Dolomite Mountains Italy

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Dolomite Mountains , Italy   |   7 Nights
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Itinerary

Experience the Dolomites by mountain bike – you can cover a lot of ground and stop whenever suits you to admire the sensational views. This itinerary perfectly combines the breath-taking landscape with mountain rifugios and high quality cuisine. Each day you’ll cycle from hotel to hotel (or rifugio to rifugio), riding through pastures and meadows, climbing and descending passes and discovering lakes and streams, whilst exploring multiple cultures, languages and delicious food!

Length: 7 nights / 8 days

Start / Finish: Alta Badia (Flights to Innsbruck)

Activity Level: For strong, active and experienced mountain bikers in good physical condition who enjoy cycling, have a positive attitude and are prepared and capable of biking from five to seven hours a day.

*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

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive in Alta Badia, check into your hotel and meet your guide for the week.

Day 2: The Sellaronda

(6 hours biking, 36 miles)

Start off the tour with a fantastic warm-up day, turing the Sella Massif, enjoying your first glimpse of the incredible Dolomiti views.  Return to your hotel to re-fuel on delicious cuisine and some well-earned rest.

Day 3: Putia Massif

(3 hours biking, 19 miles)

Spend the day cycling up and down through luscious meadows, pine forests and traditional Ladin villages.

Day 4: Passo delle Erbe – Rifugio Fanes

(4.5 hours biking, 19 miles)

Cycle through the cultural town of San Martino, beautiful woods and idyllic farms onto the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park, down to Rifugio Fanes where you will spend the evening, trying out delicious regional cuisine.

Day 5: Rifugio Fanes to Rifugio Fodara Vedla

(4 hours biking, 21 miles)

A spectacular ride continuing through the National Park, alongside the Lago di Limo and onto a fascinating route towards the Rifugio, steeped with history from the First World War.  Spend the evening in a charming Italian rifugio.

Day 6: Rifugio Fodara Vedla – Cortina d’Amepzzo – Passo Staulanza

(5 hours biking, 26 miles)

Today you will enjoy cycling past some of the most sensational views on your way to Cortina d’ Ampezzo for lunch.  After re-fuelling, an afternoon mountain bike up the eastern flank towards the rifugio for the evening.

Day 7: Passo Staulanza – Fodom – Alta Badia

(5-6 hours biking, 35 miles)

Visit one of the most ancient castles in the Dolomites and cycle on towards Alta Badia for your final evening, having seen the most famous (and breath-taking!) mountains in the region: the Marmaloda, Sella, and Civetta groups.

Day 8: Depart

Breakfast & departure

Inclusions

  • Double accommodations in ‘bike friendly’ hotels & mountain huts
  • Meals as noted
  • Professional mountain biking guide
  • Local transportation
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Map of the area
  • Mountain bikes on request

Where you'll be staying

7 nights

Prices

Prices are shown as a guide only and may differ depending on any new special offers, currency movements and availability. Contact us for your tailor-made quote.

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