9 Days / 7 Nights
Average / Day
85 Km – 50 Miles
Aug 27 to Sep 2, 2023
DoloMítica returns in August 2023.
The non-competitive cycling tour organized by Terra BikeTours® since 2008 is back. This time with a new route, new mountain passes to discover in the Dolomites and Italian Alps, and a very special last day with the ascent to Stelvio from both sides WITHOUT TRAFFIC FROM CARS OR MOTORCYCLES.
Road cycling in the Dolomites is a unique and unforgettable experience. Located in northern Italy, this Alpine region offers some of the most impressive road cycling routes in the world. With spectacular landscapes, winding roads, and challenging mountain passes, Dolomites is the perfect destination for cyclists looking for an exciting adventure.
The trip starts with a meeting at the 4-star Milan Malpensa hotel that we have chosen to gather the group. The night at this hotel will be the first one included in the trip price. From there, we will transfer to the heart of the Dolomites, where mountain landscapes and impressive peaks will surround you at all times.
One of the most popular routes for road cyclists is the Passo dello Stelvio road, a 20 km route that rises to an altitude of 2,758 meters. The climb is challenging, but the panoramic views of the Alps are truly impressive. Furthermore, this year we coincide with the bike day in this area, with roads closed to traffic and only access for bicycles.
Throughout the journey, you will be able to enjoy delicious Italian cuisine, with local specialties such as fresh pasta, mountain cheeses, and red wine from the region. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet other cyclists and explore the picturesque towns and villages along the way.
At the end of the trip, you will have a sense of achievement and satisfaction for having conquered some of the most challenging mountain passes in Italy, as well as experiencing some of the most impressive landscapes in Europe on a road bike. If you are a passionate cyclist looking for an exciting adventure, Dolomites is the perfect destination for you.
The transfer of bicycles and luggage from Barcelona to Milan and back is included.
We recommend flying to Milan Malpensa to save the long round-trip road journey.
You can see the profiles of all the stages here, and in the itinerary section, you can see more details of the route day by day.
28/8/2023 - La Più Facile
29/8/2023 - La Più Bella
30/8/2023 - La Più Dura
31/8/2023 - La Marmolada
1/9/2023 - Il Pirata Pantani
2/9/2023 -Il Mitico Senza Auto
Arrival to Milan Malpensa
Meet us in the afternoon for Group gathering in the Hotel Milan Malpensa.
STAGE 1. LA PIÙ FACILE. 41KM 1230M.
Stage to Alleghe
After breakfast, we will make a several-hour car transfer from Malpensa to the starting point of the route. The adventure of this Dolomite crossing will begin with the ascent to the interesting Passo Pelegrino, ascending on the easiest side. It will undoubtedly be a good warm-up for the cycling trip that we have just started, to reach the valley that will lead us on secondary roads to Lake Alleghe.
STAGE 2. LA PIÙ BELLA 94KM 2600M
Stage Alleghe to Alleghe
Undoubtedly, linking all the passes that make up the Sella Ronda is one of the most scenic stages in the world, and fortunately, nowadays we can take many photos on our phones. It’s a non-stop taking pictures!
In total, we will link four passes in the heart of the Dolomite mountains: Pordoi, Sella, Gardena, and Campolongo.
STAGE 3. LA PIÙ DURA 120KM 3800M
Stage Alleghe to Alleghe
Once adapted to the Alps, we will enjoy a tough but beautiful cycling stage in pure Giro d’Italia style. We will link several Dolomite passes: Giau, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and Falzarego. It’s a long stage, but we can always shorten it by stopping at Lake Misurina or by taking the vans if we feel that our strength is not enough.
STAGE 4. MARMOLADA 94KM 1936M
Stage Alleghe to Bolzano
We change valleys, hotels, and even language, but not country. This stage connects the peaceful valley of Alleghe with the wide valley of wine and apples, where Bolzano is its capital. We will ascend three passes, starting with the mythical Marmolada: Fedaia (Marmolada), Costalunga, and Nigra.
STAGE 5. IL PIRATA. 94KM 3267M
Stage Tirano to Bormio
After a few hours of transfer, we will arrive at the ancient Roman city of Tirano, where one of the most famous stages of the Giro and the Pirate Pantani will begin. After a warm-up on flat terrain, we will climb the Passo di Mortirolo from the side that has been climbed the most times in that famous cycling race. After the descent and a very false flat, we will link with the Passo Gavia, a pass that we will climb from the side of the well-known tunnel that, although it now has some lighting, still has its tough ramps.
STAGE 6. IL MITICO SENZA AUTO. 98KM 3164M
Stage Bormio to Bormio
Undoubtedly, there will be no better ending to this trip than the ascent to one of the most incredible passes in the Alps, especially because it coincides with THE CAR-FREE DAY IN STELVIO. Being able to climb the most mythical pass of all and do it on both sides WITHOUT CAR AND MOTORCYCLE TRAFFIC is something that only happens one day a year. It will undoubtedly be a great luxury. Of course, this pass will be the Coppi summit of our trip, and we hope that it will be the end of an unforgettable cycling memory.
09/02/18. Il Ritorno
Transfer to Malpensa Airport , and back home
INCLUDED in the price
- Transfer from Milan Malpensa to the start of the first stage
- Help in Bike Assemble, storage of Bike case during the tour
- Transfer from Bormio to Milan Malpensa airport on the last day.
- Intermediate transfer before the fifth stage.
- 7 nights of accommodation in 4* hotels in a double room with breakfast included.
- Dinners in Alleghe and Bormio.
- Support vans with space for the whole group, suitcases and bicycles.
- Guide in refreshment van and expert mechanic in last van
- Food supplies along the ride, light food (bars, fresh fruit, nuts, cookies, etc.) and larger meal at noon composed of different dishes with carbohydrates and proteins (pasta, rice, salads, bread, etc.)
- Drinks along the ride (Water, Isotonic, Coca cola, juices, coffee, etc.).
- General bicycle spare parts available. Spare wheels, tires, etc.(To be paid in case of use.)
- First aid kit in each van
NOT INCLUDED in the price
- Travel to and from Milan
- Dinner in Milán
- Dinner in Bolzano
- All that is not included in the Half board in Hotels, like Drinks, extras, Phone calls, Wi-Fi confections when not included, minibar, etc.
- Cyclist in double room: 1790€/person
- Single room: consult price and availability
OPTIONAL EXTRAS PER PERSON
- Supplement for single room: consult price and availability
- Van road ride from Barcelona to Malpensa: consult price and availability
- Road bike rental
⬇️ BIKES available & prices HERE ⬇️