|Months||June | July | View Dates»|
|Price (USD)||From $3,299 | See Pricing»|
|Start & End||Bolzano, Italy | Bormio (SO), Italy|
|Trip Length||7 days | 6 nights|
|Rider Type||4 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 25 - 77 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Hiking, , Massage, Spa, Ride Pro Race Course|
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Date|
Astounding scenery, challenging terrain, and renowned Italian hospitality combine to create a cycling Shangri-La. The landscape of the famed Dolomiti is awash in contrast: from stoic, powerful cliffs framed by placid blue skies to lush green pastures backed by snow-capped peaks, the scenery in these mountains can confound reality. Likewise, the storied climbs of the Giro d'Italia tease the senses: curling to the sky like plumes of smoke clinging to the jagged horizon, these famous roads offer a mesmerizing backdrop for a truly historic and rewarding bicycle tour.
- Discover the amazing scenery of the beautifully rugged Monti Pallidi.
- Savor the local hearty cuisine blending Italian and Austrian flavors.
- Learn about the local unique culture.
- Ride the storied climbs of the Giro d’Italia.
- Meet the proud people of the Dolomiti.
Days 1 – 3 | Moena
Stay at Hotel Dolomiti
Climb and descend the classic climbs of the Dolomites, Passo Pellegrino, and Passo di Fedaia | Marvel at the magnificent vistas – green meadows, dramatic mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers | Ride the Sella Ronda – the loop of 4 passes, Sella, Gardena, Pordoi, and Campolongo.
Day 4 | Merano
Stay at Hotel Sittnerhof
Cycle back into the Adige Valley toward the town of Bolzano | Savor a rich variety of hearty alpine cuisine | Cycle quiet roads and paths amidst picturesque vineyards in South Tirol | Experience native culture and tradition in various mountain villages
Days 5 & 6 | Bormio
Stay at Hotel Baita dei Pini
Ascend the Passo di Stelvio | Experience the subtle changes in culture and climate as rides move west into the Eastern Alps | Ride the Mortirolo and its grueling grades and continue with the well-known Passo di Gavia
Hotel Dolomiti | Moena, Val di Fassa, Italy
This family owned and operated hotel is located in the heart of the village of Moena. Hotel Dolomiti has lovely common spaces, decorated with wood and accented by charming details. The classic rooms are full of comforts and, to top it all off, a new wellness centre guarantees your satisfaction.
Hotel Sittnerhof | Merano, Alto Adige, Italy
Priding itself with its old traditions and excellent hospitality, the Hotel Sittnerfhof is a treat. Just outside of the Merano town centre, the hotel offers a charming ambience with great attention to detail and comfort. Enjoy the wellness center, pool and array of modern amenities in this historic building.
Hotel Baita dei Pini | Bormio (SO), Italy
The Baita dei Pini well represents its four stars and commitment to creating a relaxing stay with notable hospitality. The hotel has a well-equipped spa and offers excellent cuisine. There are spaces inside and out to enjoy the flowers, views of the mountains, and the traditional style of an Italian holiday.
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- 6 nights of accommodation
- Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 social hours, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
- The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
- Daily route support
- The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX hybrid bike
- The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
- Trek Travel water bottles
- Private tours
- Entrance fees to all group events/activities
- All luggage transfers
- All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
- Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
- All gratuities for special events, local guides, transfers, hotels, and restaurants
- $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Transportation to the trip pick-up location
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
- Personal items purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.
What is the weather going to be like?
Daytime temperatures can reach 80F and can increase upwards from there in the low-lying valleys. Temperatures and conditions can change quickly and evenings tend to be cool and fresh. Be prepared by bringing layers for cool descents and rain gear for possible rain showers.
What are the daily rides like?
|Rider Type | 4||Average Daily Mileage | 40|
|Terrain | mountainous||Average Daily Elevation | 6,900|
On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Classic Climbs of the Dolomites is best suited for our Type 4 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Type 4+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is challenging. Climbs can range from 3 to 15 miles in length at a variety of grades. The routes include an average of 2-3 climbs per day. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination.
As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866.464.8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:
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|Classic Climbs of the Dolomites
||Jun 22-28, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$3,299 per person | $950 single occ.|
|Jun 30-Jul 6, 2013
||Guaranteed Date*||$3,299 per person | $950 single occ.|
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Wow’s From Our Guests & More Photos
When we asked our guests what their favorite WOW's were from their Classic Climbs of the Dolomites bike vacations, here is what they said…
The route through the Adige Valley was spectacular. However each of the climbs had a unique character and provided enough challenge and breathtaking scenery to be constantly wowed!—John
Overall, we had an excellent experience and we have and will continue to refer people to you. Your guides were exceptional.—John
Loved the climbs - most beautiful and challenging I’ve done.—Kim
The limited riding that I did was fabulous - wonderful roads - loved the bike paths well as the Passo Stelvio.—Kris
Favorite part was probably finishing the last climb! A lot wow-ed me including the scenery, difficulty, food, wine, people, guides, and how everything ran so smoothly.—Eileen
The Stelvio Pass. Fast downhills.—Brian