All Around eMTB - e-MTB race around Aosta Valley
- 05 July 2022 - 09 July 2022
DISCOVERING AOSTA VALLEY BY E-BIKE
Take one of Italy’s most spectacular mountain regions, add in the outdoor discipline of the moment and then put out a call for 200 people looking for a unique experience – that’s the recipe for success behind the All Around eMTB, a race in stages for electric mountain bike owners taking place in Valle d’Aosta Italian region between July 5th and 9th next.
The All Around eMTB is spread over four stages totalling 200 kilometres with an 8,000m elevation gain. It will start and finish at Cogne in the shadow of the Gran Paradiso mountain. Riders who don’t want to tackle a four-day race can opt for a shorter version spanning just the final two stages – 100 kilometres with a 4,000m elevation gain.
THE 4 STAGES
The competition starts from Cogne with a race to the finish-line of the first stage involving conquering Forte di Bard. This will be followed by a mechanised transfer to Gressoney-La-Trinité. After spending the night at the foot of Monte Rosa, the competitors will launch into the second stage through Val d’Ayas to the finishline at Antey-Sant-André with views of the Matterhorn.
The next day they will begin the third stage which is also the toughest and wildest, taking them through Valle di Saint Barthélémy and ending in Valpelline. The fourth and final stage takes the competitors through the historic town centre of Aosta before they take a cable car to Pila. There, a specially designed trial in the Pila Bike Park awaits.
Once they have finished their time trial, they then embark on an adrenaline-fuelled downhill dash to the final finishline of the competition at Cogne.
AFTER THE STAGE
Socialising will be a huge emphasis during the event: around mid-afternoon each day, participants will be welcomed into a large Tuareg tent-inspired structure where they can chill out, enjoy a cold beer and generally kick back to a DJ set before the prize-giving for the stage begins.
In the run-up to the maiden edition of the All Around eMTB in July 2022, well-known influencer Steve Ude tackles the competition’s most epic trails to give riders a preview of what’s in store. He created a special teaser video right on the adrenaline-fuelled natural single trails, taking in the astonishing vistas of the Valle d’Aosta’s epic four 4000m peaks, to showcase the unique backdrop to this new eMTB stage race.
Watch the video