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Dolomites - Italy

Dolomites & Triglav Traverse: Grand Adventure Cycling Tour

Guided 7 days

Take on the arc of the Alpines by road bike. Conquer Italy and discover empty tarmac. Push yourself to the max on this ride of a lifetime. From Trieste to Chiavenna, east to west, the Dolomites are calling.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
9,000 m
Distance
675 km
Level
Difficult

Tour overview

Take on some of the most famous cols in the Italian Alps on this ultimate road bike adventure.

The Triglav, Dolomites and Stelvio Tour traverses the Alpine arc from east to west across 7 days. You’ll ride some of the most incredible roads in the Italian Alps that most cyclists only dream about, add 675 km to your mileage, and climb a hair-raising 9,000 metres along the way.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites offer mountain-scapes and panoramic views that take your breath away, such as the Triglav National Park in Slovenia, the Julian and Carnic Alps and the Ortles mountain range. 

From Trieste on the shores of the Adriatic Sea to Chiavenna just north of Lake Como, enjoy majestic climbs and unspoilt roads as you take on legendary passes such as the Stelvio, Gavia, Maloja. Convinced? The roads are waiting.

Start point
Trieste
End point
Chiavenna
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Milan/Venice
Flying out
Milan/Bergamo

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Multiple Mountain Ranges

Also known as "the sunny side", riding Italian roads is a dream for every road cyclist. This tour also crosses the looming Dolomites from east to west.

Quiet Roads

These alpine roads are yet to be discovered by the masses. You'll have the 50+ hairpins on the Vrsic Pass bordering Slovenia pretty much to yourself!

Experience New Cultures

Experience the diverse cultures of the Italian, Slovene, and Tyrolian regions on this epic cycling route. Every day offers new discoveries across this 7-day itinerary. Expect to feel welcomed in every place you visit.

Tour destination

DOLOMITES – ITALIAN ALPS – ITALY

A UNESCO destination that truly lives up to its reputation – this alpine spine of Europe covers diverse terrain, offers jaw-dropping views, and offers a challenge for every road cyclist. Taking on the Dolomites and Italian Alps should be done at least once in everyone's life. Over seven days, you will pass between Slovenia and Italy, ride on the edge of Switzerland, and see across to Austria. Breathtaking is an understatement.

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  • Weather

    Prepare well for your chosen season. The climate is moderate with highs of around 15ºC with mountain conditions, mostly sunny and clear skies. Winter months can see snow and get close to 0ºC.

  • Terrain

    A mix of fearsome and inviting terrain — there is something for everyone here. Take on the rugged terrain of the mountains for a real test of your fitness and skills, or opt for the more gentle passes and explore the area.

  • Culture

    This tour dips in and out of several cultural regions. Italian, Slovene, Tyrolian, Austrian – you'll experience it all! All along the route, there are crossovers in folklore, cuisine, and culture from all the bordering nations.

Accommodation during your tour

Comfortable 2-3* Hotels and Guesthouses

Each night we’ll sleep in a different 2 or 3 star hotel or guesthouse along our route, all of which offer a very pleasant stay after a full day of riding. We choose the accommodation based on its location and proximity to the start and end of each route and each location includes secure bike storage facilities so you can focus on some well-deserved R&R.

A support vehicle will be assisting us for the entire trip to move your bags and belongings safely between each location.



All Meals Included

This seven day tour includes all breakfasts, picnic lunches, and dinners from a 3 to 4 course menu, so all you need to decide is what to drink with each meal. We also recommend you bring your favourite gels and energy bars in case you need a mid-ride boost.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Tolmin – Moggio Udinese
  • Distance
    100 km
  • Altitude Gain
    1,400 m

Time to get serious. Day 2 offers a choice of several passes, so if you’re feeling brave, take your adventure to the next level and bask in the panoramic descents having climbed the 1,000+ metres to the top of these epic mountain roads.

 

Highlights:

  • Peaks of the Triglav National Park
  • Lake Predi nestled peacefully in a valley
  • Long, winding descents on the Paso di Nevea
  • Steep hairpins through the Triglav National Park

Passes:
Passo di Predil (1,156 m)
Passo di Nevea (1,190 m) – optional
Vrsic Pass (1,611 m) – optional

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport options: Milan or Venice.

When best to fly in: in the evening the day before the tour starts.

Where the tour starts: we meet at 9:00 in Trieste

Transfers: we highly recommend you book an optional airport transfer that we offer, this way we can guarantee a seamless and hassle-free travel experience.

Extra nights: we recommend you book an optional extra night in Trieste that we offer; the tour starts in the morning and you’ll want to be fresh!

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Milan or Bergamo.

When best to fly out: in the morning the day after the tour ends.

Where the tour ends: in the afternoon in the town of Chiavenna.

Transfers: we highly recommend you book an optional airport transfer that we offer, this way we can guarantee a seamless and hassle-free travel experience.

Extra nights: we recommend you book an optional extra night near the airport that we offer; the tour ends in the afternoon, packing up and transferring takes time.

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • 6 Nights Accomodation

    6 nights in 2-3* hotels, double room with en-suite facilities (single room available as an extra)

  • Traditional spanish tapas selection
    All Meals

    6 breakfasts, 7 picnic lunches, 6 dinners (3 to 4 course menu)

  • Guide and Support

    Trip leader in support vehicle, luggage transfers, and tech support throughout the tour

  • GPS Tracks

    Comprehensive navigation app for smartphones, a detailed digital road book with routes, and GPS tracks

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. Please follow our advice about which flights will be best suited for this tour. Reach out to us if you have any questions about flights.

  • Health Insurance

    We strongly recommend that you obtain a dedicated health insurance that covers your sport activities. Reach out to us if you have questions about the insurance.

Extra
Bike rental
From only €275 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, high quality carbon bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every hire so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

An Electric Road Bike is also available to rent.

You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. 

CARBON ROAD BIKE

Fitted to you and in perfect condition

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Single accommodation
    €150 per person for entire trip

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €150 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

  • EXTRA
    Airport transfers
    From €140 per person

    Transportation for you and your bike from the nearest airport to the start point and back is available to book for €140 (round trip). You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. Contact us if you have any questions.

  • EXTRA
    Additional nights
    From €190 per person

    The tour starts in the morning and ends in the evening, plus airport transfers take time. We recommend that you fly in the day before and fly out the day after to maximise your trip. You can book these two additional nights for €190 when you proceed to checkout.

Booking options

Choose when you want to travel

Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

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  • Only 30% down payment to secure your place
  • Fair & Transparent Cancellation Policy
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