Biking & Off Road
There are a number of routes ranging from 2 to 5 hours, including the famous “Saracen Way” and “Assietta Road” as well as itineries passing through the Gran Bosco National Park.
During the summer season, a number of bike races pass through Sauze, such as the toughest of cross-country races “Iron Bike”. Both the “Giro d’Italia” and “Tour de France” have passed through nearby towns.
Alpi Bike Resort
The Alpibike Resort is comprised of 8 mountain biking resorts, of which 3 are linked (Sauze, Sestriere and Sansicario). The bike resorts of Chiomonte, Bardonecchia, Claviere and Montgenevre (France) are all within a half hour drive of Sauze.
Freeride Sauze d’Oulx
12 Freeride Trails
Sauze d’Oulx 12 freeride trails have been built to satisfy the most passionate mountain bikers, and are designed for all standards of rider, from expert to beginner.
The Bike Resort is the work of Canadian Erik Burgon from 4giump, who has followed the natural curve of the terrain, which he says is uniquely special, and naturally adapted to freeride mountain biking.
Singletrack magazine describes the area as: “An immense domain full of all sorts of trails that range from gruelling, high-altitude climbs to beautiful rolling singletrack, dropping from high above the tree-line to woods that will make you ask yourself ‘Is this British Colombia, heaven, or a combination of both?’”
Top Ten Rides
Sauze has recently been included as one of the “Top 10 mountain bike rides in the Alps”
Mountain Access 2020
Chairlifts open: Sauze d’Oulx: Jouvenceaux – Sportinia chairlift
Operating period: 18th to 19th July, 25th July to 23rd August
Lift opening times: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Prices: single ascent € 10 – day pass € 20 – 2 day pass € 38 – 3 day pass € 50 – 6 day pass € 70 – season pass € 150.
(lift pass covers both Sauze and Sestriere lifts)
Promotion: free use of the Sauze d’Oulx, Sansicario and Sestriere chairlifts for children born in or after 2012 and disabled badge holders.
“Alpi Motor Resort” comprises 6 all-day itineraries for 4×4’s, quads and motorcyles taking in the most panoramic viewpoints in the area. The routes are along the old military dirt roads which wind through the valleys, plateaus, villages and pastures, and include the spectacular Assietta Road, Colle del Sommeiller and beautiful Colle delle Scale.
Cyclists and Motorcyclists
In the hotel, cyclists and motorcyclists are very welcome. For safety we have a mountain bike shed in the garden, and motorcyclists have the possibility of parking in the garage. For the most affectionate mountain bikers, there is also the possibility of keeping the bike in your hotel room with you.
We have a small covered area where you can take care of bike maintenance, as well as a water pump-spray for cleaning purposes.
Throughout the month of July, there are special discounted hotel prices for cyclists, with a minimum 3 night stay.
See our Special Offers page for details.