Upper Salt Road
Camping - MTB
8th July 2022

Cycle across the Upper Salt Road, a spectacular ex-military white road that connects Piedmont and French Alps to the Ligurian Sea. 

It winds between 1800 and 2100 meters above sea level along the main Alpine watershed, near the French-Italian border, crossing mountain passes, hairpin bends and daring passages. 
The route, entirely unpaved almost until Pigna, crosses enchanting places such as the suggestive area of Carsene, with its almost lunar landscapes and rich in geological phenomena, and the uncontaminated environments of the Mediterranean Alps. It crosses the Marguareis Park and the Park of the Ligurian Alps, characterized by a rich biodiversity, the wonderful Navette Wood and it touches some military fortifications of the late nineteenth century. The arrival is at the sea, in the town of Bordighera! Do not miss the opportunity for a nice refreshing swim after a great adventure!

Is this tour suitable for you?

This tour is suitable for you who are an intermediate level rider, with the fitness to ride several days in a row. The route is high in the mountains, and although the technical difficulty is not high, the elevation gain is significant.

For further information on the difficulty level, click here.

For this tour we recommend the use of MTBs, but electric bikes are also welcome.

Itinerary​​

What's included?

  • 3 dinners 

  • 3 breakfasts 

  • 3 packed lunches 

  • Shuttle or cable car Limone Piemonte - beginning of the Upper Salt Road

  • 1 entrance to the Upper Salt Road 

  • Place tent at the Agricampeggio Refuge (Pigna) 

  • Place tent at Camping Vallecrosia 

  • Luggage transport  

  • Car following 

  • 1 representative of Cicliste per caso 

  • 1 certified bike tour leader 

  • 1 person from the Bike Escape Experience staff 

Extra services on request

Double room accomodation;

Electric bike rental;

Information on accommodation facilities

We will set up our base camp at the Rifugio La Terza, on the first evening, near Pigna, on the second at the Agricampeggio Refuge and at the Vallecrosia Campsite in Bordighera, on the last evening. 

Each participant will have to bring his own equipment, which will be transported by the organization. 

We suggest the use of tent, mattress and sleeping bag. 

The breakfasts will be served at the structures in which we will be supported; the Refuge La Terza, the Refuge Agricampeggio and Camping Vallecrosia. 

PRICE

690€ per person

Upcoming departures:

8 July 2022

Registration  

Deadline for registration for the tour 8th July 2022. A deposit of 30% is required at the time of registration. If the registration takes place within 1 month of the departure date, the balance is required.  

For info and reservations: info@bikescapex.com or fill out the form in the " Book " section of the site

BEX may change the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances. This includes cycling / hiking routes which could be affected by weather or other accessibility issues. We will do our best to maintain the itinerary keeping in mind our quality and safety standards. We thank you for your understanding.

Technical level

Medium-high

Riding

MTB - EBike

Duration

4 days

3 nights

Cost

Price per person

depending on partecipants

690€ per person

  • Arrival at the Limone Piemonte railway station;

  • Transfer by shuttle to the beginning of the Alta Via del Sale;

  • 36km session - 1076m elevation gain;

  • Base camp set-up;

  • Dinner included at the La Terza refuge in Pigna;

  • Departure from the refuge. 42km session - Altitude difference of 642m;

  • Base camp set-up;

  • Dinner included at the Agricampeggio Refuge;

  • 47km session - 640m elevation gain from Pigna to Bordighera, Liguria;

  • Lunch and short guided tour of Seborga, an independent principality in the Ligurian territory;

  • Base camp set-up;

  • Dinner included at Camping Vallecrosia;

  • Breakfast and end of services;