Tour info: Dolomites guided 2017
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The mighty Dolomites in North Italy are perfectly located in the northeast corner of Italy near Switzerland and Austria. This stunning area has one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the European Alps. The Dolomites is a real cycling paradise for every keen cyclist. Here you will experience one of the most challenging cycling tracks and mythical climbs. The Grande Strada delle Dolomiti (Great Dolomites Road) makes cycling perfect, with good asphalt and scenic roads. This terrain is famous for its biggest Gran Fondo event in Italy: the Maratona dles Dolomites with over 9.000 cyclists every year. You climb and descend many incredible mountain summits of the Giro d’Italia. The climbs to Passo Sella, Passo Campolongo, Passo Gardena, Tre Cime and of course one of the most famous climbs in the Dolomites : the climb to the summit of Passo Giau 2233m are first class challenges!
Alta Badia is situated right in the middle of the majestic Dolomites. The small village of La Villa is the place to visit if you want to go for the best cycling holiday in Italy! From May to October you can do this road cycling bike tour with expert local guides. You will get a cycling tour along the legendary Dolomite routes that have shaped the history of cycling, for example the Sellaronda tour, the tour to the Marmolada Glacier or the tour to the Giau Pass. The tours will be divided into two groups: TOUR - for experienced bikers and HOBBY – for cyclists who want a more relaxing cycling experience. All trips are with guaranteed departure. Hop on your bike and enjoy this incredible cycling adventure in the heart of the Dolomites, a region which has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most fascinating and charming destinations in the entire world!
Cycling the Dolomites is a once in your lifetime experience!
Itinerary Cycle the Dolomites
From May to October you can do this road cycling bike tour with expert local guides. You will get a cycling tour along the legendary Dolomite routes that have shaped the history of cycling.
The tours will be divided into two groups:
TOUR - for experienced bikers and
HOBBY – for cyclists who want a more relaxing cycling experience.
All trips are with guaranteed departure.
Dolomiti B&B is located in La Villa, a 5-minute walk from the Gran Risa ski slopes. This traditional mountain guest house offers the standards of a 3/4-star hotel and its rated as superb on Booking.com (9.1). Overlooking the Dolomites, the rooms feature unique styles and décor. The restaurant serves excellent food with typical traditional Trentino dishes. Guests can relax in the common lounge, which features a fireplace. There is a free Wi-Fi internet point and a swimming pool.
Day 1 Sunday
Check in at the B&B Dolomiti in La Villa. A welcome drink awaits you! The management of the B&B will explain the coming activities and itinerary. Bike fitting is possible if you arrive before 17.00 Evening dinner will be provided.
Day 2 Monday
The Dolomites are waiting for you! Around 09.00 you will ride the "Sellaronda course": the "Sella Ronda bike day" (62 km - 1.780 m. difference in height) which includes Passo Campolongo (5.8 km and 6.1% avg), Passo Pordoi (9.2 km and 6.9% avg), Passo Sella (5.5 km and 7.9 avg), Passo Gardena (5.8 km and 4,3%). Cycling distance 62 km- 1780 meters of climbing. Dinner included
Day 3 Tuesday
Today will be a another nice cycling day. You get breath-taking views that will remain impressed in your heart forever! Start at 09.00, directly you will face the climb to Passo Gardena at 2121m altitude. You will be awarded with stunning views over Mount Plose, Sass de Pütia and the Odles. Here the Giro d’italia wrote its epic pages. The Passo delle Erbe is one of the most picturesque spots in the Dolomites. The green meadows of the Puez - Odle (Puez-Geisler) Nature Reserve and the Dolomite peaks, among them the Sass de Putia, accompany the cyclist during the climb. The climb to Passo delle Erbe is on made-up roads with good surfaces and little traffic and this facilitates the journey: you will be cycling round sharp bends and negotiate gradients of over 15%. Route Group TOUR: La Villa - Passo Gardena - Val Gardena - Val di Funes - Passo delle Erbe - San Martino in Badia - La Villa Group HOBBY: La Villa - San Martino in Badia - Antermoia - Passo delle Erbe - return on the same route Cycling distance Tour group is 108km - Route elevation 2890 m. Cycling distance hobby group is 58km - Route elevation 1530m. Dinner included.
