From Venice to the Dolomites Bike Day


A beautiful detour before the Dolomites Bike Day

June 19th - June 23th 2024

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.

Find out more about the Veneto Region

Find out more about the Dolomites

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.
  • 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.

Tour Map

Trip at a Glance

Start Location:
Finish Location
Days Riding:
Total Distance:
196km - 297km
Total Climbing:
4767m - 7290m


Salita del Collalto
Salita dei Mondiali
Montello Presa 14
Passo Falzarego-from Pocol
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
Passo Giau-from Pocol
Passo Campolongo-from Arabba
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
Mür dl Giat
Passo Valparola-from Falzarego
Mür dl Giat

Day by Day Breakdown

Warm-up in a Cycling Paradise
 Jun 19

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.

Intro to the Dolomites
 Jun 20

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!

The Sellaronda and beyond
 Jun 21

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.

special event
 Jun 22

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!

 Jun 23

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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Quite challenging
Quite challenging
Medium climbs, some longer days
50-100km/day | 800-2000m climbing/day

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