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Western Transalp: Usseglio to Noasca

Charbonnel Group


Day 2 of the incredible 6-day crossing of the Western Alps.

Mountain Biking Severe

69 km
3 km
3.2 km
7-8 hrs
Low Point
571 m
High Point
2.1 km
Western Transalp: Usseglio to Noasca Map

Leaving Usseglio, continue along the main road running down the valley until you hit Versino, where you begin the first climb of the day up to Polpresa. Passing a few small villages on a gravel track, you eventually come to Mezzenile, where you need to cross the river and head on the main road in the direction of Fè and on to Cemesio, and then Passo Forchetta. Stop at Lago di Monastero for a picnic with a spectacular view! Continue up the gravel road to Colle di Giavetta, where you will need to get off and push along a narrow, steep path to Alpe Bianetto. The descent on the other side is technically challenging, and sometimes you may need to get off as you descend down to Molera and on to Locana. In the valley, head down Talstraße for around 13km until you reach Noasca, the final destination for the day!




Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and September


  • Hike a bike
  • Picturesque
  • Road sections

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