Dolomites, Italy

Dolomites - Italy

Trans Dolomites Cycling Tour

Guided 8+ days

Ride through the spectacular UNESCO-labeled landscapes of the Italian Dolomites. Each day incorporates famous mountain passes and sections of Giro d'Italia routes that will leave you breathless and wanting to come back for more!

Style
Road cycling
Gain
16 500 m
Distance
565 km
Level
Difficult

Tour overview

TRAVERSE THE MIGHTY ITALIAN PEAKS

Cycle from Monte Zoncolan in the Carnic Alps to the Italian Alps and the mighty Passo Stelvio, passing iconic Giro d’Italia climbs along the way.

Discover the Sella Ronda’s beauty and climb the Mortirolo with Pantani’s ghost. On the Stelvio’s slopes, channel your inner Dumoulin. 611 spectacular kilometres and over 17,000 metres of ascent: 14 Italian mountains to cross off your bucket list.

All you have to think about on this tour is having fun. Our trip support is second to none, and we take pride in having a high staff-to-guest ratio. We handle everything so you can enjoy the ride of a lifetime. 

Start point
Ovaro
End point
Bormio
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Venice Airport
Flying out
Milan Malpensa Airport

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Mountain pass in the Dolomites - Itlay

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.

  • 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

    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 Accommodation

7 Nights in Amazing Locations

You will be staying in various hotels throughout your trip in beautiful locations along the route All the hotels have been carefully selected and chosen for their warm hospitality & attention to detail. So sit back and relax and let us take care of you.

Hotel La Perla 4*, Ravescletto

The 4-star Hotel La Perla offers a complete wellness centre and a restaurant serving a varied breakfast and Friuli specialities.

Hotel Villa Alpina 3 *, Cortina

Stay in the heart of the buzzing ski-town of Cortina in this pretty, family run hotel with Alpine views.

Hotel Gran Ciasa 4 *, Colfosco

2 Nights

Hotel Gran Ciasa is 200 m from Colfosco’s ski slopes. Rooms feature a balcony with panoramic views of Mount Sassongher and the Sella Mountain Group.

Hotel Magdalener Hof 3*, Bolzano

1 Night

Stay in this quiet hotel on the edge of Bolzano & enjoy great views of the Dolomites. Relax in the pool or head out to soak up some city culture!

Hotel San Lorenzo 4*, Bormio

2 Nights

San Lorenzo is in the centre of Bormio, it has an excellent restaurant, and wellness area which includes a sauna, a Turkish bath, a salt room and comfortable lounge areas.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Ravascletto to Cortina
  • Distance
    96 km
  • Elevation
    2700 m

We will ride 96km of beautiful scenery and elevation to get the legs pumping to Cortina which is a Cortina d’Ampezzo is a ski resort region in northern Italy. It’s part of the Dolomiti Superski area so the views will be impressive. 

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] airports

Flying in

Fly in airport options: Meet at Venice Airport 

When best to arrive: 10am

Where the tour starts: Mont Zoncolan

Transfers: Included

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Milan

When best to depart: 14:00

Where the tour ends: Milan

Transfers: Included

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Hotel San Lorenzo - Dolonites, Italy
    7 Nights Accomodation

    7 nights accommodation in 3* & 4* hotels

  • Ride Guide and Support Vehicle

    You will have experienced guides riding with you and a trip leader in a support vehicle with tech support and ride nutrition throughout the tour.

  • Airport Collection & Drop-off

    Our team will fetch you at the start and drop you off on the last day of the tour.

  • Traditional spanish tapas selection
    Meals

    Full board – breakfasts, picnic lunches, ride nutrition & evening meals. **Drinks are excluded from meals.

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. We have suggested which flights and airports are best suited for this tour but should you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Health Insurance

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

Extra
Bike Rental
Benefit from a hassle free travel by renting a bike for your trip!

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, you can rent one and benefit from a 10% discount as being a part of this tour.

The options range from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.

All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-30 or 11-32 cassettes and with a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly to ensure maximum comfort for the duration of your trip.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or any preferred choices.

Factor VAM 02

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Single Room Upgrade

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €799 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. You can select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

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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