Dolomites Road Bike

Best Classic - Bike from Prosecco to the Dolomites

Ride Dolomites foothills and high passess, exploring from the Prosecco region to Cortina d’Ampezzo on this moderate to challenging road bike trip! You’ll explore the Veneto region of northern Italy, experiencing winding roads built during WWI, and sampling the fine sparkling wines produced here.

Trip Overview

From the foothills of the Dolomites, to the Dolomite Mountains themselves, this itinerary offers a beautiful, challenging landscape to cycle through, combined with incredible wines and cuisine along the way!

Beginning in the Prosecco region of the Veneto, you’ll ride over the foothills, or prealpi, set half-way between Venice and the Dolomites. Covered with grapevines, destined to produce the liquid gold we so lovingly call Prosecco, the breathtaking vistas perfectly complement the gorgeous wines produced here. Elevations ranging from 50 and 500 meters (150-1,500') create steep sunny hillsides that have been covered with vines for generations. This verticality makes the area difficult to cultivate, much less for the vintners to stand on the hillside as they tend their grapes, but are perfect for cyclists looking for a challenge!

Highlights

  • Explore the Prosecco region of northern Italy, discovering the steep cycling roads and hillside vineyards, and the coveted sparkling wine they produce
  • Bicycle over breathtaking Dolomite mountain passes, enjoying fabulous ascents and jagged Dolomitic peaks followed by descents into beautiful valleys
  • Explore Cortina d’Ampezzo and gaze upon the Tre Cime di Lavaredo –­ a true highlight of the Dolomites
  • Visit one of Palladio’s most famous villas, the Villa di Maser, and behold the stunning frescos created by Veronese

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 Follina (D)

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Follina (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Follina (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo (B)

  • 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 Luxury Hotels?                       

Luxury accommodations in the Dolomites combine the ultimate in comfort and refinement. From five star hotels, Michelin star-rated restaurants, and pampering spas, just because you are in the mountains does not mean you cannot have a truly luxe Italian experience in the Dolomites! From the chic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular destination for the rich and famous, to the quiet and discreet luxury of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, you will find accommodations with credentials ranging from membership in the exclusive Relais & Châteaux to The Leading Hotels of the World!

About Dolomite Mountains Bicycling Trips

The Dolomites are without a doubt one of the great cycling areas in the Alps. Spectacular mountain passes and lush valleys create dramatic ascents and descents that make for exhilarating bicycling and sightseeing alike – you’ll be wowed by the fabulous ascents and descents, landscapes, and vistas as you pedal your way through the Dolomites. Add to this “bike friendly” hotels and bed and breakfasts, coupled with hearty South Tyrolean meals, and you have discovered the bicycling vacation of your dreams!  Daily excursions are limitless – from steep grades over passes to exploring small hamlets set in the valleys between – and you’ll never ride the same road twice. Whether you prefer steep, challenging passes, or more relaxing, gentler ascents and descents, Dolomite Mountains has itineraries for bikers of all abilities and interests.

Cost

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

Guided trips:
€ 4.340 per person (based on 2 members)
€ 3.230 per person (based on 4 members)

High season supplement from July 17th to August 29th: 5% surcharge

The cost is based on 4-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 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 map of the area
  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking professional bike guide
  • Return luggage tranfer from Follina to Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Local tourist taxes
  • Italian VAT tax 
Airport transfer, van support and bike and helmet rental available on request.

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