Como, Stelvio & Dolomites Cycling Tour
Ride your bucket list of Italian climbs to challenge the body and inspire the mind
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 lakes and mountains. After a warm up on the climbs of the Muro di Sormano and Ghisallo on the shores of Lake Como, you’ll take on the iconic Passo dello Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo before heading to the Dolomites to tick off Passo di Gardena, Passo Sella, Passo Pordoi, Passo di Campolongo, Colle Santa Lucia, 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 8 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, surrounded by warm Summer mountain air and lush green scenery that is a feast for the eyes and heart in equal measures, 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.
Como, Stelvio & Dolomites Cycling Tour Itinerary
Welcome to Lago di Como, Stelvio & the Dolomites
On our Como, 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, and through the rolling hills that surround one of Italy’s iconic lakes.
Challenging rides will be met with amazing post ride rewards for an overall experience that is a feast for the senses.
Pricing & Dates
$6,395.00 AUD per person twin share / Maximum 14 guests
|2nd to 10th July 2021||$1,995 AUD (deposit)|
|1st to 9th July 2022||$1,995 AUD (deposit)|
Start Location & Details
City: Como, Italy
Pick Up Location: Train Station, Como
Pick Up Time: 11:30am
Finish Location & Details
City: Venice, Italy
Pick Up Location: Mestre Train Station, Venice
Drop Off Time: 11:30am
Inclusions & Details
Accommodation & Meals
8 nights accommodation, twin share with your own private bathroom.
- Single occupancy available. Talk to us when booking.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners at a range of our favourite restaurants, osteria’s and home cooked locations, including nightly aperitivo hour and local wines and beers at each dinner.
Professional bilingual ride guides with extensive cycling experience, local knowledge and first aid experience, ensuring your riding experiences are truly local and take in the best of these diverse mountainous regions.
- Unique routes, available on GPS provided as part of the tour.
- Support van on daily rides, with mechanical support and your safety as our priority.
- Nutritious energy snacks and hydration are provided
Transfers & Activities
- All transfers / transportation from pick up to drop off, including baggage and bike transportation.
- Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the detailed tour itinerary.
- Entrance fees to sites, museums and all other non riding activities.
- 2 piece, Italian made A’QTO Cycling Kit including jersey and bib shorts.
- Laundry for your cycling clothing.
- Bike hire.
- Travel insurance.
While airfare, bike hire and travel insurance are not included in the tour cost, they can be fully arranged for you. Talk to us when booking.
Have more questions regarding our Dolomites Cycling Tour?
See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.
Bike Hire & Gear
Full Carbon Road Bikes
You can choose to hire a Pinarello or Bianchi with a compact crankset.
An easy to use GPS is provided for your use for the duration of the tour with our daily rides pre installed.
As part of our Como, Stelvio & Dolomites cycling tour, non-riding partners enjoy a customised travel program, designed to meet their interests and the best experiences that Lombardia and the Dolomites have to offer. Whether it’s guided hikes in the magnificent Dolomites, cooking and photography classes or visits to the picturesque lakeside towns, non riders experience the majestic beauty, scenery and cultures of each area we visit. Nancy personally hosts non-riding guests each day with a select range of activities to suit the group.
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.
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.
ENTHUSIASM, PROFESSIONALISM AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL
We were very excited about our trip to the Dolomites and Prosecco Road with A’qto in July, 2019. We had high expectations, but with Nancy and Damien’s enthusiasm, professionalism and attention to detail the whole journey far exceeded those and made the trip truly memorable. Mauro and Andre, our local guides added to our feeling of being cared for. It was the total Italian experience – cultural, gastronomic and the cycling and hiking mountain way of life. They catered perfectly to the various idiosyncrasies within the group and if an issue arose or something had to be quickly changed due to unforeseen circumstances they found the solution calmly and promptly.
We would highly recommend A’qto to anyone contemplating a cycling tour to Italy, and especially those with a non-cycling partner who normally wouldn’t be included in such an adventure. Our best wishes to Nancy and Damien and their team for the continuing success of A’qto Cycling.
A TRULY MEMORABLE WEEK
Thank you to Damian, Nancy, Mauro and Andrea for a truly memorable week. Not just a cycling trip but more of an immersion into Italian culture, food and way of life. The cycling was tough but thoroughly worth the effort when you reach the top of the mountain passes. Hope to plan another trip with you again soon.
THE RIDE ROUTES WERE SCENIC & CHALLENGING
Thank you for a wonderful locally focused adventure. The accommodation was spectacular, the hospitality was awesome, the dining experiences were exquisite and the bike routes, as always were scenic and challenging. Thank you both so much.
I ASSURE ALL NON-RIDERS YOU CAN GO ON A BIKE HOLIDAY & HAVE A FANTASTIC TIME
I want to reassure all non-riding partners, you can go on a bike-riding holiday and have a fantastic time. I felt part of the group, whether I was travelling in the support van enjoying the fantastic scenery and being amazed at the climbs the riders were achieving, or enjoying the non-rider activities such as treks in the countryside with Nancy.
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