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Riding a bike on an ancient 'Salt Road' in the Maritime Alps

RIDING A BIKE ON AN ANCIENT 'SALT ROAD' IN THE MARITIME ALPS

Italy - Maritime Alps / Km 100

 

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A motorcycle tour on the historic dirt track 'Road of Salt' that winds through the Maritime Alps offering amazing views

Main country to visit: Italy

All countries: Italy, France

All areas: Alps, Maritme Alps

Distance: 100 km

Category: Self-drive Tour on Dirt Roads

Highlights: Maritme Alps, Limone Piemonte, Colle di Tenda, Via del Sale, Salt Road

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RIDING A BIKE ON AN ANCIENT 'SALT ROAD' IN THE MARITIME ALPS

The Road of the Salt (Via del Sale in Italian) is a route that winds through the Maritime Alps and the Ligurian Alps on the border between Piedmont, Liguria, and France.

Long ago when the salt extraction from the Ligurian Sea and the salt trading were flourishing activities, many caravans of merchants transported this precious product from the coast to the north and to the Po valley crossing the Maritime Alps tracing several gravel tracks over the mountains.

Over the centuries, salt lost its preciousness becoming much less valuable and these routes fell into disuse. Thanks to tourism and especially to tourism by motorcycles that brought "back to life" this area featuring these gravel routes, making it one of the most fascinating areas in the world for motorcyclists. Of course, the beautiful views of the Alps you can enjoy riding your bike here had a great contribution as well to that.

The tour "Riding a bike on an ancient 'Salt Road' in the Maritime Alps" follows an itinerary suitable for motorcycles generally used on dirt roads. Anyway, our route is bypassing some difficult stretches of the main "Road of the Salt" suitable more for 4x4 vehicles than for two-wheelers, in addition, in this way, you will have more fun to ride your motorbike following an itinerary concerned with motorcyclists.

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The main features of our tour are:

- Departure and arrival: Limone Piemonte (I) located about 8 miles (13 Km) north from Colle di Tenda where the dirt road begins
- The entire route is 61 miles (98 km) long and about 50 miles (80 km) of that is on a gravel road
- We recommend riding suitable motorcycles made for these kinds of roads like enduro bikes but also large twin-cylinder enduro motorcycles with passengers on board could be a choice. Dowelled tires are recommended as well.
- The average off-road riding experience is required.
- The Salt Road is under the authority and care of the local tourism company therefore a toll must be paid. Near Colle di Tenda, just where the paved road ends and the gravel road begins, there is the box office where you can make the payment.

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Summary:

Departure: Limone Piemonte (I) (default)

Arrival: Limone Piemonte (I) (default)

Things to visit:

Main country: Italy - (Maritime Alps)

Countries the tour goes through: Italy, France

Areas the tour goes through: Alps, Maritme Alps

Highlights: Maritme Alps, Limone Piemonte, Colle di Tenda, Via del Sale, Salt Road

Distance: 100 km

Dates of Departure:
This is a Self-Guided Trip (means "individual") so you can leave on the date that is most convenient for you, no need to adapt to pre-set dates.

Supposts:
- Roadbook: all necessary digital files plus high resolution tour maps are included in the Roadbook Package. Please, check here in details:
- Details:
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Title: Riding a bike on an ancient 'Salt Road' in the Maritime Alps

Category: Dirt Roads 'Self-Guided' - Italy

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Publication date: 22/05/2020

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