Food & wine cycling trip at mountain

Ready to dive into the spectacular Dolomites World Heritage site?

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.

Highlights

  • 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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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
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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
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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 adn 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

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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
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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
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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
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Passo Giau Tour

San Cassiano, Passo Valparola, Passo Giau, Canazei. Passo Giau
Tour: The circuit features two very challenging climbs: the first, from San Cassiano to Passo Falzarego; the second, from Selva di Cadore to Passo Giau, with a maximum slope of 14%. A highlight of this tour is the breathtaking 360° view of the Dolomites from Passo Giau. Farewell dinner!
Total Distance 78 km/48,5 mi
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Arrivederci!

Transfer to Venice airport or Bolzano train station

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Price & Inclusions

Price 
Cost: Euro 2950 per person in double occupancy
single room supplement euro 550

Inclusions
Seven nights in superior hotels and breakfast
Seven dinners
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
Cicloposse water bottle
Sales taxes

Not included
Airfare to Italy, lunches, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature.

Bike Rental for entire tour
Hybrid bike   euro 180
Race bike       euro 210
E-Bike            euro 210

Tour Reviews

15 ottobre 2016

Hi Giuliana, I have finally found my way home and returned to work as of yesterday. I wish to thank you for the meticulous preparation and execution of our trip. We all have enjoyed ourselves very much. We all appreciated the level of attention both Marco and Gigi provided to every member of our group. The bikes, the weather, the roads and daily itineraries as well as the accommodation were all fabulous. I hope we will be able to organize more trips in the future. Best wishes and with many thanks!

15 ottobre 2016

Dear Giuliana, The dust has settled and we are all back to the lives we lead back home but my memories of the days we spent in the saddle winding through the Dolomiti are vivid and fresh. I return to those memories each day and each time I ride the heavily trafficked roads around Toronto trying to pretend I am pounding the gears up and round the tournante en route to the next passo. Giuliana, for those memories I want to thank you for your inexhaustible work behind the scenes to make our trip such a fun and successful one. See you again

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