Alpine paradise for mountain bikes
In the heart of Valle d’Aosta, tucked away in the Pila valley in a wonderful panorama between Monte Bianco and Monte Rosa, just 19 kilometres from Aosta, one of the most popular parks for lovers of fat bikes, and also for those who want to have an unforgettable weekend, an excitement-packed holiday.
If you are looking for a route through meadows and forests, more or less steep slopes and extreme routes, preferably on two wheels, cross country tracks (cross-country running) meet the expectations of enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to competitive racers.
Exciting experiences for all “tastes” of “two-wheeler” lovers
If you prefer speed and jumping, the Bike Stadium, which follows the route of the Chamolè chairlift, with its 16 downhill ski runs (steep slope) and free-ride (freestyle) with different descent variants, is considered the Formula One of the mountain bike and is home to international competitions.
The adrenaline-fuelled Desarpa Bike downhill track, full of hairpin bends, starts high above Pila and reaches Aosta, a length of 15 km, with a good 2,200 metres of altitude difference, and is particularly popular with free-ride enthusiasts in natural settings. "Desarpa" in Valle d'Aosta means "descent to the valley" and refers to the traditional festival signifying the end of the summer season and the return to the valley of the mountain people with their cattle.
Cross-country is the “queen”, discipline of mountain biking and is also a leisure activity for those who like to ride peacefully while admiring exceptional landscapes. Plan Bois is the newest technical route for lovers of "classic" cycling; it stretches around 4 kilometres at high altitude, is easy to access and well connected to Aosta by cable car. It hosts international events, especially youth events.