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Classic Climbs of the Dolomites

Stelvio, Mortirolo, and Gavia

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Breathtaking scenery, challenging terrain, and warm Italian hospitality combine to create a unique cycling experience.

The landscape of the famed Dolomite mountain range offers epic riding as you climb the jagged peaks and legendary roads made famous by the Giro d'Italia. Experience the passion of Italian cycling beneath clear blue skies, as you ride past proud pale mountains and through lush green alpine pastures. This cycling trip offers the very best of the dramatic Dolomites and Italian Alps.
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Belluno, Italy | Bormio (SO), Italy

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2017JulAug

Daily Itinerary


Day

1

Today's Ride:

Alleghe to Corvara
Approximately 20 miles with 3,690 feet of climbing

Description:

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Belluno Train Station at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. From there, your guides will shuttle you to Alleghe where, at the foot of these giant Italian mountains, your Trek Travel guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific tips for the Dolomites. After a leisurely lunch, they will spend time familiarizing you to your Trek Domane for the week, and ensure that you have a comfortable fit. The ride warms up in the valley to Caprile then turns off onto a beautiful 10km switchback road that joins up with the main corridor back to Arabba. From Arabba we'll ascend the backside of Campolongo for 4km and then enjoy a glorious descent into our home for the next 3 nights, Hotel La Perla in Corvara. Enjoy a pre-dinner stroll through this mountain village, as the sun casts its golden light on the beautiful peaks above. This evening, you’ll gather at the hotel and discuss the week ahead before you savor the diversity of flavors from the Italian cucina to fuel up for tomorrow’s adventures.

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Hotel:

Hotel la Perla
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Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

2

Today's Ride:

Corvara to Passo Giau to Falzarego and Valparola Loop
Approximately 50 miles with 8,190 feet of climbing

Description:

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you’ll begin another day of spectacular riding. This is one of the best loops in road cycling. Wake up to a 6km ascent of Passo Campolongo, then descend into Arabba. From there enjoy 20km of rollers to the base of Passo Giau. After a grueling 10km climb up the pass averaging 9% grade, celebrate the climb with a hearty lunch on the summit. Continue the loop passing through Passo Falzarego and Valparola, and finally return to Corvara. Tonight you'll dine at a restaurant of your choice--perhaps a pizzeria or a trattoria will satisfy your craving for the evening?

Hotel:

Hotel la Perla
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day

3

Today's Ride:

Sella Ronda Loop
Approximately 32 miles with 5,480 feet of climbing

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Sella Ronda Loop with Valparola return
Approximately 54 miles with 8,460 feet of climbing

Description:

The Sella Loop will be one of the most memorable rides of your trip as you pedal in the shadows of the Sella Massif and its dramatic, sheer cliffs. The green pastures and beautiful fresh air will complement the vividness of the remarkable grey mountains. The four passes on the route are regular highlights in the Giro d’Italia, and three of them exceed 6,800 feet. These four iconic passes: Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella, and Gardena will reward you with incredible views of the jagged peak of the Sassolungo and breathtaking descents into the valleys below. Enjoy lunch at your own pace today, then toast to some stellar riding over dinner with friends back at the hotel.

Hotel:

Hotel la Perla
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner


Day

4

Today's Ride:

Spondigna to Bormio via Passo Stelvio
Approximately 30 miles with 6,150 feet of climbing

Description:

A private morning shuttle takes you north toward the Austrian and Swiss borders. Along the way you'll see a gradual change in landscape and tempo from the serenity of the quaint mountains to the hustle and bustle of the meeting point between the Venosta and Adige Valleys. Once deep into the Venosta Valley, Mount Stelvio awaits, and the opportunity to climb up its "classic" side. With over 14 miles and 48 switchbacks you'll rise from 3,100 to 9,045 feet to conquer the highest road in the eastern Alps and one of the most beautiful passes imaginable, finishing with endless views into the mountains toward Switzerland from the summit. After a well-deserved lunch you descend to the town of Bormio, located in the Lombardy region of the Italian Alps. It's a famous ski resort that only recently opened as a cycling destination. Relax this evening and enjoy a hearty traditional dinner at your picturesque hotel before a restful and well-deserved sleep.

