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Electric MTB Enduro - Il famoso Finale Ligure - Comfort

3 days from 645 € per participant

Guaranteed departure from 5 people

Comfort Shuttle
Italie Montagne Maximum altitude 1200 m Skill level : 2 Montagne Stamina level : 1 Montagne Direct train from Paris

Pros

- Mountain biking between the sea and the mountains in a relaxed Italian atmosphere

- A shuttle service with private trailor with drop offs on the best enduro runs, requiring little effort

- A local guide professional MTB instructor, passionate selected by Azimut

- Italian gastronomy with beautiful villages, setting and views, a comfortable hotel

- Easy access: transfer to Finale provided

In a nutshell

How shall we put it ? You love good single trail tracks and have never tried an e-bike ? Chasing your mates through the forest in a unique atmosphere: magnificent villages of another era or olive tree orchards with a sea view, this makes you get itchy feet ? You love good food, riding from the mountains down to the sea ? You'd love to have a spritz on the beach beside your bike with mud-spattered calves ? You love the feeling of fulfillment, the feeling of being in the right place at the right moment ?

Then this long weekend enduro electric mountain bike is for you ! Finale Ligure is all in one: a shuttle that takes us uphill to make the most of descents, time in the evening coolness to put the world to rights on Borgo's magnificent ancient village squares.

Add to that a local guide and professional mountain biking instructor, easy access with our own minibus, a comfortable basecamp... 100 % fun or more ? Let us know !

Friends, family or just colleagues at work ?

You wish to customize one of our trips, among friends and at your own convenience ? No problem, contact us so we can adapt a trip to suit you, right down to the last detail ! Our trips are tailor-made so giving you what you want is as easy as 123.

  • Price (VAT inc)
  • 675€ per participant
  • 645€ per participant
  • 645€ per participant
  • 645€ per participant
  • 645€ per participant
    Guaranteed departure
  • 645€ per participant
  • 645€ per participant

Day to day

Day 1 - Transfer to Finale Ligure & warm up

Get together in Briançon or Oulx-Cesana. Departure for Finale Ligure (approx. 2 1/2 to 3 hrs - motorway). Brief-coffee with the local team and transfer to our first riding area. After checking the gear, we review a few basics such as your position, braking techniques, and other security features... And off we go !

Runs in differents areas near the NATO base. Our mountain bike instructor and local guide are there to help you progress technically if you wish.

At the end of the afternoon, why not have a drink on the beach, not far from the hotel ? Dinner in Borgo. You won't come back the same person from Finale Ligure ! We're not talking about the mud that's between your teeth, that you can get rid off, this trip is a real binge [riding-wise AND eating-wise], that you won't forget that quickly.

Accommodation included: hotel

Ascents: 3 to 5 ascents according to group

Service: private shuttle with trailor

 

Day 2 - Wild Enduro Tour

For this second day of enduro, we continue to explore extraordinary trails in the backcountry, in the wilderness and not well-known spot of Garessio village. There, you will ride a whole new bunch of trails, so flowy that some local mtb guides take it as a rest day after some days of hard riding in Finale Ligure rough terrain. And it’s a perfect mix of natural and built trails. That kind of trails you can't found on gpx nor strava!

We ride, ride and ride down single track trails, and more singles ! This should quieten you down ! Time for a swim followed by the antipasta before our dinner, and we're ready for a fresh start.

Meal included: breakfast 

Accommodation included: hotel

Ascents: 4 to 6 ascents 

Service: private shuttle with trailor

 

Day 3 - Runs, and more MTB runs, the guide selection !

We take you for a run that descends to the sea via small trails, like a smell of nuts. With stunning views, we feel like we're Kings, going back to everyday life is going to be hard. Not many people know that there is also a whole bike area on the small hills right above the seaside: Le Manie, Verezzi, Spotorno are only a few of them. Most of these places and their tracks have been included into many of the Enduro World Series races... Another possibility depending on the conditions: Pietra Ligure, another unbelievable bike spot.

We have the possibility to do more runs before heading back to Oulx-Cesana and Briançon where real life awaits us: homework, work... When's next time ?

Meal included: breakfast

Accommodation included: hotel

Ascents: 4 to 6 ascents 

Service: private shuttle with trailor

 

Please note this itinerary is an example of a mountain biking trip and course in Finale Ligure and surroundings. The guide may adjust certain itineraries according to weather conditions, cable cars and mountain hut accessibilty as well as participants' abilities. We kindly ask you to respect such decision. 

In case practices and customs defined by the local authorities change, estimating the reasonable number of clients per guide, for safety reasons, Azimut respects these, even last minute, decisions and recommendations. Such cases are rare and mostly related to exceptional conditions in the mountains. Therefore some compensation may be requested from your side due to less participants per guide.

