Dolomites Road Bike

Dolomites Road Biking Traverse

Explore the Dolomites on some of the best road biking tours available, cycling over breath-taking mountain pass after pass as you ride from beautiful Cortina d’Ampezzo to idyllic San Cassiano in Alta Badia.

Trip Overview

Cycling is one of the best ways to explore the Dolomites – to grasp its scale and see it change around every corner. And this itinerary is an incredible selection of some of the best road biking itineraries available in the Dolomites! You’ll taste the excitement of being completely surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you cycle 419 kilometers (206 miles), with 15,014 meters (49,259') of climbing and 14,643 meters (48,041') in descents, with a “low point” of 278 meters (912') in Bolzano and a high point of 2,254 meters (7,395') on the Passo Pordoi. These are numbers that road bikers dram of! To challenge themselves on the famous roads of the Dolomites, with even-length, manageable stages each day.
Not only will you relish these rides and the breath-taking surroundings each day, but also the selected cuisine and the cozy bike-friendly hotels. Discover the different culture, the true delights of traditional cuisine and the different valleys and small villages. Explore geological mysteries and phenomenon. Luxuriate in a spa after a long ride – you earned it after all! You’ll soon see why bicycle is the ideal vehicle to savour the atmosphere and the reality of these mountains.

Highlights

  • Bicycle over breath-taking Dolomite mountain passes, enjoying fabulous ascents and jagged Dolomitic peaks and descents into beautiful valleys
  • Explore many of the highlights of the Dolomites: the Sellaronda and the Sella Massif, Corvara and Passo Gardena, Alta Badia and Cortina d’Ampezzo, and more!
  • See an incredible variety of Dolomitic landscapes, from eroded glacial moraines to walls that in prehistoric ages were below the sea level, to the highest mountain in the Dolomites
  • Experience three cultures – Italian, German, and Ladin – with the many traditions that make this region so unique

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 (B)

  • Day 2

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in San Martino di Castrozza (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Moena (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Renon (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Hotel in Val di Fassa (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 learn more about our Mountain Inns & Rifugi?            
Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodation for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.

The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.

To learn even more about rifugi in the Dolomites, check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article, and learn about one of the best ways to experience these incredible mountains!

 

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!

About Our Guides
The cycling on this trip isn't just about the distance and meters climbed, but is for you to fully experience and enjoy the Dolomites. Our guides are always looking for the best areas for guests to experience, often places that most visitors do not get to see!

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:
From € 4.170 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 2.690 per person (minimum 4 participants)
From € 2.220 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
  • 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • 1 night accommodation in rifugio
  • 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in San Martino di Castrozza
  • 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Moena
  • 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Renon
  • 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Val di Fassa
  • 1 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Alta Badia
  • All breakfasts & dinners (except dinner day 1 in Cortina d'Ampezzo)
  • Local English speaking professional bike guide
  • Luggage transfer
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers and van support available on request.

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