Hotel:

Hotel Baita dei Pini
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner


Day

5

Today's Ride:

Bormio to Torre di Fraele Return
Approximately 18 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing

Description:

After stocking up on a plentiful mountain breakfast, you're invited to take your pick from a range of different activities. Enjoy an early morning climb up to the Torre di Fraele - where every switchback rewards you with better and better views of the town of Bormio and the stunning scenery of the surrounding Italian Alps. Enjoy impressive views from the ruins of an ancient abandoned fortress at the summit before descending back to the hotel. This afternoon, relax in the hotel spa or maybe head into Bormio to do some shopping. Alternatively, take a revitalizing dip in the town's extensive thermal baths to rest your mind, body and soul in anticipation of tomorrow's epic double ascent of the infamous climbs of Mortirolo and Gavia.

Hotel:

Hotel Baita dei Pini
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Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day

6

Today's Ride:

Bormio to Passo Mortirolo & Passo Gavia Loop
Approximately 75 miles with 11,100 feet of climbing

Description:

Today is your chance to climb the Mortirolo and Gavia. It's a serious challenge after a long week of cycling that will make reaching the top that much sweeter. The route will first take you south and as you lose elevation, you’ll have a chance to spin out your legs. Arriving at the base of the Mortirolo’s classic side will inspire you to push yourself one more time. The narrow, winding road is incredibly steep in parts with an average grade of 10.5% - mercifully the climb is only 7.5 miles. Much of the road weaves through the forest with glimpses of the views below. Your guides will be close by to cheer you on and refill your water as you need it. However, one last climb remains for this trip—the Gavia. It's a long but steady climb, and we'll celebrate your successful ascent at the top. This will be your last mountaintop summit and it promises to be both invigorating and exhausting! You’ll descend back to Bormio and wrap up this epic day - and the trip - with a cocktail at the hotel followed by a farewell dinner.

Hotel:

Hotel Baita dei Pini
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

7

Today's Activity:

Departure

Description:

Try and avoid the tears as you say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at the Hotel Baita del Pini. You will then shuttle 45 minutes to the Tirano Train station and arrive at approximately 10:15 AM. Trains run from here to Milan every 2 hours, where there are easy connections to all major Italian cities. For further information please see www.TrenItalia.com.

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Breakfast



Dates & Pricing

CURRENT PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 5th

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5th - 11th / 7 days / 6 nights
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14th - 20th / 7 days / 6 nights
$3699 / Person, $850 / Single Occupancy
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What does "Single Occupancy" mean?

We understand that some guests find it more convenient and comfortable to have a private room while on vacation. And that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The supplemental charge guarantees a private room without a roommate.

Hotels

Stay at Hotel La Perla on a Dolomites bike tour

Hotel La Perla

Corvara, Italy

This family owned hotel is located in the heart of the village of Corvara. Hotel La Perla is a special place, with incredible attention to detail and comfortable rooms decorated in the regional style. The wellness center offers a full range of spa treatments and guarantees your stay will be relaxing and rejuvenating.
Stay at Hotel Baita dei Pini on a Dolomites bike tour

Hotel Baita dei Pini

Bormio, Italy

The Baita dei Pini well represents its four stars and commitment to creating a relaxing stay with notable hospitality. The hotel has a well-equipped spa and offers excellent cuisine. There are spaces inside and out to enjoy the flowers, views of the mountains, and the traditional style of classic Italian vacations.

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  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Classic Climbs of the Dolomites trip, you will stay in family-owned hotels with gorgeous views of the mountains all around you.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 social hours, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our Classic Climbs of the Dolomites trip, dinner courses offer a variety of Italian specialties and presentation styles. You will notice the influence of the Austrian kitchen and the heartier style of the mountain cuisine. Most of the meals throughout the trip are eaten in the hotels and they all offer choices for a wide variety of palates. Lunch may be a bistro meal, a packed lunch to increase your flexibility during the day, or on your own to explore other options in the region.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 4
  • Average Daily Mileage | 40
  • Terrain | Mountainous
  • Average Daily Elevation | 6,900 ft.

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Classic Climbs of the Dolomites is best suited for our Type 4 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 3 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Type 4+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is challenging. Climbs can range from 3 to 15 miles in length at a variety of grades. The routes include an average of 2-3 climbs per day. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

Daytime temperatures can reach 80F and can increase upwards from there in the low-lying valleys. Temperatures and conditions can change quickly and evenings tend to be cool and fresh. Be prepared by bringing layers for cool descents and rain gear for possible rain showers.

