La Via del Sale

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La Via del Sale [The Salt Road] is an old trade route that runs through the Maritime Alps, which used to be used to transport that precious mineral from the Ligurian sea to the Po’ valley. A gravel track, which now sees much fewer travellers, that meanders its way between the French and Italian border was the perfect route for three friend looking for adventure.

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The trip is immortalised by Simone’s friend and professional photographer, Paolo Ciaberta.

Simone’s Stelbel Nina was designed to be the ultimate travel bike; fast and performant, and like all Stelbel frames was custom made to measure, something that was particularly important for Simone, as he is tall with a very long torso and arms.

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