Sometimes you start a journey with the sole aim of setting out, trying to nourish an ambitious idea that has yet to take shape.
Sometimes you start a journey with only two certainties: rainy weather and a close-knit group of mountain bikers.
In these circumstances, Elena, Alfredo and I ventured out to explore some mountain areas on our bikes, staying at charming facilities immersed in nature in Valle d’Aosta.
Unsurprisingly, we started at a traditional and renowned agriturismo in a village near Aosta, Maison Rosset in Nus, managed with care by Camillo.
On the first part of the trail we escaped the rain that subsequently accompanied us on the last stretch up to Rifugio Magià at 2,007 meters. Dario and his daughter Manuela, who in winter remain connected with the rest of the world only through a cross-country ski trail that leads to Saint-Barthélemy, welcomed us to their little corner of paradise. Fire, warmth and good food would reenergize us for the challenging second day.