MOUNTAIN BIKE, COURSES IN BMT, HELI BIKE, SKI BIKE
All about Mountain Biking: Crossing of the "Alta Valsesia" Natural Park, of the Natural Reserve of the Sacro Monte of Varallo and of the Natural Park of the Natural Park of Monte Fenera
Mountain biking, a cycling speciality which has been established in Italy for some years having reached us from America, is now a firmly established sport and activity at our school. We will organize for you trips and excursions, touching on places of great natural interest. By exploiting the qualities of these amazing bicycles, we will train you to learn, refine and fully exploit your skills on the vehicle, giving you useful suggestions for starting out and improving your skills in this new speciality.
In addition to Trial and Motormountaineering the School has been concerned with Mountain Biking and BMT since inception. The Valsesia, comparatively scarce in classical itineraries for these sports, is however exceptionally rich in incredible trial routes also suitable for bikes. Downhill runs where the terrain, combined with a minimum of balance and technique, really emphasizes amusement at its highest level. That is the reason for enjoying the proposals of the Valsesia Trial School, which organizes guided excursions through places of great natural interest, including the three Valsesian parks, during which, apart from the necessary safety rules and knowledge of the places, it will be possible to learn and improve basic techniques thanks to qualified instructors. Enjoyment and no effort? Sure! It is sufficient to take part in a downhill run where the return to the top is performed by mechanic installations, chairlifts and cableways. It is certainly worth trying the Heli Bike: a few minutes to get down peaks which can otherwise only be reached through hours of physical effort. Among the School’s staff, as with motorbikes, are exceptional instructors, champions with bicycles, both BMT and Mountain Bike. If it snows: no problem, you can try ski bikes.
Complete courses of biketrial on natural and artificial tracks with spectacular shows.
Final competition for trainees.
euro250 for 4 days (complete course: morning and afternoon)
euro 60 per single day (3 hours)
euro 30 per day for bike rental
By bicycle on the Sesia with
SKI BIKE AND SNOW BIKE COURSES
Guided descents of the Valsesian ski tracks. Partecipation fees with hiring of the equipment lire 150,000 per day (3 hours) excluding cableway or chair-lift
NIGHT EXCURSIONS WITH LIGHTING EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BY THE SCHOOL
DESCENT MONTE ROSA
Cableway up - Glaciers above 3,000 metres - Headlong down the ski tracks. Look out for the brakes, boys! Recommended to everybody.
DESCENT ALTA VALSESIA NATURAL PARK
From Bocchetta delle Pisse to Alagna. All downhill with major technical difficulties. Cableway up.
Partecipation fees, exclusive of chair-lift or cableway: lire 90,000
OUR MAIN EXCURSIONS
(minimum length half a day - 3/4 hours)
Crossing from Scopello to Piode passing through the Alps of Mera and Meggiana
Crossing Valsesia Biellese, passing through Mera and Bielmonte
Crossing Piedmont-Aosta Valley, from Alagna to Gressoney (Col d'Olen and Colle Valdobbia)
Crossing "Alta Valsesia Natural Park", from Alagna to Macugnaga through Colle del Turlo
Crossing Valsesia-Valsessera passing by the artificial dam on the Sessera and Dolca torrents
Discovering the orographic banks of the Sesia
Visit to lake S. Agostino, the "lake of the toads", a natural Valsesian treasure.
Piani di Balmuccia and Sassiglioni
Rural summer pastures of Morca
Special Varallo and Holy Mountain: with our help you will discover nature as a backdrop to centuries of local art and history
PARTECIPATION FEES: euro 60 per day inclusive of all logistic charges (excluding meals and possible cableway or skilift fares).
Euro 250,00 for 5 days. BIKE RENTAL: euro 30 per day.
Principal Destinations and helicopter fees per person : (valid every day on booking and dependant on the number of participants actually present on the run) N.B. the fees include all technical components for the destination. For groups of various numbers please contact the Management of the School direct.
A few minutes by helicopter and we shall be ready to descend with our Mountain Bike from the most beautiful peaks and offshoots of Monte Rosa. Unbelievable fun!
In cooperation with: ELI TRASPORTI ITALIANI
VARALLO (ROCCAPIETRA) VOGOGNA (VAL D'OSSOLA)
Main destinations and helicopter rates per person:
Rifugio Spanna/Res Bec d'Ovaga (Varallo) 1630 metres. From 167,000 lire for three participants to 84,000 lire for 21 participants.
Pizzo Tracciora (Rossa - Cervatto) 1917 metres. From 292,000 lire for three participants to 102,000 lire for 21 participants.
Alpe Campo (Sabbia) 1227 metres. From 267,.000 lire for three participants to 98,000 lire for 21 participants.
Massa del Turlo (Cervarolo - Varallo) 1959 metres. From 300,000 lire for three participants to 115,000 lire for 21 participants.
Monte Capio (Sabbia) 2172 metres. From 317,000 lire for three participants to 129,000 lire for 21 participants.
Colmetto di Scotto (Scopa) 1808 metres. From 334,000 lire for three participants to 115,000 lire for 21 participants.
Bocchetta di Campello (Rimella) 1924 metres. From 334,000 lire for three participants to 108,000 lire for 21 participants.
Colle Valdobbia - Ospizio Sottile (Riva Valdobbia) 2480 metres. From 467,000 lire for three participants to 162,000 lire for 21 participants.
Col d'Olen (Alagna) 2881metres. From 534,000 lire for three participants to 172,000 lire for 21 participants.
FEE: euro 60 per person
BIKE RENTAL: euro 30 per person