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Dolomites - Italy

Tour of the Dolomites

7 days | Italy | €1195

Explore and ride through the spectacular UNESCO-labeled landscapes of the Dolomites with a choice of passes and climbs each day.

Distance
630 km

Gain
12,200 m

Temp
14°C

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Overview

Distance

630 km

Gain

12,200 m

Temperature

14°C

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 round trip starting and ending in the capital of the Dolomites, Bolzano.

Our Tour of the Dolomites discovers this amazing mountain range. 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.

On top of that, you will 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 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! 

"And into the mountains I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."

Highlights of your trip

UNESCO World 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.

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, immense forests, green valleys and orchards covering the plains.

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.

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 15 degrees. You will be exposed to typical mountain weather with mostly sunny conditions and clear skies. Winter months can see snow and get close to 0 degrees.

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.

46.4102° N, 11.8440° E

There's even more to discover on your trip.

Accommodation

Comfortable 2-3* Hotels

All the hotels 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

Breakfasts, picnic lunches, and dinners from a 3 to 4-course menu are included over the 6 nights. All you need to worry about it what you want to drink with each meal.

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

What’s included in your trip

Guide and Support

Trip leader in support vehicle, luggage transfers, GPS tracks provided

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)

What's not included.

International flights & transfers

Airport transfers are available at an additional cost

Insurance

Please organise suitable travel insurance

Additional excursions

Visits to museums, monuments and sites are not included

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.

5 September 2021 11 September 2021

€1,195.00

22 August 2021 28 August 2021

€1,245.00

19 September 2021 25 September 2021

€1,195.00