Dolomites and Alps

Breathtaking scenerary, world class cycling and fabulous hospitality

Few places in life encapsulate the spirit with more beauty than any picture can capture. The Dolomites and Alps are two of these places. Staggering scenery, challenging riding, and the warmest of welcomes will leave you with lifelong cycling memories.

Two mountain ranges draped across Northern Italy, the Dolomites and Alps offer a majestic backdrop to the adventurous cyclist. The proximity to Switzerland and Austria makes them truly intriguing places offering a rich tapestry of languages, cuisine, and architecture.


Package Highlights

  • Ride the Stelvio from the classic side

  • Be thrilled by Sella Ronde (Pordoi, Passo Sella, Campolongo and Gardena)

  • Enjoy the challenge of riding Fedaia

  • Savour a typical Alpine dinner in one of our favourite local restaurants

  • Discover the secret climb which Italy Bike Tours considers to be one of the best in Northern Italy

  • One hotel. No drama, less pickles more riding.

  • Sunrise ride. The early bird catches the worm in Dolomites!

  • Essentials: Good levels of fitness required
  • Duration: 5 nights | 6 days
  • Dates 220: 10-15 July | 18-23 July | 19-24 August
  • Max Rider: 12
  • Non Rider: Welcome
  • Price: €1,999

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Arrive

  • FLY INTO:

    Verona Airport

  • MEETING LOCATION:

    Verona Airport

  • MEETING TIME:

    14:00PM

Depart

  • FLY OUT:

    Verona Airport

  • DEPART LOCATION:

    Verona Airport

  • DEPART TIME:

    14:00Pm


Day 1

Meals: Dinner
Destinations: Moena | Val di Fassa
Ride: 40km | 150 elevation

You will be meet by one of our friendly team at Verona airport before being transferred north to our hotel in Canazei. On arrival our staff will be on hand to support those who have brought their own bike and also bike fit those who are hiring bikes.

The afternoon ride will take in an easy 40km loop heading south towards Moena. This flat (ish) ride is perfect to stretch the legs and savour some spectacular scenery and enjoy a few km’s on one of the best cycle paths anywhere in Europe. Dinner this evening will be served in the hotel restaurant.

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Day 2

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
Destinations: Fedia | Val di Fassa
Ride: 67km | 1938 elevation

The joy of waking up, opening the window and looking out over the Dolomites. It would not be an exaggerating to say that for some of our clients this is a life changing moment. The majesty of the mountains, the calm yet power of the these spectacular peaks is something very special.

After breakfast we take on our first climb of the week. Passo Pordoi, 10km of steading 8% climbing before a long descent in to Arabba. It is here that you will start the epic Fedia Pass. A mythical climb that has one of the jewels of the Dolomites cross at the top. The Marmolada glacier. A place to take photo’s and enjoy the wonder of the glacier.

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Day 3

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
Destinations: Pass Stelvio | High Alps
Ride: 75km | 2630 Elevation

After breakfast we transfer you from the Dolomites to the heart of the Alps. The transfer time is approximately 1.30 hours. On arrival your bike will be prepared for you and waiting. Time for a quick espresso and then we ride for 40km of gentle gradients before reaching the bottom of the Stelvio.

The Stelvio form the classic side is rightly considered to be the best climb in Europe. The final 5km are without doubt the most famous set of hairpins you will ever ride! On arrival at the top you will be meet by our team who will gladly take photos and be ready with the all important hot chocolate. There will be an option for those that wish to ride the descent.

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Day 4

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
Destinations: Sella Ronde | Dolomites
Ride: 62km | 2430 Elevation

Another beautiful ride awaits after a lazy breakfast. Today you will ride Sella Ronde. World famous amongst both road cyclists and MTB Riders. This really is cycling paradise for riders of all abilities. Of all the rides that we do throughout the year non has the beauty and equal challenge of Sella Ronde.

Starting with Passoi Pordoi and finishing with the seemingly endless Campolongo this is a ride to test the stamina of any cyclist. The profile of the ride speaks for it’s self. Today you are either riding uphill or down! In truth and the appeal of Sella Ronde is the gradients to be ridden are not ‘steep’. This is a day like no other. Those that complete Sella Ronde look back on a marvellous achievement.

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Day 5

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
Destinations: Lago di Carezza | Dolomites
Ride: 52km | 1120 Elevation

After two back to back days in the saddle of epic challenge today we offer something a little more tranquil. We once again head south along Val di Fassa before taking a sharp right and the climb up to Lago di Carezza. No lake in the Dolomites says please come in swim in me more the Lago di Carezza. With crystal clear blue water, mountain back drop and Alpin tree’s surrounded the Lake this is place to pause, take photos and soak in all that is good about the world.

The descent back to Canazei once again allows you to enjoy great roads and cycle paths collectively. Tonight we will enjoy a celebratory dinner and maybe the boss glass of the local wine as we celebrate together the achievement of riding some of the most famouse roads in Europe. Some clients may however like an early night as tomorrow morning, before we depart, we offer a unique experience to enjoy the Dolomites in our short but sweet sunrise ride.

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Day 6

Meals: Breakfast
Destinations: Verona Airport
Ride: N|A

All good things must come to an end and after riders have returned from the sunrise ride and breakfast completed we will transfer you on to your final destination at Verona airport or agreed destination. With new friends made and many memories to savour we look forward to seeing you for your next cycling adventure in beautiful Italy.

 

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What’s included?

  • Private Transfers

  • 4* Spa Accommodation

  • IBT Gift Bundle

  • Experienced team of professionals

  • Beautifully planned rides

  • All Dinners

  • Some Lunches

  • Mechanical support

  • EX Pro Guide

  • Support Vehicle

What’s not included...?

  • Travel Insurance

  • Flights

  • Alcohol beverages


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Bianchi Bike Hire

We are delighted to be able to offer clients the opportunity to experience these bikes in the terrain they were built for. The Bianchi Aria offers both style and comfort. The handling in particular make it the perfect bike to hire to our clients looking for a responsive yet pleasurable ride.

Components:

  • Full Ultergra

  • 54-30

  • Wheels Vision Team 35 Comp

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Our Guides

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Danielle Ratto

Italy Bike Tours Head Guide. Grand Tour Stage Winner.

  • Age 29

  • Italian, Spanish and English

  • Rides a Supernova

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Alberto Tochella

Worked for Italy Bike Tours for three years. Much Loved.

  • 25

  • Italian, Bresciani and English

  • Rides a Specialize Tarmac


Hotel Andreas ****

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Hotel Andreas is a real favourite of ours. The hotel boasts fabulous rooms, a great spa and an unequalled hospitality. The homemade pasta is a dream and should you have any room left then Andreas mother makes the most amazing apple strudel.

The spectacular views and balconies over looking the Dolomites make Hotel Andrea the perfect location for our clients looking for not only great riding but a magical atmosphere when off the bike.

Hotel Andreas

I have never ridden my bike in anywhere so beautiful. I have a sore neck from looking up so much.
— Geoff | Alps and Dolomites 2018

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