giro de dolomite

Tour Details

Duration
9 days /7 nights
2018 Tour dates
June 222nd – June 30th
Start/End Location
Tour Starts-June 23rd after airport pick up
Tour ends – June 30th eve. after transfer to Venice airport hotel
Airport In/Out – Venice (Marko Polo Airport)
Accommodations
3-4 Star hotels
4 nights in Alleghe, Italy
3 Nights Predazzo, Italy
6 group dinners and all breakfast is included
Price Per Person(Double Occupancy)
$4098
Single Supplement
$800 (Limited Availability)
Difficulty Level
Strong Intermediate to Advanced *this is one of our more challenging tours*
Daily Ride Averages
30mi-80mi
3,000-10,000ft
List of Classic Climbs
Passo San Pellegrino
Passo Duran
Passo Staulanza
Colle St. Lucia
Passo Giau
Passo Falzarego(from Caprile)
Passo Falzarego( from Cortina)
Passo Gardena
Passo Sella
Passo Pordoi
Pass Manghen
Pass Fedaia (Marmolada)
Plus other less known Climbs
Terrain
Mountainous Terrain and rolling valleys
Non-Rider Discount (20% Off Tour Listed Price)
Rental Bike
$450 per tour
(Limited sizes and availability)
What’s Included
9 days / 7 hotel nights and fully supported and accompanied trip
All breakfasts
6 out of 8 dinners
Pick-up at Venice Airport
Drop-off at Venice Airport
All ground transportation
All luggage transfer
Support and services of our multi speaking expert guides
Support vehicles
Breaking Away Bicycle Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles

What’s Not Included
Airfare
Travel and personal insurance
Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
All Lunches
Open Nights for Dinner
Gratuities for Tour Leaders

Tour Highlights

Do you love cycling in the high mountains and off the beaten path – Why not have it all? Cycle in Italian Dolomite, This tour includes Classic Climbs, Undiscovered places, Amazing Regional Cuisine & Wine. This tour’s route will include multiple-night overnights stays in mountain village of Predazzo and at lakeside village of Alleghe.The views of stunningly beautiful Dolomite Mountains of northeastern Italy are all around us during this tour. You will challenge yourself cycling up the countless switchbacks of majestic alpine passes like Passo Giau, Colle St Lucia or take in the breathtaking scenery of the Grand Strada five pass loop of Falzarego, Valporola, Gardena, Sella, Pordoi. Because of this unique junction of climates, the blend of Germanic and Mediterranean cultures and geography, this Dolomite region features Italy’s most stunning topography. Cycling through this region of Italy you will encounter varied beautiful landscapes- picturesque alpine villages and an abundance of medieval castles and vineyards.

Daily Itinerary

June 22nd: Depart the USA for Italy
June 23rd: Welcome to Venice, Italy! Airport pick up. Once all of the guests are in, we will have a late afternoon/early evening van transfer to our mountain village hotel in Predazzo, Italy. Build bikes and final rental bikes adjustments. Our hotel will make a perfect home base for 3 nights. Tonight you will meet your fellow guests at our “Welcome Reception & Dinner Party.”
June 24th: After breakfast your first challenge of this tour is an out and back ride to 2,047m. Passo Manghen. Take in the magnificent views of there valleys bellow before plunging down to the valley below.
June 25th: Today’s route is loop ride that includes Passo San Pellegrino. Enjoy the stunning views and quiet roads while your route snakes through the connecting valleys all the way back to our hotel.
June 26th: Challenge yourself cycling one of the most beautiful routes in the world as you route takes you over the majestic Passo Rolle and Passo Cereda! After lunch at the summit it’s onto the lakeside village of Alleghe! The views from this alpine lake are simply amazing! Tonight’s group dinner will be enjoyed in our hotel’s award-winning restaurant.
June 27th: After a great buffet breakfast we will cycle a picturesque route that includes Passo Duran & Passo Staulanza. Relax with a drink lakeside or treat yourself to an optional message at our hotel’s spa before a group meeting and dinner specializing in local delicacies.
June 28th: Prepare yourself for possibly the best day of cycling in your life. A cycling route like no other in challenge and beauty, the “Grande Strada Delle Dolomite”. Today’s five mountain pass
loop will include the Passo Falzarego,Valporola,Gardena Sella & Pordoi. After finishing your ride toast your ride and share stories with your fellow guests tonight at our group dinner that will include a menu with traditions and flavor of the Dolomite’s culinary art.
June 29th: Today is another day of unbelievable cycling in the Dolomites. After a sumptuous breakfast buffet you will tackle that mighty Alleghe Sub Loop cycling up Colle St. Lucia & Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego and finally finishing the day with a descent that takes you back to our hotel in Alleghe.
June 30th: After breakfast and hotel check out you will have to shift into your granny-gear cause it’s time tackle the awesome Marmolada. This 14km climb averages 8% and has pitches of 18%. The apple-strudel at the top is the best you’ll ever taste! After a short descent to our pick up spot, we will have a van transfer back to our base hotel near the Venice airport. Airport transfers are available after 7 pm.(OPTIONAL HOTEL NIGHT)