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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 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.
Alleghe to Corvara
Approximately 20 miles with 3,690 feet of climbing
Hotel la Perla
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
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?
Corvara to Passo Giau to Falzarego and Valparola Loop
Approximately 50 miles with 8,190 feet of climbing
Hotel la Perla
Breakfast | Lunch
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.
Sella Ronda Loop
Approximately 32 miles with 5,480 feet of climbing
Sella Ronda Loop with Gardena return
Approximately 44 miles with 7,500 feet of climbing
Hotel la Perla
Breakfast | Dinner
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 in town before a restful and well-deserved sleep.
Spondigna to Bormio via Passo Stelvio
Approximately 30 miles with 6,150 feet of climbing
Hotel Baita dei Pini
Breakfast | Dinner
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 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 towers 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.
Bormio to Torri di Fraele Return
Approximately 18 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing
Hotel Baita dei Pini
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.
Bormio to Passo Mortirolo & Passo Gavia Loop
Approximately 75 miles with 11,100 feet of climbing
Hotel Baita dei Pini
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Your guides will say farewell 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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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. 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. 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.
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.
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 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.View our pre hotel recommendations
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.View our post hotel recommendations
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. Packing List
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:
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:
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