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Discover Dolomites Bike Tour

Ride through the cycling heart of the Dolomites

Sometimes you need less to get more. More epic riding. More incredible vistas. And more history-making climbs in the heart of Italy's most beautiful, mountainous, and some say mighty terrain. Join us and discover the Dolomites on this new adventure with Trek Travel that's laser-focused on one thing alone: Great riding. We've handpicked the most scenic, famous, and celebrated rides in the area and stripped away anything that could get between you and the open road. You'll stay at one select hotel for the duration of the trip, and every day is its own unique, iconic adventure, from Passo Giau, to Sella Ronda, Passo Duran, and everything in between. Join us for a truly incredible escape. You'll be amazed at what a week of riding and relaxation can do for you. Book your trip with confidence »
Discover Dolomites Bike Tour
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$1299 Per Person
Duration:
5 Days & 4 Nights
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Trip Wows
Ride in the biggest, most monumental mountains of Europe, the Dolomites
Get to know the home of the beautiful and rugged Monti Pallidi
Spend your vacation in one handpicked, cycling-friendly hotel on the banks of Lake Alleghe, in the heart of the Dolomiti
Explore the region with the same unrivaled support and expert guides that we have on every trip
Cycle the famed Sella Ronda, the Tour of Marmolada, and other Giro d'Italia favorites
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Discover Dolomites Bike Tour
This selection of rides is without a doubt one that every devoted road cyclist must experience at least once in their life. The beauty of the mountains along with the challenging physical effort makes for a week to remember. And when all the hard work is done, kick back and relax in the most ideal setting, the shores of a glistening blue lake, surrounded by dramatic and stunning mountain peaks.
-Ioanna Yiasemi, Trip Designer

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Welcome to the beginning of your Discover Dolomites adventure! Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Belluno Train Station at 11:00 AM and shuttle you to Alleghe, your home for the duration of the trip. After a short round of introductions, your guides will fit you to your Trek bike and then present you with a Trek Travel picnic lunch before the ride. We'll discuss safety and the highlights of the route, and then hit the road! The ride today is the legendary Passo Giau, a great introduction to the Dolomites and a famous climb in the Giro d'Italia. We'll tackle it from the western side, which is relentlessly steep yet also sublime. There are various options for a shorter and longer ride depending on your appetite. At the top, you may choose to turn around and head back to the hotel or continue on a loop through Passo Falzarego. Spend the rest of the afternoon unpacking and settling into your new home for the week; relax or take a short walk to explore town. The group will dine at the restaurant at our hotel with stunning views of the lake.

Today's Ride:

Passo Giau Loop
Approximately 40 miles with 6,800 feet of climbing

Short Option

Passo Giau Out and Back
Approximately 24 miles with 4,300 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Sporthotel Europa

Included Meals:

Lunch | Dinner

After enjoying a delicious continental breakfast with the morning lake view, we'll gather to discuss today's plans and set off on our way. You'll begin the ride with Passo Staulanza, a perfect start to the day in the cool morning air, before heading to Passo Duran, the day's second and biggest challenge. Enjoy the impressive vistas and the views of the monumental Monte Civetta, which will accompany you on this circular loop. At the summit of Passo Duran, you'll take a well-deserved stop, enjoying a packed sandwich lunch with only the best local ingredients. Fuel up for the descent as it'll require your full concentration! The rest of the ride is an easy spin with gentle uphill grades through the valley, perfect for recovering. Dinner will be on your own tonight, providing a great opportunity to explore the lakeside town of Alleghe and choose your favorite restaurant. Craving pasta or pizza? Your guides are prepared with the best recommendations for you.

Today's Ride:

Passo Duran Loop
Approximately 44 miles with 7,700 feet of climbing

Today's Ride:

Passo Staulanza Out and Back
Approximately 22 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Sporthotel Europa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Enjoy a hearty breakfast today, because we are in for a big day in the saddle. It'll be demanding but also rewarding with epic views and climbs on tap. Those who have heard of the "Maratona delle Dolomiti," an annual single-day road race over seven passes, will be eager to check this one off the list. You'll follow the Torrente Cordevole north out of Alleghe and start gently climbing, for a good six mile warmup. The town Pian di Salesei will signal the coming of our first switchbacks. Just before the Arabba ski resort, you'll start the counterclockwise loop, ascending to the top of Passo di Compolongo. A quick descent and then back up brings you to Passo Gardegna. Next up, the Passo Sella, is the highest summit in the ride today. Don't worry - whenever you need lunch, your guides will be ready with your packed sandwich for the day and a van full of ride snacks. Last but not least, climb Passo Pordoi for another monumental ascent. Enjoy the absolutely breathtaking views of this entire ride and the descent back to Alleghe. What a day! Tonight is yours to recover and find the perfect dinner in town.

