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The view from the Col Lauson

Western Transalp Crossing: MTB from Susa to Zermatt

A challenging 6-day crossing of the Western Alps from Susa in Italy to Zermatt in Switzerland.

Mountain Biking Difficult, Severe

Also in Aoste, ItalyTurin, Italy

The view from the Col Lauson
The view from the Col Lauson Photo: Fulvio Spada


The route takes you right through the land of the alpine giants. Crossing from Piedmont to Valais, you will pass a number of peaks over 3000m—and even 4000m!—high, from Gran Paradiso to Col de Lauson, finishing up right next to the magnificent Matterhorn.

You'll ride from the remotest corners of Piedmont all the way to one of the largest mountain sports hubs, the world-famous Zermatt. You will experience a whole variety of epic mountain scenery, from the ice blue Lago Malciaussia to the dramatic sunset over the Theodul Glacier.

You will also face every kind of mountain biking challenge, from intense uphill climbs to very technical descents. Needless to say, you’ll need a lot of stamina, skill, and nerve to get you to the end of this 6-day-long adventure of a lifetime! Sources https://www.mountainbike-magazin.de/touren/susa-zermatt/ https://www.outdooractive.com/de/route/mountainbike-transalp/torino/westalpenroute-von-susa-nach-zermatt/1361724/#dmdtab=oax-tab3

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