Prosecco Hills and the Dragone Gran Fondo
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.
Aug 28th - Sept 1st 2024
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.
- Guaranteed entry to the event.
- 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.
- 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.
Trip at a Glance
Day by Day Breakdown
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’.
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.
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.
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.
After a last breakfast, it’s time to head back to Venice for your trip home or further explorations in the area.