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Dolomites - Italy

Cycling The Dolomites and Stelvio 🇮🇹

7 Days | Road | Guided | $1581

Take on the arc of the Alpines. Conquer Italy. Discover empty tarmac. This is a ride of a lifetime, so why not make it epic? Trieste to Chiavenna, East to West. The Italian Alps are calling...

Distance
675 km

Gain
9,000 m

Road
Road

Temp
23°C

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Overview

Overview

Tackle the famous cols in the Italian Alps for an ultimate test

Flying in:

Milan/Venice

Start point:

Trieste

Flying out:

Milan/Bergamo

End point:

Chiavenna

These are the roads that every cyclist dreams about. The Triglav, Dolomites and Stelvio Traverse Tour takes a section of the east-west crossing of the Alpine arc. In 7 days, you’ll cycle some of the best roads of the Italian Alps, rack up 675 km under your belt, and climb an astonishing 9,000 metres along the way.

From the lovely town of Trieste on the shores of the Adriatic Sea to Chiavenna, north of Lake Como in Lombardy. Cross the most stunning UNESCO labelled mountain landscapes and capture views across the Triglav National Park in Slovenia, the Julian and Carnic Alps, the fantastic Dolomites and finally the Ortles range.

Enjoy endless climbs and perfect roads on the Stelvio, Gavia, Maloja and the many Dolomite passes. Convinced you yet? We’ll see you on the roads.

Highlights of your trip

Discover Italy's Alps

Italy isn't the first place to come to mind when someone mentions The Alps. Also known as "the sunny side", riding Italian roads is a dream for every road cyclist.

Quiet Roads

These alpine roads are yet to be discovered by the masses. So you'll have the 50 plus 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. Each day offers new discoveries across this seven-day tour.

Destination

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.

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.

45.6495° N, 13.7768° E

There's even more to discover on your trip.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Comfortable 2-3* Hotels

All the hotels and guesthouses along the route are in a comfortable 2-3* range.

They are all well-positioned for the start and end of day riding, complete with secure bike storage.

A support vehicle will be assisting you for the entire trip, moving your bags between the locations and ensuring you can fully relax after reaching the next stop.

Accommodation

Meals Included

This guided tour includes all meals.

Breakfasts, picnic lunches, and dinners from a 3 to 4 course menu are included over the 8 nights. 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.

Program

Program

Day 1

Trieste – Tolmin

Distance

120 km

Altitude Gain

400 m

Distance

120 km

Altitude Gain

400 m

Kick the trip off as you mean to go on! We’ll meet up with the group in Trieste and get our bikes set to go.

Passes to stretch the hamstrings:

  • Prosecco Pass
  • Col Pass (863m)

Highlights of the day:

  • Beautiful views over the Adriatic Sea
  • Taster of Slovenia and the luscious forests
  • Incredible views over the Alps over the Slovenian hills
  • Rolling flat roads following the Idrijca river
  • Hairpins carving through forests

Day 2

Tolmin – Moggio Udinese

Distance

100 km

Altitude Gain

1,400 m

Distance

100 km

Altitude Gain

1,400 m

Day 3

Moggio Udinese – Tornede

Distance

90 km

Altitude Gain

1,600 m

Distance

90 km

Altitude Gain

1,600 m

Day 4

Tornede – Campitello di Fassa

Distance

80 km

Altitude Gain

2,400 m

Distance

80 km

Altitude Gain

2,400 m

Day 5

Campitello di Fassa – Naturno

Distance

100 km

Altitude Gain

600 m

Distance

100 km

Altitude Gain

600 m

Day 6

Naturno – Predamio

Distance

85 km

Altitude Gain

1,000 m

Distance

85 km

Altitude Gain

1,000 m

Day 7

Predamio - Chiavenna

Distance

100 km

Altitude Gain

1,700 m

Distance

100 km

Altitude Gain

1,700 m

Essentials

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, 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, 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 transfer takes time.

What’s included in your trip

Guided tour

Trip leader in support vehicle and GPS tracks provided

Support vehicle

To bring your luggage and be there in case you need any help

6 Nights Accomodation

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

All Meals

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

Daily Baggage Transfers

A support vehicle will transport your luggage in between hotels, so you only have to carry a small day bag with you on the rides

Mechanical support

To ensure your bike runs smoothly

Extra

Bike rental

Only €260 for the entire trip

High quality carbon bikes are available for rental from €260 for the tour duration as not always is getting your own gear to another country suitable for you. To make sure you get the maximum from your tour, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of kit.

Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. Price includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.

Carbon Road Bike

Made fit for you and in perfect condition

More things to maximise your trip

EXTRA

Airport transfers

Just €140 both ways

Transportation for you and your bike from Milan / Bergamo / Verona Airport to the start point and back. We meet you and we drive you back, so you can have full peace of mind. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

EXTRA

Extra nights before and after the tour

€190 per person for 2 nights

The tour starts in the morning and ends in the evening, plus the transfers take time. We recommend that you fly in the day before and fly out the day after. Together with our transfers, this ensures seamless travel experience for you.

EXTRA

Single accommodation

€240 for 2 nights

If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an an extra €240 for the trip duration you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

What's not included.

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.

Choose when you want to travel

After selecting the date of travel, you will be able to enter the detail of who is traveling and see further options for accomidation and cycle hire, subject to the operator.

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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Saturday

3 Jul 2021

Friday

9 Jul 2021

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Sunday

25 Jul 2021

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31 Jul 2021

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Sunday

15 Aug 2021

Saturday

21 Aug 2021

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Sunday

29 Aug 2021

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4 Sep 2021

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Sunday

12 Sep 2021

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18 Sep 2021

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