Classic Dolomiti

Difficulty  Hard

10 Days - €3,650.00 approx US$3,871
AU$5,190
GBP£3,075

Terrain: Mountainous
Daily Distance: Approx 100km - 62mi
Total Distance: Approx 1000km - 620mi
Total Ascent: Approx 20000m - 55000ft

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20 - 29 July 2017 (12 PLACES REMAIN)

Highlights:
This is a spectacular tour, amongst the most beautiful mountains in the world -  the Dolomites.  
Our tour starts in Bolzano and we discover the most fascinating climbs in the Alps and we’ll take in some of the most enchanting towns such as Canazei, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Corvara.  A few of the climbs we’ll tackle include Costalunga, San Pellegrino, Pordoi, Fedaia, Sella, Giau, Falzarego, Campolongo and Gardena! But it’s not just all about the bike!  The food and wine of this region will satisfy at least as much as the rides will.  Come and discover the cyclists’ paradise! 

What's included:

  • All hotel accommodation in minimum 3 star, usually 4 star hotels (twin share)
  • Breakfasts
  • Introductory Lunch
  • Dinners (except 1)
  • 2 Guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
  • Van support throughout tour
  • All in-tour transfers
  • Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes during tour
  • Activities which depend on the region we are visiting. Examples include wine/cheese/olive oil tastings, boat trips
  • Garmin 800 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
  • 1 PuntoTours cycling kit (cycling jersey, knicks and socks) per guest
  • 1 day pack per guest
  • Complimentary food supplements including gels and energy bars
  • Detailed printed Tour information booklet.

Day One - Bolzano Warm-up Ride
Main Route: 40km – 25mi
Total Ascent: 1000m – 3300ft
Bolzano is a wonderfully cosmopolitan city with strong German influences. Lots of Beer and Weisswurst! Easy ride over undulating terrain to tease out the jet lag and enjoy the fresh air.

Day Two - Bolzano to Canazei
Main Route: 80km – 50mi
Total Ascent: 1700m – 5500ft
We enter the Dolomites with a beautiful climb up to Passo Nigra, followed by the Passo Costalunga to Canazei. At the end of the ride, we have the option to climb up to the Rifugio Gardeccia, on top of the Catinaccio mountain used in the Giro d’Italia several times.  You’ll be enchanted by the little ski town of Canazei. Great good warm up ride for some bigger days ahead.

Day Three - Canazei Loop to Marmolada
Main Route: 90km – 55mi
Total Ascent: 2700m – 8800ft
Today we get serious! Two big, well-known passes, the Passo Fedaia and the San Pellegrino. We traverse the scenic Val di Fassa and the Valle Agordina. We pass through dozens of mountain villages and the Marmolada Glacier provides an impressive backdrop!

Day Four - Canazei to Cortina d'Ampezzo
Main Route: 90km
Total Ascent: 2,800m
Today we enjoy some challenging climbing through spectacular mountain terrain. Passo Pordoi and the Giau are the highlights of the day, together with the town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’ premier ski resort and host to the 1956 Winter Olympics.

Day Five - Cortina Loop to Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Main Route: 80km – 50mi
Total Ascent: 2000m – 6500ft
Turn left and head up hill! Today our route takes us to the tranquil Lake Misurina, and then onwards and upwards to arguably one of the most panoramic views in the Dolomites at Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Day Six - Cortina rest day
Today it’s better that we take a day off the bike, have a massage and get the bikes ready for the days ahead. Cortina offers many options: hiking, chair lifts to mountain refuges, spas, shopping or just relaxing!

Day Seven - Cortina to Corvara
Main Route: 100 km – 62mi
Total Ascent: 2500m – 8200ft
Another great ride to Corvara, the headquarters of the Maratona delle Dolomiti!
We climb the Passo Tre Croci (you can always do the 3 cime again!!) cross Dobbiaco and then head up to passo Furcia. Save your legs, for our ride in two days time retraces the Maratona course – it’s tough!

Day Eight - Corvara loop to Sella Ronda
Main Route: 60km – 37mi
Total Ascent: 2500m – 8200ft
A classic ride of the Dolomites! We will do 4 passes around the Massive of Sella: Passo Sella, Pordoi, Campolongo and Gardena.
Remember pace yourself for tomorrow’s epic ride!

Day Nine - Corvara loop of Maratona delle Dolomiti
Main Route: 138km – 85mi
Total Ascent: 4190m – 13700ft
Today we’ll do the same route as the Maratona of the Dolomites.  It’s not called a “Marathon” for nothing!  The race has 2 different routes both challenging: 6 passes on the short route and 7 on the longer one!  Obviously we’ll tackle the longer one.   The secret is conserve and survive.  It’ll be awesome – legendary in fact!
We’ll deserver the celebratory aperitivo at the end of the day!

Day Ten - Arrivederci!

Recommended Arrival Airport: Milan Malpensa or Venice
Recommended Departure Airport: Milan Malpensa or Venice

(Airport transfers not included)

Dolomites Tour 2017 Map

Dolomites Tour 2017 Map