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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
Fly into Milan Malpensa arriving at 17.45. We should arrive at our hotel by 7pm.
Fly out of Treviso at 18.40. We will get back to Treviso at around 16.30.
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.
|Date||Hotel Name||Room Type||Price||Quantity||Total|
Orwell Wheelers Dolomites Week
|6 - 12th Jul 2020||Hotel Gran Fanes||Shared Twin Room||£999||£999||Book Now|
|Single Room||£1199||£1199||Book Now|
|Twin Room||£1999||£1999||Book Now|