This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination.As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866.464.8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:

  • Provence
  • Tuscany
  • Prague to Vienna

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to the brand new Trek Emonda SLR with Shimano Di2 Electronic shifting or Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels for the ultimate riding experience. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

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In the event that a departure has low enrollment, we will notify guests at 60-90 days before departure to give the option to select a different date with more guests booked. Please do not reserve airfare before confirming your Trek Travel trip.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and provide you with daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

We want you to be prepared and as comfortable as possible throughout each day of your vacation. See our Packing List for more details on what to pack for your trip.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Meeting & Departing

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Venice's Marco Polo Airport (VCE) or Milan’s Malpensa Airport (MXP) and then take a train to Belluno. If you arrive in Milan, we recommend you transfer to Belluno the night before in order to make the meeting time of 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Italian train schedules can be found on www.TrenItalia.com.

Belluno Central Train Station | Belluno, Italy

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Belluno Train Station (Piazzale Stazione, Belluno 32100) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. If you arrive in Venice, there are frequent trains to Belluno. If you arrive in Milan, we recommend you transfer to Belluno the night before in order to make the meeting time of 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Once all of the guests have arrived, your guides will shuttle you approximately an hour to Alleghe to get set up on your bike, have lunch, and start your ride.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hotel La Perla (+39 0471 83 10 00), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. It is possible to take a taxi from Belluno to Corvara for approximately 150 euros.

Tirano Train Station | Bormio (SO), Italy

You will say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at the Hotel Baita dei Pini. You will then shuttle 45 minutes to the Tirano Train station and arrive at approximately 10:15 AM.Trains run from here to Milan every 2 hours, where there are easy connections to all major Italian cities. For further information please see www.TrenItalia.com.

Before: Belluno, Italy

Belluno, the capital of Alto Adige, is a beautiful city with a rich history. Piazza Duomo features a 16th century cathedral and a medieval baptistry as well as a 12th century tower that remains from the original castle. There are renaissance style palazzos and plenty of cafes for people watching around the Piazza dei Martiri. The town also features a museum with a collection of archeological artifacts and 16th and 17th century paintings by local artists. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

Hotel Europa Executive

The new Hotel Europa Executive is a comfortable modern hotel just a few minutes from the Belluno Train Station. Recently built, this hotel blends charm and carefully selected artistic decor with everything a modern four-star hotel can offer.

Via Vittorio Veneto 158 | +39 0437 930196 | www.europaexecutive.it/?lang=en | ~$195

Astor Belluno

A modern four-star hotel in the historical downtown area of Belluno with sophisticated furnishings and relaxing colors, this boutique hotel features 13 suites with the latest in technology.

Piazza dei Martiri, 26/E | +39 0437 943756 | www.astorbelluno.com | ~$170

Park Hotel Villa Carpenada

This 4-star hotel is located in a beautiful garden park with centuries-old trees. It features antique furniture in elegant spaces.

Via Mier 158 | +39 0437 948343 | http://www.hotelvillacarpenada.it/en/ | ~$175

After: Milan, Italy

A lot can be said and written about Milan. A town of ancient origins, founded by the Celts and conquered by the Romans, it saw its splendor increase during the Renaissance when the Visconti family first, and then the Sforza, ruled the city. During this period, the magnificent gothic Duomo was built, and artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante came to work in the city, leaving great masterpieces like the “Cenacolo di Leonardo.” During the Austrian Imperial dynasty of the Hapsburgs, the world-renowned Scala Theatre was created and instantly became the fulcrum of the artistic life of the town. Milan is also an international capital of fashion and design, with a very lively cultural scene. Major theaters and the hundreds of art galleries and events cause visitors to think that Milan never sleeps.We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

Hotel Regina

A small hotel with individually decorated rooms, this four-star hotel has a private interior garden and plenty of charm to add to your enjoyment of Milan. 43 rooms.

via Cesare Correnti, 13 | +39 0258 106 913 | www.HotelRegina.it | ~$395

Hotel Gran Duca di York

The Gran Duca di York is a newly renovated, comfortable and romantic hotel in an 18th century building. Its central location makes this three-star hotel an excellent choice from which to enjoy Milan.

via Moneta, 1 | +39 02 874 863 | www.DucaDiYork.com | ~$425

Hotel Berna

A well-located 4 star hotel within a 5 minute walk to the central station and airport shuttles. It has been recently renovated and makes a convenient stay before flying home.

Via Napo Torriani, 18 | +39 02 677 311 | vwww.HotelBerna.com | ~$378


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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