Road Biking the Dolomites
Road Biking the Dolomites

Road Biking the Dolomites

7 days

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Road bike through the best of the Italian Dolomites

Discover the beautiful and diverse Dolomite landscapes on this Italian road biking adventure. The Road Biking the Dolomites tour has you travelling a circuit from Dobbiaco on paved bike paths and quiet roads.

Begin the tour with some spectacular alpine rides as explore scenic passes and peaks of the Dolomites. Then you’ll begin descending through South Tyrol and cycle through sprawling vineyards and fascinating cities of Northern Italy. The grand finale of your trip will be the ride to see the spectacular Three Peaks. This tour is the perfect combination of scenery and great roads for a road biking trip you’ll never forget!

Highlights of the Road Biking the Dolomites

Cycle through the fascinating diversity of the Dolomites and enjoy riding the exciting hills and passes on your route.
Pedal to Lake Misurina for a spectacularly scenic ride that features the famous Drei Zinnen peaks.
Discover the secrets hiding in the Dolomites, including charming villages, unique rock formations, and ancient ruins.
Enjoy riding through the lush vineyards and indulging in the amazing produce from this beautiful wine region.

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From $725USD
7 days
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Road Biking the Dolomites

Road Biking the Dolomites Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Alta Pusteria

Use today as your travel day, taking some time to get your bike prepared for your adventure ahead.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Alta Pusteria
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Cycling to Chiusa

Begin your ride along the River Rienz, which you follow until you begin your ascent over the Furkelpass. You’ll ride through valleys, plateaus, and a lovely mountain village. You’ll want to stop and visit the ruins of Mühlbacher Klause and the ancient town of Bressanone before you finish your ride in Chiusa.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Chiusa
Distance: 105 km, 1650m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Ride into Wine Country

Cycle across the Renon Plateau and past the rock formations known as the earth pyramids. You’ll notice that you’ll begin hearing less German and more Italian as you ride towards Bolzano. Stop to visit “Lauben” and the fruit market in Bolzano before you continue down South Tyrol’s wine road.

Tonight your ride finishes in historic Trento.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Trento
Distance: 110 km, 1630m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Cycle to Lake Caldonazzo

Your ride will begin with a long ascent, but you can reward yourself with a long break at Lake Caldonazzo. You’ll cycle through Valsugana and arrive in Feltre, which was once part of a Roman military route.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Feltre
Distance: 105 km, 1900m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Ride Up Passo San Boldo

Today you’ll be riding through Cesiomaggiore, which is known as “the village of cycling.” You’ll ride up the alpine Passo San Boldo and enjoy an exhilarating descent into the Prosecco region.

You’ll continue cycling through the foothills of the Alps until you reach Pieve di Cadore. There is also a shorter option available that takes a more direct route.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pieve di Cadore
Distance: 130 km, 2700m of ascent
Alternate route: 85 km, 1000m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Three Peaks Route

Begin your day with a detour around Lake Misurina to view the spectacular Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks). Next you’ll ride on to the Tre Croci Pass and into beautiful Cortina d’Ampezzo. From the former Olympic city you’ll cycle through the valley to your final stop on this tour in Dobbiaco.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Alta Pusteria
Distance: 90 km, 1600m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Departure

Today your tour is officially complete after you’ve had breakfast and check out of your hotel. If you’d like to spend more time in Dobbiaco, ask us about booking additional nights.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Road Biking the Dolomites Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour in the Dolomites is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel and whether or not you prefer a single room.

The best time to travel to the Dolomites for this tour is the warm summertime, from June through August.

Private Self-Guided Road Biking the Dolomites Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person.
Important note: the departures are available on Sundays. In some cases, the alternative departure dates are available for groups of 5 and more.

Low season (from May 23rd to June 18th and September 13th to 26th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $875 USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $725 USD per person

High season (from June 19th to September 12th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $950 USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $795 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Road Biking the Dolomites Tour

This tour is based in hotel accommodations. Hotels on this trip are 3-star and offer comfortable rooms and modern amenities. Each hotel has been carefully chosen to highlight the best towns, cities, and villages that are along your cycling route.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. The supplement for single occupancy rooms is included in the listed price.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Alta Pusteria

Spend the night in a comfortable 3-star hotel along your route.

Night 2

Hotel in Chiusa

Immerse in the artsy and bohemian atmosphere of Chiusa, a small town in the Eisack Valley. Surrounded by vineyards and forests with a gorgeous Old Town, you’ll never be bored here.

Night 3

Hotel in Trento

Trento is an important cultural centre with several restored monuments, museums, and cathedrals. It’s an outdoor recreation hub and chock-full of culture.

Night 4

Hotel in Feltre

Spend the night in a comfortable 3-star hotel along your route.

Night 5

Hotel in Pieve di Cadore

This town is a natural gateway to the Dolomites. It’s set in absolutely stunning countryside with great grey peaks as a constant backdrop.

Night 6

Hotel in Alta Pusteria

Spend the night in a comfortable 3-star hotel along your route.

What’s Included in the Road Biking the Dolomites Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Alta Pusteria are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transfer for your luggage is included between hotels on your route. Airport transfers are not included.

Also Included

  • Detailed documents, guides, route maps, and GPX tracks
  • Emergency telephone support hotline for the duration of the tour
  • Pre-planned route
  • Luggage transfer between hotels

Not included

  • Flights
  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist hotel tax, payable each night at hotel
  • Visas if required
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities for drivers, servers, or other staff if desired
  • Bike rental

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour in Alta Pusteria
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • High season surcharge
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Bike rental: Bianchi Intenso Carbon – Veloce/Shimano 105 10 V (advanced reservation required, $225 USD)

Frequently Asked Questions about Road Biking the Dolomites

FunActive Tours operates adventure tours in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. Thanks to the ideal
location of FunActive headquarters right in the Dolomites and branch offices in Venice Mestre and
Trieste, FunActive Tours can offer excellent walking and cycling tours not only in the mountains, but
also towards Austria, Slovenia, and Istria.

FunActive offers efficient, high-quality service to clients from all over the world, making it one of the
best choices for those seeking an experienced local provider. Attention is given down to the smallest
details, and the tours are designed to suit travellers of many abilities according to how adventurous
they wish to be. FunActive can find you an incredible tour regardless of age, skill level, or time of
year. Come discover Italy and beyond!

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Map of Road Biking the Dolomites

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 5/5. This tour is best suited for cyclists with some road biking experience. The track will be paved bike paths or quiet roads. You should be comfortable cycling up to 100 kilometres per day with some long ascents in the alpine sections.

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