Road Cycling

 

Dolomiti, Passo Gardena"I don't believe in Peter Pan,

Frankenstein or Superman;

All I wanna do is bicycle, bicycle, bicycle..." 

Freddie Mercury, Queen, 1978

This is one of the songs that best fits Holimites because most of our team expresses an unrestrained passion for road cycling and not a season goes by without a bit of friendly competition to see who clocks in the most kilometers.


We also have great chefs on our team, so we often like to compare a “blowout meal” to a “blow-you-away” bike ride: our perfect menu includes the Sellaronda passes (Gardena, Sella, Pordoi, Campolongo) as the antipasto; we then “eat our way up” (legs permitting) the steep roads of the Passo Giau, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the Passo Furcia as the first and main courses; and – since all that toiling shouldn’t go unrewarded without dessert – we treat ourselves to the “sweet” Calvary of the Passo delle Erbe which – given its spectacular views on four sides – is undoubtedly our favorite climb (or course on the menu).

Dolomiti - Maratona dles DolomitesLike all passionate endeavors, a love for biking doesn’t start without a nudge and we can confidently say that the common denominator among passionate Val Badia bikers is without a doubt the Giro d’Italia that has been winding through the Dolomites for years. Even our grandparents expectantly waited for spring to arrive in order to see Coppi and Bartali facing off over the once-unpaved dolomitic passes. This spring rendezvous then became etched on our fathers’ calendar and they regularly took us to see the duels between Moser and Saronni in the early 1980s.    

The huge cycling enthusiasm alive in Alta Badia was the flame that sparked and nurtured one of amateur cycling’s most sought-after events on the international circuit: the Maratona dles Dolomites where we at Holimites are the official tour operator offering packages that include accommodation and guaranteed registration to the event (more informations).

 

Among the Holimites offers for the cyclists that would like to ride the Dolomites we have something special:

 

  • The Giro d'Italia back on the Dolomites:
    More than just a biking competition, a legend returns to the Dolomites.
    The 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia will make a stop in Ortisei di Val Gardena, a few kilometers from Alta Badia.
    Read all details here!
  • Dolomites Cycling Weeks:
    Starting May 20th June 24th and from September 02nd to 23rd ride alongside two-wheel enthusiasts on their daily training routes with groups divided into 2 levels. We offer 4 guided outings during the week and on one day you have the possibility to ride with us the 48 switchbacks of the Passo Stelvio. Plus by participating at this special weeks you could win a starting place to the Maratona dles Dolomites-Enel.
    Read all details here!
  • Maratona dles Dolomites "Every Day"

    Many cyclists dream about racing in the Maratona dles Dolomites but not everyone is lucky enough to ride it, either because there are too many applications or because their holidays don’t coincide with the event. Well, now Holimites has the answer! Our new offer gives you a chance to ride the Maratona’s course during most of the summer. Someone from our local Staff will accompany you and wait for you at each of the passes with dry clothing useful for the descents.

    Read all details here!

     

  • Rent - Ride - Relax
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    ent a road bike for free for your whole stay at one of our partner hotels
    R
    ide together with us on the most beautiful Dolomites passes
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    elax with some great walks and hikes exploring the beauty of the Alta Badia valley.
    Read all details here!

  • Transfer for cyclists from Stelvio to the Dolomites and return
    Together with our friends from Stelvio Experience we organize weekly transfers from the town of Bormio at the feet of the Passo Stelvio to Alta Badia in the Dolomites.
    Check out this amazing service for cyclists

  • Roadbike service all inclusive
    Already reserved your hotel? Upgrade your road bike vacation by adding a package with services dedicated to cyclists.
    Read all details here!


We can create all kinds of individualized packages: from simple one-day itineraries to multiple-stage excursions, from multiple-day itineraries starting from a single location to itinerant excursions with overnight accommodation in different locations; furthermore, we can provide for one or more local guides to accompany you along the entire route and organize an assistance van that will follow you on the various stages.   


Send us an e-mail mail and we’ll respond promptly with an offer made just for you or subscribe to our newsletter to be kept up to date with special holiday offers for cyclists!