Prosecco Hills and the Dragone Gran Fondo - Dolomiti Bellunesi Escape

STARTING PRICE

$1749

Discover the breathtaking Dolomiti Bellunesi on our 5-day cycling adventure through the Prosecco Hills and the challenging Gran Fondo del Dragone. Conquer picturesque routes and embrace the challenge.

Bucket List Climbs
Passo San Boldo

Overview

TRIP DATES

From
28 Aug
-
01 Sep, 2024

DURATION

5-days/ 4-nights

STARTING PRICE

$1749
Pick-Up Location
Treviso
Drop-off Location
Venice/Treviso Airport
Terrain
road
Distance
318‑338km
Elevation
5,245‑5,769m
Difficulty
Very Climby

This itinerary takes in the hilltop town of Asolo before passing through the heart of the Prosecco region and over the impressive Passo San Boldo. Some further exploration of the foothills of the Dolomiti Belunese and its time for the GF del Dragone with its mountain-top finish above Belluno.

Included in this trip

  • All transfers, incl. pick-up from and drop-off to the airport.
  • 4 nights accommodation in select boutique hotels including breakfast.
  • Support with set-up of rental bike, or assembly/disassembly of own bike.
  • Orientation meeting on day 1.
  • All on-trip luggage transfers.
  • Daily multiple route options for rides leading up to the event.
  • Daily CyclingHero van support.
  • Exclusive access to the CyclingHero Companion App with 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 and the Asolo Hills

Leaving Treviso after an optional visit to the beautiful Pinarello flagship store, there is a first taste of the hills in the Montello, before visiting neighboring Montebelluna, the sport-shoe mecca of Italy. A last climb up to Asolo and it's time for evening drinks in the ‘town of 100 views’. 

Distance
65‑85.5km
Elevation
200‑724m
Asolo via Foresto Vecchio
Distance
1.4km
Elevation
93m
Montello
Distance
10.7km
Elevation
259m
Day
2
Prosecco Hills Epic Climb

The morning starts with a little climb up to the Canova monument in Possagno before the route crosses the river and passes through the town of Valdobbiadene, ground zero of Prosecco winemaking. Leaving Valdobbiadene, our next goal for the day is the Passo San Boldo, a 7 km climb on the far end of the Prosecco Valley.

Not the hardest or longest climb in the area, but arguably one of the most spectacular feats of road engineering in the world. From here it's a beautiful downhill and flat run all the way to Belluno.

Distance
78km
Elevation
1,478m
Possagno
Distance
8.3km
Elevation
215m
Passo San Boldo
Distance
6.3km
Elevation
431m
Day
3
The Land of Cycling Heroes

The route today brings you through the foothills just south of the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park to Cesiomaggiore, "town of cycling", and home to the “Museo Storico della Bicicletta”. Although not on a main tourist route, this carefully curated museum has an extraordinary amount of artifacts inside, from the earliest examples of working bicycles to Giro time trial machines. The route then loops back through the picturesque villages of Ponte Mas and Bolzano Bellunese before descending back into Belluno proper.

Distance
57km
Elevation
767m
Day
4
Gran Fondo del Dragone

It's time for the real challenge! Ride the GF del Dragone under the dragon coat of arms and conquest the Nevegal, "The balcony over the Dolomites". The CyclingHero team will be on hand to help with any last-minute requirements before the start, and also at the finish to take part in the festivities. 

Distance
117.7km
Elevation
2,800m
Special Event
Vena d'Oro
Distance
3.3km
Elevation
196m
Tambre climb
Distance
7km
Elevation
556m
Malga Cate
Distance
2.9km
Elevation
146m
Pieve d'Alpago
Distance
5.7km
Elevation
309m
Valmorei
Distance
0.9km
Elevation
453m
Nevegal
Distance
9.1km
Elevation
572m
Day
5
Goodbye!

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

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