Food & wine cycling trip at mountain
Are you ready to dive into the spectacular Dolomites World Heritage site by the bike tour?
Yes!!! You can with the Dolomites bike tour!!
Embark on a pleasant bike tour through breathtaking mountain scenery, onion-domed churches, quaint mountain villages, orchards, vineyards and castles.
The Dolomites were inscribed on Unesco’s World Heritage list since 2009.
News of the event circled the globe quickly and soon millions of people knew about the Dolomite’s unique and spectacular landscape.
Explore one of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges by bike: Pedal through Alpine pastures and picturesque mountain villages, Climb all the famous passes of Maratona delle Dolomiti as well as Giro d’Italia bike race, and ride to crystal clear lakes.
Discover unknown wines grown in these high mountain valleys from the spicy Traminers to the fruity Teroldegos, savouring the local Tyrolean cuisine with meals at local farmhouses Maso and gourmet restaurants featuring mouth-watering speck, canederli, warm apple strudel with cream.
WE LEAVE YOU FROM TRAVEL’S CONCERNS TO LET YOU ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY
DAY BY DAY
Day 1 – Nice to bike you at Dolomite
Meet at Venezia airport or Bolzano station.
Transfer to San Candido Bike-fitting session – optional test ride on cycling path towards to Leinz, Austria – here atop Italy’s rugged rooftop, a surprise awaits: a network of cycling routes and bike paths that keep us from traffic and allow us to ride with locals and tourists of all ages.
From Italy to Austria, charming old-world villages and spellbinding limestone massifs. Explore the picturesque village: a Collegiata with big fresco, and a restored baroque church. Welcome Gourmet Dinner at hotel.
Total distance 44 km/ 27,5miles to go gentle downhill.
Day 2 – Sesto & Dante di Cadore
Today a first touch of Dolomite Cycling.
Across Sesto and start your first climb to pass Monte Croce, now pedal downhill for 11 km through forest.
Pass some little villages, after 50 km in Padola stop for lunch and at “Re del Gelato” to reward yourself.
Back to hotel you can relax muscles dipping into the river skirting the garden: best therapy!
Total Distance 74 km/ 46 miles
Day 3 – Bike ride Cortina & Lake Misurina
Loop to Cortina and lake Misurina, Dobbiaco
Today is the ride to main fancy town of dolomite Cortina.
Form hotel you will take the flat bike path to Dobbaico to warm up. Once in the village you will take left and climb inside the forest and mountains.
No words are needed to describe this tour, the remarkable land- scape speaks for itself: Tre Cime, Lago di Misurina with a view on the Sorapiss Group and Cortina, the pearl of the Dolomites, surrounded by the Tofane and the Cristallo Group.
One of the best lake of Dolomite is Misurina, unique panaorama and with short extension is possible go nearby and admire the three peaks – tre cime di Lavaredo .
Back to Misurina now downhill to cortina – visit & lunch – back to San Candido on an easier route.
After this challenging day back to hotel and dinner.
Total Distance 75 km/ 46,5 miles.
Day 4 – The painful day: Bike ride to Alta Badia
Start again on the bike path to Dobbiaco, Monguelfo, Valdaora skirting the lake – some km on easy gravel road to stay away from traffic. Once in Valdaora and cross the village start the climb to Pass Furcia.
It is about 14 km uphill – breathtaking panorama – at bottom of Plan de Corones.
Once at the top after 33 km of ride start the long downhill to Marebbe and Longega and now easy ride to Badia but is a traffic road so in case we arrange transfer to hotel (10 miles) Badia is an ideal starting point for road bike cycling.
Its location at 10 km from the Dolomite passes gives you time enough to warm up those muscles before heading for the real slopes!
Welcome dinner at hotel melodia del Bosco
Total Distance 60 km/ 37,5 miles.
Day 5 – Sellaronda: 4 passes on the heaven
Corvara, Passo Gardena, Pass Sella, Passo Pordoi, Arabba, Pass Campolongo and ownhill back to Pedraces .
Let’s start with Sellaronda – This is the classic circuit around the heart of the Dolomites: it is definitely a “mustride” for those who love bikes and the mountains!
You will be contending with four passes that surround the majestic summits of the Sella Group and lead to four Ladin valleys: Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella and Passo Gardena.
Corvara – villages famous in the bicycle world for the Marathon of dolomite – a race that takes place first week of July.
Dinner at Runch Hof- typical ladina house.
Total Distance 66 km/ 41 miles.
Day 6 – Marmolada
Campolongo, passo Fedaia, passo Sella Fedaia.
Bike Tour: this is a challenging circuit that covers various Dolomite passes, including Passo Fedaia -world-famous for the Giro d’Italia and because it is situated at the foot of the Marmolada alpine glacier.
Total Distance 92 km/ 57,5 mi.
Day 7 – Arrivederci!
Transfer to Venice airport or Bolzano train station.
Price & Inclusions
Cost: € 2950 per person in double occupancy
single room supplement € 550
Seven nights in superior hotels and breakfast
Snacks and drinks along the way
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Van Support, all baggage transfers
experienced english speaking guides
Airfare to Italy,
alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities,
expenses and items of a personal nature.
Bike Rental tour
Race bike € 270
Guided Bike Tour
Custom groups any time
Luxury 4 stars
June 25 – July 01
July 16 – 22
- Uncover the colorful history and culture of Italy and Austria’s best-kept alpine secret
- Tranquil biking amid valleys and storybook villages framed by magnificent limestone peaks
- Pedal on bike paths past meadows strewn with wildflowers and filled with locals tending the rich soil
- Wonderful regional wines, including vernatsch, lagrein and gewürztraminer
- Enjoy a warm welcome at luxurious family-run hotels and savor gourmet dinners
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