Dolomites Bike Tour


Best biking tour at Dolomites, from Cortina to Sellaronda passes, through Misurina Lake and Marmolada. Food & Wine cycling trip at mountain!!

Ready to dive into the spectacular Dolomites World Heritage site? Embark on a pleasant bike tour through breathtaking mountain scenery, onion-domed churches, quaint mountain villages, orchards, vineyards and castles. Explore one of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges by bike: Pedal through Alpine pastures and picturesque mountain villages, Climb all the famous passes of Maratona delle Dolomiti as well as Giro d’Italia bike race, and ride to crystal clear lakes.

Highlights

  • Uncover the colorful history and culture of Italy and Austria’s best-kept alpine secret
  • Tranquil biking amid valleys and storybook villages framed by magnificent limestone peaks
  • Pedal on bike paths past meadows strewn with wildflowers and filled with locals tending the rich soil
  • Wonderful regional wines, including vernatsch, lagrein and gewürztraminer
  • Enjoy a warm welcome at luxurious family-run hotels and savor gourmet dinners

Day by Day 

DAY 1 Nice to bike you at Dolomite
Meet at Venezia airport or Bolzano station Transfer to San Candido Bike-fitting session & test ride on cycling path towards Austria – here atop Italy’s rugged rooftop, a surprise awaits: a network of cycling routes and bike paths that keep us from traffic. 44 km gentle downhill Explore the picturesque village and enjoy the welcome dinner Sole Paradiso

DAY 2 Sesto & Dante di Cadore – Distance 74 km/ 46 mi
Today a first touch of Dolomite Cycling. Across Sesto and start your first climb to pass Monte Croce, now pedal downhill for 11 km through forest. Pass some little villages, after 50 km in Padola stop for lunch and at “Re del Gelato” to reward yourself. Back to hotel you can relax muscles dipping into the river skirting the garden: best therapy!

DAY 3 Bike ride Cortina & Lake Misurina – Distance 75 km/ 46,5 mi
Today’s ride will take you to the main fancy town of Dolomite Cortina. Take the flat bike path to Dobbiaco to warm up, then climb inside the forest and mountains. No words are needed to describe this tour, the remarkable landscape speaks for itself: Tre Cime “three peaks”, Lago di Misurina,one of the best lake of dolomite, unique panorama.

DAY 4 The painful day: bike ride to Alta Badia – Distance 60 km/ 37,5 mi
Warm up on bike path to Dobbiaco, Monguelfo, Valdaora skirting the lake. Once in Valdaora and cross the village start the climb to Pass Furcia. It is about 14 km uphill – breathtaking panorama – at bottom of Plan de corones. Once at the top after 33 km of ride start the long downhill to Marebbe and Longega and now easy ride to Badia.

DAY 5 Sellaronda: 4 passes on the heaven – Distance 66 km/ 41 mi
Corvara, Passo Gardena, pass Sella, passo Pordoi, Arabba, Pass Campolongo. This is the classic circuit around the heart of the Dolomites: it is definitely a “must-ride” for those who love bikes and the mountains! You will be contending with four passes that surround the majestic summits of the Sella Group and lead to four Ladin valleys.

DAY 6 Marmolada – Distance 92 km/ 57,5 mi
Campolongo, passo Fedaia, passo Sella Fedaia bike Tour: this is a challenging circuit that covers various Dolomite passes, including Passo Fedaia -world-famous for the Giro d’Italia and because it is situated at the foot of the Marmolada alpine glacier.

DAY 7 Passo Giau Tour – Distance 78 km/48,5 mi
San Cassiano, passo Valparola, passo Giau, Canazei. Passo Giau Tour: The circuit features two very challenging climbs: the first, from San Cassiano to Passo Falzarego; the second, from Selva di Cadore to Passo Giau, with a maximum slope of 14%. A highlight of this tour is the breathtaking 360° view of the Dolomites from Passo Giau. Farewell dinner!

DAY 8 Arrivederci! transfer to Venice airport or Bolzano train station

All tours offered are customizable.

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Cost Euro 2,950 p/person

Price Based on double occupancy, single supplement 550 Euro
Tour Name: Dolomites Bike Tour
Tour Type: Guided Bike Tour
Inclusions:

  • Seven nights in superior hotels and breakfast
  • Seven dinners
  • Snacks and drinks along the way
  • All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
  • All Shuttles and technical assistance
  • Support Van, all baggage transfer
  • Experienced english speaking guides
  • Bike Tour Sardinia water bottle
  • Sales taxes

Not included: Airfare to Italy, lunches, 2 dinners, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature, bike rental.
Bike Rental
Touring/hybrid bike: euro 140 p/week
Race bike: euro 180 p/week

Difficulty: Challenging, climbs and long downhills
Total distance: 275 miles
Daily Mileage: 45 mi on mountainous or hilly terrain with some climbs. Additional mileage upon request
Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Date 2017:
June 23th to 29th

Tour customizable in late June, July and August.

NotesOur daily itinerary of cycling is designed to be a vacation, not a race! Our pace is relaxed in order to enjoy the scenery which is gently rolling terrain with some hills. We will cover an average of 30 to 35 miles a day. Advanced cyclists who want to do more are accommodated, and backup transportation and support is always available.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Day 1, 2 & 3 Hotel Sole Paradiso, San Candido

Surrounded by woods and the Dolomites, Park Hotel Sole Paradiso is in the village of San Candido, at 1,175 m above sea level. all rooms are uniquely furnished. Guests enjoy free access to the wellness centre, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. This gem-hotel is family-managed since 1882. The Ortner family take pride in offering South Tyrolean hospitality and cuisine

Day 4, 5, 6 & 7 Hotel Melodia del Bosco, Alta badia

bike tour sardiniaHotel Melodia Del Bosco in Alta Badia, is a fully renovated hotel that combines design and natural materials. Its elegant rooms are decorated with light-wood furniture, and each one comes with a balcony, a wellness centre is complete with free sauna, Turkish bath and gym. Italian and South Tyrol cuisines

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