Monviso 3 days



This is a self-guided adventure which offers greater flexibility to travelers who want freedom when it comes to travel schedules and trip itineraries.


Monte Viso or Monviso is the highest mountain of the Cottian Alps. It is located in Italy close to the French border. Monte Viso is well known for its pyramid-like shape and, because it is higher than all its neighbouring peaks by about 500 m, it can be seen from great distance, including from the Piedmontese plateau, the Langhe, the Theodulpass in the Zermatt ski area and the summits of the Mont Blanc massif. On a very clear day it can be seen from the spires of the Milan Cathedral. It has been suggested that Monte Viso could be one of the mountains which inspired the Paramount logo.In Italy is also known as Il Re di Pietra (The Stone King) because of his prominence within western Italian Alps landscape.
Monviso and Val Varaita will offer you, during your ride, breathtaking sceneries and extraordinary landscapes of alpine lakes, green pastures, steep meadows. Beautiful shades of green and a vast forest of pine and larch.

This is a self-guided adventures which offer greater flexibility to travelers who want freedom when it comes to travel schedules and trip itineraries, but who still crave the very best cycling experience and the unique, local knowledge that only Officine Mattio Adventures can offer.


Start location
Piasco
End location
Piasco
Duration
3 days - 2 nights

Trip itinerary

DAY 1

Benvenuti in Valle Po!

Our staff will be at the hotel to welcome you with all the necessary information and tools to make you week-end memorable/enjoyable.
After checking-in you will head out for a warm-up ride through the area.
Piasco – Costigliole Saluzzo – Villafalletto – Busca – Rossana – Costigliole Saluzzo.

Dinner in hotel or in a local restaurant of your choice.

Distance
25,6 Km
Elevation
262 m
Difficulty
easy
 
DAY 2

Pian Del Re = King’s Plain

The headwaters of the Po, the longest river in Italy, are a spring seeping from a stony hillside at Pian del Re, a flat place facing the Monviso.
Monviso is the highest mountain in Italy and close to the French border. Monviso is well known for its pyramid-like shape as well as the graphic symbol of our logo.
Dinner in hotel or in a local restaurant of your choice.

Distance
96,3 Km
Elevation
2026 m
Difficulty
medium
 
DAY 3

Officine Mattio Day

Today you will explore the Val Varaita with its extraordinary landscapes of alpine lakes, green pastures and steep meadows. Known as the “emerald” valley for the various shades of green of its vegetation and the vast forests of pine and larch.
You will ride the 3 climbs that give the name to our OM bikes: Brondello – Lemma -Eremo.
In the afternoon you will have some time to visit Saluzzo.
Dinner in hotel or in a local restaurant of your choice.

Distance
71.2 km
Elevation
1412 m.
Difficulty
medium
 

What's Included

Included

  • Welcome
  • Bike set-up and delivery
  • Garmin with tour map
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners

Not included

  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional hotel expenses i.e.: phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
  • Bike rental
  • Photographer
  • Service of our expert guides
  • Support vehicles