MOTOTOUR 06 - Pont-Saint-Martin – Verrès
dal 01/05 to 31/10
Departure:Municipality of Pont-Saint-Martin – Piazza IV Novembre
Arrival:Municipality of Verrès – Highway on-ramp
Ideal for those who love hill-climb routes, on fast and comfortable roads, where you can hug turns and curves over breathtaking views. It’s no surprise that this is a fixed stop in the Aosta Valley Rally.
A recommendation for the connoisseur: Make a stop at Arnad and request some of the famous lard. Spicy and flavored with mountain herbs, the “Lard d’Arnad” adds to any dish an authentic taste, the taste of the Aosta Valley. In 1996 it received the Protected Designation of Origin. Every year, on the last Sunday in August, the traditional “Féhta dou Lard” [“Lard Festival”] unfolds, which attracts thousands of tourists.
A charming scenic road descends from the 5,380 feet of Col di Joux to Saint-Vincent, exclusive town overlooking the central valley, known as the “Riviera of the Alps” for its special climatic conditions. The ideal location to spend a few days of vacation in absolute relaxation, but also just for a pleasant break before you get on the road to the bottom of the valley: It’s the right time for a pizza, an ice-cream, a stroll through the elegant streets of the center and – why not?- a short trip to the slot-machines.