Dates: 09-Sep-2019  - 16-Sep-2019

Group size: 8

Rider type: Advanced

Price: $4900 per person twin share ($AUD)

Deposit: $750 per person twin share ($AUD)

Single Supplement$750 ($AUD)

Traversing the Dolomites
Traversing the Dolomites
Traversing the Dolomites
Traversing the Dolomites
Traversing the Dolomites

7 Day European Bike Tour in the Italian Dolomites

Classic Dolomite ascents include the Sella Ronda, (Sella, Pordoi, Campolongo and Gardena Passes) Passo Valparola, Passo Falzarego, Passa Giau, Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Passo Tri Croci, Passo di Sant’Antonio and the mighty Monte Zoncolan.

TOUR START: Innsbruck, Austria

TOUR FINISH: Venice, Italy

The Dolomites are synonymous with the Giro d’Italia it’s the famous battle ground for the traditional final week where the fight for the Maglia Rosa is run and won. ‘Traversing the Dolomites’ is a mystical cycling journey from the serene splendour of the Sella Ronda passes all the way to east where the formidable test of Monte Zoncolan awaits (if you so choose, of course). We provide a truly boutique experience, limited to 8 riders, with a VIP wrap to ensure your every need is catered for. We always aim to stay in 4-star accommodation and immerse ourselves in the cultural, gastronomic and aesthetic delights of these magnificent Italian regions.

We will gather in Innsbruck, Austria the host city for the 2018 UCI road world championships, it’s a great chance to relax and unwind while experiencing Austrian history and culture; enriching and enhancing your European experience.

It’s then down to the awesome Dolomites and our base in Corvara, from here we will ride a spectacular loop around the Sella Massif, our Sella Ronda circuit includes the Sella, Pordoi, Campolongo and Gardena Passes, it really is cycling heaven with breathtaking views at every turn.

The Passo Valparola takes us on to our next destination the chic ski town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. It’s part of the Dolomiti Superski area and hosted the 1956 Winter Olympic Games. A ride to see the Tre Cime di Lavaredo is a stern test but the view from the top is simply stunning. Before leaving Cortina the mighty Passa Giau awaits, it’s been the amazing backdrop for so many recent Giro battles and its now your turn to see why. We ride on the route of stage 15 of the 2018 Giro d’Italia which takes us up and over the Passo Tri Croci and Passo DI Sant’Antonio to experience a more traditional Dolomiti town, Padola.

One of the biggest highlights of our tour is saved for the grand finale, a loop around the infamous Monte Zoncolan; and for those brave souls - an ascent like no other. Monte Zoncalon is now one of the most revered climbs in Giro d’Italia history.

Every day we can tailor the distance and amount of climbing to ensure each person truly enjoys the experience of the Italy Dolomites tour.

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 7 days of awesome riding
  • Daily breakfast, daily lunch, as well as welcome and farewell dinners
  • Rider nutrition
  • Experienced on road rider guides and vehicle support
  • Mechanical support

See more information under the Inclusions and Highlights tabs above.

Hire a bike from our Storck fleet (setup with Australian right-hand front brake)

To book the tour, use the 'Book Now' button above, only a deposit is required to book.

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Enjoy the majestic scenery and natural beauty of Italy.
  • Superb views everywhere, every day, of the Italian Alps and the spectacular Dolomites.
  • Featuring the Mortirolo and Gavia Passes, the Stelvio with its 48 switchbacks; the Sella Ronda and the stunning views at the top of the Gardena pass.
  • Stay in specially selected accommodation from elegant neo-classical places, to hotels noted for their ‘character and charm’ or even bright modern places with superb outlooks. Some accommodation has pool and/or spa facilities.
  • Enjoy the charm and history of ancient and quaint villages, including spa and market towns.
  • Taste the variety in the South Tyrolean famed breads and classic apple strudel baked according to the traditional recipe of Alto Adige.
  • Local (home to) gorgonzola cheese; and try the famous dish Ossobuco alla Milanese.
  • Our tour routes have been carefully designed for variety and enjoyment, to experience diverse areas, scenery, terrain, and include the legendary cols that the pro's ride.
  • Enjoy the velobiketours boutique touring experience. Our VIP wrap is designed to create a memorable tour and deliver a fantastic holiday experience – see the full Tour Inclusions for more details.
Always remember there are flexible ride options available every day so you can ride as much or as little as you desire.







KEY INCLUSIONS:
  • A truly boutique experience with group sizes limited to 8 guests
  • 3-4 staff per tour creating an industry high ratio of staff to guests
  • Transfers - pickup & drop off
  • We only use modern luxury 9 seater air-conditioned vans to ensure the best possible travel experience
  • Accommodation in carefully selected bike friendly 4 star hotels often noted for their ‘character and charm’
  • Fresh and filling daily breakfast - buffet style aimed at getting the cycling day off to the perfect start
  • Fresh panini/sandwich style Italian lunch provided daily
  • Delicious 3-4 course dinners including a selection of local wines for the welcome and farewell dinners
  • We create and personally delivery your tour experience, the owners of velobiketours are with you every day
  • On transfer days our VIP wrap ensures that everything is ready for you upon arrival. Full luggage transfer service between your accommodations - hop off the bike, and your room with luggage in is ready for you
  • Flexible ride options available every day so you can ride as much or as little as you desire
  • velobiketours cycling kit - includes cycling jersey, cap and gloves
  • Cycling kit laundry services - two washes included for the tour
  • Riding nutrition including fruit, energy bars, gels and rehydration drinks
  • Full vehicle backup and support services provided throughout your ride every day
  • On road experienced rider guides and support, assisting the group each day
  • Mechanical assistance and support
  • Purpose built bike racks for safe and careful bike carriage
  • Quality bike hire options available - fees apply. Bike hire options
  • Daily photos to capture your memories.
  • Road guide book including detailed itinerary, ride maps, climb profiles, hotel details and daily activity information.
  • Prior to your trip we can provide advice on preparing for you trip, including a cycling packing check list. Other travel planning and arrangements (flights, additional accommodation, travel insurance etc), are available through our travel partners.
  • General information and tips on travel in France
Optional extras (fees apply):
  • Post ride massage
  • Additional laundry service
Exclusions:
  • Meals that have not been included in the itinerary (most meals are included, refer to the tour itinerary)
  • Pre and post tour travel arrangements, including flights, any additional accommodation or transfers required (however we can provide assistance for additional travel requirements)
  • Personal purchases
  • Activities not scheduled in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (compulsory requirement for guests. Enquire for assistance with travel insurance)
Click here to read more detail about what is included in our tours.