E-Biking
the Dolomites

With the e-bike through the magical woods and trails of the Badia Valley

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Description

This itinerant program allows mountain bike enthusiasts to enjoy the Dolomite landscape and trails with an extra bit of power.

A local guide will accompany the group on steep and challenging trails, made all the easier to climb thanks to assisted pedaling of an e-bike.

A bike ride on the famous Sellaronda circuit is a must on this organized holiday!

  

Length 7 nights

Level °°°+

Program

Arrival in Alta Badia: Meet and Greet in Badia and briefing by one of our guides. Dinner and overnight stay in a Hotel.

1st day: For those who rented the e-bike, the guides will help measure and fit you to your bike at this time. Before you begin the tour starting, our guides will take a look at your riding style and give you some tips on how to improve your technique. From Badia through the wonderful meadows of Armentara to La Val and further to Pederü. Last uphill to the Fanes alp. Dinner and overnight stay in the hut.


2nd day: From Fanes through the famous "Ponte Outo" a bridge backdrop of a 15th century old legend, telling about a young noble knight of the Marebbe valley, finishing the day at the foot of the Cinque Torri. Dinner and overnight stay in the hut.

 

3rd day: From the Cinque Torri riding through the Fodom valley, than back to Alta Badia through Cherz. Dinner and overnight stay in the hut.

 

4th day: From Pralongia through Juvel Pass to Longiarú, a typical mountain village. The tour continues to Göma Pass and then on an undulating trail to Rodenecker Alm, where we can tast the local cheese. Dinner and overnight stay in the hut.

 

5th day: On day 5 we ride back to Badia passing through a few tipical mountain towns like Ellen, Onies, Rina and more. At rifugio La Crusc we'll have a taste of ....why not .... a typical italian aperitivo before riding down to Pedraces. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

 

6th day: The day dedicated to the Sellaronda loop. Starting from Alta Badia, you will ride the entire loop using the lift facilities for the uphill portions and for the downhill, of course, we’ll use our bikes. Dinner and overnightstay in hotel.

 

7th day: Departure.

The program can be personalized! We can modify the single stages or shorten and/or extend the duration of the tour.

More info

You have the possibility to do this tour with one of our local tour experts, or, if you prefer, a self-guided tour.

What are the advantages of an escorted tour – a tour with a local expert?

  • The local expert knows the trails like the back of his hand, and is also well informed about mountains, fauna and flora, and the many traditions of the Dolomites world. Are you already fascinated by the Dolomite legends?
  • The tour is enriched with so much knowledge and information.
 Tales, stories, and high quantity of tips from locals - from people who grew up here and have much more to tell than the best book.
  • Luggage transport from hut to hut is also a big plus.
You can hike with a small backpack, because your luggage is already waiting for you in the next hut.
  • In addition to breakfast and dinner, lunch is also included. Of course, the local expert knows where you get the best dumplings, the most delicious pasta, and the most fluffy cake.
  • The weather, or more specifically, bad weather, is not to be underestimated in the mountains, and our local experts have years of experience with it. In case of thunderstorms, rain or even snowfall (yes, even in August it can snow sometimes), they know exactly what to do.
  • The correct estimation of the hiking pace is a skill learned over time. When hiking alone, it’s difficult to keep the same pace. This can result in a serious miscalculation of walking time. The guide know exactly when it’s time to take a break, or to push the group with a chocolate bar.
  • The community: during our guided tours, people meet who already have something in common from the beginning: the love for nature and being active. The popularity of our guides with the various hut owners can also turn out to be a great benefit (we just say: Grappa!).

KEEP IT PRIVATE

Do you want to reserve one of our guided tours exclusively for you and your group of friends? Choose any tour that you like, contact us and remember to tell us how many people are in your group. We will send you a personalized quote based on the number of participants.

 

ARRIVAL

Holimites is keen to help you plan and organize your arrival and departure. Together we will find the best travel solution, and we will help you to book bus or train tickets, arrange the car rental, or book a private transfer service.

Here you will find more information about travel to the Dolomites.

We recommend arriving in the Dolomites one/two days prior to your tour departure to acclimatize and adjust to the time change.


Included in the price

  • Bookings of all accommodations
  • Overnight stay with half-board (breakfast + dinner)
  • GPX files to download on your GPS device
  • Local tour escort at your disposal during the tour
  • Lunches in mountain huts (starter or main dish)
  • Luggage transfer from hut to hut
  • All taxes
  • Special Holimites souvenir

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Beverages and anything not mentioned under the heading "Included in the price"
  • Venice Airport roundtrip transfer (available on request)

EXTRAS

  • Single accommodation: from +100,00 €
  • Extra nights in hotel from 90,00 € per person (Half-board)
  • Mid season (August and September): +75,00 €/person
  • High season (July)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is the recommended level to participate?
This offer is great for anyone who already enjoys easy mountain biking and for anyone that would like to pass a "unique" holiday in the Dolomites amidst nature. You need to have good basic guiding skills on a mountain bike in order to be able to ride some of the technical parts without any problems.


What happens if the battery of the e-bike is not sufficient?
The battery will be charged overnight so you can start in the morning with full of energy. The full charge should be enough for the daily trip. But don't worry, there are also several charging stations during the tours, normally during meal.


What if it rains?
Our guides will make the final decision in compromising weather conditions whether the ride can continue full stage, part stage or otherwise.


What specific clothing and gear do you recommend?
Please be advised that the use of a certified helmet is mandatory for participation in this bike tour. The helmet must be worn and fastened throughout the entire tour and throughout all of the riding stages without exception. If this rule is not followed, our guides will not be able to allow your participation in the remainder of the tour and you will be asked to leave the group. We ensure the safety of all of our guests to the greatest potential possible, and therefore, will not be flexible with this stipulation. Please make sure to bring a light hydration pack with a few layers of clothing including a lightly insulated jacket, rain gear and gloves. Keep in mind that the weather in the mountains can change quickly and vary in degrees. A beautiful, sunny morning can turn wet and cold by afternoon; so be prepared for everything.

 

I have some issues with elevation, is that a problem?

The tours each day are between 1.500 and 2.700 meters altitude (between 4,900 and 8,860 feet). If you have trouble with high elevations, please consult a doctor or medical professional for their expert opinion before booking this trip.

 

The programs on the catalog don‘t match my expectations. Are there alternative offers?
On request, Holimites can customize a program for you. Is the tour too long or the stages to challenging? Do you prefer a different itinerary? Would you like to book some extra days to relax in the hotel or on a mountain hut? Just send us a request and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Overnight stay on the mountain huts...
You will be surprised of how lovely our mountain huts are. However, they have to be considered a rifugio in the mountains and not a hotel. So you won’t find all the luxury features you find in the towns.
In the huts there are blankets and pillows. We suggest to bring sleeping bags inlay with you.
All hotels and huts are well informed about dietary restrictions, like gluten or lactose intolerance. Everywhere you will find a vegetarian or vegan alternative.
Not all huts accept credit cards. So we suggest to bring some cash with you, to pay drinks, snacks or extras which are not included in the offer.

What about having lunch in the mountains?
For lunch you can stop in one of the huts to taste some traditional food or you have the possibility to buy a lunch package in the hut where you overnight.