Bike Division Tours has prepared for you a multi stage bike tour crossing the Italian Dolomites and Alps in 6 stages.
Route and Information at a Glance
- 8 days / 7 nights / 6 stages
- 17 mountain passes
- 16.850mt positive climbing
- Level of difficulty: Advanced
The trip consists of 8 days, 7 nights, 6 riding stages: 630kms / 17 mountain passes / 17000 meters of positive climbing: it's an advanced tour, suitable for experienced cyclists with a high fitness level
Starting in the pleasant town of Alleghe, we will cross the Dolomites from east to west crossing some of the most beautiful towns
in this mountains: Corvara In Badía, Cortina d´Ampezzo, Misurina, Bolzano, Silandro and finishing in Bormio.
We have created a challenging route climbing the most famous mountain passes in the region.
Mountain passes that have been featured many times in the Giro d´Italia: Passo Pordoi, Tre Cimi Lavaredo, Passo Giau, the infamous Mortirolo,
Passo Gavia, and of course,the big giant: Passo dello Stelvio.
This bike tour is available for the whole July, 2017. Please contact us and ask for the week of your choice
- 7 nights in 4* hotels in half board: Breakfast and dinner
- Light lunches, energy gels, energy bars
- Support vans providing logistic support and mechanical support
- Professional guides riding with you at all times
- Transport of your luggage from hotel to hotel
- Secure place to store your bike in the hotel
- Maps and tracks of the route
- Event Jersey
- Carbon Frame Road Bike 11 speed ultegra rent
- Massage services at the end of each stage
- Single room supplement
- 6 stages
- 630 kms
- 17 mountain passes
- 16.850mt positive climbing
Level of difficulty: Advanced
Best suited for experienced cyclists with a high fitness level
STAGE 1: Alleghe - Alleghe
100 kms 4 mountain passes 2830mt positive climbing
Circular route in the heart of the Dolomites, riding most of route of the famous gran fondo: La Maratona.
We will start with the long and spectacular climb of Passo Pordoi. From the summit, we will ride over 2 chained mountain passes:
Passo Sella and Passo Gardena, with stunning views during the whole ride. Long descend to Corvara in Badía before facing the last climb of the day: Passo Valparola.
A stage with extremely high mountain passes, most of them over 2000m of altitude, and riding through clasical dolomites towns like Arabba, Corvara in Badía and Alleghe.
STAGE 2: Alleghe - Alleghe
75 + 53 kms = 128 kms 4 mountain passes 3600mt positive climbing
Second circular stage through the heart of the Dolomites. Our first climb today is one of the colossus of
the Dolomites: Passo Giau, one of the key climbs in the Giro d´Italia.
After a long descend, we will arrive in the famous town of Cortina d´Ampezzo. You will have the option to go straight
to our last climb and just have a short stage: Passo Falzarego to come back to Alleghe. For the most adventurous,
there will be another 2 climbs but extremely hard ones: Tre Croci and the infamous Tre Cime di Lavaredo, with slopes peaking over 20% gradient
STAGE 3: Alleghe - Bolzano
98 kms 3 mountain passes 2360mt positive climbing
Today we will leave the town of Alleghe and we will start heading to the capital of Trentino and towards the most important cities of the north of Italy.
To start the day we will have to cross the hardest mountain pass of the stage: Passo Fedaia,
better known as La Marmolada, a legendary mountain pass of the italian cycling scene.
Amazing descent towards Canazei and we will hit the second ascension of the day: Passo Costalunga.
You will have the option to go straight into Bolzano or hit the last optional climb of the day: Obergummer and ride its spectacular descent.
STAGE 4: Bolzano Silandro
107 kms 2 mountain passes 2190mt positive climbing
Easier stage of the route that will leave us positioned at the foot of the giant of the Alps-Dolomites border: Passo dello Stelvio.
Leaving Bolzano, we will have to climb the Passo Mendola, a long climb but with a relative gradient. After a long short descent, we will cross the Passo Palade.
Quick descent to Merano, were we will use a bike lane to ride next to the river Adige to get quickly into Silandro.
STAGE 5: Silandro Bormio
63 + 23 kms = 86 kms 2 mountain passes 2630mt positive climbing
Shortest stage of the route, but with the ascent to one of the hardest and highest mountain passes of all Europe and of course a Cima Coppi of the Dolomites: Passo Stelvio (2758m).
After a long flat section, we will arrive to Prato from where we will see the start of the 25 kilometers of the Stelvio. If the weather is kind, you will have one of the best views of the whole trip, and probably one of the best views of your life.
Long descent, and just before arriving into Bormio, you will have the option to climb the spectacular Lago di Cancano.
STAGE 6: Bormio - Bormio
105 kms 2 mountain passes 3060mt positive climbing
Hardest and biggest stage of the programme. This is a classic stage of the Giro d´Italia with the ascension of 2 of the mythical cols of the region: Mortirolo and Gavia. Long and steady descent towards Mazzo di Valtellina, where we will climb one of the most infamous climbs of the Dolomites: Passo Mortirolo. 12kms, more than 1200 meters of positive ascent, and slopes going over 20%. Short descent towards Ponte di Legno, where will start the second big mountain pass of the route: Passo Gavia, a climb that will take you over 2700 meters of altitude with spectacular views. Long descent towards Bormio, where you will arrive and celebrate the finish of your Epic Bike Division Trip!