Join us for a classic 7 day ride from Lake Como through the heart of the Dolomites to Cortina. Each day contains a world famous climb and some amazing local routes. Starting on the shores of Lake Como we ride the Ghisallo before heading into the Italian Alps to ride the Gavia & Stelvio. From here we head into the Dolomites & ride the climbs of the Sella Ronda as well as the mighty Fedaia and Giau. On the departure day there is an optional 50km loop ride out of Cortina to the famous Tre Cime. An unmissable week for anyone wanting to pack in the best climbs in Italy.
Real Rider Reviews
Ride the famous Ghisallo and visit the Cyclist's Church at the summit. Next to the church is a museum dedicated to our sport and amazing views of the Lake & mountains around.
Possibly the most famous climb in the world. we ride the Stelvio from Bormio and descend to Prato.
In the heart of the Dolomites are four climbs that make the Sella Ronda. Often called the best 55km in cycling, this is an unmissable destination with sensational views.
Five big rides averaging just over 100km per day, each with a classic climb starting on Lake Como and finishing in Cortina.
From Lecco to Castione della Presolana
From Castione della Presolana to Bormio
From Bormio to Bolzano
From Bolzano to Corvara
From Corvara to Cortina
One of the classic climbs in the region. After a fairly tough first 4km, the next 4km are brutal averaging 10% before it getting slightly easier near the top.
A stunning climb out of Bellagio taking you from the shores of Lake Como to the famous Cycling Church at Ghisallo. The climb has some steep sections (14%), tight hairpins and incredible views. One of the world's great climbs.
The Passo dello Stelvio is guaranteed to be on every serious cyclist’s bucket list. The first route we cover could be considered to be the ‘easier’ side of the Stelvio...possibly. This particular climb splits into four sections. The start of the route greets us with old tunnels (you may want to bring your own lighting) and some steep sections. After we have hit some switchbacks, it is time for the final kick up to the mountain summit where altitudes will exceed 2,700m.
Our 7 day Dolomites breaks start on Monday with transfers from Milan to Lake Como and finish on Sunday in Cortina. We have optional rides on arrival and departure day with the five main stages in the middle.
Arrival day into Milan for a short 1hr transfer to Lecco. John will help build bikes and then we go for a 60km loop taking in the legendary Ghisallo. At dinner we will run through the itinerary for the week.
Breakfast from 7am and meet at 8am for an 8.30am rollout. Today's ride is rolling throughout in the foothills of the Alps. We have lunch at a cafe and then roll onto our finish for mid afternoon.
The queen stage. Out of Presolana we have two smaller climbs to get over before lunch in Ponto di Legno and then start the final climb, the might Passo Gavia. From the summit at a full 2,621m we descend all the way to our hotel in Bormio.
A day that starts difficult and ends easy. From the hotel we start climbing almost immediately as we head up to this week's Cima Coppi - the Passo Stelvio at 2,757m. This is one of the most famous climbs in cycling and the descent is thrilling down the famous hairpins. From here we roll together down the valley into the Dolomites in Bolzano.
We are in the heart of the Dolomites today and our ride gets more and more beautiful. We finish on the Passo Sella Ronda climbing up to 2200m before descending down into Passo Gardena into our hotel in one of the most stunning towns in Europe - Corvara.
One final day in the Dolomites and it's a classic. Four climbs in glorious scenery. Starting with the Passo Campolongo then Passo Pordoi, we then head to the long and tough Passo Fedaia before the last climb of the day, the mighty Passo Giau, one of the toughest but more rewarding climbs in Europe. We finish in Cortina, the host of the Winter Olympics in 2026
Departure day. We run an optional spin around Cortina to Tre Cime di Lavaredo at 7am for anyone with a couple more climbs in their legs before heading to Venice.
Flights are into Milan Malpensa & out of Venice. If you cannot get flights for our transfer times please get in touch and we can arrange private transfers.
Fly into Milan Malpensa before 11.30am for a 12pm transfer. We should arrive at our hotel by 1pm.
Fly out of Venice. Arrange flights to leave after 3.30pm.
Our Dolomites Weeks run Monday to Sunday from Milan to Venice. Can't find the date you want or want to run a private trip with a group of 6+, get in touch with us on live chat.
|Date||Hotel Name||Room Type||Price||Quantity||Total|
|22 - 28th Jun 2020||Hotel Gran Fanes||Single Room||£1199||£1199||Book Now|
|Twin Room||£1999||£1999||Book Now|
|14 - 20th Sep 2020||Hotel Gran Fanes||Single Room||£1199||£1199||Book Now|
|Twin Room||£1999||£1999||Book Now|