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Dolomites Italy Cycling's Most Beautiful Destination

Cycling's Most Beautiful Destination

Four days in climbing wonderland. Ride classic climbs like the Passo Giau and some lesser known stunners including Tre Cime, all with incredible scenery in all directions. Cycling at it's very best.

Optional Extras Bike Hotel in Corvara
Return Airport Transfers
Three Guided Rides
Breakfast & Dinner
Optional Extras Bike Rental Available
Dolomites by Sportive Breaks
Routes Details
Itinerary
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Ride Notes

The Dolomites is special place in the cycling world. Ask anyone that's been and they will rave about the incredible scenery, warm hospitality and amazing climbs (and descents!). Over five days we take in the classic climbs of the region including the Passo Giau and the world famous four climb loop - the Sella Ronda. We also ride some local routes and some off the beaten path classics including Tre Cime di Lavaredo. The long weekend is set to the backdrop of some of the best scenery in Europe, imagine the Sound of Music mixed with stunning rock formations. The local Ladin culture (they speak their own language in these valleys) is a mix of Italian and Austrian with some great mountain food. An unmissable 4 night cycling break!

Real Rider Reviews

Aaron, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "I simply had the privilege of forgetting about all the process and concentrate on the event. Which is exactly what I wanted to focus my efforts on. "

Ride Highlights

  • Ride the Sella Ronda

    Often called the best cycling route in the world, the Sella Ronda is a short 55km route over 4 climbs. We ride this as an introduction to the region on arrival day.

  • Climb the Tre Cime

    One of the classic climbs in Italy, Tre Cime di Lavaredo is as steep as it is beautiful. The final 4km average 12% on one of the most incredible climbs in cycling.

  • Incredible views, every ride

    The true highlight of this long weekend is the scenery in all directions. On every ride we are surrounded by incredible views, clean air and life affirming riding.

Meet the Team

Andre

Local Guide

Born and bred in Corvara, Andre knows these roads inside out. After a short period living the high life in Hampton Hill, Andre returned back to Corvara to show others his region guiding skiers in the winter and us road cyclists in summer. It's a tough job but someone has to do it!

Rob

Host

Rob is our Sportive Breaks host in the Dolomites. He has been hooked on the Dolomites since riding the Raid Dolomiti and loves to share the warm local hospitality with our guests. He is on hand to help you with anything you need, set up the feed stations and hand out bidons on the climbs.

Trip Summary

  • 4 Night Breaks
  • Dates available: Wed to Sun from June to Sept
  • Total distance: Avg 106km per day
  • Total elevation: Avg 3,350m per day
  • Bucket List Climbs: Passo Giau, Sella Ronda, Tre Cime di Lavaredo
  • Prices from £669
Routes Details

Route Overview

We run 4 rides over the weekend. On arrival day you can ride the famous Sella Ronda before hitting three big days. Each day features 2 or 4 climbs with around 3,000m of elevation.

Stage One - Stage Two

Stage One

From Corvara to Corvara

Ride Distance 51
Elevation Gain 1788

Here it is, one of the most famous one day rides in the world and often described as the best ride on the planet. The Sella Ronda is a circular loop of four climbs, none too tricky with very few steep sections and fabulous views throughout. The first climb is the easiest, the Campolongo before the longer and more remote Pordoi. The bottom sections of the Sella is the steepest before finishing on the Gardena. Riding at it's best.

Stage Two

From Corvara to Corvara

Ride Distance 82
Elevation Gain 2972

A loop out of Corvara to a classic climb in the area, the Passo Giau. The route starts with the long, but gentle climb of the Valporola before hitting the main climb of the day. The Giau has long sections at over 10% making this one of the hardest climbs in the Dolomites. Luckily, the views are rewarding! On the way home, we ride the long false flat and then climb the Campolongo before a great descent back into Corvara.


Climbs at Dolomites

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

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

A climb of two halves. After a fairly easy start, you will be wondering how this climb can average 7.5%. The answer - a final 4km of 11-14% gradient. The views from the top are well worth the grind up!

Ride Distance 7.5km
Elevation Gain 7.5%
KOM  Alban Lakata 23mins
Itinerary

Dolomites Cycling Itinerary

Our Dolomites breaks run Wednesdays to Sundays from June to September. We arrive early on Wednesday in time to set bikes up and going for a spin and leave late morning on Sunday allowing for a very early ride if wanted while still getting you home at a reasonable hour.

Itinerary

Day One Wednesday

Sella Ronda

Arrival day. We meet you in Venice airport and head out at 12.30pm for a 3pm arrival in Corvara. After building bikes, we head out for a late afternoon spin over the classic Sella Ronda. We get back early evening and have our welcome dinner together at 8pm where we go through the plan for the day.

Ride Distance 52 km.
Elevation Gain 1820 m.

Day Two Thursday

Passo Giau Loop

We roll out each day at 8.30am after a filling breakfast. Andre is on hand for any mechanical help and we will have our feed station out with bananas, gels and tabs for the start of the ride. We set off today over the Campolongo and then come face to face with our main climb for the day, the 10km Passo Giau with an average gradient of 10%. Once over the top we head over one more climb and then descend all the way home.

Ride Distance 82 km.
Elevation Gain 2998 m.

Day Three Friday

Off the Beaten Path

We head off the beaten path today and escape the world going over the Passo delle Erbe and then back over the Gardena. A stunning local ride on narrow, empty roads today is one of the highlights of the weekend.

Ride Distance 110 km.
Elevation Gain 3740 m.

Day Four Saturday

Tre Cimi di Lavaredo

The Queen Stage! One of the gems of Italian cycling, Tre Cime is a hub for climbers, hikers, photographers and cyclists, all drawn their for its beauty. The climb is in two parts, nice and gentle rolling past a beautiful lake and then bang, the gradients go up for the final 4km and it is brutal! After coffee at the top we loop back to Cortina and home.

Ride Distance 127 km.
Elevation Gain 3610 m.

Day Five Sunday

Departure

After one last breakfast, we say our goodbyes. The transfer leaves Corvara at 10am to get back to Venice to 1pm. Book your flights for anytime after 3pm and head home with some amazing memories of riding one of the world's great cycling regions.

Airport Transfers

Airport collections are from Venice (VCE) and the drive to Corvara takes just under three hours.

Arrival

We will meet you in arrivals and give you a number to call if you are delayed.

Arrival Airport
Transfer Times
Venice (VCE)
Arrive before 12pm for 12.30pm transfer

Departure

We leave Corvara at 10am and get to Venice with plenty of time for you to check in with your bike, grab a last minute gift and have a stress free return flight.

Departure Airport
Transfer Times
Venice (VCE)
Depart after 3pm (transfer arrives at Venice at 1pm)

Hotel

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4 Nights

Date Hotel Name Room Type Price  
26 - 30th Jun 2019 Sporthotel Panorama Single Room £699 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1339 Book Now

Dolomites
June to September

4 nights

Single Room £699
Twin Room £669
  • Return transfers from Venice
  • 4 Nights Half Board in 4* Hotel
  • Daily Guided Rides with local guide & support vehicle
  • Ride Nutrition
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch & drinks

 
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