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.
From 2023-06-24 to 2023-06-29
Stelvio and other legendary Alpine passes
Some of the greatest white wines in the world
Riviera del Brenta ancient villas
|1||Benvenuti sulle Alpi!||Warm Up||D|
|2||The Gavia pass||Cycling 70Km/1650m||B D|
|3||Stelvio pass: the Cima Coppi!||Cycling 110Km/1700m||B L D|
|4||Merano to Selva di Val Gardena||Cycling 85Km/1800m||B L D|
|5||The Sella Ronda loop||Cycling 60Km/1900m||B L D|
You’ll meet our team at your first hotel in Aprica. After a detailed tour presentation, you can go for a nice warm-up for testing bikes.
If you have an early arrival, you can even challenge yourself with the Passo del Mortirolo, where Pantani became a legend. It makes your legs tremble, just to name it, legendary pages of cycling have been written here. The most memorable feat was that of the "Pirate" Marco Pantani, who presented himself to the world in the 1994 edition of the Giro d'Italia, putting the Berzin pink jersey in crisis and coming off Miguel Indurain on the last climb, and therefore going triumph alone.
Actually, we should go up from the less demanding side (but still tough!), but it's up to you to decide if you want to challenge the hardest side…Overnight: Aprica
The Gavia Pass, with an altitude of 2,618 m a.s.l., is one of the most demanding and famous climbs of the Giro d'Italia. The idea of inserting it for the first time was by Vincenzo Torriani in 1960, historical patron of the Giro, whose bust you will see next to that of the "champion" Fausto Coppi.
We will face the climb from the Ponte di Legno side, considered the hardest: about 17 km of climbing, at an average gradient of 7.8%, with tears that reach 16% and a total uphill height difference of about 1,380 m.
A great effort for an unforgettable experience, immersed in a wonderful landscape.
A quick descent finally leads us to Santa Caterina Valfurva, the birthplace of the ski champion Deborah Compagnoni and the great climber Achille Compagnoni.Overnight: Santa Caterina Valfurva
Let’s go to conquer the cycling peak of the Alps! The Cima Coppi is the highest point reached by the Giro d’Italia, and the Stelvio is the highest of all of them. The climb starts just out of town, no excuses, just keep spinning your pedals for 21 kilometers and 42 hairpins. The view from the top is just stunning, the road looks like a long black snake sinuously lying along the valley, you will not find words to describe the feelings you’ll have. After that we just have the long beautiful downhill of 25km and 48 hairpins up to Prato allo Stelvio.Overnight: Merano
We leave the beautiful town of Merano along the pleasant cycle path that follows the bank of the Adige river. It was part of the ancient Roman consular road Via Claudia Augusta, which connected Italy with the Germanic territories by crossing the Alps. After Bolzano, another elegant Central European city, the route begins to rise from the valley, begins gently and then rears up to reach the town mountain of Selva di Val Gardena, nestled between the Dolomite peaksOvernight: Selva di Val Gardena
The Sella Ronda is a precious necklace that unites 4 wonderful pearls, which are the 4 Alpine passes that alternate along this loop tour, famous for hosting 2 major cycling events, the Sellaronda Day and the Marathon of the Dolomites. Here, moreover, every year the most intense and fascinating moments of the Giro d'Italia are experienced. We promise you a wonderful and truly unforgettable day.Overnight: Selva di Val Gardena
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!Included: Breakfast
In a quiet position, surrounded by meadows and woods, in the heart of the Valtellinesi Alps. A family-run hotel perfect for bikers.
For 4 generations, the family-owned Hotel Compagnoni has welcomed its visitors through its doors. This family-run hotel makes every guest feel right at home.
Located a stone's throw from the historic center, in an elegant 19th century Art Nouveau building, this hotel has been a symbol of Merano's hospitality for over 130 years
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. You can book your bike on the Booking / Information form.
Tour Price: € 1200 per person
Deposit: 30%, Balance: 60 days before departure
This price includes:
● 5 nights in cozy hotels
● 5 breakfast
● 4 picnics
● 5 dinners (drinks not included)
● 1 experienced English speaking guides (driver)
● Van assistance
● Peace of mind being with our experienced team
This price not includes:
● Local taxes (approx. 15/20€)
Free cancellation for any reason till 30 days before departure.
Free cancellation for COVID-19 related reasons till 10 days before departure.
This means you have a cycling guide riding with you showing his region. A Van support with water, electrolytes and snacks, available if you want to skip the hardest climbs. A daily picnic lunch featuring local and fresh products. Dinners at hotel or restaurants featuring traditional food. Shuttles from arrival airport and to departure airport.
With just 4 people, this tour can be ride as a Privata Tour
In our private tours you can: