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LA DOLCE VITA – Living the sweet life in Italy’s Aosta Valley. The city of Aosta is located about halfway down the central valley. Surrounded by mountains, it’s one of the biggest cities in the Alps, home to 36,000 residents including mountain people, artists, creatives, business people, students and more.

“Between the panini sandwiches made with fresh buffalo mozzarella, the exemplary coffee around every corner, centuries old castles, friendly residents and a growing trail system, riders from around the world can experience la dolce vita in Valle d’Aosta.“

Mattias Fredriksson Photographer & Journalist

Trails total

5000 km

44 peaks over

4000 m

Guides

As expert guides you can't help but be in good hands with us. All of our guides are certified and experienced riders as well as big lovers of our incredible region. After many years on our bikes we know almost every little corner around. Either born and raised in the Aosta Valley, or moved here to pursue a dream, all of our guides share an incredible passion: riding.

Safety

To us your safety, and ours, comes first. We begin each ride with a safety meeting, where we consider the possible risks of the ride, the things to pay attention to, and the procedures to adopt in case of need.

Riding is quite a dangerous sport, we need to admit it. Whether it is the challenge of difficult terrain or the fatigue from a demanding physical effort, the possibilities of injuries or risks are there. Maybe it is that sense of risk that makes us love riding this much, and for this reason we have created our safety checks, so we can fully enjoy it, knowing that we are prepared.

Rental

Discover the freedom of exploration with our rental bike service! From sleek road bikes to rugged mountain bikes, we offer a diverse fleet for all adventurers. Safety is paramount, with each bike meticulously inspected. Whether you're a local or a visitor, embark on your journey hassle-free with us today!

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Where we are

C.so Lancieri 20
11100 Aosta – Italy
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Aosta Valley Freeride Srl
VAT: 01230790071
REA: AO/78127
info@aostavalleyfreeride.com
+39 375 657 5847
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Technical & Fitness levels

We ask all riders to review the “Technical and Fitness Rating System” to ensure you are confident riding on the level required for the particular rides you are interested in joining!

Please read the following guidelines carefully to ensure the ride of interest matches your technical level and fitness prior to booking your ride.

TECHNICAL RATINGS

Novice
You can ride a bike and are happy riding on dirt roads with gentle climbs and descents.

Intermediate
You enjoy riding easy single track that isn’t narrow or technical and you know the basics of body position and how to brake and corner safely. You enjoy riding in the mountains as long as it’s not too exposed or steep. You’d maybe like to learn more to enable you to tackle more technical or narrower trails with roots and rocks.

Intermediate +
You are comfortable riding on narrow single track with some rocks and roots and are able to proactively ride most trails. If the corners are too tight or the trail is too technical you are happy to walk a few meters, but you’d like to work on your skills to help you ride them.

Advanced
You are comfortable riding almost any trail including steep rock sections, tight switch backs, off camber sections, roots, and narrow exposed single track in high mountain terrain. You’ve ridden in the mountains and are not intimidated by sustained, steep descents that include all of these features. You know when it’s better to get off the bike, but don’t have to often.

Pro Bro
You are a professional or sponsored mountain biker, and/or you compete regularly in national or international competitions. You can ride all terrain pro-actively and safely, in any mountain environment or weather conditions.

FITNESS RATINGS

1
You are happy riding for a few hours and are capable of climbing up to 500 vertical meters over the course of a day.

2
You are happy riding for a several hours and are capable of climbing between 500-800 vertical meters over the course of a day. You could ride like this for 2-3 consecutive days.

3
You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row at a moderate pace for several hours each day. You can handle moderately steep climbs of up to around 1000 vertical meters in a day including some pushing or carrying your bike if required. You have ridden at altitude (2000 slm+) previously, and understand the effect it has on you.

4
You are capable of riding for multiple days for an average of 4-6 hours of pedal time each day. You can climb 1000-1500 vertical meters each day including pushing or carrying your bike over long sections (30-60mins) if required. You have ridden at altitudes of over 2000 slm+ previously and are happy doing so, although you may have to go slower and take more breaks.

5
You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row for an average of 6-8 hours each day. You can handle steep, sustained climbs of over 1,500m each day including pushing or carrying your bike over long sections (60mins+) if required. Altitude is no problem to you and you are used to riding at over 2500 slm+.