Trans-Dolomites

Trans-Dolomites

A rite of passage for every avid cyclist, the Dolomites are home to the most dramatic and transcendent peaks in Europe

Beyond the celebrated cycling culture, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking landscape, majestic mountains, charming Alpine villages, and that renowned Italian food and wine. The Dolomites never disappoint.

Overview

Details

Next Departure

June 5th 2021

Price

USD $3,995

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Non-Rider Friendly

No ?

Rental Bike

USD $500

Ride Program

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Overview

Made famous by the Giro d’Italia, the Stelvio, the Gavia, and the Mortirolo are just a few of the legendary climbs you’ll conquer on this ambitious and stunning route across the Dolomites and Italian Alps. You’ll ride the Sella Ronda loop, one of the most famous and impressive bike rides in Europe, and bag a number of other Giro legends including the Passo Giau and Passo Fedaia.

Our newly designed route also includes the infamous Monte Zoncolan. Starting under a banner that reads “Welcome to the Gates of Hell”, the Zoncolan, along with the Angliru in Spain, is widely considered the most difficult climb of the Grand Tours. Make sure you have your climbing legs as we’ll also be riding the infamous Monte Crostis on the same day!

We’ve designed one of the hardest routes across the Dolomites and Italian Alps, and you’ll thank us for it.


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In spite of two rides being interrupted due to weather, I had a great experience overall. The staff were consistently in good spirits and always ...

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My second trip, this time a Trans tour, and I didn't think it was possible, but my enjoyment keeps going up and up. Congrats to ...

Rick Davis, USA — 2017

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It was a great trip great rides excellent gruop of people, excellent attention by the members of the staf. For me it has been the ...

Juan Jose Gonzalez Sesma, Mexico — 2018

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Itinerary

Day Description Distance Elevation Hotel
01 Benvenuti nelle Dolomiti! Hotel La Perla
02 Porta dell'Inferno: Monte Zoncolan! Hotel La Perla
03 Over Tre Croci and the Passo Giau to Alleghe Sporthotel Europa
04 Sella Ronda Sporthotel Europa
05 Passo Fedaia and Passo Costalunga Hotel Eberle
06 The Passo Stelvio Hotel Baita dei Pini
07 Giro d'Italia legends: Passo Mortirolo and Passo Gavia Hotel Baita dei Pini
08 Arrivederci!
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Day 1

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Benvenuti nelle Dolomiti!

Your trip starts at Venice Marco Polo airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel in Ravascletto, in the heart of the Dolomites.

After lunch, orientation meeting, and bike build-up, you’ll head out on an afternoon warm-up ride with the Passo Duron providing your first taste of climbing in the Dolomites.

Day 2

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Porta dell'Inferno: Monte Zoncolan!

Today’s ride features the most challenging climb of all the Grand Tours – the Monte Zoncolan. The climb starts under the “Porta dell’Inferno” banner and tops out after 10km (6 miles) at an average gradient of 12%. After the Zoncolan, if you can still feel your legs, try the Monte Crostis – another monster climb with a total distance of 14km (9 miles) at over 10% average!

Tip: A bottom gear of at least 34×32 is an absolute MUST for the Zoncolan!

Day 3

Distance

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Over Tre Croci and the Passo Giau to Alleghe

You start your journey across the Dolomites today with a magnificent ride to Alleghe. It’s a big ride, 4 categorized climbs, 132km (82 miles) and 3,600m (12,000ft) elevation gain. The highlight of the day without a doubt is the final climb, the Passo Giau, one of the iconic climbs of the Giro d’Italia and also one of the most impressive climbs in the Dolomites.

Tip: A quick coffee stop in chic Cortina d’Ampezzo will help you over the last climb of the day – the HC Passo Giau.

Map & Profile

Climb Distance Elevation Av. Grade Category
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from Paularo
9.9% 2
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from Cercivento
6.3% 3
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toggle arrow Monte Zoncolan
from Ovaro
12.1% HC
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toggle arrow Monte Crostis
from Mieli
10.1% HC
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toggle arrow Cima Sappada
from Runchia
4.5% 2
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toggle arrow Danta
from Campitello
7.2% 2
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toggle arrow Passo Tre Croci
from Palus Santa Maria
6.2% 2
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toggle arrow Passo Giau
from Cortina d’Ampezzo
6.7% HC
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Climbs

Day 01
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Day 03
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Day 07

Climbs

Category Climb Day Difficulty Length Ele. Gain Av. Grade
2 Passo Duron (from Paularo) 01 79 9.9%
3 Sella Valcalda (from Cercivento) 01 51 6.3%
HC Monte Zoncolan (from Ovaro) 02 193 12.1%
HC Monte Crostis (from Mieli) 02 182 10.1%
2 Cima Sappada (from Runchia) 03 57 4.5%
2 Danta (from Campitello) 03 59 7.2%
2 Passo Tre Croci (from Palus Santa Maria) 03 68 6.2%
HC Passo Giau (from Cortina d’Ampezzo) 03 99 6.7%
2 Passo Pordoi (from Arraba) 04 72 6.9%
3 Passo Sella (from Pordoi descent junction) 04 60 7.4%
3 Passo Gardena (from Sella descent junction) 04 31 4.7%
3 Passo Campolongo (from Corvara) 04 45 5.9%
HC Passo Fedaia (from Caprile) 05 130 8.5%
3 Passo Costalunga (from Vigo di Fassa) 05 46 5.2%
HC Passo Stelvio (from Prato allo Stelvio) 06 167 7.4%
HC Passo Mortirolo (from Mazzo di Valtellina) 07 187 10.9%
HC Passo Gavia (from Ponte di Legno) 07 140 8%
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Dates & Prices

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2021
Jun 5 - Jun 12
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USD $3,995
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    Trip Hotels

    Hotel La Perla

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    Sporthotel Europa

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    Hotel Eberle

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    Hotel Baita dei Pini

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    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All but 1 dinner
    • Sit-down lunch on the first day
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up at Venice Marco Polo Airport
    • Drop-off at Milan Malpensa Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All but 1 dinner
    • Sit-down lunch on the first day
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up at Venice Marco Polo Airport
    • Drop-off at Milan Malpensa Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities

    Travel details - airport departures

    Travel Details

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Meeting Time

    Venice Marco Polo Airport

    8:30am

    OR

    Best Western Hotel Titian Inn Venice Airport

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    8:30am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Arrival Time

    Milan Malpensa Airport

    1:00pm


    Rental Bikes

    Made by hand in Italy, the Basso Bikes Diamante is exactly what a fine, authentic, Italian road bike should be. The classic lines, flawless geometry and rounded tube shapes offer performance and ultimate versatility.

    Frame

    Basso Diamante

    Groupset

    Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2 (Electronic Shifting)

    Weight

    8kg (size 53)

    Wheels

    Microtech MR38 Disc Carbon Clincher

    Chainrings

    50x34

    Cassette

    11-32

    Sizes

    45, 48, 51, 53, 56, 58, 61

    Price

    USD $500

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    Basso Bikes Diamante Opal White with Disc brakes


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