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Lake Garda and the Dolomites, including the Granfondo race
June 20-29 and September 6-15, 2009
Long weekend option available

The jagged and dramatic Dolomites are the dream of any serious cyclist for the challenging rides and the astonishing surroundings.We will start at Lake Garda and roll through the mountains overlooking the lake: the Monte Baldo 80 km Loop and the 160 km "Loop of the 3 Lakes." Then we ride to the Dolomites rolling through the Sarca, Cembre and Fiemme valleys, pedaling through Moena and climbing the passes of Rolle and Valles. From our beautiful four star hotel in Arabba, we will ride the famous climbs of the Dolomites: the Sella Ronda (Pordoi, Sella, Gardena and Campolongo), Giau, Falzarego, Valparola, San Pellegrino and Marmolada. Each time you reach the top of these passes, you'll feel a great sense of achievement mixed with the joy of being surrounded by such breathtaking beauty.

 

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Trip Details

Length: 9 nights - 8 days of cycling
Total Mileage: 760 km (500 miles)
Daily Avg. Mileage: 95 km (60 miles)
Terrain: Mostly steep and long climbs (from 6% to 15% gradient - from 10 to 15 km distance)
Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced
Arrival: Verona Airport, Saturday June 20 or August 29
Participation in Local Race: the Uphill TT Arabba-Pordoi or Gran Fondo Dolomiti Star race
Long weekend option available
Return to USA:from Verona Airport, Monday June 29 or September 7
Cost: US $3,850
Contact us for Pricing for the long weekend option

Cost Includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Verona airport
  • 9 nights
  • 9 dinners (alcoholic drinks not included)
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 7 after ride snacks
  • 7 daily cycling laundry
  • 2 cycling guides
  • Access to the spa at the hotel in the Dolomites
  • Luggage transferred during transfers
  • Full supported rides with water and snacks
  • Granfondo Fee
  • Davanti jersey

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Flight
  • Lunches
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal snacks during the rides
  • Special services (like massage) at the spa at the hotel
  • Pick-up and drop off from and to a different airport
  • Rental bike


Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday June 20 or Sunday September 6
Arrive in Italy: pick up at Verona airport and transfer to our base hotel near Lake Garda where we will spend three nights.
After settling down at the hotel we will assemble your own bike or position you on the rental bike.
Short warm-up ride: 40-50 km along the lake
Dinner & overnight at our base hotel

Day 2 : June 21 or September 7
You will ride the loop of the Monte Baldo one of the highest mountain overlooking the lake Garda (80-90 km loop)
Dinner and overnight at our base hotel

Day 3: June 22 or September 8
You will ride an amazing 160 km loop that takes you to three different lakes and regions (Veneto, Lombardia and Trentino) ora rolling loop through the Valpolicella and Bardolino wineries, depending on the riding level of the group.
Visit and Pizza in historical downtown Verona
Overnight at our base hotel

Day 4: June 23 or September 9
Today, we will leave lake Garda and head towards the Dolomites
You will ride through the beautiful Sarca and Cembre valleys and admire the Brenta Dolomites (100-120 km).
You can also opt for van transfer today and rest, since the next 4 days will be unbelievable challenging
Dinner and overnight in Moena (Val di Fassa)

Day 5: June 24 or September 10
Today, you will climb Passo Rolle and Valparola, ride along the valley and lake of Cencenighe and Alleghe and reach our destination in Arabba in the heart of the Dolomites.
Dinner at overnight at our beautiful four stars hotel in the Dolomites where we will stay for the next four nights.

Day 6: June 25 or September 11
Today you will ride the famous loop of the "Sella Ronda" climbing the legendary passes of the Dolomites (Pordoi, Sella, Gardena and Campolongo) After ride snacks and possibility to relax at the spa of our hotel
Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Arabba

Day 7: June 26 or September 12
June tour: today you will ride another amazing loop that will take you to the famous resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo climbing the passo Giau and Falzarego (90 km loop)
September tour: the route above is part of the Granfondo Dolomiti star, that you will ride on Sunday, therefore today, you will reach the top of the Marmolada Glacier climbing the Passo Fedaia
After ride snacks and possibility to relax at the spa of our hotel
Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Arabba

Day 8: Saturday June 27 or Sunday September 13
June tour: you will climb to the top of the Marmolada Glacier through the Fedaia pass
September tour: participation in the Granfondo Dolomiti Star. After ride snacks and possibility to relax at the spa of our hotel
Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Arabba

Day 9: Sunday June 28 or Monday September 14
June tour: June Tour: End this amazing and challenging tour participating in the race : Uphill TT Arabba-Pordoi
September tour: you will climb the San Pellegrino Pass and descend to Moena.
Van transfer back to our base hotel near Lake Garda
Farwell dinner and overnight at our base hotel near Lake Garda

Day 10: June 29 or September 15 Transfer to Verona airport for your return flight
Arrivederci Italia!!

Do you like to feel more how it's to ride in the Dolomites?
Enjoy some pictures from our previous Dolomites Tour

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