From Venice to the Dolomites Bike Day

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STARTING PRICE

$1849

A beautiful detour before the Dolomites Bike Day

Bucket List Climbs
Passo Giau
Passo Gardena
Passo Sella
Passo Pordoi
Passo Falzarego
Passo Campolongo
Passo Falzarego

Overview

TRIP DATES

From
19 Jun
-
23 Jun, 2024

DURATION

5-days/ 4-nights

STARTING PRICE

$1849
Pick-Up Location
Treviso
Drop-off Location
Venice/Treviso Airport
Terrain
road
Distance
196‑297km
Elevation
4,767‑7,290m
Difficulty
Quite challenging

Before you take advantage of a car-free ride in the Dolomites, take advantage of the great scenery, towns, and rides along the way.

Many have heard of the Prosecco as a great wine region; fewer are aware that it is a great place to ride a bike, too. Often overshadowed by the Gironas and Mallorcas of the world, the Prosecco possesses such a great variety of beautiful routes it would be a shame to not include it in any visit to the Dolomites. 

This itinerary provides a great prelude to the Dolomites Bike Day, a special experience that is not a race but rather a celebration of bicycles and the mountains. Before reaching the Dolomites, savor some of the best riding anywhere in the world, and take on a few challenging climbs, as well.

Included in this trip

  • 4 nights accommodation in select boutique hotels including breakfast.
  • All transfers, incl. pick-up from and drop-off to the airport.
  • Support with set-up of rental bike, or assembly/disassembly of own bike.
  • Orientation meeting on day 1.
  • All on-trip luggage transfers.
  • Daily CyclingHero van support.
  • Exclusive access to the CyclingHero Companion App with daily multiple route options and local insights.
  • Access to Hammerhead Karoo-2 bike computer with pre-installed CyclingHero route options.
  • Bike box storage for the entire duration of the trip.

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Day-to-Day Schedule

Day
1
Warm-up in a Cycling Paradise

From Treviso, the hometown of Pinarello, a short ride brings you past the beautiful Pinarello flagship store located just outside of town. The route then heads to the edge of the Montello where there is the option to stretch the legs on the climb that featured in the 1985 World Championship Road Race.

After passing over the Piave River at Ponte della Priula it's time to enter the Prosecco Hills via a climb up to the beautiful Collalto castle before reaching the charming village of Soligo.

Distance
43.9‑81.9km
Elevation
330‑760m
Salita del Collalto
Distance
4.2km
Elevation
163m
Salita dei Mondiali
Distance
2.7km
Elevation
148m
Montello Presa 14
Distance
3.2km
Elevation
207m
Day
2
Intro to the Dolomites

A morning transfer of around 1 1⁄2 hours will bring you to the starting point at San Vito di Cadore, where a short warmup ride leads to the chic town of Cortina, a spectacular launching pad into the Dolomites. From here the real climbing begins as the route climbs to the Passo Falzarego, then a short way further the Passo Valparola, before descending into La Villa for the last gently uphill stretch into Corvara. For the mountain goats, a more challenging option is available that first takes in the ‘easier’ side of the Passo Giau before taking on the Passo Falzarego.

Welcome to the Dolomites!

Distance
48‑78km
Elevation
1,400‑2,590m
Passo Falzarego-from Pocol
Distance
10.1km
Elevation
565m
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
Distance
1.1km
Elevation
88m
Passo Giau
Distance
9.7km
Elevation
896m
Day
3
The Sellaronda and beyond

Called the “Most Beautiful Bike Ride in the World”, the Sella Ronda is the perfect way to round out a wonderful week of riding. Starting in Corvara, the first climb tackled is the Passo Gardena, which rewards with fantastic views of both the Alta Badia and Gardena valleys. A stepped descent down to Plan de Gralba and it's time for the Passo Sella, which winds its way past the “Città dei Sassi” or “City of Boulders” on its way to the top. After descending back down in the direction of Canazei, the route once again turns towards the skies for the third challenge, the Passo Pordoi, before a 33 switchback roller-coaster descent to Arabba.

Those with relaxation on their minds can head over the last climb of the day, the Campolongo, and return to Corvara. Those wanting to stay out longer can continue down the valley to Andraz to take on the Falzarego climb, followed by the short but punchy “Mur de Giat” in La Villa before returning to Corvara.

Distance
52‑85km
Elevation
1,637‑2,540m
Passo Gardena
Distance
9.3km
Elevation
599m
Passo Sella
Distance
5.4km
Elevation
373m
Passo Pordoi
Distance
11.7km
Elevation
774m
Passo Campolongo-from Arabba
Distance
3.6km
Elevation
279m
Passo Falzarego
Distance
10.7km
Elevation
703m
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
Distance
1.1km
Elevation
88m
Mür dl Giat
Distance
0.3km
Elevation
42m
Day
4
The Dolomiti Bike Day Event

Enjoy cycling utopia. Although no vehicle support will be available due to the restricted traffic, CyclingHero will be present on their bikes to help make sure you have a fantastic day. See you there!

Distance
52km
Elevation
1,400m
Special Event
Passo Campolongo
Distance
5.9km
Elevation
353m
Passo Falzarego
Distance
10.7km
Elevation
703m
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
Distance
1.1km
Elevation
88m
Mür dl Giat
Distance
0.3km
Elevation
42m
Day
5
Arrivederci!

After a last breakfast, it’s time for the transfer back to Venice for your trip home or further explorations in the area.

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