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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.

Description

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

Western Transalp: Susa to Usseglio
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Western Transalp: Susa to Usseglio

30.0 km
2,190 m
1,424 m
The first leg of the incredible 6-day crossing of the Western Alps.
Difficult
Private
Western Transalp: Usseglio to Noasca
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Western Transalp: Usseglio to Noasca

Usseglio
69.1 km
2,988 m
3,195 m
Day 2 of the incredible 6-day crossing of the Western Alps.
Severe
Private
Western Transalp: Noasca to Eau Rousse
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Western Transalp: Noasca to Eau Rousse

54.2 km
2,985 m
2,385 m
Day 3 of the incredible 6-day crossing of the Western Alps.
Severe
Private
Western Transalp: Eau Rousse to Rifugio Vittorio Sella
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Western Transalp: Eau Rousse to Rifugio Vittorio Sella

Gran Paradiso
17.7 km
1,666 m
739 m
Day 4 of the incredible 6-day crossing of the Western Alps.
Severe
Private
Western Transalp: Rifugio Vittorio Sella to Ceresoulaz
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Western Transalp: Rifugio Vittorio Sella to Ceresoulaz

Cogne
59.9 km
2,699 m
3,796 m
Day 5 of the incredible 6-day crossing of the Western Alps.
Severe
Private
Western Transalp: Cheresoulaz to Zermatt
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Western Transalp: Cheresoulaz to Zermatt

49.4 km
2,987 m
2,870 m
The final stretch of the incredible 6-day crossing of the Western Alps.
Difficult
Private