7-days/ 6-nights

Into the Dolomites

STARTING PRICE

$2499

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 Fedaia
Passo Pordoi
Passo Gardena
Passo Sella
Passo Pordoi
Passo Falzarego
Passo Giau

Overview

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June - Standard trip dates
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2024
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2024
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2024
July - Standard trip dates
Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2024
Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2024
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2024
August - Standard trip dates
Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2024
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2024
September - Standard trip dates
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2024
Sep 23 - Sep 29, 2024
Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2024
October - Standard trip dates
Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2024
Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2024
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DURATION

7-days/ 6-nights

STARTING PRICE

$2499
June - Standard trip dates
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2024
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2024
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2024
July - Standard trip dates
Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2024
Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2024
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2024
August - Standard trip dates
Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2024
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2024
September - Standard trip dates
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2024
Sep 23 - Sep 29, 2024
Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2024
October - Standard trip dates
Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2024
Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2024
Custom trip dates available!
Contact us for details.
Pick-Up Location
Treviso
Drop-off Location
Venice/Treviso Airport
Overnight
Soligo-2nights
Cortina d'Ampezzo-2nights
Corvara-2nights
Terrain
road
Distance
266‑548km
Elevation
5,310‑13,960m
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
  • Pick-up and transfer from the airport to the pick-up hotel (also if arriving in advance of trip start)
  • Support with set-up of rental bike, or assembly/disassembly of own bike
  • Orientation meeting on day 1
  • All on-trip luggage transfers
  • Daily on-trip van support
  • All on-trip transfers
  • 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
  • Post trip drop off at the airport

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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
(163m)
Salita dei Mondiali
(148m)
Ca' del Poggio
(131m)
Overnight
Soligo
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
62.5‑93.1km
Elevation
780‑2,010m
Combai-from Guia
(228m)
Pianezze-from Valdobb.
(971m)
Overnight
Soligo
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
31.2‑81.7km
Elevation
530‑2,770m
Misurina-from Auronzo
(525m)
Passo tre Croci-from Misurina
(185m)
Passo Cibiana
(781m)
Passo Staulanza
(950m)
Overnight
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Day
4
Conquer 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
39.3‑67.3km
Elevation
820‑1,450m
Passo Cimabanche
(247m)
Misurina-from Carbonin
(334m)
Passo tre Croci-from Misurina
(185m)
Overnight
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Day
5
Into the 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
37.7‑91.4km
Elevation
1,170‑3,240m
Passo Falzarego-from Cortina
(901m)
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
(88m)
Passo Giau-from Cortina
(1,102m)
Passo Campolongo-from Arabba
(279m)
Passo Fedaia
(1,030m)
Overnight
Corvara
Day
6
Sella Ronda & 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
51.7‑115km
Elevation
1,680‑3,470m
Passo Campolongo-from Arabba
(279m)
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
(88m)
Passo Falzarego-from Cortina
(901m)
Overnight
Corvara
Day
7
Giulan!

After a last breakfast, it’s time for the transfer back to Venice for your trip home or further explorations in the area. Giulan! (Ladin) = Thank you! (English)

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