - Colle Sampeyre - Varaita-Maria ridge - 'Little Peru' - Col de Tende and Via del Sale - Col de Turini - Sospel - Eze - Nice
The one way track can be ridden in fall or spring. Hot summer temperature can make this trip even more demanding.
Bring good sleeping gear.
There are plenty of open-air camping opportunities throughout the ride. Wild camping is the way to go this trip. Take a bivy or lightweight tent as little shelter is encountered along the way.
Every 1,5 days you will pass a bigger city where you can buy provisions. For emergency case, take a fuel burner and freeze dry food with you in case you end up without enough calories to continue your trip. Minimum 4 liter if water on the bike is necessary at all times.