Dolomites Mountain Bike

Mountain Biking in the Dolomites Ladin Valleys

Explore challenging mountain biking trails from “base camp” hotels in both Alta Badia and Cortina d'Ampezzo! Ride through these Ladin Valleys, and experience the different Italian, Austrian, and Ladin cultures and traditions, while taking in the vast beauty of the Dolomites.

Trip Overview

The Dolomites offer a tremendous opportunity for mountain bikers: incredible scenery, challenging terrain, and fascinating culture. Long known as a paradise for rock climbers and skiers, cyclists can also take advantage of the charming hotels in hidden pretty valleys.
On this seven day mountain biking itinerary, you’ll use these comfortable “base camps” from which you’ll venture out each day for invigorating mountain bike rides along rugged trails. Wild alpine meadows, deciduous and evergreen woods, high altitude lunar-like terrain, soaring peaks, dramatic walls and towering heights alternate with charming villages. You’ll explore the refined Venetian town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, which has preserved the atmosphere that the first English tourists found almost two centuries ago, and the South Tyrolean town of Corvara at the foot of the impressive rock-walls of the Sella Massif. All along the way you’ll enjoy hearty meals that are representative of the incredible diversity of this region and will provide fuel for your next ascent!

Highlights

  • Experience a fairy tale mountain landscape with astounding panoramas at every corner
  • Mountain bike rugged terrain on different trails every day, stopping for hearty lunches at traditional mountain huts
  • Visit the valleys of Alta Badia and of Cortina d’Ampezzo and experience their different cultures and traditions
  • Perfect for experienced mountain bikers looking for a challenging adventure!

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Alta Badia (D)

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 6

    Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 7

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites has a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine, and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!

Prefer luxury accommodations?
You can also book a custom departure of this trip using our Luxury Hotels. For details, please contact us.

Want to know what mountain biking in the Dolomites is all about? 
Check out Dolomite Biking: Are You Experienced? by Harmon Leon for the San Francisco Chronicle!

Want to see the Dolomites in action?
Check out the high definition videos in our SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!

Want to know what type of weather you should expect on your trip?
Check out our Climate and Weather in the Dolomites article!

Want to learn about the Dolomites?
See our resource articles including for information about the people, culture, landscape, geology, and more!

Still want more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Guided Trip:
€ 2.920 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.020 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 1.690 per person (minimum 6 participants)


Self-guided trips not available
High season supplement from July 15th to August 27th 2023: 5% surcharge
The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

Please note that prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any such changes.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Alta Badia 
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinners in Alta Badia
  • Local English speaking professional Mountain Bike Guide (guided trips)
  • Luggage transfer
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request

Area Map