Pila landed itself squarely on the map by hosting a round of UCI Downhill World Cup in 2007 and 2008. Sam Hill demolished the field in both events.
While the bike park that sits high above Aosta, just the Italian side of Europe’s tallest peak, is the perfect way to smash out the runs in its infamous dust, there’s more to the Aosta Valley that just the bike park. Pete followed Ben Jones and co. to find out where the gold lies.
Big thanks to Ben Jones MTB for showing us the gold. If you missed out on our previous story from this trip, you can check out Gold Rush and Hannibal’s Elephants here.
Ben offers trips in both France and Italy as well as Scotland, full details can be found here.