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Trek Travel Climbs of the Italian Dolomites Cycling Vacation
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Classic Climbs: The Dolomites Bike Tour

Stelvio, Mortirolo, Gavia, Giau, and the Sella Ronda

Breathtaking scenery, challenging terrain, and warm Italian hospitality combine to create a unique cycling experience on our Dolomites bike tour. The landscape of the famed Dolomite and Ortler Alps mountain ranges 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. Book your trip with confidence »
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Trip Wows
Discover the amazing scenery of the beautifully rugged Monti Pallidi
Ride the storied climbs of the Giro d'Italia including Passo Sella, Stelvio, Mortirolo, and Gavia
Savor the hearty local cuisine, blending Italian and Austrian flavors
Learn about the local unique culture that's practically a trip back in time
Meet the proud people of the Dolomiti and discover a different, relaxed way of life
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Classic Climbs: The Dolomites Bike Tour
Loved the cycling, routes were amazing, guides were perfect, hotels were great and the food was deliciously all week. It all adds up to a perfect vacation and one we'd gladly do again. Our three guides were absolutely the best!
-Karl S., Trek Travel Guest

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Belluno Train Station at 11:00 AM on the first day of your Dolomites cycling tour. 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 onto a beautiful 10 kilometer switchback road that joins up with the main corridor back to Arabba. From Arabba, you'll ascend the backside of Campolongo for four kilometers and then enjoy a glorious descent to your home for the next three 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.

Today's Ride:

Alleghe to Corvara
Approximately 20 mi | 32 km and 3,700 ft | 1,128 m

Hotel:

Hotel la Perla

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, get ready for one of the most scenic loops in road cycling! Wake up to a six kilometer mellow ascent of Passo Campolongo, then descend into Arabba. From there enjoy 20 kilometers of rollers to the base of Passo Giau. After a grueling 10 kilometer climb up the pass averaging a 9% grade, celebrate the climb with a hearty lunch on the summit while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Dolomites peaks all around. After a long sweeping descent, hit the climb of Passo Falzarego. This Pass is steeped in cycling history and people still speak of the incredible battle on this climb between Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali in the Giro d’Italia way back in 1946. At the Falzarego summit, push on for a little over a kilometer to reach the highest point at Passo Valparola, a strikingly beautiful pass rising up to to 7,113 feet from dense woodland into a rocky landscape framed by giant mountains. Finally return to Corvara and take some time to relax at the hotel, maybe with a spa session. Tonight you'll dine at a restaurant of your choice—perhaps a pizzeria or a trattoria will satisfy your cravings this evening?

Today's Ride:

Corvara to Passo Giau to Falzarego and Valparola Loop
Approximately 52 mi | 83 km and 8,190 ft | 2,497 m

Hotel:

Hotel la Perla

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today you'll experience one of the most memorable rides of your life cycling the famed Sellaronda, a classic tour over the most celebrated four passes through a scenery that genuinely deserves the word "dramatic" as you circumnavigate the Sella Massif. The green pastures and beautiful fresh air will complement the vividness of the remarkable pale mountains. The four passes on the route are regular highlights in the Giro d’Italia, and three of them exceed 6,800 feet. Whether it is skied or hiked, cycled on road or on trail, the Sellaronda is an achievement worth boasting about! 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.

Today's Ride:

Sella Ronda Loop
Approximately 32 mi | 51 km and 5,500 ft | 1,679 m

Avid Option:

Sella Ronda Loop with Gardena return
Approximately 44 mi | 70 km and 7,445 ft | 2,286 m

Hotel:

Hotel la Perla

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

A private morning shuttle will take 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 at the summit, you'll 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 fantastic cycling destination. This afternoon, relax in the hotel spa or maybe 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. This evening, meet your group and enjoy a hearty traditional dinner at the hotel before a restful and well-deserved sleep.

Today's Ride:

Spondigna to Bormio via Passo Stelvio
Approximately 30 mi | 49 km and 6,180 ft | 1,886 m

Hotel:

Hotel Baita dei Pini

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Today is your chance to climb the mighty Mortirolo and Gavia, undoubtedly some of the most challenging climbs in the world of cycling. 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 loose elevation, you’ll have a chance to spin out your legs. Arriving at the base of 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 seven and a half 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—Gavia. It's a long steady climb and despite the pain its gradients put you through, its rugged landscape with the white lake at the summit will soothe your soul forever. We'll celebrate your successful ascent at the top with a warm beverage at the welcoming Rifugio Bonetta. You’ll descend back to Bormio and wrap up this epic day - and trip - with a cocktail at the hotel followed by a farewell dinner in town. Cin cin!

