Sunday Check in
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.
Monday guided 86 km - 1.700 climb Peduru and Furcia Pass
This tour crosses the Val Badia from south to north. The most challenging "Tour" itinerary leads to Val Pusteria while the lighter "Hobby" itinerary ends in San Vigilio - Pederü, on the edge of the Fanes - Senes - Braies nature park. The highlight of the "Tour" itinerary is certainly the picturesque Passo Furcia. Several times protagonist of epic stages of the Giro d'Italia, the mountain pass road is an ideal training route with a constant slope of about 10%, which in some parts reaches even 15%. Along the route there are fountains where you can refresh yourself and refill water.
Those who are less trained, can choose the lighter "Hobby" itinerary, which ends in San Vigilio - Pederü, on the north-west slope of the Fanes - Senes - Braies nature park.
Tuesday Self Guided 75 km - 2360 climb Passo Giau Tour
The Passo Giau Tour takes as its centrepiece the majestic Giau Pass, known in the cycling world as "His Majesty the Giau". The itinerary, which also includes the beautiful climb to Passo Falzarego, presents several challenging uphill stretches with hairpin bends and gradients of up to 16%.
Particularly challenging, although fascinating, is the climb from Selva di Cadore to Passo Giau. Here you have to negotiate a height difference of almost 1,000 metres in just 10 km with continuous gradients between 7 and 10%. The view on top of the Giau Pass repays the effort, offering an inimitable view, spanning some of the most beautiful Dolomite peaks, including Marmolada, Tofane, Cristallo, Sorapis, Croda da Lago and Nuvolau
Wednesday Guided 50/60 km - 1591 climb Sella Ronda Tour
The tour of the four passes around the Sella Group in the Dolomites, is among the cycling tours which should not be missed by those who want to experience the Italian Alps from their saddle. Starting from Alta Badia you cycle for 60 km/38miles on the scenic mountain roads of the four Dolomite passes Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella and Gardena, following the route of the bike-marathon “Maratona dles Dolomites” and the “Giro d’Italia”. The Sellaronda offers a great cycling experience thanks to the extraordinary landscapes which form the back drop to your tour and thanks to the route which climbs at gradients averaging between 7% and 12%.
Thursday self guided 135 km - 4031 climb Maratona dles Dolomites
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).
Friday Guided 85 km - 2400 climb Passo Fedaia Tour
This guided tour, which runs through the Ladin Dolomite valleys Val Badia, Fodom, Fassa and Val Gardena, has as its focus the Marmolda Glacier and the Fedaia Pass. You cycle for the most part on good tracks, with steep climbs and challenging descents. Note: In some places, the asphalt surfaces may be slightly damaged.
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.
Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in France. Transfers to Geneva airport will be made by the tour guide(s).