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Dolomites - Italy

Dolomites Discovery: Iconic Climbs Cycling Tour

Guided 7 days € 1,195

Explore and ride through the spectacular UNESCO-labeled landscapes of the Italian Dolomites. Each day offers a choice of passes and climbs to ride. Cycling in the Dolomites, on these perfect roads, will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Style
E-Biking
Gain
12,200 m
Distance
630 km
Level
Difficult

Tour overview

DISCOVER THE SPECTACULAR DOLOMITES

The Dolomites are said to be the most beautiful mountains in the world. The spectacular UNESCO-labeled landscapes of vertical rock walls and dolomite cliffs, jutting out of picturesque Alpine meadows, also offer some of the best road riding on the planet. Join us for a classic 7-day cycling holiday starting and ending in the capital of the Dolomites, Bolzano.

Cycling in the Dolomites allows you to discover this amazing mountain range. Spend a week riding some of Italy’s greatest climbs made famous by the Giro: first the legendary Stelvio and the beautiful Gavia, then the Giau, the Fedaia, at the foot of the Marmolada, the cols of the famous Sella Ronda, and last but not least the Tre Cime.

There’s more. This cycling holiday in Italy lets you enjoy the authentic and warm hospitality of South Tyrol which combines the best of the Italian and the Austrian worlds — especially in culinary terms. If you love Alpine cycling, this Dolomites cycling trip should be on your must-visit list.

Each day you will have the opportunity to push your rides harder, adding additional routes while sticking with the group itinerary. Why not combine this with another Alpine tour to make one epic adventure? Contact us to find out more!

Start point
Bolzano
End point
Bolzano
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Milan/Bergamo
Flying out
Milan/Bergamo

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

UNESCO Heritage Site

The unique rock formations found in the Dolomites make this location truly special. The ecological significance of the pale mountains made this site a UNESCO interest in 2009, being named the world's most beautiful mountains.

All Meals Included

This trip is also a fantastic opportunity to discover rich Italian cuisine. Taste the fresh and local ingredients from continental breakfasts at the hotels, picnic lunches on the road, and refuelling dinners at the end of each day.

Alpine Landscapes

Riding amidst these impressive but peaceful and tranquil giants makes you feel blessed and humble. With every col, new vertical cliffs and walls seem to arise from all sides. Alpine meadows and immense forests roll out.

Tour destination

Dolomites - Italy

The Dolomites are named the most beautiful mountains in the world — it's no wonder why. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you know you will be in for a treat when riding through these impressive routes. Take on top-class cycling destinations filled with beauty, diversity, and a high number of interlinking mountain passes. Along with epic cycling, you will discover a whole world of folklore, culture, and cuisine throughout your journey.

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  • Weather

    Be well prepared for the season in the Dolomites. The climate is moderate with no excessive heat, highs reaching around 18ºC. You'll be exposed to typical mountain weather with sunny conditions and clear skies.

  • 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

    The Dolomites have an incredibly diverse culture thanks to being so close to Austria. There are a lot of crossovers in folklore, cuisine, and culture from the bordering nations. You definitely won't be disappointed.

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 throughout the trip to move your bags and belongings safely between each location.

All Meals Included

This guided cycling tour includes all meals.

Breakfasts, picnic lunches, and dinners from a 3 to 4 course menu are included over the 7 days. All you need to worry about is what you want to drink with each meal.

We also recommend you bring your favourite energy gels and bars to carry with you for a mid-ride energy boost.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Naturno - Bormio
  • Distance
    80 km
  • Altitude gain
    2300 m

Only one col today, but for a good reason. It’s one of the most striking passes in the entire Alpine arc, the Passo dello Stelvio. This is one of the biggest and most proclaimed climbs in the world of cycling…

The countless final hairpins, with the glaciers of the Ortler massif as a backdrop, are an unforgettable moment. At the finish line, the historic centre of Bormio is perfect for a well-deserved drink on the terrace of a café before discovering its narrow streets.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport options: Milan / Bergamo / Verona.

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

Where the tour starts: we meet at 9:00 at the Kohlerer Seilbahn in Bolzano, Italy.

Transfers: we highly recommend you book optional airport transfers 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 Bolzano that we offer; the tour starts in the morning and you’ll want to be fresh!

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Milan / Bergamo / Verona.

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

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

Transfers: we highly recommend you book optional airport transfers 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 Accommodation

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

  • 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
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 BIKE RENTAL

Fitted to you and in perfect condition

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Single accommodation
    €190 for the entire tour

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €190 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

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