Have you ever dreamt of riding the iconic climbs of the Giro d’Italia or Tour de France? Make it a reality on one of our fully-supported KOM Challenge tours to the Alps, Pyrenees or Dolomites.
With an average distance of 45 miles (75km) per day, our KOM Challenge tours are specifically designed for Performance cyclists wishing to fulfil their dreams and cross off those famous, bucket-list climbs!
A rite of passage for every cyclist, the Dolomites are the most notorious, dramatic and transcendent climbs in Europe. The Stelvio, Mortirolo, Pordoi and Passo Giau - just a few of the famed Giro d’Italia climbs that you’ll conquer on the KOM Dolomites Challenge.
Live the dream, join the best support team in the industry for a week of legendary rides in the Italian Dolomites & Alps.
Welcome to the Dolomites!
Our trip starts at Venice Marco Polo airport where our staff will be there to welcome you before the transfer to our hotel in Alleghe, in the heart of the Dolomites.
After lunch, an orientation meeting, and bike build-up, we’ll head out on an afternoon warm-up ride. From the hotel we head north to Caprile where we star the short climb to the Colle di Lana. The road continues upwards, heading towards the Passo Falzarego, but we turn off before and descend to Caprile then back to the hotel.
Meeting Time and Place
Our guides will meet you at 8:30am - either at Venice Marco Polo Airport or at the Best Western Hotel Titian Inn Venice Airport.
A beautiful ride today over one of the most stunning climbs in the Dolomites - the Passo Giau. The Giau is a firm favorite in the Giro d’Italia and the final few km present some of the most spectacular views in the Dolomites. Its also quite a challenging climb with several sections above 10% - but the views at the top are well worth the effort.
Enjoy the fantastic descent of the Giau to Pocol where we take a left turn and start our next climb - the Passo Falzarego.The Falzarego rises to over 2200m and is another Giro favorite with more stunning views towards the summit.
Enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat at the summit before the long downhill to our hotel in Alleghe.
Today’s ride doesn’t need much introduction - the famous loop around the Gruppo di Sella mountain range is one of the most spectacular bike rides in Europe.
From our hotel in Alleghe, we’ll head over the Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella and the Passo Gardena to Corvara. From Corvara, our final climb is the Passo Campolongo before the long descent to Alleghe.
Another famous Dolomites loop, featuring one of the favorite climbs of our CEO, Peter Thomson. The Passo Duran has a little bit of everything - steep sections, flat sections, forested parts, incredible scenery, quaint villages at the bottom, quiet roads - and a fantastic cafe at the summit. What more could you ask for in a climb!
We’ll set off from the hotel and head south through Cencenighe and Agordo. In Agordo we hang a left and start the climb of the Passo Duran. Enjoy the many different facets of this wonderful climb.
Today we tackle the mighty Passo Stelvio!
24 km, 48 switchbacks and an average grade of almost 7.5%, the Stelvio is one of the climbs that every cyclist has to ride in their lifetime. The magnificent scenery will distract you from the effort. Our staff names this among their all-time favorite ascents. Rejoice at the top before heading to our exceptional hotel in Bormio at the bottom of the descent.
Mortirolo & Gavia
We end the trip with two of the most legendary Giro d’Italia climbs.
The Mortirolo is considered the “Alpe d’Huez” of the Giro d’Italia…except it’s significantly more challenging than it’s French counterpart! With an average of 10.5% over 13 km, this is one of the toughest climbs in Europe.
After conquering the Mortirolo we head up the valley to Ponte di Legno where we start the climb to the Passo Gavia. The Gavia will always be remembered for Andy Hampsten’s epic ride through a snowstorm to win the 1988 Giro.
Unfortunately, our trip must come to an end. Our shuttle will take you to Milan Malpensa Airport, arriving at approximately 13:00pm.