ITALIAN ALPINE ODYSSEY

ITALIAN ALPINE ODYSSEY

Lombardia, Veneto

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ITALY

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16 - 24 Aug 2021

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Challenging

Approx. AU$6,625

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GBP£3,668

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USD$4,893

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€3,950.00

START LOCATION

BORMIO

END LOCATION

CORTINA

DAYS

9

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

80KM | 50M

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1900M | 6200FT

The Italian Alps AND Dolomites all in one tour!

This majestic tour offers classic rides in two magnificent Italian mountain regions. A cycling holiday that will keep you high!

Off the bike, enjoy delicious food from the northern regions of Lombardia and Veneto, as well as a chair lift ride for an even loftier view, among other highlights.

Not just a classic tour, but a classy one. Fly into Milan, and depart from Venice - perfect for planning some extra fun before and after the tour.

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CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | LUNCHES | DINNERS | FULL GUIDE AND VEHICLE SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GPX ROUTES | GPS LOAN UNIT IF REQUIRED | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING KIT| DAYPACK | BIDONS | GROUP TRANSFER ON DEPARTURE | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE MON 16 AUG | WELCOME DAY TWO TUE 17 AUG | BORMIO LOOP DAY THREE WED 18 AUG | BORMIO TO MERANO DAY FOUR THU 19 AUG | MERANO TO CANAZEI DAY FIVE FRI 20 AUG | CANAZEI SELLARONDA DAY SIX SAT 21 AUG | FEDAIA GLACIER LOOP DAY SEVEN SUN 22 AUG | CANAZEI TO CORTINA DAY EIGHT MON 23 AUG | CORTINA TO PASSO GIAU DAY NINE TUE 24 AUG | GOODBYE

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ARRIVAL MALPENSA DEPARTURE VENICE

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €3,950.00 | SINGLE ROOM €4,600.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE MON 16 AUG | WELCOME

A morning group airport transfer to our Alpine base in Bormio. On arrival check-in, make yourself comfortable and we'll confirm your bikes are all set-up. Enjoy a light, Welcome Lunch and Tour Introduction, followed by an easy afternoon ride to get the body moving again after travelling. There is a climb, of course, but we'll spin up for the impressive view from the towers on the road to Cancano. Welcome to the Italian Alps!
DISTANCE | 30KM | 19MI
ELEVATION | 800M | 2600FT

DAY TWO TUE 17 AUG | BORMIO LOOP

Fantastic day in the saddle, as we ride the legendary Passo Mortirolo and Gavia. Nowhere to hide. Roll down the valley and up the easier climb to Mortirolo. Then on to Ponte di Legno and the magnificent southern ascent of the Gavia. The treat is the final brilliant descent into Bormio and a soak in the thermal baths! Option to do loop in reverse.
DISTANCE | 110KM | 68MI
ELEVATION | 2750M | 9000FT

DAY THREE WED 18 AUG | BORMIO TO MERANO

Brilliant day that begins with the ascent from Bormio to the famous Passo dello Stelvio. Time for a photo shoot at the top, before the descent round 48 hairpins, and beside the sparkling stream into Prato allo Stelvio. After that it is still a glorious downward ride, on tranquil cycling paths, that for the most part, follow the river all the way to Merano.
DISTANCE | 99KM | 62M
ELEVATION | 1750M | 5750FT

DAY FOUR THU 19 AUG | MERANO TO CANAZEI

Today we leave the Alps and enter the Dolomites. Numerous mountains are picturesque, but the Dolomites are something else again. Our gateway to this World Heritage majesty is the beautiful climb to the astonishingly blue, Lago di Carezza.
DISTANCE | 96KM | 60M
ELEVATION | 2400M | 7850FT

DAY FIVE FRI 20 AUG | CANAZEI SELLARONDA

We trace the route of the short course Maratona dles Dolomiti. Four amazingly different passes that showcase the Sella massif.
DISTANCE | 65KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 1760M | 5750FT

DAY SIX SAT 21 AUG | FEDAIA GLACIER LOOP

This is a spectacular ride that winds around the Marmolada mountain, the highest in the Dolomites with the glacier visible during the ride. Two big, well-known passes, the San Pellegrino and Passo Fedaia. We ride along past the picturesque Lago di Fedaia, of 'Italian Job' fame.
DISTANCE | 85KM | 53MI
ELEVATION | 1790M | 5850FT

DAY SEVEN SUN 22 AUG | CANAZEI TO CORTINA

Great day in the saddle. We do the reverse of yesterday, up the Passo Pordoi and Campolongo, before heading down through Corvara. Then new territory up the Valparola pass and racing down the Falzarego into Cortina. More or less a rest day!
DISTANCE | 70KM | 43MI
ELEVATION | 1650M | 5400FT

DAY EIGHT MON 23 AUG | CORTINA TO PASSO GIAU

Finale day! We ride the business end of the Maratona dles Dolomiti - Falzarego/Valparola, Campolongo and Passo Giau from the classic, tougher side. If you're really hankering to also emulate the 14th Stage of the 2018 Giro, you can always add in the Muro del Gatto in La Villa, 360M of hell. Once you summit the Giau, it's all downhill into Cortina for celebrations!
DISTANCE | 95KM | 59MI
ELEVATION | 2700M | 8850FT

DAY NINE TUE 24 AUG | GOODBYE

Morning group transfer to Venice.
Time to say farewell, until next time!

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

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