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Available Months 6th to 12th July
Nights Available 6 Nights
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Orwell 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 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 / Treviso
All breakfasts & dinners and ride nutrition.
Daily guided rides & mechanical support
Optional Extras Bike rental available
Orwell Dolomites Week by Sportive Breaks
Routes Details
Itinerary
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Event Info

Ride Notes

Sign up for the Orwell Wheelers 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 head 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 possibly the hardest climb of the week on our loop ride out of Cortina to the famous Tre Cime. An unmissable week in a stunning part of the world.

Real Rider Reviews

Andy, Etape du Tour. 2019: "The Sportive Breaks team were helpful, knowledgeable, patient, thoroughly professional and calm! A great service from a great team of people! We will be back again, thanks for a great, hassle free trip! "

Ride Highlights

  • 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.

  • Ride the legendary Tre Cime

    The last day involves one of the most stunning, and steep climbs in Italy. The last 4km of the Tre Cime averages 12.5km making the views from the top very well earned.

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: 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 Orwell 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 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
Itinerary

Orwell Dolomites Week Cycling Itinerary

Our 7 day Orwell Wheelers Dolomites breaks start on Monday with transfers from Milan to Lake Como and finish on Sunday in Cortina. We have a support vehicle on all rides so you can skip parts of the routes. We will also have shorter options on day five for those wanting an easier day.

Itinerary

Day One 6th July

Lecco

Arrive at 17.45 into Malpensa. We will be waiting in arrivals for the short 45 min drive to the hotel. We will have dinner at 19.30 and run through the week and our mechanics are on hand to help build bikes & fit rentals.

Day Two July 7th

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 July 8th

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 July 9th

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 1799 m.

Day Five July 10th

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 July 11th

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 July 12th

Cortina

Departure day. We run an final spin around Cortina to Tre Cime di Lavaredo at 8am before a shower, time to break down the bikes and head off to Treviso

Ride Distance 54 km.
Elevation Gain 1590 m.

Airport Transfers

Flights are into Milan Malpensa & out of Treviso. Please book these yourself. We will be at the arrivals to collect you and drop you off 2 hrs before departure.

Arrival

Fly into Milan Malpensa arriving at 17.45. We should arrive at our hotel by 7pm.

Arrival Airport
Transfer Times
Milan Malpensa (MXP)
Arrive at 17.45

Departure

Fly out of Treviso at 18.40. We will get back to Treviso at around 16.30.

Departure Airport
Transfer Times
Treviso (TSF)
Departure at 18.40
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Our Dolomites Weeks run Monday to Sunday from Milan to Venice. Choose between single room, a shared twin with another Orwell Wheeler or a private twin / double for two people.

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Date Hotel Name Room Type Price  

Orwell Wheelers Dolomites Week

6 - 12th Jul 2020 Hotel Gran Fanes Shared Twin Room £999 Book Now
Single Room £1199 Book Now
Twin Room £1999 Book Now

Orwell Dolomites Week
6th to 12th July

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