Join us on this Dolomites cycling holiday and take home memories for life…
A unique opportunity to visit and cycle Italian Dolomites.
The ultimate five days of Dolomites cycling holiday riding in the tracks of the pro-peloton on some of the most famous and picturesque stradas and passes of the Giro d’Italia.
The Dolomites are widely regarded as being among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world. Their intrinsic beauty derives from a variety of spectacular vertical forms such as pinnacles, spires and towers, with contrasting horizontal surfaces including ledges, crags and plateaux, some of the rock cliffs here rise more than 1,500m and are among the highest limestone walls found anywhere in the world.
A great diversity of colours is provided by the contrasts between the bare pale-coloured rock surfaces and the forests and meadows below. On evenings as the day draws to a close and the shadows lengthen over the valley you are treated to a unique magical phenomenon and one which never ceases to amaze onlookers… the “alpenglow”, or “Enrosadira” where the peaks of the Dolomites glow in different tones of red, yellow, pink and orange.
Dolomites Cycling Holiday
|Start Date: 30 July 2023||Total Distance: 490km||Six Nights 5*****||HC Score: ⛰⛰⛰⛰⛰
|Total Ascent: 14,427m||Highest Point: 2,326m||Price: £1,495||Thrill Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ride your bike on the roads of legends on our Dolomites cycling holiday adventure
Arrival Day > Sunday, 30 July – 🚗 Arrive to accommodation at Alleghe… the heart of the Dolomites (approx 2hr drive from VCE airport), prepare bikes before trip briefing and possible leg sharpener before evening dinner.
Day One > Monday, 31 July – 🚲 52mi [76km] Passes ⛰⛰⛰ Pordoi [HC], Campolongo , Passo Fedaia (Marmolada) [HC] / +6,072ft [+2,145m]
Day Two > Tuesday, 1 August – 🚲 65mi [105km] Passes ⛰⛰⛰⛰ Marmolada [HC], Sella , Gardena [HC], Valparola [HC] / +8,940ft [+3,229m]
Day Three > Wednesday, 2 August – 🚲 71mi [121km] Passes ⛰⛰⛰⛰ Falzarego [HC], Tre Croci , Giau [HC], Rifugio Auronzo selle Tre Cime de Lavaredo  / +10,570ft [+3,925m]
Day Four > Thursday, 3 August – 🚲 42mi [70km] Passes ⛰⛰ Staulanza [HC], Duran [HC] / +5,600ft [+1,975m]
Day Five > Friday, 4 August – 🚲 67mi [112km] Passes ⛰⛰⛰⛰ Valles , Rolle [HC], Aurine [HC], Cereda  / +8,428ft [+3,200m]
Departure Day > Saturday, 5 August – ✈ Return Home
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✅ 5***** Bed & Breakfast Accommodation (six nights)
✅ Cycle Guide(s)
✅ Full Vehicle Support including Driver/Mechanic
✅ First Aiders
✅ Official Giro d’Italia Merchandise
✅ Incredible scenery riding beautiful marble smooth roads
Flights, Transfers, Lunches, Evening Meals
You should plan your flight into and out of Venice Marco Polo International Airport [VCE].
Arrival day to the event is Sunday, 30 July and departure date is Saturday, 5 August.
Participants should ideally plan to seek airport car rental for the duration of the trip. This will help you with your transfers and also give you freedom of travel outside of your cycling. We do not recommend relying on public transport for your transfers during this event.
Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged on request – please note, this will be an optional extra with a supplementary fee (POA).
Climate & Kit
We can expect warm, sunny weather, however we should expect slight temperature drop and cool conditions on the mountains (800m+) and possible precipitation at altitude – Remember to bring layers – not heavy coverings. A full kit list will be issued in your ‘Joining Instructions’ document after your application. We will be glad to discuss any aspect of kit and your bike with you, please call us anytime with any questions.
Fitness & Training
This is a level 4 cycle event. You will be capable of riding comfortably upto 120km in a day and/or used to riding distances upto 90km over hilly terrain – minimum.
We will provide a ten week cycling plan which should help see you well on your way to tackling the slopes of the Dolomites, however joining a trip like this, training is all about hill stamina and cycling on gradients – so find hills and keep riding.
If you have any doubt as to your fitness regarding participation in this event please give us a call and we will be more than happy to chat with you.
You should arrive with a good spec road bike. Ideally a make and model of good reputation and provenance. Gears for cycling gradients of up to 15% and brakes to keep you safe on the down hill! Your wheels again should be good quality and all braking surfaces checked before arriving. Tyres should be 100% EXCELLENT condition – any doubt, install new ones before arriving.
If you have any questions regarding the suitability of your bike please contact us – more than happy to help.
Bike rental by third party partner is available on request.
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5***** Dolomites Cycling Holiday
Where You’ll Be Staying…
Your stay in the Dolomites is in the beautiful village of Alleghe, a charming mountain village located in a unique natural setting overlooking the extraordinary lake Alleghe (formed by a landslide in 1771), right in the geographic heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
Surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is one of the many ski resorts of the ‘Civetta’ ski area in the context of the prestigious Dolomiti SuperSki, the largest ski area in the world with more than 1250 km of always perfectly-groomed ski slopes and 450 ski lifts accessible with a single ski pass!
Your lodgings for the week are at the prestigious Hotel La Maison Wellness & Spa a few revolutions from lake Alleghe, where you will be welcomed and cared for by the family owners. Their passion and enthusiasm for hospitality will ensure all your needs are met. Comfortable Junior Suites, equipped with king size Simmons beds, delighting you with a tasty breakfast buffet, the secret to starting any day of cycling. Not to mention the wellness center including sauna, Turkish bath, hydromassage tub with cervical waterfall, thermal cabin and area reserved for face and body treatments, the ideal environment to indulge in rest and relaxation after a good day in the saddle.
Enjoy riding in the tracks of cycling legends as you imagine the excitement and atmosphere of the Giro d’Italia while you cycle the iconic climbs and passes of the spectacular Dolomite Alps on this 5***** fully supported cycling holiday. Just bring your bike and relax, ride and enjoy the beauty and the splendour of six days cycling in the Italian Alps…
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Dolomites Cycling Holiday
30 July – 5 August 2023