The Dolomites!

The Dolomites!

July 17th - July 23nd, 2022 or upon request
Difficulty level: challenging

 

Why choose this holiday
  • Climb Passo delle Erbe from an "alternative" road
  • Cortina, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Lake Misurina, a must-see!
  • A magnificent hotel and Ladin traditions and cuisine

The Dolomites, "the most beautiful mountains in the world" according to the famous alpinist Reinhold Messner. A vertical sea of ​​pale smooth rocks, perfect places for trekking along paths that have great historical value, the Great War was fought here. And of course, roads that are closely linked with cycling: the Sella Ronda Bike Day and the Marathon of the Dolomites are cycle-amateur events of global fame. And in Corvara, on 5 June 1993, Claudio Chiappucci won a historic stage of the Giro D'Italia, beating all the best under the hail. In this academy you can retrace that stage, the same climbs, from which the view sweeps over sublime white peaks. Sublime dinners, dedicated by the chefs to Ladin cuisine, will be part of this holiday.

Accommodation: Hotel Col Alto

 

Day 1 | Arrival in Corvara. Warm up

40 km, 500 m   

Our staff will be pleased or to take you from the airport to your hotel. During the trip you will get to know the team who is going to be there for you in this week. After our first briefing, we will make a check of the equipment and of the positioning bike, before a first short ride in groups to get rid of the toxins accumulated during the trip.   

 

Day 2 | Falzarego   

51 km, 1,380 m

This area, Lagazuoi Falzarego was the scene of important actions during the Great War and the territory still shows the its traces. After the long climb that ends at the Valparola Pass, the stop at Falzarego pass and the view of the surrounding peaks, you will have great fun on the long descent towards Arabba. After the usual briefing, this evening dinner at the hotel will be preceded by a tasting of excellent South Tyrolean wines.

 

Day 3 | Sella Ronda! 

54 km, 1.780 m  

Today you will be on the most desired roads by a cyclist! The Sella Group will be the constant, majestic and amazing presence of this training. So many exploits of great cycling have happened on these hairpin bends, champions like Fausto Coppi have tamed these roads, paved with porphyry at the time. Post-workout relaxation at the hotel's wellness center.

 

Day 4 | Trekking and picnic between peaks and pastures    

0 km, 0 m  

Today we will walk, a "break" from the cycling program. A day of relaxing and wonderful trekking cannot be missing in the Dolomites. Ital Cycling staff will lead you to the Pisciadù waterfall and the Boè Lake, symbolic places of Alta Badia and will prepare for you a beautiful picnic to be enjoyed in the woods. Fill up your lungs with oxygen… you will need it for the next rides!

 

Day 5 | Passo delle Erbe

78 km, 2.450 m

To reach Passo delle Erbe it we will go up ride on roads with no traffic at all, and we  you will often find ourselves in the woods. A long climb, even if a demanding one, will give you a lot of satisfaction. For those who want, there will be an appendix towards the Furcia Pass. A strong reintegration of calories will be needed after all this: the dinner at a lovely farm serving the rich Ladin cuisine, it will be a “masterchef” evening, served by a top Italian chef.

 

Day 6 | The Three Peaks of Lavaredo and Cortina 

57 km, 1,550 m 

The last ride. A special ride. We will arrive with our van in Cortina D'Ampezzo. Along the ring track we have planned for you, you will be lucky enough to see the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (the pride at the end of a hard, intense, challenging climb) and the blue Lake of Misurina, the pearls of Dolomites. Today, on you return to the hotel you will feel quenched and amazed by the beauty of Italy.

 

Day 7 | Conclusion

The staff will accompany you to the airport after checking out from the hotel. You have time for the last photos at this natural spectacle. Goodbye beautiful Dolomites!

 

Price per person (minimum 6 - maximum 12 participants): 

Euro 2.650,00 (VAT included) | single supplement: euro 650,00 (VAT included)  

This tour can be organized as a private one for any number of participants. Contact us for details and quotation.

 

 The price includes

  • 6 nights in a 4-star hotel in a double room with half board | 1 dinner in a typical farm | refreshment after each training (food and liquids) |  entrances to the spa 
  • Bike guides on the bike | van and mechanic following tours for ordinary assistance | photos and videos during the rides | daily technical briefings 
  • All transfers by minivan, bike and luggage transport | transfer to and from the airport 
  • Day trekking and picnic
  • Welcome Vince Team kit | 20% discount on Cinelli Bike apparel and accessories

 

The fee does not include

  • Flight
  • Travel and accident insurance
  • Drinks with meals

Anything not mentioned in "The fee includes"

 

Optional

  • Cinelli Superstar bike rental€ 50.00 per day per person  
  • Ital Cycling gives you the exclusive opportunity to ride and live for one or two days with a great cycling champion like Claudio Chiappucci, Alessandro Ballan and Valerio Agnoli. Upon request

 

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