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Dolomites - Italy

Tour of the Dolomites 🇮🇹

7 days | Guided | $1556

Explore and ride through the spectacular UNESCO-labeled landscapes of the 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.

Distance
630 km

Gain
12,200 m

Road
Road

Temp
18°C

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Overview

Overview

DISCOVER THE SPECTACULAR DOLOMITES

Flying in:

Milan/Bergamo

Start point:

Bolzano

Flying out:

Milan/Bergamo

End point:

Bolzano

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.

All distances and gains mentioned are at an all-round level. Each day you will have the opportunity to push your rides harder, adding additional routes while keeping with the group itinerary.

Why not combine this with another Alpine tour to make one epic adventure? Contact us to find out more! 

Highlights of your 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 exalted and the humblest: with every col, new vertical cliffs and walls seem to arise from all sides, above Alpine meadows and immense forests.

Destination

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

You must be well prepared for the season in the Dolomites. The climate is moderate with no excessive heat, highs reaching around 18 degrees. You will be exposed to typical mountain weather with mostly 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.

46.4664° N, 10.3705° E

There is 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

Bolzano - Naturno

Distance

90 km

Altitude gain

2050 m

Distance

90 km

Altitude gain

2050 m

Meet with your tour leader and the group at 9 am at the Kohlerer Seilbahn in Bolzano. On special request, we can book the previous nights accommodation for you in Bolzano. As soon as we leave Bolzano, we climb up through beautiful coniferous forests and enjoy the typical Alpine scenery where chalets, mountain hamlets, Alpine meadows, clearings and herds of cows parade along our route.

Passes of the day:

  • Passo delle Palade, 1,518 m

 

Day 2

Naturno - Bormio

Distance

80 km

Altitude gain

2300 m

Distance

80 km

Altitude gain

2300 m

Day 3

Bormio - Madonna di Campiglio

Distance

95 km

Altitude gain

3000 m

Distance

95 km

Altitude gain

3000 m

Day 4

Madonna di Campiglio - Cembra

Distance

110 km

Altitude gain

1600 m

Distance

110 km

Altitude gain

1600 m

Day 5

Cembra - Alleghe

Distance

100 km

Altitude gain

2250 m

Distance

100 km

Altitude gain

2250 m

Day 6

Alleghe - Campitello di Fassa

Distance

95 km

Altitude gain

3000 m

Distance

95 km

Altitude gain

3000 m

Day 7

Campitello di Fassa - Bolzano

Distance

60 km

Altitude gain

700 m

Distance

60 km

Altitude gain

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 / 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 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 Accommodation

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)

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

€180 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

€190 for the entire tour

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

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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Sunday

22 Aug 2021

Saturday

28 Aug 2021

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Sunday

5 Sep 2021

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11 Sep 2021

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Sunday

19 Sep 2021

Saturday

25 Sep 2021

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