DAY 1 – The night climb of Colle del Nivolet
Meeting at the Castle of Masino on Saturday early afternoon (h 15.00). Application of the Covid19 protocol for the health and serenity of all participants. Weekend briefing and welcome drink with guided tour of the magnificent location. The majesty of the Masino Castle will inspire your deeds. You are now ready to go. You’ll exploit the wake effect of our vehicles to save energy and time during the first 30km. The climb – initially a long sloping ground – will begin in Locana and will culminate at 2’600 meters above sea level. Once at the top, the breath-taking show of both the mountain and the stars will fill your eyes and your heart till the refuge, where you’ll recharge your batteries enjoing an alpine dinner before a well-deserved rest.
Destination: Colle del Nivolet
Bike itinerary: 90 km and 2’500 meters (uphill) altitude gap
Accomodation: Rifugio Savoia or other one in case of overbooking
DAY 2 - Hiking in Valsavarenche and back to Masino Castle
After a very early breakfast, the trekking guide will lead you crossing the valley downhill passing from the 2,600 meters of the top to about 1,800 meters of Pont in Valsavarenche. Enjoy the emotions of the awakening of nature at the first light of dawn listening the majestic silence of the mountain. On the other side, you will meet again your road bicycles and the rest of the Godoit team: ready to escort you and complete the ride ring. The itinerary will be much easier than the 1st day but with some up&downs just to remind the Nivolet feat.
Destination: Valsavarenche, Valle d’Aosta, Masino Castle
Bike itinerary: 120 km and 450 meters (uphill) altitude gap
*For those ones interested to spend a 2nd night, accommodation at the 4s Castello di Pavone and cycling tour to the sanctuary of Oropa are foreseen.