The mighty Dolomites in North Italy are perfectly located in the northeast corner of Italy near Switzerland and Austria. This stunning area has one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the European Alps. The Dolomites is a real cycling paradise for every keen cyclist. Here you will experience one of the most challenging cycling tracks and mythical climbs. The Grande Strada delle Dolomiti (Great Dolomites Road) makes cycling perfect, with good asphalt and scenic roads. You climb and descend many incredible mountain summits of the Giro d’Italia. The climbs to Passo Sella, Passo Campolongo, Passo Gardena, Tre Cime di Lavaredo and of course one of the most famous climbs in the Dolomites : the climb to the summit of Passo Giau 2233m are first class challenges!
In the second part of our Dolomites Tour we will move to Bormio where we will climb the 3 most famous and challenging climbs of north Italy: Passo Stelvio, Passo Gavia and Passo del Mortirolo!
You will “taste” all the best of Dolomites and when we say all, it means really ALL!
We recommend you arrive by 2pm at our hotel in Vigo di Fassa. Included in the package we offer the pickup at the airport of Milan.
After dropping of your bike and a brief check-in process, you’ll join the BBT coaching staff and fellow riders for a preview of the week ahead and a dinner.
The Dolomites are waiting for you! You first start with the bike fitting. After assembling the bike you will ride the “Sellaronda course”: the “Sella Ronda bike day” (62 km – 1.780 m. difference in height) which includes Passo Campolongo (5.8 km and 6.1% avg), Passo Pordoi (9.2 km and 6.9% avg), Passo Sella (5.5 km and 7.9 avg), Passo Gardena (5.8 km and 4,3%). Cycling distance 62 km- 1780 meters of climbing.
Today will be a another tough day in the saddle. You get breath-taking views that will remain impressed in your heart forever! Start with the climb to Passo Pordoi at 2121m altitude. Down to the city of Arabba and then up again to the Passo Falzarego. After passing through Cordina d’Ampezzo we finally climb up to Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Today, you will cycle around the Marmolada tower, also known as the Queen of the Dolomites and one of the highest summit of the Dolomites, which culminates at 3342m. You will also climb the magnificent Passo San Pellegrino, which will offer you magnificent views over the Monte Pelmo. Total cycling distance: 84km. Height gain: 2650m. Max. altitude: 2080m.
Today we will move from our hotel in Vigo di Fassa to Prato allo Stelvio, where the Passo dell Stelvio starts! This is one of the journey’s most spectacular and unforgettable rides!You will climb the famous Stelvio, “attack this mountain with respect”. The climb has 48 switchbacks to tackle with it’s top on 2757m (9045ft).
Stelvio is considered the King of all cycling mountains, an unmissable climb!
Tonight we also move to the second hotel: The Miramonti Park Hotel in Bormio.
After the Stelvio you will face the Gavia pass. The mountain belongs to one of the highest paved mountain passes in the Alps. The Gavia has a high summit of 2621 meters (8700ft).
The last stage. Another great stage climbing the Passo di Mortirolo, considered the steepest and hardest climb in Europe! The Mortirolo Pass (Italian: Passo di Mortirolo) (el. 1852 m.) is a high mountain pass also known as Passo di Foppa, it connects Mazzo di Valtellina (province of Sondrio) and Val Camonica (province of Brescia). The road from Mazzo di Valtellina is one of the most demanding climbs in professional road bicycle racing, having been used in the Giro d’Italia stage race many times. The actual climb to the summit starts at Mazzo di Valtellina and is 12.4 kilometres long at an average of 10.5% (height gain: 1300 m), the maximum gradient being 18%.
In the afternoon you are free to continue your trip or we will be happy to bring you to the Milan Airport.
Here are listed some particularities of the hotels:
4 nights at the hotel Alpen Corona,4*stars Hotel in Vigo di Fassa and 2 nights at the Miramonti Park Hotel, 4*stars Hotel in Bormio.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
daily route support from our coaches and staff