Dolomites epic climbs and Venice main pictures
Dolomites epic climbs and Venice main pictures

Dolomites epic climbs and Venice

Immerse yourself in the epic atmosphere that made the history of cycling, from the heart of the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea in the magical atmosphere of Venice. Gavia, Stelvio, Gardena, Giau, Monte Grappa, and other legendary passes for an unforgettable journey across the Dolomites.

Highlights


Stelvio and other legendary Alpine passes

Stelvio and other legendary Alpine passes

Some of the greatest white wines in the world

Some of the greatest white wines in the world

Riviera del Brenta ancient villas

Riviera del Brenta ancient villas

Venice

Venice

Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Arrival in BormioCyclingD
2Bormio to Merano - Stelvio passCyclingB L D
3Merano to Bressanone - Monte GiovoCyclingB L
4Bressanone to La Villa - Passo GardenaCyclingB L D
5La Villa to Agordo - Valparola, DuranCyclingB L D
6Agordo to Bassano del GrappaCyclingB L
7Bassano del Grappa to VeniceCyclingB L D
8Arrivederci!B

Tour Map


Day 1: Arrival in Bormio

Tour briefing, bike fitting and warm up ride
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We welcome you at the Airport and shuttle to the first hotel in Bormio. After a glass of bodied Inferno, a fine local red wine made by Nebbiolo grape, we’ll help you out in assembling your bikes, then then we’ll be ready for a warm up ride.

Overnight: Bormio
Included: Dinner

Day 2: Bormio to Merano - Stelvio pass

The Cima Coppi: climbing to the top of the Giro d’Italia!
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Let’s go to conquer the Cima Coppi, which is the highest point reached by the Giro d’Italia, and the Stelvio is the highest of all of them. A marvellous climb of 21 kilometers and 42 hairpins. The following descent to Prato allo Stelvio, goes down for 25km and 48 hairpins. The day ends in Merano, known for its thermal bath.

Overnight: Merano
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: Merano to Bressanone - Monte Giovo

Cycling across the South Tyrol
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This stage develops between two elegant symbol cities of South Tyrol, both characterized by elegant buildings, lively walks, gracious cafes and fine restaurants. In the middle we will face the fantastic ascent of Monte Giovo, known for offering some of the most evocative views of the whole Tyrol. With over 1000 years of history, Bressanone is considered the oldest city in Tyrol, as well as for its good living and favorable climate it is known as a sumptuous episcopal city.

Overnight: Bressanone
Included: Breakfast Lunch

Day 4: Bressanone to La Villa - Passo Gardena

From the Val Gardena to the Alta Badia
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Today we'll have a great warming up section, as the first 20 km are almost completely flat, that's the perfect condition to face the long uphill to Passo Gardena. We'll climb for about 32 kilometres, but the uphill is never too hard and stops climbing for a couple of kilometres along the way, giving you the chance to have a breath. The highlights of the day are the pretty town of Ortisei and the view over the mountain peaks at Passo Gardena. Another beautiful day across Dolomites!

Overnight: La Villa (Val Badia)
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: La Villa to Agordo - Valparola, Duran

Three mountain passes in one day!

Today we don’t have a very long climb like the previous days, yet we’ll meet 3 passes: the Valparola pass (2192 m), the Staulanza pass (1780m), and the Duran pass (1605 m). We start climbing just after La Villa, the total climb up to the Valparola is about 14 km long, with an average gradient of 6.5%. The first half is easier, but the second part is all over 8% of gradient. From Pian Falzarego starts an amazing downhill, under huge cliffs and overlooking the valley.

Of the three ascents of the day, this is the most affordable, but still an alpine climb, so don't relax too much! It is 5.5 km with an average gradient of almost 7%, not bad.

Once in the village of Dont, we stop to enjoy the best ice cream in the area, taking the energy we will need to tackle the last climb of the day. The climb to Passo Duran is 8.6 km long, although it is not that long it is not to be underestimated, in fact the average gradient is 8%, but with stretches reaching 13%. About halfway up the climb, in the hamlet of Gavaz, the road flattens out for about 1 kilometer, allowing us to catch our breath. From the brow starts a beautiful and vile descent of about 15 km, which takes us to the valley in Agordo, where the Luxottica of Leonardo Del Vecchio, the world-famous eyewear giant, is based.

Overnight: Agordo
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Agordo to Bassano del Grappa

A last alpine bastion before the plains of Venice
Agordo to Bassano del Grappa 1519

We are now under the Dolomites, and the first 50 km of the stage gradually degrade towards the fertile plains of the Veneto. But just when we are about to enter the Po Valley, a last bastion rises, in all its grandeur, to block our way. We are in the facing the Monte Grappa, a legendary ascent of the total length is 28 km, with an average gradient of 6%, and with a maximum gradient of 12%. From Monte Grappa there is a view as far as the eye can see on the immense plain that surrounds Venice. At the end of the exciting descent, we reach the elegant town of Bassano del Grappa, famous for the ancient tradition of the distillation of marc, for the production of velvety grappas.

Overnight: Bassano del Grappa
Included: Breakfast Lunch

Day 7: Bassano del Grappa to Venice

The arrival to the Serenissima Republic of Venice

Today the glorious arrival in the enchanted city of Venice awaits us. From Bassano we follow the course of the Brenta river. Venice with its striking beauty inevitably takes the stage, but the whole of Veneto is rich in beauty and art. And among the most beautiful cities there is certainly Padua, of which we cross the historic center. From Padua we continue along the Riviera del Brenta, known for the elegant villas that belonged to the Venetian nobles, and built by the greatest architects of the time. The arrival in Venice is a real privilege, crossing the long Ponte Della Libertà (the bridge over the lagoon) with the profile of the city that gradually defines itself before our eyes, is a unique spectacle. Welcome to Venice!

Overnight: Venezia
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Arrivederci!

Well, it’s time to say goodbye, but we are sure this part of Italy will touch your hearts and you’ll come again to visit more!

Overnight: Venezia
Included: Breakfast

Bikes

You can bring your own bike or rent one from us, we offer great bikes from selected Italian and international brands: road bikes, leisure cycling, mountain bikes, e-bikes, all in perfect working conditions. We'll find the best solution for you during the tour customization.

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