Dolomites Bike + Adventure Tour

  • Region: Italy
  • Destination: Dolomites
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Two
  • Price From: $5395
  • Single Supplement: $1100
Tour Dates
Jun 17 - Jun 22, 2018 $5395 Book Now
Jul 22 - Jul 27, 2018 $5395 Book Now

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Explore one of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges by bike and by foot. Pedal through Alpine pastures and picturesque mountain villages on tranquil bike paths and quiet farm roads. Hike to crystal clear mountain lakes and rest in the cozy refuge of your idyllic mountain hotels. Lose yourself in local history exploring the WWI trenches and tunnels above Cortina or in the incredible Abbey of Novacella. Savor the local Tyrolean cuisine with meals at local farmhouses and historic restaurants featuring mouthwatering speck, bean soups, pastas and, of course, apple strudel.


Tour by Day

Day One: 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 / 30 km, elevation gain: 350 meters (Longer option: 32 miles / 54 km)
Accommodations: Hotel Goldener Adler

Day Two: 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: Ride to Lunch: 20 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 610 meters (Longer option: 27 miles / 43 km OR 42 miles / 67 km)
Accommodations: Rosa Alpina

Day Three: 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 Four: Dobbiaco and Cortina
We’re back on the bikes this morning! Starting from the Furcia Pass, 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 / 33 km, elevation gain: 390 meters (Longer option: 39 miles / 62 km or 51 miles / 83 km)
Accommodations: Rosapetra Spa Resort

Day Five: 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 Six: 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 30 km / 18 miles