Stelvio & Dolomites Cycling Tour

Ride your bucket list of Italian climbs to challenge the body and inspire the mind
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Tours Overview

If your bike bucket list includes many of the famous climbs of Italy, then this tour is for you.

Test yourself across the north Italian mountains. After a warm up on the climb of Cancano, you’ll take on the iconic Passo dello Stelvio, and Gavia before heading to the Dolomites to tick off Passo di Gardena, Passo Sella, Passo Pordoi, Passo di Campolongo, Colle Santa Lucia, Passo Furcia Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego and Passo Valparola.

Taking on these legendary passes and soaking up the incredible scenery and vistas that are in every direction you ride, is the perfect way to test yourself both physically and mentally, across this incredible 6 days of climbing.

The majestic rugged peaks of spectacular shape and colour provide the perfect backdrop for you to complete the challenging ascents and superb descents of climbs made famous by the Giro d’Italia.

Expect challenging days on the bike, in warm Summer mountain air and surrounded by lush green scenery that is a feast for the eyes and for the heart, followed by a food, wine and cultural experience that takes in the best of the regions produce and cuisine, and its magnificent wines.

Join us for this bucket list adventure of a lifetime.

Riding up to the top of Passo Sella

Stelvio & Dolomites Cycling Tour Itinerary

Welcome to Stelvio & the Dolomites

On our Stelvio, Dolomites cycling tour, you’ll revel in daily rides that take us over the incredible mountainous landscapes and climbs of the Alps and Dolomites.

Challenging rides will be met with amazing post ride rewards for an overall experience that is a feast for the senses.

We’ll start the week with a spin out of the village and along the valley, before riding up the hairpin laden road to Torri di Fraele, also known to the locals as ‘mini Stelvio’.  

This ride will blow the cobwebs out of your legs after your travels, and also give you the chance to test your bike set-up and make any micro adjustments, as you require.

Highlight: Riding up “mini Stelvio” the the vista back to Bormio.
Distance: 36.3km
Elevation: 1074m

After an early start and transfer to Bormio, it’ll be time for you to take on the iconic Passo dello Stelvio, sitting at an imposing 2750m. This is a climb like no other. With its 34 switchbacks, and at one point a 14%, it will challenge the mind and the legs, and open your heart. After passing the waterfall, you enter the Valle del Braulio and the expanse of open melting white, surrounded by two peaks. On a quiet day, you’ll encounter marmots waking up after a long winter and scurrying out of your way, as you press on past the Umbrail Pass and up another ramp to get to the top of the pass. We’ll stop for a coffee and take in our surrounds, as we peer down in the direction of Prato and it’s 48 switchbacks, deciding if today’s the day to go long. This is a long and technical descent.

Highlight: Conquering the epic Stelvio
Distance: 46.4km or 95k
Elevation: 1684m or 3455m

Ride Profile of Passo Stelvio

Today you’ll conquer another one of cycling’s legendary climbs, starting by heading towards Santa Caterina, which rises 600m before we even reach the base of the climb. You’ll have a few switchbacks to take care of early, before you ride along the edge of the mountain that sharply drops away before dramatically rising on the other side of a ravine.

Highlight: This is a truly spectacular landscape and possibly our favourite.
Distance: 45.1km
Elevation: 1533m

Ride profile of Passo Gavia

We say hello to the roads of the Dolomites as ride up to and around Plan de Corones taking in the Passo Furcia and the Ladin & Pusteria Valleys along the way.

Highlight: The amazing vista of the villages in the valleys surrounded by rugged peaks.
Distance: 94.9km
Elevation: 2648m

Ride profile of Passo Mortirolo to Bormio

This is one of our favourite days on the bike. We roll out and start the first of our three ascents for the day, Passo di Campolongo. We all find our own rhythm and set about rolling over the top, before a fast 15km descent and the task of conquering the challenges of Colle Santa Lucia, Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego and Passo Valparola. After stopping to regroup and take in the amazing view of the valley below, we have a final 14km’s of utter joy left, as we descend into the valley and our villa below.

