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Dolomites - Italy

Triglav, Dolomites and Stelvio Traversee

7 Days | Italy |

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

Overview Destination Accommodation Program Essentials
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Overview

Distance

675 km

Gain

9,000 m

Style

Road

Temperature

23°C

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

These are the roads that every cyclist dreams about. The Triglav, Dolomites and Stelvio Traversee 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.

Perfect roads and dramatic vistas

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

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

Comfortable 2-3* Hotels

Stay in comfortable accommodations along the route. All have been carefully selected so you can rest and recovery each day after being in the saddle. They are well-positioned for the tour with secure bike storage for peace of mind.

Each day a support vehicle will carry your luggage on to the next destination so you can just ride with a smaller day back with essentials.

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

What’s included in your trip

Guide and Support

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

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

What's not included.

Flight

Reach out to us to find out which airport is the best to fly into to start your tour off right. Airport transfers can be organised.

Insurance

Travel insurance is essential and we always recommend you carry out your own insurance search for your specific needs.

Bike Hire

Either bring your own bike or use the booking page to add a quality carbon bike. We'll be in touch to ensure suitability and size.

Airport Transfers

Transfers to the meeting point are available upon special request starting from €40. Reach out to us to add on.

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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