Day 4 Wednesday
Day at leisure however if you want you can cycle the orange route on your own. Today’s stage leads you over the Furkel Pass also called Passo Furcia. Difficulty of today’s route is medium. From la Villa the route goes North to South Tirol. At San Vigilio start the loop ride around the Enneberg Valley. This location has the entrance to one of most beautiful valleys of the Dolomites. The valleys which reach deepest into the Dolomites, the Enneberg Valley, makes San Vigilio an excellent base for nature lovers. Highest point of today will be Passo Furcia at an altidude of 1759m. Cycling distance 86 km- 2236 meters of climbing. Dinner included
Day 5 Thursday
Fedaia - Marmolada today's tour runs through the Ladin Dolomite valleys Val Badia, Fodom, Fassa and Val Gardena and has its focus on the Marmolda Glacier and the Fedaia Pass. You will cycle some steep climbs and challenging descents. There are two routes available: through the Fassa Valley, in an anti-clockwise direction, or via Arabba and the Agordino valley, in a clockwise direction. Natural landscapes of incomparable beauty line the entire route. The view extends over some of the most fascinating Dolomites peaks such as Sassongher, Sella, Civetta, Marmolada, Sassolungo and Cir Towers. Route TOUR: La Villa - Corvara - Gardena Pass - Sella Pass - Canazei - Penia - Fedaia Pass - Malga Ciapela - Caprile - intersection Colle Santa Lucia - Falzarego Pass - Valparola Pass - San Cassiano - La Villa. 100 km/62,13 mi -.890 m/9481.62 ft Route HOBBY: La Villa - Corvara - Campolongo Pass - Arabba - Pieve di Livinallongo - Digonera - Sottoguda - Serrai di Sottoguda - Malga Ciapela – Fedaia Pass - Penia - Canazei – Sella Pass - Gardena Pass - Corvara - La Villa. 99 km/61,51 mi 2.750 m/9022.30 ft
Day 6 Friday
Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy.
Extra Option The legendary Maratona dles Dolomites is rated as number three of most popular and toughest Gran Fondo’s in the World. This great event started in 1987 and these days more than 8500 cyclist joining the number one Gran Fondo in Italy. The Maratona dles Dolomites is a “must do” event and a once in your life time experience for every cyclist! The great success of the Maratona dles Dolomites is based on the excellent organisation and the beautiful region of the Dolomites. The whole ambience of the event is outstanding. You can choose the following options: The Maratona Course 138km with 4190 challenging climbing meters The middle Maratona Course with 3090 challenging climbing meters The Sella Ronda Course with 1780 challenging climbing meters Enjoy your day! The start and finish will be in our own village La Villa! You will tackle the following passes Campolongo (1875 m) Pordoi (2239 m) Sella (2244 m) Gardena (2136 m) Campolongo - again! (1875 m)a Giau Pass (2236 m) Falzarego (2105m) Valparola (2168m).
Airport/ Train Information Cycle the Dolomites
Bus to Alta Badia.
Cortina Express The company Cortina Express connects Alta Badia with the airports Venice Marco Polo (VCE) and Venice and Treviso (TSF) via Cortina. email@example.com Tel. +39 0436 867350.
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The most important gateways to the Dolomites ( La Villa) are Venice/Treviso and Milan.
Venice Airport (named after Marco Polo) is one of the main hubs to the most romantic city in the world. Many companies have direct flights from all over the world to Venice. Some random destinations are New York, Dubai, Tokyo, Beijing and all important airports in Europe. There's no train connection between Venice and the airport but the Fly bus goes to Venice main railway station, Venezia-Mestre. The airport is 12 kilometres away to downtown Venice.
The other airport to the Dolomites is Treviso airport. This airport is mainly used by Ryanair and lies 20 kilometres north of Venice. There's no train connection with the airport. You can take a bus to Treviso and from there you can take the train to Venice. The ride from the airport to Treviso is only 3 km.
Milan has three important airports; the most important airport is Milan Malpensa, from here many flights leave /arrive worldwide. There are many regular flights to/ from Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Zurich and more very important cities from all around the Globe.
The second airport is Milan Linate which has a lot of domestic and European flights to all important cities in Europe. There is a shuttle bus connecting Malpensa with Linate Airport. The ride between the two airports takes more than an hour.
The third airport is Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) and is northeast of Milan, close to the city of Bergamo. This airport is especially used by budget companies like Ryanair.
From Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central station are Malpensa Shuttle busses departing: every 30 to 60 minutes Length: 1 hour.
From Milan Linate International Airport to Milan Central station busses departing every 30 minutes Length: 20 minutes.
Bergamo Airport has no direct train connection, but there is a shuttle bus that takes you to the station in Bergamo.
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