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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.
Passo Giau Loop
Approximately 40 miles with 6,800 feet of climbing
Passo Giau Out and Back
Approximately 24 miles with 4,300 feet of climbing
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.
Passo Duran Loop
Approximately 44 miles with 7,700 feet of climbing
Passo Staulanza Out and Back
Approximately 22 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing
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.
Sella Ronda Loop
Approximately 61 miles with 9,000 feet of climbing
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.
Tour of Marmolada Loop
Approximately 55 miles with 8,400 feet of climbing
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!
Colle Santa Lucia Loop
Approximately 16 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing
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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.
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
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.View our post hotel recommendations
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
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:
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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