 

Meeting and leaving

Meeting points

  • Briançon in front of the Train Station

    See on the map

    Meeting time: 6:15 am
    Leaving time: in the afternoon
  • Oulx-Cesana (IT) - TGV train station

    See on the map

    Meeting time: 7:00 am
    Leaving time: in the afternoon
  • Finale Ligure - Finale Outdoor Resort Info Point

    See on the map

    Meeting time: 9:30 am
    Leaving time: end of the afternoon

Get together - practical information

Please wear your cycling clothes on day 1.

We always do our best, but can't guarantee the exact time of arrival at the train station (due to traffic or weather conditions). Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy train tickets that can easily be modified. If you're travelling by car, we'll meet you at one of the indicated meeting points, or at one of the drop off points where you'll be able to leave your car for the entire trip.

Access

Make sure the train you plan to catch welcomes mountain bikes.

Car park

Public parking free of charge can be found in Briançon and Oulx (both unattended).

How technical does it get ? How fit should I be ?

Skill level **

You're all into mountain biking and already have previous experience. You master gear shifting and are capable of dosing with you brakes, hop over small tricky sections, and ride up and down short technical sections. You want to progress on downhill single trails, rarely steep, but sometimes technical with easy obstacles (rocks, tree roots, ...) but never exposed. Ideal to get prepared for more technical riding, and getting you all set for level 3 !

Stamina level *

For keen and passionate mountain bikers or sporty people, who enjoy making efforts and regularly do an outdoor activity. We will ride on progressive 4x4 tracks and may encounter some steep sections. Expect ascents between + 400 m & + 800 m approx per day, easily feasable on an e-mountain bike.

 

Good to know: if you don't have the skills and stamina required, the guide may ask you to leave the group for the well-being of the rest of the group. If any doubt, please do not hesitate to ask us !

Group size

5 to 6 participants

Guiding

Azimut qualified mountain bike instructor & guide.

All our mountain bike guides are certified instructors. We choose them for their sympathy, their teaching and organisational skills. We stay tuned in, work hands in hands, and make sure their working conditions are the best.

Meet our guides and instructors just around the corner

 

Daypack

Bring a small day pack large enough (for more detailed advice see gear section) to carry your personal belongings for the day such as (extra) layers, a few snacks, your picnic and a repair kit. All other personal gear not needed for the day will be transferred to our accommodation.

Shuttle service & assistance / Lifts

No lifts on this trip, we have our own shuttle !

Pricing

The price includes:

- Trip arrangements & organisation upon arrival

- Minibus transfers from/to one of the indicated meeting points to the departure of the trip

- Shuttles to get up to the departure points

- Accomodation in a B&B from night 1 to the morning of day 3 including evening meals in a restaurant

- Azimut mountain biking guide services for 3 days (including all his expenses: meals, accomodation and transportation)

- a local mountain bike guide

- Azimut welcome pack

 

The price does not include:

- Your transportation to/from the meeting point 

- Gear rental if required

- Lunches all days

- Personal insurance

- Any personal extras

- Any other expenses not mentioned under the above section “the price includes”

 

 

Payment

A 30% deposit, as well as the insurance cost if you choose to subscribe the latter, is required to secure your booking. You will receive a reminder email 35 days prior to departure for the outstanding balance that is due latest 30 days prior to departure. 

Insurance

We strongly recommend you to be properly insured for the chosen activity. You should be covered for medical expenses, personal accident & liabilité, third party risks and rescue (helicopter), as well as trip cancellation or curtailment.

Repatriation and research insurance are mandatory when booking a trip with Azimut. We have a full range of insurances with our partner, on offer to suit the trip you select and the risks that it may incur (beware, such insurance only covers European citizens). 

Tipping

Tipping is no obligation. However participants usually hand round an envelope for those who wish to tip the guide.

Getting around

Azimut's minibuses are used throughout the trip. Not only does this make the trip easier, but it also makes it more pleasant and less binding: we can chat, take a nap and listen to our own music. If luggage transfers are necessary, you have the possibility to use the transfer if you're tired and for any other reason.

Accommodation & meals

Hotels and meals during the trip

Depending on the size of group, you might be sharing a room with someone of the opposite sex.

- 3* hotel on half board basis, twin room to share, private bathroom and toilets, bedding and towels provided. According to the group size, we may use triple rooms.

- Supplement for single room according to availability: € 120/person

- We have breakfast in the hotel and dinners in restaurants

- Lunch is open, at your own expense, it's up to the group to decide between the different options available. Food is one of the highlights of a trip to Italy, we know all best trattorias and best places to go to food-wise... Trust us ! 

 

 

- Snacks: details are important especially after such demanding physical effort ! To boost your energy we've chosen to provide mulebars, organic, vegan, digest and extremely nourishing quality-wise without preservatives, food colouring or additives.

- For certain trips, it's possible to book a single or double room if available, with surcharge.

 

Accomodation before & after bike trips

Once we've received your booking, we'll provide you with a list of accomodation in case you need to book accomodation before or after the trip. All accomodation on the list is close to the meeting points and you may often benefit from preferential rates.

