7-day Dolomites Biking Trip through 9 Passes
Duration: Multi day (7 days) Difficulty: Advanced
Why we love this tour
Road bike for 7 full days across 9 Dolomite passes for 11,000 meters of stunning routes through the jagged peaks of the Dolomites.
- Bike through incredible mountain passes
- Explore passes through hills and valleys
- Cycle through the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Experience the Tyrol region's culture and cuisine
- Ride past WWI battle sites
- Tours with local guides through small towns
See for yourself why the Dolomites are known as one of the greatest cycling areas in the Alps. The mountains' incredible rocky peaks and sprawling meadows create beautiful scenery to challenge your biking skills. Make stops in small villages in the Tyrol region of Italy to get to know the local culture and try the delicious cuisine. During this incredible week you will climb passes Tre Croci (1,805m), Giau (2,230m), Gardena (2,137m), Sella (2,240m), Pordoi (2,242m), Falzarego (2,105m), Erbe (2,000m), Fedaia (2057m), and Campolongo (1875m).
The following is your itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive in Alta Badia Ski Resort Hotel in San Cassiano: Enjoy the stunning drive from the airport before you check in at the Alta Badia hotel, the accommodation for the whole trip. The hotel provides you with breakfast and dinner for the entire trip. Take in the views of the surrounding Dolomite peaks, and perhaps you can take a warm-up ride around the Val Badia valley. Overnight in hotel in San Cassiano
Day 2: Sella Group tour: Climb 4 passes around the gorgeous circular massif of the Sella Group in the heart of the Dolomites: Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella and Passo Gardena. The Sella Group is a must for biking and mountain enthusiasts. Level: medium; Distance: 52 km; Uphill: 1800 m
Day 3: Col di Lana Massif and Sass de Stria Tour: Ride around the Col di Lana massif for views of the Livinallongo valley. This valley was the site of intense WWI battles between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces, and you can still see a huge crater caused by a bomb explosion. From the hotel, cycle up to the town of Corvara on the Passo Campolongo and then descend to the village Arabba. Finally, return to Alta Badia via the Passo Valparola. Overnight in San Cassiano. Level: medium; Distance: 51.6 km; Uphill: 1670 m.
Day 4: Passo Giau Tour: Tackle tough uphill sections to get to Passo Falzarego and Passo Giau, one of the most visited Dolomite passes, with 14% maximum inclination. The route is demanding, yet you reach incredible views of the Ampezzo Valley, the Croda Rossa mountain at almost 2,965 m, and the Averau mountain at 2,659 m. Overnight in San Cassiano. Level: difficult; Distance: 75.2 km; Uphill: 2860 m.
Day 5: Tre Cime Lavaredo Tour: A shuttle takes you to Cortina d’Ampezzo where you start the route to Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the famous trio of peaks. Then transfer back to Cortina where you can ride around the peaceful Lake Misurina or take a very challenging uphill ride to a stage of the famous Giro d’Italia cycling race. If you prefer to rest, enjoy a rest with some strolling and shopping in the center of town. Overnight in San Cassiano. Level: difficult; Distance 55 km; Uphill: 1750 m
Day 6: Marmolada Glacier tour: This challenging day takes you through passes with some tough inclinations, including Passo Fedaia at a mean 12%. This pass is well-known as a stage in the Giro d’Italia race. Cycle to the bottom to reach the Marmolada Glacier. The only glacier in the Dolomites gives it its nickname of "Queen of the Dolomites." Overnight in San Cassiano. Level: difficult; Distance: 85.0 km; Uphill: 2400 m
Day 7: Passo delle Erbe tour: Ride down to San Martino, ascend the Passo delle Erbe, and take in the incredible Putia massif and lush mountain meadows along the way. After some relaxing time at the alpine hut Ütia de Börz, cycle to the town of Chiusa to reach the Passo Gardena, a path of many hairpin turns that opens up to a remarkable view of the Saslong mountain. Overnight in San Cassiano; Level: difficult; Distance: 105 km; Uphill: 2800 m
Day 8: After seven adventure-filled days, the trip concludes and the group parts ways.
After a week of exploring the heart of the Dolomites, you'll remember this Italian mountain range as a region of unbeatable views, incredible nature, and endless cycling adventure.
Need to know before you go
The trip runs from May to September with a minimum of 4 participants and maximum 8.
Previous cycling experience is preferred.
Minimum age is 18 years old. Kids 15-18 years old may join, but only with their parent or guardian.
It is required to use a helmet, glasses, gloves and have a water bottle and energy bars.
You must have trekking shoes or strong gym shoes suitable for pedaling. If you use clip-in pedals, are allowed only for participants with suitable gear.The minimum age for this tour is 18.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
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