Into the Dolomites

STARTING PRICE

$2799

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites. Ride on an unforgettable cycling journey into the heart of these majestic mountains. Discover epic routes and immerse yourself in stunning landscapes.

Bucket List Climbs
Passo San Boldo
Passo Giau
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Passo Falzarego
Passo Pordoi
Passo Fedaia
Passo Gardena
Passo Sella
Passo Pordoi
Passo Falzarego
Passo Giau

Overview

TRIP DATES

Jun

2024

Jul

2024

Aug

2024

Sep

2024

DURATION

7-days/ 6-nights

STARTING PRICE

$2799
Pick-Up Location
Treviso
Drop-off Location
Venice/Treviso Airport
Terrain
road
Distance
207‑505km
Elevation
5,152‑14,288m
Difficulty
Very Climby

If you like climbing and unbelievable views, there is no question that the Dolomites are a cycling paradise. But before diving in, how about a little Aperitivo in the Prosecco Hills? Have no fear, there are sufficiently challenging uphills in this region, as well, and it provides a great prelude to the high mountains.

This itinerary includes a long list of bucket list climbs, including the Passo San Boldo, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Passo Giau, Pordoi, Gardena, and the Fedaia. And the recovery time will be fantastic, as well, with intimate lodgings in the towns of Soligo, Cortina d’Ampezzo, and Corvara.

So, get your climbing legs ready!

Included in this trip

  • 6 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 the Veneto Cycling Paradise

From Treviso, the hometown of Pinarello, a short ride brings you to the beautiful Pinarello flagship store located just outside of town. The route then reaches 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. The more ambitious can take in the Ca' del Poggio climb before reaching the charming village of Soligo.

Distance
43.9‑99km
Elevation
330‑1,020m
Salita del Collalto
Distance
4.2km
Elevation
163m
Salita dei Mondiali
Distance
2.7km
Elevation
148m
Ca' del Poggio
Distance
1.1km
Elevation
131m
Day
2
Prosecco Hills or Epic climbs

From Soligo, the ride starts with a beautiful, mostly flat stretch that hugs the Prosecco Hills. The climbing starts as we approach Valdobbiadene, the most important town in the region and home to numerous well-known vintners.

The more ambitious can head up the challenging Pianezze climb before looping into the vineyards; the less mountainous route follows the ridge road through Guia, which also affords wonderful views of the vineyards below. The last optional challenge of the day, the Passo San Boldo, comes a bit further on after passing the imposing hilltop Castelbrando castle.

The Passo San Boldo climb is not the hardest or the steepest, but its uniqueness becomes clear as you hit the last switchbacks. The road is actually carved into the hillside and makes for an unforgettable riding experience.

Distance
46‑95km
Elevation
420‑1,950m
Combai-from Guia
Distance
6.9km
Elevation
228m
Pianezze-from Valdobb.
Distance
13.2km
Elevation
971m
Passo San Boldo
Distance
6.3km
Elevation
431m
Day
3
Welcome to the Dolomites

After breakfast, a short van transfer touches you down in the small town of Pieve di Cadore. From here there are three ways to get to our base in Cortina d’Ampezzo: Chill, Challenging, and Epic.

-The Chill option follows the dedicated bike path created from the old train route. There is climbing to be done, but it's fairly harmless. This is the perfect option for those wanting to have an easy day and spend the afternoon exploring Cortina.

-The Challenging option heads up the Cadore Valley through Auronzo and climbs steadily up to the highest point at the Tre Croci climb, before concluding with a spectacular downhill into Cortina.

-The Epic option starts easily enough on the same bike path as the chill option but then heads into the hills, tackling first the Passo Cibiana, followed by the Passo Staulanza, and finally the infamous Passo Giau before descending into Cortina. This is a beautiful but challenging route with over 3000 m of climbing.

Whichever route is chosen, the quaint chic of Cortina’s town center will offer a variety of options for an evening Aperitivo and dinner.

Distance
30‑80km
Elevation
640‑3,000m
Misurina-from Auronzo
Distance
8.8km
Elevation
629m
Passo tre Croci-from Misurina
Distance
4km
Elevation
185m
Passo Cibiana
Distance
9.5km
Elevation
781m
Passo Staulanza
Distance
14.2km
Elevation
950m
Passo Giau
Distance
9.7km
Elevation
896m
Day
4
Take on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

This day offers a wonderful loop that allows a lot of flexibility depending on ambition level. Leaving Cortina, all options head North on undulating terrain towards the Pustertal valley. 

The first decision comes at the intersection in Carbonin. You can head directly uphill towards Lake Misurina, or first continue further downhill to the valley town of Toblach (Dobbiacco), where the distinctly Austrian feel reminds visitors that there are only 13 more mostly flat kilometers to the Austrian border. 

After the uphill to Lake Misurina, a harder choice presents itself. Return directly to Cortina, or muster all your remaining strength for an attempt at the mythical Tre Cime di Lavaredo climb, which starts tamely enough, before heading skyward with gradients well into the two digits.

Whichever option is chosen, only one relatively minor climb to the Tre Croci pass remains, and it's a wonderful final downhill back to where you started in Cortina.

Distance
40‑54km
Elevation
915‑1,568m
Passo Cimabanche
Distance
9.2km
Elevation
247m
Misurina-from Carbonin
Distance
5.7km
Elevation
334m
Passo tre Croci-from Misurina
Distance
4km
Elevation
185m
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Distance
6.7km
Elevation
602m
Day
5
Mighty Dolomites

Leaving Cortina, it's time to head into the heart of the Dolomites. The climbing starts shortly after leaving town as the route heads in the direction of the Passo Falzarego. The mountain goats soon have the option of taking a detour up the ‘easier’ side of the Passo Giau before ascending the Passo Falzarego via Cernadoi-Andraz.

Both options then climb a bit more to the Passo Valparola, before descending into La Villa for the last gentle uphill stretch into Corvara. For the bucket list hunters, an option that takes in the Passo Giau, the Passo Fedaia, and the Passo Pordoi is possible. You will not arrive in Corvara feeling climbing deprived!

Distance
36‑92km
Elevation
1,210‑3,200m
Passo Falzarego-from Cortina
Distance
15.5km
Elevation
901m
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
Distance
1.1km
Elevation
88m
Passo Giau-from Pocol
Distance
8.6km
Elevation
716m
Passo Falzarego
Distance
10.7km
Elevation
703m
Mür dl Giat
Distance
0.3km
Elevation
42m
Passo Pordoi
Distance
11.7km
Elevation
774m
Passo Campolongo-from Arabba
Distance
3.6km
Elevation
279m
Passo Fedaia
Distance
13km
Elevation
1,030m
Day
6
SellaRonda & more

Called the “Most Beautiful Bike Ride in the World”, the SellaRonda 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. Those who want to leave it ‘all on the road’ can add on the Passo Giau before doing the Falzarego and returning to Corvara.

Head into town for a last taste of the hearty regional cuisine. You’ve earned it!

Distance
11.4‑85km
Elevation
1,637‑3,550m
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
Passo Giau
Distance
9.7km
Elevation
896m
Passo Falzarego-from Cortina
Distance
15.5km
Elevation
901m
Day
7
Se vedon!

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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