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Tour of the Dolomites 2025

8-14 September 2025

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6 nights

Ride the dolomites

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Key Features

2025 Tour of the Dolomites with Sportive Breaks

A week riding through the heart of the Dolomites taking in Italy’s greatest climbs! 

Starting in La Villa, this small group tour takes in the Passo Giau, Campolongo, Sella Ronda, Stelvio and Gavia in 6 epic rides. With expert guides leading the rides, a pro level mechanic in the support van, regular feed stops and social post ride evenings, this is one of the best weeks possible on a bike.

Over the Tour of the Dolomites week we spend the first 3 nights in La Villa, a night in Merano and finish with two nights in Bormio. All our hotels are 3*or 4* family run, traditional hotels of the region. We choose these hotels for their hospitality, cycling facilities and great local food.

Check out this article in the Irish Independent about our group in 2022 – Click here to read the article -> 2022 Tour of the Dolomites with Sportive Breaks 

What's Included?

Accommodation

6 nights in 3 & 4* hotels

Included Meals

All breakfast & dinners

Guided Rides

6 riding days with support vehicle

Transfer

Included from Venice (VCE) on arrival and Milan (MXP) on departure

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all week

Feed Stops

Every 35km on riding days

Transfer

Private transfers available on request at additional cost

Bike Rental

Available on request

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary

Arrival day into Venice Marco Polo Airport. Our transfer departs the airport at 12.00 for a 2hr transfer to La Villa.

Flights are into Venice (VCE) & out of Milan Malpensa (MXP). If you cannot get flights for our transfer times or you would like to use a different airport, please get in touch and we can arrange private transfers. Fly into Venice before 11.30am for a 12pm transfer. We should arrive at our hotel by 14.00.

View group transfer details here – Link

After a quick lunch (not included), our mechanic is on hand to build bikes. Dinner at the hotel at 8pm where our guides talk through the plans for the rest of the week.

 

Breakfast from 7am and meet at 8am for an 8.30am rollout. Today’s ride has three big climbs packed into 81km. Straight out of the hotel we start climbing Passo Valparola before turning onto the Giau and then onto the magnificent Passo Falzarego finishing in La Villa. 

Distance
82km
Elevation
2699m
Difficulty
5/5
    

Tour of Dolomites Day 1 – La Villa – Passo Valparola-Passo Giau-Passo Falzarego | 81.5 km Cycling Route on Strava

A classic Dolomites route. From Corvara we head over the picturesque Campolongo with stunning views in all directions before descending all the way to Arabba and then the last three climbs of the Sella Ronda – the Passo Pordoi, Sella & Gardena. A fantastic and not too difficult day allowing for a relaxed afternoon at the spa & a couple of beers on the terrace.

Distance
51km
Elevation
1680m
Difficulty
3/5
    

Tour of Dolomites Day 2 – Sella Ronda | 51.4 km Cycling Route on Strava

The easiest day of the week as we leave the Dolomites before finishing the week in the Italian Alps. We head out over the beautiful Passo Gardena and then the Sella before finishing the ride on the picturesque valley road to Merano.

DistanceElevationDifficulty
100km896m2/5 

Tour of Dolomites Day 3 – La Villa-passo Sella-Passo Gardena- Merano | 99.7 km Cycling Route on Strava

We all ride together on the valley road from Merano to Prato and then grab coffee in town before the taking the mighty Stelvio. This is the famous side of the mountain with 48 hairpins. At the summit we regroup over a coffee before the fun descent into Bormio, our base for the last two days.

DistanceElevationDifficulty 
97km2735m5/5 

Tour of Dolomites Day 4 – Merano-Stelvio Pass- Bormio | 96.5 km Cycling Route on Strava

After 5 glorious days on the bike we take on one final climb to draw an end to the week with the magnificent Gavia. This fine climb is the perfect way to end the week before descending back to Bormio.

DistanceElevationDifficulty
52km1459m3/5 

Tour of Dolomites Day 5 – Bormio-Passo Gavia | 51.5 km Cycling Route on Strava

Our transfer home is at 11 am so a well-earned lie-in, late breakfast and time for some last-minute souvenirs before heading to Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport.

Distance: 9.5km

Average gradient: 9%

Lowest elevationu: 1227m

Highest elevation: 2069m

Elevation difference: 842m

Climb category: HC (most difficult)

Read our Passo Giau climb guide

Distance: 24km

Average gradient: 8%

Lowest elevation: 931m

Highest elevation: 2758m

Elevation difference: 1828m

Climb category: HC (most difficult)

More About the Event

Join us for a classic 7 day ride from Corvara to Bormio taking in the highlights of the Dolomites & the Italian Alps. Each day contains a world-famous climb and some amazing local routes. With group sizes between 8-14, this is a small & social week – we ride all together on the flats and climb at our own pace, regrouping at the summits normally at a feed stop or coffee & cake. The week begins with a punchy warm up loop from Corvara taking in the Passo Giau. We then ride the climbs of the Sella Ronda. We end the week in Bormio taking in the Stelvio, Mortirolo & Gavia.

Tour of the Dolomites stages

  • Day 1 – Campolongo and Tre Croci
  • Day 2 – Passo Valparolat, Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego
  • Day 3 – Campolongo, Passo Pordoi, Sella & Gardena
  • Day 4 – Passo Gardena, Passo Sella
  • Day 5 – Passo Stelvio
  • Day 6 – Passo Gavia

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