Today's Ride:

Sella Ronda Loop
Approximately 61 miles with 9,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Sporthotel Europa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today's ride takes you south out of Alleghe, keeping the proud Monte Civetta on your left. Our destination: The highest mountain of the area, La Marmolada, standing tall at 3343 meters. The first climb of your day is Passo San Pellegrino, a stunner dressed in pine trees from the bottom all the way to the rugged rocky top. You will descend to the mountain town of Moena, where you are welcome to stop for a very well deserved lunch of your choice before starting to climb again. Once back in the saddle, you'll start with a sustained gentle climb at first, before the grades reach double digits for the last five kilometers. The next pass you'll reach is Passo Fedaia, with the beautiful Lago Fedaia lake at the top. There might not be a mountaintop café to welcome you but your guides will be there cheering you on and ready to offer you something refreshing or anything else you might need from the bountiful snack table and their cooler full of drinks. Then, it's back down the mountain and off to your hotel for a relaxing afternoon. Dinner tonight is to be shared together as a team, at the beautiful hotel restaurant, in celebration of a great week of riding and memories.

Today's Ride:

Tour of Marmolada Loop
Approximately 55 miles with 8,400 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Sporthotel Europa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Our final day in cycling paradise wouldn't be complete without a farewell loop. This morning, rise early and gear up for a final spin in Colle Santa Lucia, the mountain towering over the north of Lake Alleghe. If you would rather relax, we welcome you to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel instead and take in the lake views one more time. Your guides will bid you "arrivederci" at 11:00 AM. What a wonderful week!

Today's Ride:

Colle Santa Lucia Loop
Approximately 16 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Sporthotel Europa

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Sporthotel Europa

Alleghe, Italy

Dolomite lovers also love Sporthotel Europa. The perfect end to a long challenging day in the saddle is a simple and comfortable hotel with epic views, a great restaurant, and a warm family-style welcome. Sporthotel Europa is a family run, cycling-friendly hotel in the perfect spot to enjoy the stillness of the lake, refuel, and get ready to repeat it all again!

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

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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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Four nights of accommodation at a single handpicked hotel
  • 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 two dinners
  • 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 water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, 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 personalized digital photobook of your trip

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • 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 and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • 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

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. 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.

More Information

Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
33 miles
TOTAL MILES:
217 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
6,840 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
33,476 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 hotel 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

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, Belluno, Italy

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Marco Polo Airport (VCE) or Malpensa Airport (MXP)
DEPARTING TIME:
10:30 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Belluno Train Station, Belluno, Italy

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your Discover Dolomites bike 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 Discover 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 Trek 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, Sporthotel Europa (+39 0437 523 362), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. It is possible to take a taxi from Belluno to Alleghe for approximately 130 euros.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at the Hotel Sporthotel Europa. You will then shuttle for one hour to the Belluno Train station and arrive at approximately 10:30 AM. Trains run frequently from here to Venice and Milano, where there are easy connections to all major Italian cities. For further information please see www.TrenItalia.com.

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Planning For Your Trip

Daytime temperatures can reach 80 degrees 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

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 cafés 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: Venice, Italy

A timeless city, of ancient origins and traditions that is known to enchant its visitors with its sublime beauty, should not be missing from your travel list.

Built on more than 100 small islands and surrounded by the vast Venetian Lagoon, Venice has no roads, but a network of canals flowing through it, serviced by small gondolas and water taxis. The most famous canal, the Grand Canal, is in the heart of the city and it's lined with picture-perfect Renaissance and Gothic palaces that will transport you to another era.

There is a reason that Venice was nicknamed "La Serenissima", meaning "the most serene one". It's unique, dreamy, romantic, dramatic, and positively intoxicating for anyone with a spirit of discovery and adventure. If you wish to spend a few days in Venice, we recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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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