Phone & WiFi

In case of emergency or delay, you can either contact your guide (a phone number will be provided before departure) or contact Azimut on: (+ 33) 04 92 23 07 24.

Please inform your friends and family with these details before departure.

Free Wifi is available in most places.

Mobile & 4G coverage can be unreliable.

Equipment - clothing & gear

Make sure to wear bright colours, it's good for the soul and give photos a funky edge !

 

Technical gear

- Mountain bike: enduro full suspension type (140mm travel min), with platform pedals or your own clip-in pedals (that we can mount on a rental bike)

- E-bikes: please remember to charge your battery

- Backpack with a 20-25 liter capacity max 

- Helmet & sunglasses are mandatory

- Mountain biking gloves (an extra pair of warm gloves can be useful)

- Knee and elbow protectors are highly recommended

- Low hiking shoes with flat soles, or your shoes for your clip-in pedals

- Repair kit including a set of brake pads (that match your brakes), a spare derailleur hanger, a quick link for your own chain, a pump, self adhesive patches, inner tubes with the right dimensions and anything else that may be specific to your bike.

 

If you don't have the adequate gear for this trip, don’t worry and travel light: we rent out the required gear and hand it over at the start of the trip ! Our equipment is relatively new, if not brand new, of good quality and adapted to your choice of activity.

Prices of rental gear during the entire trip (competitive prices as we only charge you for the number of days of use on the trip): 

E-bike Enduro pack including a repair kit and a helmet - 4,5 days

195 € 

Important: all our bikes are thoroughly checked before each trip. You are liable for any damage to the bike.

Prices and bike brands may vary according to availabilities and trip levels.

 

Clothes 

This list of clothes is designed to give you an idea of clothes that it may be a good to have with you. By no means do you need to have the latest brands or the latest gear, but if you need to renew your wardrobe, this guide would be a good start. Prefer lightweight warm and comfortable clothing. This is not just a detail, it makes a hell of a difference ! 

Headwear

- Sunglasses and glasses with clear lenses for forest sections and cloudy days (it's important to protect your eyes). Photochromic lenses adapt to light intensity and protection categories range from 1 to 3 or 2 to 4 to optimize visibility from shade to brightness. Very useful.

- A buff and/or thin beanie that you can put under your helmet if it's cold.

Bodywear

- Under layer: breathable long sleeved top as well as leggings to maintain heat. A tip: merino wool is breathable and has anti-bacterial properties and is therefore less likely to smell as opposed to synthetic fabrics. Have this in mind if you need to update your wardrobe.

- Outer layer: a light fleece jacket and/or a light hooded down jacket that you can put under a jacket that has a breathable waterproof membrane (soft shell type or Goretex), easy to slip on during a break. Make sure it's lightweight and compact so it doesn't take up too much space in your backpack

- Bottom layer: mountain biking shorts and leggings in case it gets cold

- Hands: light fleece or soft shell gloves, a pair of silk glove liners to go underneath, warm gloves with a breathable and waterproof membrane. 

- Swimming gear: it takes up such little space, it would be a shame not to bring it just in case. Avoid swimming shorts or bermudas, they are not usually allowed in pools or hot water springs baths. 

- Good to have: an extra t-shirt in your bike backpack, appreciated after a big sweat on an uphill ride).

Footwear

- Bike socks: merino wool socks are breathable and have anti-bacterial properties and are less likely to smell as opposed to those made of synthetic fabrics. Remember this if you need to stock up.

- Slippers or crocs are recommended for evening wear. Try charentaises they’re really comfy ! www.charentaises.fr

Odds & ends

  • a 1 litre flask (Thermos or Camelback)
  • a pocket knife
  • duck tape
  • factor 50 suncream
  • a duffle bag holding up to 90 litres to leave at the gîte, avoid suitcases. 

Toiletries and first aid kit

- Personal toilet bag

- To make up your a first aid kit, check out the Ifremmont website. 

In partnership with

Our guides use the following brands for their gear and you'll have the opportunity to test them during the trip:

We are members of Entreprises du Voyage and APST.

And last but not least...

Don't forget to

  • Leave our contact details with your friends and family
  • Bring your papers and I.D. (passport and visa if necessary)
  • Bring your insurance contract number and documents (if you've chosen not to have insure coverage with us)
  • Bring your “carte vitale” or your European health card (for EU citizens) - if you don't have one you can order one for free online  www.ameli.fr
  • Check that you have the right equipment
  • Take spare batteries and a charger for your electronic devices such as camera, video recorder
  • Bring some cash and your credit card
  • Bring a delicacy from your home country or area to share with the group
  • Leave in a good frame of mind: we're going to have a great time even if we may not happen to not make it to the summit !
  • Before leaving: water the plants, empty the rubbish bin, turn off water and gas, and tell your partner that you're going to have a good time (please not by text message), that you've well deserved... If you don't follow the latter recommendation, you'll most probably kick yourself when you get back!

 

                 We look forward to seeing you very soon !

                            Have great rides with AZIMUT !

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