The emerging E-Bike sector is opening up new possibilities to explore our beautiful valleys: but the great, undeniable potential that this new technology offers us, can carry some noteworthy difficulties, especially for the less experienced. If on the one hand, an e-bike can facilitate us in exploring paths that we would never have faced independently, on the other it can expose us to critical situations, if not even risky. For these reasons, at the base of the VSO, you will find a rental point of Ride-Up bikes, with whose team you can decide whether to rent an e-bike independently or to agree together on a route suitable for your tastes: let yourself be led by expert guides to discover the splendid valleys of Cuneo!
Trekking in the mountains
Outdoor trekking, on foot, by bike or by e-bike, are constantly growing, as confirmed by various statistical and journalistic sources. But an increase in popularity does not always correspond to good news: mass tourism, often leads to negative consequences both for the individual and for the place and the communities visited. The local news often reports accidents in the mountains, from simple spraining (often due to unsuitable footwear) to, unfortunately, much more serious consequences, not to mention the consequences on the environment that the unwary tourist can cause, from littering to the indiscriminate collection of flowers and the disturbance of fauna with inappropriate behavior. For these reasons, we believe it is necessary to fight the commonplace view that “it is only a walk in the mountains”, which is causing so much damage to the local flora and fauna, in addition to increasing accidents in the mountains.
Nature and cycling tour guides
We believe that it is possible to experience the mountain in the best way by promoting through the right channels and in the right way the little-known professional figures of the nature and cycle tour guides (BU Reg. Piem. N.25). They can play a role in promoting the area, protection of flora and fauna, prevention of accidents in the mountains and educational activities that lead to a civil user who is respectful of the natural environments that are found in the Stura valley and similar locations.
The saying “once you learn to ride a bicycle you can never forget it” is certainly true as it says: it all depends on the level of the route you intend to take. In the case of e-bikes, the discussion changes: on the one hand they facilitate a lot, allowing you to tackle paths that are not within everyone’s reach; on the other hand, however, they require a little more attention, especially for those who have never tried it. For these reasons, we recommend relying, at least in the first outings, on a cycle tour guide who will accompany you with your own or rental e-bike, on the most suitable routes for you.
The guide brings the first aid kit and GPS cell phone to provide geolocation and in case of minor emergencies. There is a map with the routes of the Tajarè bike park available to anyone wishing to consult it.
Own bike and related equipment or we have availability of normal bikes or e-bike rental.