Beautifully majestic and a naturally spectacular landscape as far as the eye can see
Conquer the forboding yet favorite mountain of road cyclists
It's the perfect formula for an unforgettable cycling vacation
It's a test of willpower as you battle your way up the mountain.
Savor the Italian flavors, local produce and wine
Cycle as much or as little as you want, support is always on hand
Pay homage to one of Italy's cycling legends
Feel the wind whizz by as you gracefully speed on the mountains

Biking Tours Italy: The Dolomites

Duration
7 days
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Summon your inner cycling legend to pedal the grueling, gorgeous passes of the Dolomites. Follow several of the Giro d’Italia routes, breathe in the refreshing mountain air and bask in the stunning surroundings as you ride through the Alps. Throw into the mix some delicious Italian cuisine, exquisite wines and charming hotels and you have all the ingredients for the trip of a lifetime.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
    Alpine
  • Distance
    162.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    38.5 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    7 days
  • Main Destination
    Dolomites
  • Distance
    162.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    38.5 miles
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
    Alpine

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Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Touchdown in Borgo Valsugana

    Journey through the unforgettable mountain scenery of the Dolomites and be charmed by the city of Borgo Valsugana as you arrive. This Venetian style city is renowned as a place of history and art. After checking into your hotel, meet the tour guides and fellow participants before going through a briefing of what to expect.

    Following this, everyone will head out for a lovely dinner, prepared using local produce. Combine that with some gorgeous local wines from Trentino.

    • Dinner
  2. Day 2Pedaling the picture perfect Passo Manghen

    It’s the first official day of riding, and it’s a real humdinger; you'll tackle the famous Passo Manghen, one of the notable passes of the Giro d’Italia.

    The action gets underway as you begin a 23.5km (15 mi) ascent. The gradient here ranges from 7% to 15% with a difference of altitude of 1,629m (5,334 ft). It’s a tough climb but the spectacular views and cool mountain air will make every single rotation of the pedals well worth it.

    The final descent offers some welcome respite as you fly down the hills just like the pros and head to Val di Fiemme. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious Italian aperitif amidst the stunning backdrop of mountains all around you.

    • 43.5 miles
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  3. Day 3Psyching yourself up for the spectacular Sella Ronda loop

    Many iconic moments are packed in this Dolomites tour; today offers up another. You warm up for the 66km (41 mi) loop of the Sella Ronda. This route is revered by cyclists, so much so that twice a year the roads are closed to traffic for the Sellaronda Bike Day.

    Within the loop there are four passes: Passo Gardena, Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi and Passo sella. Each varies in difficulty and presents a new view of the spectacular Dolomites.

    Feel a sense of history as you cycle along famous ascents that have been graced by so many legendary riders in the Giro d’Italia over the years.

    Completing the loop will provide an overwhelming sense of achievement.

    • 41 miles
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  4. Day 4Keep those wheels turning to Alleghe’s amazing lake

    Every day of this ride is a battle for the legs; to stay fresh, today there is less distance covered, a mere 55km (34 mi).

    Leaving Val di Fassa, the group heads south into the verdant valley of San Pellegrino. The greenery is stunning approaching the pass. Unlike previous lengthy passes this baby is just 12km (7 mi) long, with an average gradient of 6.8% and a difference in altitude of 778m (2,552 ft).

    Riding this stage, you'll switch regions from Trentino to Veneto. With that comes another gorgeous sight: the enchanting lake in the village of Alleghe.

    This spot is perfectly situated on the lake, at the bottom of Mount Civetta. It’s an excellent place to put your feet up, admire the views and bust out the camera before taking some well-deserved rest.

    • 34.2 miles
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  5. Day 5Delicious cuisine awaits after the twin passes of Giau and Falzarego

    Today’s turn on the bike includes Passo Giau and Passo Falzarego. Each requires fortitude but the gorgeous surroundings are worth it. The climb up Passo Giau is punishing with a length of 10.5km (6mi) and an average gradient of 9.1%. Passo Falzarego is less demanding and leads into the extraordinary Val Badia, the valley of Ladins.

    A pit stop gives you a chance to explore local culinary traditions and chow down on some tasty food.

    • 34.2 miles
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  6. Day 6One last push towards the final glory

    The last stage lets you tackle the famous Passo delle Erbe; unlike its predecessors, it's split into three parts.

    The first part is the hardest of the trio as you tackle 6km (4 mi) with a gradient ranging from 8% to 15%. Next, a 3km (2 mi) descent, allowing you to recuperate for the final push: 6km (4 mi) up to the top. After reaching the summit, savour the whooshing descent down to beautiful Bressanone.

    • 40.4 miles
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  7. Day 7Transferring back to Trento

    The time has come to say your goodbyes. Enjoy one last breakfast with your tour teammates before transferring back to Trento and heading off to your next destination.

    • Breakfast