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Dolomites!

DOLOMITES!

Climbs that wind their way amongst the fantastic pinnacles of the mountains, where shafts of limestone rise vertically to form dramatic towers of rock. You pedal on perfectly paved roads that will slowly take you up to the pass before being rewarded with the most breathtaking descents. The Dolomites are a paradise for the avid, experienced biker. Your route takes you to the most enchanting and quaint villages, where in the evening you will enjoy superb typical Tyrolian dinners in the cozy atmosphere of your mountain inn.

OVERVIEW

PRICE: $3980 per person

  • Duration: 7 days/6 nights
  • Distance traveled: 17-36 miles per day
  • Area: Trentino, Veneto
  • Nearest city: Bolzano, Belluno
  • Tour type: Road touring
  • Skill level: Advanced
  • Season: June - October
  • Number of participants: 2-7
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Fully guided: yes
  • Support vehicles: yes
  • Transportation to start site: yes

ITINERARY

Day 1. Caldaro (14 miles - Elevation 918 feet )

Pick up in Florence (or the airport, railway station of your arrival) in the early afternoon. Van transfer to Caldaro, a village surrounded by vineyards and apple trees at the foot of the Dolomites. Warm up ride around the cobalt blue lake and along the southern wine route (strada del vino) to the pretty village of Termeno. You can see the top of the mountains in the distance ahead of you awaiting for us tomorrow.
Night: Hotel Goldener Stern - Caldaro

Day 2. Bolzano (Cardano) - Passo Pordoi (43 miles - Elevation 7640 feet)

Today is the big day. Starting just out of Bolzano, in a few miles you will find yourself biking in one of the most impressive landscapes of the world. A small forested road with no traffic will take us first to impossibly blue Lake Carezza and then Passo di Costalunga. We are pedalling now through two spectacular groups of mountains: the Latemar and the Rosengarten. We then descend to Canazei before facing our last incredible challenging climb to Passo Pordoi. Our hotel is right on the pass. The view from our room breathtaking.
Night: Hotel Col di Lana - Pordoi Pass

Day 3. Loop Ride Four Passes (32 miles - Elevation 6562 feet)

Really, there are no words to describe the wonder of today’s ride. You will challenge yourself on climbs (don't worry, the support van is always nearby) that made the history of cycling: Passo di Campolongo, Passo Gardena, Passo Sella. All these passes are in every year’s itinerary of the “Giro d’Italia”. Here is where the champions of the past and present turn into heroes. These are the roads that will stay in your heart forever.
Night: Hotel Col di Lana - Pordoi Pass

Day 4. Passo Pordoi - Cortina (29 miles - Elevation 2936 feet)

From the Pordoi Pass we descent to Arabba before facing the climb to Passo Falzarego. Our destination is Cortina d’Ampezzo. Located between two valleys and surrounded by a ring of fantastic mountains, Cortina is considered one of the most beautiful and exclusive holiday resorts in Italy. After the ride, enjoy a gelato and stroll on the fancy narrow streets with their shops, chic boutiques and cafes.
Night: Hotel Aquila - Cortina

Day 5. Loop Ride Cortina (36 miles - Elevation 3802 feet)

More beautiful alpine scenery is awaiting for us today. We leave Cortina and head uphill towards Passo Tre Croci. After the most rewarding descent we'll reach the deep blue Lago di Misurina, a romantic lake wonderfully surrounded by green forests and the majestic peaks of the Cristallo Group. A very pleasant ride with amazing views of the triple-spire mountain Tre Cime di Lavaredo, will take us back back to Cortina.
Night: Hotel Aquila - Cortina

Day 6. Cortina - Agordo (32 miles - Elevation 3694 feet)

Our last day in the mountains takes us south to the gentle green hills of the Veneto lowlands. Our last effort is the climb to Passo Giau, another classic of the Giro d'Italia. Then, confortably cyclig on a gently rolling terrain, we will reach Selva di Cadore and then the quaint village of Alleghe with its blue lake. From there we see our mountains slowly fading away as we continue towards south. Our last big descent to Agordo will put an end to one, we promise, of the most incredible and unforgettable biking adventures of your life.
Night: Albergo al Sole - Asolo

Day 7. Departure

Van transfer is provided to Venice or to Florence.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Pick up in Florence or in Bolzano
  • Drop off in Florence or Venice
  • Accommodations at the best 3 - 4 star mountain inns of the region
  • All breakfasts, one picnic lunch, cold drinks and snacks along the way
  • Five dinners with unrestricted menus, one free night for dinner on your own
  • Maps and detailed route directions
  • Van support and baggage transfers
  • 20 Speed high quality road bikes, helmets, water bottles and handlebar bags
  • Small groups for personalized service

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