Molini – Finale Backcountry Shuttle Tour

This is a fully supported 6 day 4×4 backcountry shuttle tour, riding the best trails and riding spots of Liguria, with over 20,000 metres vert of descending. Riding in three different locations starting in Molini then crossing over the mountains of Nava before finishing on the EWS trails of Finale Ligure

1495€ approx. £1,245

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Tour Description

Rivierabike works in partnership with local guides and companies who maintain and build the trail network in the region you will ride. For the first part of the trip, you will be hosted by Rivierabike; for the second part of the trip, you will be looked after by a dedicated local guide to maintain that personal experience.

Day 1-3 Molini Collection from Nice airport for the 1.5hr transfer to Albergo Santo Spirito in Molini di Triora where you will stay for the first three nights. The first two days of riding will be the alpine peaks of the Val Argentina with long technical singletrack and fast shuttles offering 6 runs a day with 30 to 60 minute’s worth of pure descending for each run. The average shuttle trail here is about 8km with 1000m vert of descending.

In the evenings enjoy a few beers at the Gallo Nero bar before eating at the Santo Spirito or the L’Erba Gatta restaurant in Triora.

Day 4-5 Over to Nava We say goodbye to Molini and the Val Argentina as we shuttle up to the ridge towards Val Tannaro/Nava. You will be met by your new hosts and spend the morning traversing and descending to Pieve di Teco for lunch. In the afternoon and following day you will ride the Nava trails, which are fast, flowy and loamy with full use of the 4×4 shuttle trucks for the uplifts. Accommodation is at the excellent Albergo Ponte di Nava.

Day 6-7 Over to Finale From Nava we make our way towards Finale Ligure via the wild trails of Calizzano & Castelvecchio before descending the trails of Finale to your hotel at the coast. The last day we will ride the classic and EWS trails of Finale finishing with a beer or gelato on the beach… the perfect end to a perfect holiday.

Day 8 Depart We depart for the 2 hr Journey to Nice airport

Accommodation & Food

We have carefully selected a variety of accommodation ranging from 4* hotels, to rustic agriturismos and mountains refuges. The package is based on two persons sharing a room, a supplement may apply if you require a single room. Bathrooms will be a mix of shared and en-suite bathroom facilities. The food is plentiful, authentic and delicious. We will stop at local trattorias and restaurants for lunch.

Transport & Support

Our tours are fully supported. All your luggage will be transported for you, so all you need to take is your own bike and backpack. You will arrive at each destination by bike, so no lengthy transfer times.

Transfers are from Nice NCE airport, France.

Abilities

The trails on this tour are for the experienced mountain biker where a good level of fitness and technical skill are required. Expect challenging and technical singletrack and some exposure. In sections you will need to carry your bike, there may be river crossings and depending on the season snow wedges to cross.

Dates

Our Shuttle Backcountry package runs from April until the end of October.

What's Included

Cost includes the following:

  • 6 days mountain bike guiding
  • 7 night’s accommodation with breakfast
  • Evening meal for 6 nights. The final night will be out on the town in Finale.
  • 6 days of vehicle shuttle uplifts
  • Airport transfers to and from Nice airport
  • Luggage transfer between locations

Price does NOT include:

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Lunches (budget around 10€ each per lunch)
  • Drinks
  • Evening meal on the final night

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Booking

30% non-refundable deposit required to secure booking, the remainder to be paid 8 weeks prior to holiday start date.

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