The offroad military roads and gravel mountain passes in this region make the tours an unforgettable experience for adventure bike riders. From technically demanding singletrails in the forest to wide high alpine gravel roads, everything is in place to ride adventure bikes off the road. The tracks have been carefully selected by us and are the perfect combination of easy offroad tracks that allow you to enjoy the high alpine landscape, to challenging mountain passages where the focus is 100% on riding.
The daily changing routes are all within 150 km of our base camp Bardonecchia (1300m), which has been explored by local residents on enduros and adventure bikes and carefully selected by professional guides for the perfect 3-day tour.
In the morning, we ride on access roads and forest paths, which have soil and loose ground to tackle the mountain which represents the daily destination. As soon as the tree line is reached around 1900 meters, it continues on endless gravel roads in the high Alpine mountains of the Italian Alps further up. Sommeiller, Jafferau & Assietta are the most well-known destinations in this indescribably beautiful region.
The riding skills should go beyond the general street rider and you should already successfully have completed his first experiences with adventure bikes on loose ground in the area and enjoy it.
The selected routes include both easy to ride wide gravel roads, which depending on your self-assessment, can also be ridden faster. However, there are also tighter singletrails in the forest and in the high alpine mountains, which require full concentration of the rider and a certain technical mastery of his motorcycle.
As the riding pleasure is in the foreground, of course, the pace in the group is adapted to each individual rider.
Under Adventure Bikes of our target group, which we want to win for our tours, we understand for example the following current models:
BMW R 1250 GS / F 850 GS / G 310 GS
HONDA Africa Twin / CB 500 X
KTM 1290 ADV R / 790 ADV R / 690 ENDURO R
TRIUMPH Tiger 1200 / Tiger 800
YAMAHA Tenere 700 / Super Tenere 1200
All bikes must have appropriate offroad tires mounted before the tour starts, have a full tank and of course be road legal.
Sport Enduros like a KTM EXC are out of place here!
The basic equipment of every adventure bike rider includes functional protective clothing that protects against weather conditions as well as injuries.
The tours can be very cold in the morning and at the summit at 3000 meters. But also the opposite is very often the case and it can prevail to about 30 degrees. Rain protection is also to be considered. Solid boots, an adventure jacket & pants, a helmet that provides enough fresh air and not too thick gloves for a good grip on the handlebars.
Highly recommended is a hydration backpack and small snacks for in between, as well as a first aid kit for bike and rider. Saddlebags can stay at the hotel and should not be carried, as this means unnecessary weight.
Also in this region there are certain rules prohibiting entry or transit of certain routes. Some are time related, others apply to certain vehicles that exceed a certain width or weight. However, there are also routes that can only be passed through a permit from the regional authorities without receiving a severe penalty, as these are often controlled by the local police or the military.
The carefully selected routes are designed in such a way that all rules are observed and no forbidden routes are included. These should be strictly adhered to, as otherwise this could have the consequence that even more routes are blocked by the Italian authorities.
The region around Bardonecchia is not only known in the Adventure bike world. In 2006 the Olympic Winter Games were held here and it is a popular ski resort.
In summer you can´t fint too much tourism here and it offers offroad motorcyclists a rare paradise with many famous attractions such as the Sommeiller, Jafferau or Mont Chaberton, which was closed meanwhile.
From Bardonecchia all mountain climbs can be reached in a very short time and it therefore offers the perfect base camp to start adventure bike tours. A not comparable rare mountain world, which may still be explored by motorcycle. Unique and unforgettable.
The Susa valley, which is about 70 km from Turin, offers adventure bike riders a perfect region with its surrounding mountains. Bardonecchia is the last westerly place in Italy before the French border and also borders directly on the Frejus tunnel to quickly reach the other side of the gigantic mountains. This valley leads directly to the high alpine mountains over 2000 meters without long rides on paved roads. The numerous fortresses from the war and the alpine panorama on some of the highest peaks in the Western Alps make this an unforgettable destination for adventure bike riders.
DAY 1 (TUESDAY / FRIDAY)
75 km Offroad // 25 km Street
DAY 2 (WEDNESDAY / SATURDAY)
85 km Offroad // 35 km Street
DAY 3 (THURSDAY / SUNDAY)
95 km Offroad // 45 km Street
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ROUTES
HOW HARD ARE THE ROUTES?
The daily changing routes are for adventure bikes and are both pleasure and challenge for men and machines. Who has fun on offroad is just right. Gravel roads, loose ground and forest tracks.
HOW LONG ARE THE ROUTES?
The daily tours start around 9 am at the hotel and end at about 4 pm. For faster or slower groups this may vary by 1 hour. In bad weather a route change can possibly be made.
CAN I TAKE A SOCIA?
No! The routes are designed so that neither a second person nor heavy luggage is allowed to offer the entire group the maximum riding pleasure. A socia slows down the entire group and increases the risk of accidents.
DO I NEED SPARE PARTS?
Yes! A replacement hose for front and rear, as well as tools to repair the flat tires are beneficial to continue with the entire group. The tool kit of your own motorcycle should definitely be with you.
DO I NEED A CELL PHONE?
Yes! In the case of a participant being disconnected from the group the simplest is a cell phone to find yourself again. Even in an emergency help can be requested quickly. Participants exchange the mobile numbers before the start of the tour.
DO I NEED A GPS?
No! The guide leads the group at all times and always keeps an eye on them. Of course, a GPS device can be used, but the focus should be 100% on riding and not be affected by navigation.