Highlight: The imposing peaks as you reach the top of the Passo Giau and Passo Falzarego.
Distance: 83.2km
Elevation: 2499m

Ride profile of Passo Giau and Passo Valporola

This is a superb day of climbing and descending on our Sella Ronda cycling experience, with spectacular landscape everywhere you turn.

Today we are either going up or going down, with four distinct passes. We start with a short and slight descent to the south, before our first challenge of Passo di Gardena, followed by Passo di Sella, Passo Pordoi and finishing with the beautiful, free flowing descent of Passo di Campolongo.

Highlight: The feeling of complete contentment after completing the truly beautiful iconic Sella Ronda cycling experience.
Distance: 61.2km
Elevation: 1808m

Ride Profile of Sella Ronda

Pricing & Dates

7495
per person twin share / Maximum 14 guests

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2024

10th July to 18th July 2024 – 3 Places Available

1995
(deposit)

2025

6th to 12th July 2025

1995
(deposit)

Map of Lake Como, Bormio and the Dolomites

Start Location & Details

City: Tirano, Italy
Pick Up Location: Tirano Train Station
Pick Up Time: 12:00pm

Finish Location & Details

City: Venice, Italy
Pick Up Location: Mestre Train Station, Venice
Drop Off Time: 11:30am

Inclusions & Details

A beautiful dish of pasta

Accommodation & Meals

A rider getting their hire bike adjusted on a Italian cycling holiday

Ride Support

The wines of Piemonte

Transfers & Activities

Two piece italian made cycling kit

Ride Kit

Not Included

Have More Questions About Our Dolomites Cycling Tour?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

Bike Hire & Gear

Carbon Road Bike with Electronic Shifting

You can choose to hire a Wilier Cento 10SL carbon road bike with Sram Rival Etap, a compact crankset, with a 32 rear cassette & disc brakes.

Carbon Road Bike with Mechanical Shifting

You can choose to hire a Bianchi Sprint with mechanical Shimano Ultegra groupset, a compact crankset, with a 32 rear cassette & disc brakes.

Hiking Program

As part of our Stelvio, Dolomites cycling tour, non-riding partners enjoy an active hiking and travel program, designed to deliver a diverse range of hikes that the regions of Lombardia and the central Dolomites have to offer. We’ll enjoy 5 guided hikes across Stelvio National Park and the majestic Dolomites and a cheese making experience with a Ladin family. With an itinerary curated by Nancy and delivered together with a range of partners and guides whom she personally selects, It’s sure to be a holiday in the alps and Dolomites you’ll never forget.

As our non-riding partner program is an active adventure, there is a minimum walking requirement for non-riding guests for each tour. Please enquire when booking.

Wild Flowers in the Italian Dolomites
A mountain stream in the Dolomites
Non riding parter hiking in the Dolomites
Two women hiking in the dolomites

Accommodation

Our selection of boutique family run hotels all boast rooms that are perfectly located and have spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes. You’ll enjoy resting in tranquillity and waking up in heaven, with all the amenities available to you for a superbly comfortable stay, pre and post ride.
Accommodation in Bormio
accommodation in the Dolomites
A room in Como
A room in a family run hotel in the Dolomites
An alpine bathroon
An alpine room

Food & Wine

As we travel through Lombardia, the Alps and the Dolomites, our food and wine journey will see you experiencing diverse alpine cuisine, both with superb Milanese quality and style, through to traditional Ladin and Venetian influences. From the kitchens and dining rooms of locals with spectacular views to the chic style of alpine resort osteria’s and restaurants, you’ll experience the true character and diversity of northern Italy.
A rustic plate of antipasto
First course of ravioli
A salumi plate and red wine
A glass of red wine and an antipasti plate
A glass of white wine and a small antipasto plate
An Italian side dish of vegetables

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