Today's Ride:

Bormio to Passo Mortirolo & Passo Gavia Loop
Approximately 70 mi | 112 km and 10,700 ft | 3,273 m

Hotel:

Hotel Baita dei Pini

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After filling up on a bountiful mountain breakfast, you're invited to take your pick from a range of different activities. Enjoy an early morning climb up to the Torri 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 warning tower at the summit before descending back to the hotel. Alternatively, opt out of the ride for a leisurely morning at the hotel, with a slow breakfast and maybe head into Bormio to do some shopping. After your perfect morning, you will bid your guides farewell at 11:30 AM at the Hotel Baita dei Pini. You will then shuttle 45 minutes to the Tirano train station and arrive at approximately 12:15 PM. Trains run from here to Milan every two hours, where there are easy connections to all major Italian cities. Please don't book any trains before 13:00. For further information please see www.TrenItalia.com.

Today's Ride:

Bormio to Torri di Fraele Return
Approximately 18 mi | 28 km and 2,900 ft | 892 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hotel La Perla

Corvara, Italy

Leading Hotels of the World Logo Luxury Accommodation | This family owned 5-star 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. Breakfast is a feast for the eyes and for the palate, offering everything you could think of, while enjoying a fantastic view of the Dolomite peaks. The wellness center offers a full range of spa treatments and guarantees your stay will be relaxing and rejuvenating.
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Hotel Baita dei Pini

Bormio, Italy

Explorer Accommodation | Baita dei Pini represents its four stars well with a commitment to creating a relaxing stay, always with the authentic hospitality that only the Italians know how to share. Here, you will be welcomed like family, in a quaint mountain resort that has been hosting cyclists for decades. Perfectly situated in the middle of the most epic riding that the region has to offer, it makes for a perfect combination of comfort and sport. 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.

What's Included

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Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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New Trek Domane SL 7 in 2023

New for 2023! Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. Trek Bikes just launched the all-new Trek Domane and you can ride it on trips in 2023. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business. Available starting in 2023 trips. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Five nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, three lunches, and four dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $240-$300 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip. 
  • 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.

More Information

Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
71,5 kilometers / 39 miles
TOTAL MILES:
429 kilometers/ 235 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,990 meters / 6,531 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
11,945 meters / 39,190 feet
TERRAIN: MOUNTAINOUS
The terrain is challenging and climbs can range from three to 15 miles in length at a variety of grades. The routes include an average of two to three climbs per day. Our Dolomites bike tour is best suited for our Type 4 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also 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.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
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:
  • Puglia
  • Tuscany
  • Prague to Vienna

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer 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.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Avid Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Marco Polo Airport (VCE) or Malpensa Airport (MXP)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Belluno train station, Italy

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Malpensa Airport (MXP)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:15 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Tirano Train Station, Tirano, Italy

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your Dolomites bikes tour, 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.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Belluno Train Station (Stazione di Belluno 32100) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the Dolomites bike tour. 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 first 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.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:30 AM at the Hotel Baita dei Pini. You will then shuttle 45 minutes to the Tirano Train station and arrive at approximately 12:15 PM. Trains run from here to Milan every two hours, where there are easy connections to all major Italian cities. Please don't book any trains before 1:00 PM. For further information please see www.TrenItalia.com.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Daytime temperatures can reach 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) 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. Mountain weather conditions can change dramatically from one hour to the next. For example, in just a few minutes a thunder storm can roll in when the sky was perfectly clear, and in just a few hours the temperatures can drop from extremely hot temperatures to temperatures that are below freezing. Therefore, we recommend bringing a variety of cycling gear, from cold weather, to wet weather, and warm weather. Please, be prepared by bringing layers for cool descents and rain gear for possible rain showers. Layers are key when riding in the mountains! Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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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 archaeological artifacts and 16th- and 17th-century paintings by local artists. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

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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 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 Theater 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:

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Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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