7 passes in 7 days: road-biking in the dolomites
Bicycle over seven breath-taking Dolomite mountain passes, enjoying fabulous descents into beautiful valleys.
Experience Italian, German and traditional Ladin cultures, and reward yourself with exceptional cuisine!
Length: 7 nights / 8 days
Start/Finish: Cortina d’Ampezzo (Flights to Venice) / Alta Badia (Flights to Innsbruck)
Activity Level: For bikers in good physical condition
*This is just a sample itinerary which can be modified to meet your particular requirements, taking into account how long you wish to stay, where you would like to stay and your level of fitness. It may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels, abilities of participants, availability of accommodation and/or the recommendations of your guide.
Arrive in Cortina, check into Hotel Franceschi and meet your expert guide for trip briefing and equipment check. Take a short warm-up bike ride around Cortina d’Ampezzo.
(37 miles biking, 1700m ascent)
Bike a loop around the wonderful mountains, cycling towards the Rifugio Auronzo and circle the mighty Tre Cime di Lavaredo, finally descending back into Cortina for the night.
(53-56 miles biking, 2200m ascent)
Cycle to Passo Giau, biking under the flanks of Monte Averau and descend to Colle Santa Lucia, and then onto Psso Falzarego. Passing Lagazuio, enjoy a last descent along the impressive flanks of the Tofane mountains back to Cortina d’Ampezzo.
(56 miles biking, 1600m ascent)
Cycle along the old railways towards Dobbiaco, and head towards the Alta Badia valley, passing through villages and finally ending up in the charming village of San Cassiano – your base for the next few days.
(56 miles, 3000m ascent)
A big day enjoying the famous four passes around the Sella Massif, with hairpin turns, testing ascents and exhilarating descents!
Enjoy an easy day cycling around Alta Badia with many options to choose from and some well-earned rest!
(43 miles, 1,600m ascent)
Ascend the Passo delle Erbe (2,000m) and cycle towards the city of Bressanone passing through alpine villages. Head back to San Cassiano for your final evening in the Dolomites!
Breakfast and departure
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