Mountain Biking in the Italian Dolomites
"The most beautiful mountains on the planet” described famous climber Reinhold Messner of the Dolomites. When you lay eyes on them you’ll agree, their rocky limestone spires pierce the skies while soft flowered grassy valleys are dotted with picture perfect mountain towns. For history enthusiasts, this trip is a ride back in time as we literally pedal down trenches and past sighs from World War I. We'll traverse some of the highest bikeable passes in the Dolomites via Unesco World Heritage designated Alta Badia, Sella, Val di Fassa, Alleghe, San Martino di Castrozza and Cortina d’Ampezzo. Add the stunningly perched mountain rifugios that we’ll call home for the night and delicious Italian cuisine and cappuccino stops and you’ve got one hell of a great mountain bike trip. If that’s not enough, the stats: 225km distance (140 miles), 6100m climbed (20,013 ft), 15,000m epic descents (49,212 ft), 85% singletrack, 12 lifts, 7 shuttles. Dolomighty is the best of the best in the Italian Dolomites.
Day 1: Arrive in Venice, transfer to the Dolomites.
Meet your guides at Venice Airport and transfer to the spectacular Italian Dolomites. Build bikes and get prepared for tomorrow.
Day 2: Ride Alta Badia Enduro Tour or the Marmolada Enduro.
Get ready for some of the most spectacular riding of your life. Two rides to choose from today depending on the weather and the group's appetite.
Day 3: Ride from Val Gardena to Val di Fassa to Rifugio Viel del Pan.
Day one of our traverse. Big ups and bigger downs ending at the most spectacular mountain hut, perched at 2500m.
Day 4: Ride from Bindelweg to Alleghe and Rifugio Averau.
Day two of our traverse. This one featuring nearly 3500m of descent and ending at Rifugio Averau, a gourmet hut with a wine list that rivals a big city restaurant.
Day 5: Ride Cinque Torri, Cortina, Tofana and Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Day three of the traverse. Put your cappucino down and drop 1500m to Cortina this morning. Another big and amazing day today, ending at one of the most romantic mountain huts in the Dolomites.
Day 6: Ride Rock & Roll & the Sextner. Transfer to Val Gardena.
Final day of the traverse. Quick climb up to Tre Cime di Lavaredo, an extraordinary panorama with a big & technical singletrack descent on the other side. Then it's down to San Candido, one of the most beautiful villages of the Dolomites.
Day 7: Transfer to Venice Airport. Arrivederci!
Early morning start for the 3.5 hour drive back to Venice Airport or your Venice hotel.
What our Guests Say:
“The views, the riding, the cuisine, the wine, the guides, the amazing accommodation; this trip exceeded our expectations.”
– Rob S.
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July 1-7, 2018 | August 19-25, 2018 | September 2-8, 2018 | September 16-22, 2018
|Duration:||7 days, 6 nights|
|Joining In:||Venice, Italy|
|Skill Level:||3 fitness, 3 technical|
|Land Cost:||€1995 Euro /person | Currency Conversion ?|
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