6-days/ 5-nights

From the Dolomites to the Stelvio Bike Day

©David Marcu

STARTING PRICE

$1999

An incredible collection of bucket list climbs awaits on this pilgrimage from the spectacular Dolomites to the car-free Stelvio Bike Day.

Bucket List Climbs
Passo Giau
Passo Campolongo
Passo Gardena
Passo Sella
Passo Pordoi
Passo Giau
Passo Falzarego
Passo Gardena
Passo dello Stelvio
Passo Gavia from Bormio
Passo Mortirolo

Overview

TRIP DATES
Aug 28
to
Sep 2, 2024
August - Standard trip dates
Aug 28 - Sep 2, 2024
- Standard trip dates
Custom trip dates available!
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DURATION

6-days/ 5-nights

STARTING PRICE

$1999
August - Standard trip dates
Aug 28 - Sep 2, 2024
- Standard trip dates
Custom trip dates available!
Contact us for details.
Pick-Up Location
Venice/Treviso Airport
Drop-off Location
Venice/Treviso Airport
Overnight
Corvara-2nights
Merano-1nights
Bormio-2nights
Terrain
road
Distance
320‑487km
Elevation
7,600‑12,810m
Difficulty
Very Climby

This 5 night/6 day starts with a visit to the cycling mecca of Corvara to discover the mythical Sellaronda route. A scenic route along the valley to Meran follows with the only thing that can beat a ride up the Passo dello Stelvio; doing it when only bicycles are allowed!

Top off your bucket list with an epic loop that takes in both the Passo del Mortirolo and the Passo Gavia. Epico.

Included in this trip

  • 5 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
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2024
Through Cortina into the heart of the Dolomites

Leaving Treviso, a scenic transfer has you saddling up in picturesque San Vito di Cadore. From here, a dedicated bike path leads to the mountain town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, where a quick Espresso on the Corso Italia will get you ready for the main challenge of the day, the Passo Falzarego. One last effort up to the Passo Valparola and you'll enjoy a spectacular downhill into La Villa for the last gentle uphill stretch into Corvara.

The mountain goats have the option of bypassing the Falzarego and taking on the 'easier' side of the Passo Giau before continuing to Arabba and climbing the Campolongo into Corvara.

Distance
48‑78km
Elevation
1,400‑2,590m
Passo Falzarego-from Pocol
(565m)
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
(88m)
Overnight
Corvara
Day
2
Thursday, Aug 29, 2024
Sellaronda ride with an Option up the Passo Giau

Today is your day to experience “the most beautiful bike ride in the world”, the Sellaronda. You will cover off many of the most recognized climbs in the area, including the Passo Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella, and Gardena.

There is also the option to combine the Sellaronda with the Passo Giau, whose challenging ascent is rewarded by some of the most breathtaking views to be had in the Dolomites.

Distance
52‑114km
Elevation
1,780‑3,600m
Passo Pordoi-from Arabba
(650m)
Passo Sella-from Pian Schiaveneis
(430m)
Passo Gardena from Plan de Gralba
(246m)
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
(88m)
Overnight
Corvara
Day
3
Friday, Aug 30, 2024
From the Val Badia to Merano

The main challenge on this day comes early, with a climb out of Corvara up to the Passo Val Gardena. From here it's all downhill until meeting the Eisack River Valley, where the route flattens out and follows a bike path to Bolzano which is reached around the 40-mile mark.

Leaving Bolzano the route joins another riverside bike path, this time next to the river Adige, for a beautiful mostly flat run all the way to Merano. Round out the day with a visit to Merano's renowned thermal baths, or drop by the Forst Brewery for a cool one.

Distance
93km
Elevation
920m
Overnight
Merano
Day
4
Saturday, Aug 31, 2024
Your Stelvio Bike Day

This special free-from-cars day starts with a nice warm-up along the Adige River Valley to Prato dello Stelvio, where a small bike festival in the main square will put you in the right mood for the challenge ahead.

From Prato allo Stelvio you will join the procession of two-wheeled enthusiasts as you tackle the infamous switchbacks that lead to the Stelvio summit.

Congratulations, you have conquered one of THE iconic ascents of the cycling world! Take a moment to soak it all in before enjoying the equally spectacular descent into Bormio.

Distance
97km
Elevation
2,600m
Special Event
Overnight
Bormio
Day
5
Sunday, Sep 1, 2024
From Challenging to Epic

For your final day, it’s up to you how challenging you want to make it.

For some inviting switchbacks and great views, there is the loop out to Laghi di Cancano. A more challenging option is to take on the Gavia Pass from its easier side via Madonna di Campiglio.

The Queen Stage loop is nothing short of monumental, taking on first the relentless Passo del Mortirolo before following up with the grand finale, the Passo Gavia from the classic side out of Ponte di Legno.

Back in Bormio, enjoy one last evening of guilt-free culinary pleasures in this quaint, cycling crazy town.

Distance
30‑105km
Elevation
900‑3,100m
Laghi di Cancano
(642m)
Passo Gavia from Ponte di Legno
(1,448m)
Overnight
Bormio
Day
6
Monday, Sep 2, 2024
Arrivederci, until the next epic adventure!

After breakfast, a transfer takes you back to Treviso or Venice for your trip home or further exploration in the area. What does your bucket list look like today?

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