Dolomites Road Bike

11 Passes in 7 Days, Road Biking in the Dolomites

Road bike across 11 Dolomite passes in 7 days over 11,000 meters of fabulous ascents and descents between jagged Dolomitic peaks.

Trip Overview

Do you enjoy the challenge of steep cycling ascents? Crave altitude? And enjoy the rush of breathtaking scenery racing by as you accelerate down off the mountain? The incredible geography of the Dolomites provides just this: a high density of mountain passes within a relatively small area, affording steep ascents and descents on rural roads without traffic.  And we’ve selected eleven of the most beautiful passes in the Dolomites to create the perfect week of biking: 11 passes in just 7 days!  During this incredible week you will ascend Passo Tre Croci (1,805m / 5,920'), Passo Cimabanche (1,530m / 5,020'), Passo Giau (2,230m / 7,316'), Passo Gardena (2,137m / 7,011'), Passo Sella (2,240m / 7,349'), Passo Pordoi (2,242m / 7,356'), Passo Campolongo (1,875m / 6,150’) Passo Falzarego (2,105m / 6,906'), Passo Valparola (2,168m/ 7,111’) Passo Furcia (1,789m / 5,868’), and Passo delle Erbe (2,000m / 6,562').

But there’s more! Enjoy hearty meals that are representative of the incredible diversity of this region, the South Tyrol.  Experience the three different cultures that define the region – German, Italian, and Ladin. Explore the charming Italian town of Cortina d’Ampezzo and the traditional Ladin valley town of Alta Badia. And relax after a long day’s ride at comfortable, “bike friendly” hotels and bed and breakfasts. Now that’s what we call a vacation!

Highlights

  • Bicycle over seven breathtaking Dolomite mountain passes, enjoying fabulous descents into beautiful valleys
  • Experience three cultures – Italian, German, and Ladin – with their many traditions that make this region so unique
  • Explore many of the highlights of the Dolomites: Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Alta Badia, Cortina d’Ampezzo, and the Sella Massif, to name a few!

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 Cortina d'Ampezzo

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 7

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 8

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

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

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

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 Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Florence, 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:
From € 2.870  per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 1.970 per person (minimum 4 participants)

High season supplement from July 20th to August 31st: 5% surcharge
The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4-5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

Helicopter Sightseeing & Airport Transfers – There's Nothing Else Like It!
Take to the skies for an aerial look at the spectacular Dolomite Mountains, and make memories to last a lifetime! Whether on a panoramic sightseeing ride or an airport transfer, you'll appreciate a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery aboard state-of-the-art single engine helicopters. With over 30 years in operation, our experienced pilots and ground crew employ the utmost safety standards, quality, and service. Contact us for a quotation.

Rides are weather dependent. Heli-transfers from/to airports require advanced reservation. In-resort rides can be reserved with shorter notice.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and maps of the area
  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking Professional Bike Guide for 6 days
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers, van support, road bike and helmet rentals available on request.

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Itinerary Map

Dolomites Map