For one reason or another, it's taken four years to finally go in search of one of these high mountainous trails.
One popular trail runs from the Torino area to Ventimiglia on the Ligurian Coast. We decided to skip the trail on the plains and start with the mountainous trail that runs along the French and Italian border.
Colle di Tenda
|Passing through Fort Central|
|Coming up to Fort Central|
Bactracking through the Fort, we followed the signs to Valle de Valmasque in French territory. There was the quick way down....
We opted to skirt the hills before heading back to the valley floor and followed the trail past the remains of yet another fort that was used in WW1.Here is a photo of me on the outer wall of the fort.
|A on the fort ruins|
|On the way down, driving on the edge|
|Arriving at the town Tenda before going back into the hills on the other side|
Going through La Brigue towards the Notre Dame des Fontaines we followed the dirt road and signs to Nava. A nice fog was coming in which didn't seem to bother this crazy group who had the fortune, seeing they were on two wheels, to take the Via del Sale from Limone to Ventimiglia.
|Refugio along the way|
|The only female rider we encountered on the trail. Brava!|
|I want that house on the edge of the world.|