Mediterranean Alps cycle route
Tour of the Forts variant
Italy - France cross-border route offering days of pure adrenaline... Kilometre after kilometre of unpaved military roads with spectacular views, many types of woods and alpine meadows, karst areas and fortifications ...
A visit to the Museo delle Meraviglie (Museum of Wonders) in Tenda is definitely not be missed... unforgettable experiences!
Arrival, dinner and accommodation in a *** Hotel in Limone Piemonte.
Depart from Limone Piemonte (1400 m) - Climb towards the Col de Tende pass where the Via del Sale starts, the Centrale Fort, Cabanaira, Boaria Pass, Rifugio Don Barbera mountain hut, Navette woods, Monesi. Kilometre after kilometre of unpaved military roads with spectacular views, many types of woods and alpine meadows, karst areas and fortifications.
Dinner and accommodation.
Length: 53 km - Elevation 1,800 m (+) and 1,400 m (-)
Departure from Monesi, climb to the Tanarello pass and Monte Saccarello (view of the sea in good weather). Descent to the Collardente pass (Napoleon's route), Bassa di Sanson and climb up to the Marta barracks and the Balcone di Marta belvedere (with the largest alpine fortification of the Alpine Wall). Return to the Bassa di Sanson and 20 km of descent on a spectacular dirt road towards the Roya Valley, arriving at La Brigue and St Dalmas de Tende.
Visit to the Museum of Wonders in Tende.
Dinner and accommodation.
Length: 50 km - Elevation 1,500 m (+) and 2,100 m (-)
Departure from St Dalmas de Tende, climb towards Casterino and the Valley of Wonders, famous for its rock engravings. Arrival at Basse de Peyrafique, and return to the Col de Tende passing below the Fortress of the Abyss. Various options for the descent to Limone.
*Option for an additional dinner and night's accommodation in Limone Piemonte in a *** hotel
Length: 38 km - Elevation 1,500 m (+) and 1,200 m (-)
From € 229.00 per person
The price includes:
3 nights' accommodation on half-board basis (drinks not included) in a hotel - double room basis
guided tour of the Museum of Wonders in Tende
The price does not include:
Luggage transfers where necessary - drinks with meals - tourist tax - packed lunches. All services not specified in "The price includes" section
Cycle tour guide - Option of dinner and additional night in the hotel on the last day - E-bike rental - luggage transfer - GPX tracks
On request (with supplement)
Characteristics of the offer:
The Via del Sale - Ciclovia Alpi del Mediterraneo - is a medium difficulty route suitable for individuals, groups and families with a medium fitness level. E-bikes can also be used on this route to enjoy the scenery to the full with less effort. The Via del Sale Limone/Monesi is open exclusively to bicycles and pedestrians on Tuesdays and Thursdays (subject to change) while it is also used by cars and motorcycles on other days.
Helmet and glasses recommended *(mandatory if you require the services of a cycling guide)
mountain bike in good condition (tyres and brakes)
clothing suitable for the weather conditions
water bottle, inner tube, pump or quick puncture repair kit
type of bike required: front or full mountain bike, e-MTB
We are ready to welcome you in full compliance with the guidelines and provisions envisaged for the hygiene and safety of accommodation facilities - in accordance with the Covid-19 protocol in force - to ensure you enjoy your stay in a healthy and clean environment, in complete safety and in the best interests of everyone’s health.Info