Mountainbike
on the Alta Via 1&2

Ride the amazing trails of the Dolomites with our professional local guides

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Dates

12.07 - 19.07

Nights

7

Difficulty

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Description

Discover the Dolomites on mountain bike in the company of an expert local guide for a week of high altitude pedaling amongst the Dolomites’ most beloved mountain groups.

You’ll even have a chance to traverse the famous “Sellaronda” with the help of lifts. Holimites will take care of all the logistics, make arrangements in the various huts and organize daily transfer of your baggage.

 

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 hotel.


1st day: Badia - Fanes Natural Park: 38 km, 1500 m altitude gain
A ride from Badia passing trougth the village of San Vigilio, direction Pederu, to the Fanes Natural Park. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


2nd day: Fanes - Cinque Torri: 30 km, 1200 m altitude gain
From the Natural Park of Fanes passing by the Lake Ghedina above Cortina d’Ampezzo, known as the Queen of the Dolomites, to Cinque Torri. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


3rd day: Cinque Torri - Pralongià: 27 km, 1100 m altitude gain
From the Cinque Torri to Pralongià plateau, riding through the ancient iron road used to transport this metal. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.


4th day: Pralongià - Monte Muro: 36 km, 1500 m altitude gain
From Pralongia down to Pedraces direction Juvel pass. Here begins the descent towards Longiarú, a typical mountain village. The tour goes to Göma Pass and ends at Monte Muro. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

5th day: Monte Muro - Badia: 35 km, 850 m altitude gain

On day 5 we ride back to Badia passing through a typical mountain village, Rina. For the one, that wants a more challenging route, there is the possibility to ride to Santa Croce hut for a last aperitivo up high. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Badia.


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 overnight stay in a hotel in Badia.

7th day: Departure.

More info

Guided tour 2019

  • July 12th - 19th

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Organization of all travel logistics including reservations in all huts and hotels
  • Accommodation with half-board (breakfast + dinner) in the huts and hotels
  • Lunch in mountain huts
  • Local accompanying guides available for 6 days
  • Baggage transfer from hut to hut
  • Pass for lift facilities where required
  • Venice Airport roundtrip transfer
  • A special Holimites Souvenir

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Cancellation insurance which guarantees you a full refund if you should need to cancel your trip prior to arrival
  • Alcoholic beverages and anything not mentioned under the heading "Included in the price"
  • Mountainbike rental

EXTRAS

  • Extra days: from 80,00 euro per person per day
  • Single accommodation: from +100,00 euro (only available in hotels, not in huts)
  • July / high season: +115,00 euro per person

  • MTB-Rental:
    > Full Suspended MTB rental approx. 180,00 €

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is the recommended level to participate?

Although our guides will advise you with any technical questions to help you ride the different trails at your best, but the ability to handle your mountain bike is necessary to participate in this tour. It is also helpful to have done some training prior to participation as you will have to cycle for several consecutive days. It would be a pity to have to give up at any stage of this magnificent tour!


Which particular mountain bike type do you suggest?
If the MTB is a front or fullsuspended bike, it makes no difference. You should choose the type you feel most comfortable on. The most important thing is that before you begin a stage of the tour, the bike is in perfect riding condition and has been checked for safety and performance by a specialized bike mechanic.


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. In case of a full or partial cancellation of one or more of the riding stages, taxi and/or car transfer(s) will be arranged and fully reimbursed by Holimites.


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. This is the reason why we suggest packing some warmer and comfortable clothing as well which can be left in your bag that we that we will transfer for you from hut to hut. Note: In some huts, bags are transported via a cableway and thus there are some weight restrictions. If this case pertains to your group, your guide will give clear instructions on acceptable baggage 

weight which depends on the number of participants in your group.

 

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.

1 Reviews

Wendy and Philipp - Tripadvisor
September 2017

Best of AV1&2 by bike - possibly the best guided trip I have been on

A great trip from enquiry to finish: Very helpful staff in the office who tailored the standard trip offered to a longer bespoke one for us. Once we arrived there...

A great trip from enquiry to finish: Very helpful staff in the office who tailored the standard trip offered to a longer bespoke one for us. Once we arrived there were varied trails ( single track, forest road, grassy meadows, rocky mountain passes ) fantastic scenery, high standard of huts, delicious food, very helpful and knowledgeable guide. Hotel Gardenazza in Pedraces was one of the best small hotels that I have stayed in. We cannot fault the holiday in any way.