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Tour of the Dolomites 2023

24th July to 30th July 2023

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Days

6 nights

difficulity 

Very Difficult

From

£1699 GBP

Why Book This Trip?

A week riding through the heart of the Dolomites taking in Italy’s greatest climbs! 

Starting in glamorous Cortina, this small group tour takes in Tre Croce, the Giau, Campolongo, Sella Ronda, Stelvio and Gavia in 6 epic rides. With expert guides leading the rides, a pro level mechanic in the support van, regular feed stops and social post ride evenings, this is one of the best weeks possible on a bike.

Over the Tour of the Dolomites week we spend the first night in Cortina, two nights in Corvara, a night in Merano and finish with two nights in Bormio. All our hotels are 3* family run, traditional hotels of the region. We choose these hotels for their hospitality, cycling facilities and great local food.

Check out this article in the Irish Independent about our group in 2022 – Click here to read the article -> 2022 Tour of the Dolomites with Sportive Breaks 

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Experience the Sella Ronda: In the heart of the Dolomites are four climbs that make the Sella Ronda. Often called the best 55km in cycling, this is an unmissable destination with sensational views.

Climb the Stelvio: Possibly the most famous climb in the world. we ride the Stelvio from Bormio.

What's Included?

Accommodation

6 nights in 3 & 4* hotels

Included Meals

All breakfast & dinners

Guided Rides

6 riding days with support vehicle

Transfer

Included from Venice (VCE) on arrival and Milan (MXP) on departure

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all week

Feed Stops

Every 35km on riding days

Transfer

Private transfers available on request at additional cost

Bike Rental

Available on request

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary

Day To Day

Arrival day into Venice Marco Polo Airport. Our transfer departs the airport at 11.00 for a 2hr transfer to Cortina. 

(Flights are into Venice (VCE) & out of Milan Bergamo (BGY). If you cannot get flights for our transfer times or you would like to use a different airport, please get in touch and we can arrange private transfers. Fly into Venice before 11.30am for a 12pm transfer. We should arrive at our hotel by 2pm.) 


After a quick lunch (not included), our mechanic is on hand to build bikes before a warm up ride passing under the  mighty Tre Cime and climbing the Tre Croci before heading back to the hotel for dinner at 8pm where our guides talk through the plans for the rest of the week.

Distance
40km
Elevation
860m
Difficulty
2/5
Main Bunch      

Breakfast from 7am and meet at 8am for an 8.30am rollout. Today’s ride has two big climbs packed into 61km. Straight out of Cortina we start climbing before turning onto the Giau and then onto the magnificent Campolongo finishing in Arabba. Corvara is an incredible base for the next two nights.

A classic Dolomites route. From Corvara we head over the picturesque Valporolo with stunning views in all directions before descending all the way to Arabba and then the last three climbs of the Sella Ronda – the Passo Pordoi, Sella & Gardena. A fantastic and not too difficult day allowing for a relaxed afternoon at the spa & a couple of beers on the terrace.

 

The easiest day of the week as we leave the Dolomites before finishing the week in the Italian Alps. We head out over the beautiful Passo Gardena and then the Sella before finishing the ride on the picturesque valley road to Merano.

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Main Bunch113km1640m3/5

A gentle first 70km and then a massive last 50km today. We all ride together on the valley road from Merano to Prato and then grab coffee in town before the taking the mighty Stelvio. This is the famous side of the mountain with 48 hairpins. At the summit we regroup over a coffee before the fun descent into Bormio, our base for the last two days.

 DistanceElevationDifficulty
Main Bunch97km2563m4/5

After 5 glorious days on the bike we take on one final climb to draw an end to the week with the magnificent Gavia. This fine climb is the perfect way to end the week before descending back to Bormio.

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Main Bunch52km1492m3/5

Our transfer home is at 11 am so a well-earned lie-in, late breakfast and time for some last-minute souvenirs before heading to Milan Bergamo airport.

Distance 9.5km

Avg Grade 9%

Lowest Elevation 1227m

Highest Elevation 2069m

Elev Difference 842m

Climb Category HC

Distance 24km

Avg Grade 8%

Lowest Elevation 931m

Highest Elevation 2758m

Elev Difference 1828m

Climb Category HC

The most famous climb in Italy. 48 hairpins over 24km, gradients ranging from 6 to 10% and stunning views to keep you entertained all the way up to the summit and the most iconic view in cycling. Read More

More About the Event

Join us for a classic 7 day ride from Cortina to Bormio taking in the highlights of the Dolomites & the Italian Alps. Each day contains a world-famous climb and some amazing local routes. With group sizes between 8-14, this is a small & social week – we ride all together on the flats and climb at our own pace, regrouping at the summits normally at a feed stop or coffee & cake. The week begins with a punchy warm up loop from Cortina taking in the Tre Croce. We then ride to Corvara taking in the climbs of the Sella Ronda. We end the week in Bormio taking in the Stelvio, Mortirolo & Gavia.

 

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We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organising cycling trips for over 25 years. We are members of ABTA and ATOL so book with confidence.

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We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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