Available Months Jun to Sep
Nights Available 6 Nights
Dolomites Week Italy Como to Cortina

Como to Cortina

7 days from the shores of Lake Como to the heart of the Dolomites over classic climbs including the Ghisallo, Stelvio, Gavia, Fedaia & Giau. An epic journey through the best climbs in Italy.

6 nights in 3 & 4* Hotels
Airport transfers from Milan and out of Venice
All breakfasts & dinners and ride nutrition.
Daily guided rides & mechanical support
Optional Extras Bike rental available
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Ride Notes

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

Stephen, Tour of Flanders, 2017: "Organisation was perfect and marshalling superb. Hotel was great, staff were brilliant - definitely the right move to stay in Oudernaarde and will go back. "

Ride Highlights

  • Visit the Cyclist's Church

    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.

  • Climb the Stelvio

    Possibly the most famous climb in the world. we ride the Stelvio from Bormio and descend to Prato.

  • Experience the Sella Ronda

    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.

Trip Summary

  • 7 days / 6 nights riding from Como to Cortina
  • Mon to Sun in June to Sept
  • Avg Daily Ride: 99km
  • Avg Daily Elevation: 2700m
  • Prices from £999
  • Bucket list climbs: Ghisallo, Gavia, Stelvio, Fedaia, Giau, Pordoi
Routes Details

Route Overview

Five big rides averaging just over 100km per day, each with a classic climb starting on Lake Como and finishing in Cortina.

Stage One

Stage One

From Lecco to Castione della Presolana

Ride Distance 104km
Elevation Gain 3347m

Climbs at Dolomites Week

Passo Giau

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.

Ride Distance 9.4km
Elevation Gain 9.5%
KOM  33 mins 21 secs

Passo del Ghisallo

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.

Ride Distance 8.6km
Elevation Gain 6%
KOM  19 mins 41 secs

Passo dello Stelvio (Bormio)

The "easier" side of the Stelvio possibly. The climb is split into at least four sections with the start featuring old tunnels and a couple of steep sections until you hit the switchbacks. From here there is a saddle to the final kick up to the summit.

Ride Distance 21.5km
Elevation Gain 7.1%
KOM  1hr 04 mins

Dolomites Week Cycling Itinerary

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.


Day One Monday


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.

Ride Distance 64 km.
Elevation Gain 1300 m.

Day Two Tuesday

Lecco to Presolana

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.

Ride Distance 104 km.
Elevation Gain 3347 m.

Day Three Wednesday

Presolana to Bormio

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.

Ride Distance 125 km.
Elevation Gain 3900 m.

Day Four Thursday

Bormio to Bolzano

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.

Ride Distance 118 km.
Elevation Gain 1800 m.

Day Five Friday

Bolzano to Corvara

We are in the heart of the Dolomites today and our ride gets more and more beautiful. We finish on the Sella Ronda climbing the classic Passo Pordio and finishing the the Passo Campolongo before descending into our hotel in one of the most stunning towns in Europe - Corvara.

Ride Distance 95 km.
Elevation Gain 3045 m.

Day Six Saturday

Corvara to Cortina

One final day in the Dolomites and it's a classic. Four climbs in glorious scenery. Starting with the Gardena & Passo Sella, 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.

Ride Distance 91 km.
Elevation Gain 3100 m.

Day Seven Sunday


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.

Airport Transfers

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.

Arrival Airport
Transfer Times
Milan (MXP)
Arrive before 11.30am for a 12pm transfer.


Fly out of Venice. Arrange flights to leave after 3.30pm.

Departure Airport
Transfer Times
Venice (VCE)
Depart after 3.30pm (transfer arrives in Venice at 1.30pm)
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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  

Summer 2020

8 - 14th Jun 2020 Hotel Gran Fanes Single Room £1199 Book Now
Twin Room £1999 Book Now
22 - 28th Jun 2020 Hotel Gran Fanes Twin Room £1999 Sold Out
17 - 23rd Aug 2020 Hotel Gran Fanes Single Room £1199 Book Now
Twin Room £1999 Book Now
31st Aug - 6th Sep 2020 Hotel Gran Fanes Single Room £1199 Book Now
Twin Room £1999 Book Now
14 - 20th Sep 2020 Hotel Gran Fanes Single Room £1199 Book Now
Twin Room £1999 Book Now

Dolomites Week
Jun to Sep

6 nights

Single Room £1199
Twin Room £999
  • 6 nights in 3 & 4* hotels
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • Daily guided rides with mechanical support and ride nutrition
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Lunches (budget for €10 per day) and drinks with evening meal