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Tour of Mont Blanc – MTB

DESCRIPTION AND HIGH POINTS

The present route is much better on a mtb and the sections to push have been reduced to just 2 hours for the strongest over the five days, 230km and 8500 vertical metres. However it is still a demanding journey and requires a lot of training and a good technical level. Build up training should cover 700/800km on mtb including significant vertical ascents (similar to the actual programme) and technical paths.

Along the tour there’s a bit of everything: tarmac, beaten track, and above all foot paths (single track). Every day there’s an unforgettable descent. The lodgings are simple, comfortable with lots of food though the latter is different from what Italians are used to.

ITINERARY

These are the main villages and passes we go through: Courmayeur-Val Veny-Colle de la Seigne-Les Chapieux-Cormet du Roselend,Col de Sur Frètes-Col de la Gitte-Col du Joly-Contamines-Col de Voza-Chamonix-Tour-Col de Balme,Col Croix de Fer-Trient-Colle de la Forclaz-Champex-Val Ferret svizzera-Col Ferret-Rif. Monatti-Rif. Bertone-Planpincieux-Courmayeur.

These are the stages:
0) Arrival at Courmayeur, meeting with the guide al the hotel, dinner.

1) Courmayeur-Les ChapieuxVertical metres.1300 Km30

2)Les Chapieux-Les ContaminesVertical metres.1900 Km50

3)Les Contamines-TrientVertical metres.2000 Km60

4)Trient-La FoulyVertical metres.1800 Km55

5)La Fouly-CourmayeurVertical metres.1500 Km35

6)Breakfast at the hotel. End of service

DEPARTURE POINT : Courmayeur

EQUIPMENT:

Normal for mtb with clothing suitable for high altitude. Rucksacks can be prepared daily to suit the weather. It is important to keep anything considered useful, including mtb spare parts, in your luggage that will follow the group. Mtb should be in excellent condition. I suggest you confortable shoes for walking!

COST: group of minimum 5 people 920 euro a head covering per

  • Qualified guide for 5 days
  • Six nights half board in lodgings or refuges (double room can be request when available with extra price)
  • Luggage transport.

Within the limits of possibility it is possible to organise a tour for companions by car. If in this case somebody is available to transport luggage then half board lodging for one person would be free.

NOT INCLUDED: lunch, cable cars, trains, other forms of transport, and everything not included under Cost. Transfers to and from various airport can be organised when required.

DATES 2017: 2-6 July, 7-11 August. Others dates available for groups.

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