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The Dolomites Do-It-Yourself Road Bike Vacation

Conquering the Passes of the Dolomites Has Never Been So Easy

Dates

upon request

Nights

3

Difficulty

Availability calendar

Description

Book your cycling holiday in the heart of the Dolomites directly online: it is easy and flexible. Choose your preferred time period, your favorite Holimites partner hotel and add the services that interest you most for an unforgettable cycling holiday in the Dolomites.

The basic cycling package includes accommodations plus a few extras that a cyclist would not want to miss out on: for example free vehicle support by request in case of mechanical problems or bad weather conditions and free laundry service at the Holimites partner hotels.

 

Length minimum 3 nights
Level °°

Program

For reservations:
The offer is available by booking directly online and selecting the “The Dolomites Do-It-Yourself Road Bike Vacation” option. Additional paid services can also be reserved online and added to your booking:

Upgrade your road bike vacation by adding services dedicated to cyclists:

  • Road bike rental
    Are you traveling by plane and want to travel without extra baggage? With Holimites you can leave your beloved road bike to rest at home. Thanks to the Holimites partnership with Colnago we have top-of-the-line road bikes for your rides across the passes of the Dolomites.
    You only pay the setup and cleaning fee. No extra bike rental costs!!!

  • Guided bike tour (from May 20th to July 26th)
    You don’t like to read a road bike map or a route on a GPS and you prefer to ride on a guided bike tour? Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday local guides will show you the beauty of the Dolomite passes on some can't-be-missed tours for cyclists: the Sellaronda (tour of the four passes around the Sella Group in the Dolomites), the Furcia Pass (on the edge of the Fanes - Sennes - Braies nature park) and the Passo Fedaia (on the mountain roads around the Marmolada glacier).

  • Individual customized tour
    A local guide will accompany you on the roads of the Dolomites. The route will be decided directly with the guide. Here are some ideas.

  • Maratona dles Dolomites “Every Day”
    Our staff will follow you with the Holimites van on the Maratona dles Dolomites course. We will bring food and refreshment, and of course warm clothing in the case the weather changes during the day. Of course we also provide basic mechanical services in the event of an issue.

  • Sellaronda Moonlight
    Why not take a moonlight ride with us during a full moon? A Holimites Van will provide assistance on all the passes, carrying heavier clothing that you’ll likely need on the cool descents. This event takes place throughout the summer when a full moon lights up the Dolomites by night. The dates for Summer 2020 are:
    * 05.06.2020
    * 03.08.2020
    * 02.09.2020

  • Guided day trip: Passo dello Stelvio or Monte Zoncolan
    Passo dello Stelvio: it's no wonder that this is one of the most famous climbs in Europe: sitting at 2.758m it is one of the highest Alpine passes. The day begins with a van transfer to Prato allo Stelvio. Ascend the east side for 26 km, climbing Passo Stelvio's 48 switchbacks, then be rewarded with a descent into Swiss territory, through the Passo dell'Umbrail and the Val Müstair, ending the loop at Prato allo Stelvio for a total of 62 km and 1,960 meters of elevation gain.

    Monte Zoncolan: this ascent belongs on the bucket list of every cyclist. Considered to be one of the hardest climbs in Europe, it is also commonly referred to as “Kaiser” (emperor). Your day will begin with a private transfer to Ovaro (province of Udine, Friuli Venezia Giulia). From there we will start with the climb: 10km and an elevation gain of 1.200m, averaging a gradient of 11.5% with a maximum of 22%. We will make our descent on the side of Sutrio, looping back to the villages of Ravascletto and Comeglians for a total of 45 km and 1900 meters of elevation gain.

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PERIOD:

from May to October


RATE

Starting at 69.00 Euro per person/per night
Extra services can be added to this package;


*Prices are approximate and per person and day in a standard room during low season and includes the cycling package. To receive a detailed offer, please click on “book”, then choose any additional services you’re interested in; 


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • accommodation in an Holimites Partner Hotel
  • on-call van support for mechanical problems or adverse weather conditions
  • free hotel laundry service for cycling clothing
  • GPX files to download to a GPS device
  • ‘Dolomites Cycling Map’
  • free mechanical support for rental bikes
  • hotel with bike depot and on-site repair facility
  • voucher for 2 homemade energy bars

EXTRAS

  • Roundtrip transfer from the airport, train station, etc.
  • Alta Badia Summercard: allows you to use the gondolas and chair lifts of Alta Badia for the duration you paid for

 

HOLIMITES PARTNER HOTELS

  

  • Hotel Gran Ander***S
    The Gourmet Hotel Gran Ander is the ideal place for those who enjoy fine cuisine and pampering service. A vacation haven to delight the palate and replenish the soul!

  • Hotel Ustaria Posta***
    At Ustaria Posta we write tradition with a capital “T”. Elegant simplicity defines this family-run hotel that will make you feel like you’re spending a vacation among friends.

  • Hotel Gardenazza***
    Hotel Gardenazza was renovated in 2015. Natural wood furnishings provide a modern, yet warm and cozy ambiance.

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How does the Colnago bike rental work?
In order to receive the proper bike size, simply fill out the rental form you will receive at the moment of your booking. Notice: we have a limited number of Colnago rental bikes. If we no longer have the size you need, we’ll help you to find another bicycle to rent.

When do the guided bike tours take place and how difficult are they?
Guided tours take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the months of June and July. A local, expert guide will take you to discover the Dolomites’ most beautiful routes.
Each day you can choose between two levels of difficulty – TOUR and HOBBY. TOUR level is designed for bikers with top athletic preparedness while HOBBY level is for those who prefer a leisurely pace to enjoy the unique Dolomite scenery. Guided bike tours must be reserved ahead of time and are available for an extra free.

Do I need to reserve additional services?
Of course not. You can decide to reserve extra services (such as guided tours or airport transfer) when you book your package. The cost for each service is listed during the online reservation process.