Dolomites Bike + Adventure Tour

Alpine Luxury Amidst Wildflowers, Lakes, and Majestic Mountains

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price from: $5,395Collection: +AdventureNon-Rider Options

Tour Highlights

  • Spend two luxurious nights in Cortina, host of the 1956 Winter Olympics and featured in the classic James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only
  • Hike the diversity of landscapes found in the Val di Fanes, from wildflower fields and still mountain lakes to peaceful cow pastures
  • Explore the sobering and still-intact tunnels, trenches, and bunkers of WWI on the Passo Falzarego
  • Dine in a secluded mountain chalet in Alta Badia as the sun sinks behind the Alps

Eat

Casunzei pasta, speck, Puzzone di Moena and Caprino di Cavalese cheeses, and warm apple strudel with cream

Drink

Unknown wines grown in these high mountain valleys like spicy Traminer and fruity Teroldego

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  • Day 1

    Gudon and Bressanone

    Your guides will pick you up in Bolzano and transfer you to the starting point for our ride, high above the Isarco Valley. Cycle through mountain pastures with incredible views across the valley, where towns cling to the hillsides dotted with the narrow church steeples. Enjoy regional wine and local specialties for lunch in the village of Gudon at an historic tavern in the shadow of a medieval castle. After lunch, we’ll descend along the Isarco River to our hotel in Bressanone, a vibrant city with an incredible medieval core. Relax at our hotel, explore the cobbled streets, and celebrate your first day in the Dolomites with dinner at our favorite restaurant.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations Visited: San Pietro, Laion, Gudon, Bressanone
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 374 meters
    Longer Option: 34 miles / 55 km, elevation gain: 942 meters
    Accommodations: Hotel Goldener Adler

  • Day 2

    Abbey of Novacella and Val Pusteria

    Say goodbye to Bressanone as we ride out of town along the Isarco River to the historic monastery of Novacella. Explore the grounds before continuing our ride upstream. We will pass through the small towns of the Val Pusteria and have the option to pedal over the heights of the Passo delle Erbe on our way to lunch at a local farmhouse. After lunch, opt to keep riding up the valley, or take a quick shuttle to our next hotel, the welcoming Relais and Chateaux Rosa Alpina in the town of San Cassiano. Dinner is served at the hotel’s casual restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations visited: Abbey of Novacella, Chienes, San Cassiano
    Accomplished: 21 miles / 34 km, elevation gain: 713 meters
    Longer Option: 30 miles / 48 km, elevation gain: 780 meters
    Accommodations: Rosa Alpina

  • Day 3

    Fanes Hiking

    Today we leave our bikes behind for a hike that will knock your socks off. Starting from a trailhead just outside of San Cassiano, our route takes us past a tumbling mountain stream to a high mountain pasture where cows and horses roam free. Continue along this plateau to a crystal-clear mountain lake for a picnic prepared by your guides. Opt for a longer hike that completes the loop and returns to San Cassiano, or continue down the valley for a lift back to the hotel. This evening we’ll enjoy an incredible mountain dinner at our favorite baita (mountain hut).

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations Visited: Val di Fanes, Lech Vert, Forcela de Medesc
    Accomplished: 4-6 hours of hiking
    Accommodations: Rosa Alpina

  • Day 4

    Dobbiaco and Cortina

    We’re back on the bikes this morning! Starting from the Passo Furcia, we’ll descend into the valley below as ski lifts give way to farm fields. Pedal along the valley floor and explore the typical Tyrolean towns of Villabassa and Dobbiaco, with its Baroque church. After lunch in Dobbiaco, you may choose a longer ride over a gradual mountain pass to Cortina, queen of Italian mountain resort towns, and our next five-star hotel. Tonight you are free to dine at the hotel or in town—your guides are happy to recommend the perfect restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations visited: Passo Furcia, Villabassa, Dobbiaco, Cortina
    Accomplished: 20 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 434 meters
    Longer Option: 39 miles / 63 km, elevation gain: 488 meters
    Accommodations: Rosapetra Spa Resort

  • Day 5

    In the Footsteps of the Great War

    From 1915 to 1918, the peaks above Cortina became the center of a desperate battle between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies. Our hike from Passo Falzarego leads us to the remaining tunnels, bunkers, and traces of this incredible history. The combination of natural beauty and historical interest makes for a fascinating excursion. At the top of the mountain we will stop for lunch at a refuge before continuing the loop back down to the road. In the afternoon, relax at the spa or explore Cortina before a final dinner at our favorite local restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations Visited: Passo Falzarego, Lagazuoi
    Accomplished: 4-5 hours of hiking
    Accommodations: Rosapetra Spa Resort

  • Day 6

    Departure

    This morning you can choose to relax at your hotel, play a round of golf, or take a final ride down the valley to Calalzo di Cadore. From Calalzo or the hotel, we will transfer you to Venice as you continue on to your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations Visited: San Vito, Borca di Cadore, Calalzo, Venice
    Accomplished: Optional 21 km / 34 miles, elevation gain: 377 meters

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Milan or Venice, Italy
Pick-Up Location: 11:15am at the Bolzano Train Station

 

Depart

Airport City: Milan or Venice, Italy
Drop-Off Location: 1:00pm at the Venice Mestre

 

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.     Go Private

2018Single Supplement: $850

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

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