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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 Giau Pass, the Passo Fedaia (on the mountain roads around the Marmolada glacier) and the route of the Dolomites Bike Day.

  • 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

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.

10 Reviews

jmccormack23
October 2019

Fantastic Cycling Package

We spent a week in the Dolomites on Holomites Rent-Ride-Relax package.The rooms and meals at the hotels (Hotel Gardenazza) were great and an amazing value. The bikes were...

We spent a week in the Dolomites on Holomites Rent-Ride-Relax package.The rooms and meals at the hotels (Hotel Gardenazza) were great and an amazing value. The bikes were Colnago CLX less than a year old. The routes they provided were perfect and the staff was always reachable and helpful. They helped us arrange a side trip to Lake Garda with 150 miles on a bike path and return on the train. When I describe the trip to friends back in the States, they are appropriately amazed. Very good chance we will do this again.

Charles_Coase
September 2019

Three days in a cycling paradise

We had a group of 9 from Dublin, staying in the Gardenazza half-board, hiring bikes and availing of transfers to/from Venice airport. Used the "Rent-Ride-Relax"...
We had a group of 9 from Dublin, staying in the Gardenazza half-board, hiring bikes and availing of transfers to/from Venice airport. Used the "Rent-Ride-Relax" package. All was PERFECT. Smooth transfers in a nice van, excellent bikes, super hotel with great food and lovely staff - and the cycling was just brilliant (Giau, Sella Ronda and Tre Cime). Holimites staff sorted everything for us in advance and I couldn't speak more highly of all aspects of the trip. Well done to all and many thanks. Charles

James K
September 2019

Grand Ander Hotel / Rent Ride Relax

Wonderful hotel under the Holimites group. Our 4 days of stay was too short but the memory was wonderful. Comfortable hotel with great views, fine dining,...
Wonderful hotel under the Holimites group. Our 4 days of stay was too short but the memory was wonderful. Comfortable hotel with great views, fine dining, sumptuous breakfast and great service. Not forgetting the cycling adventure Sella Ronda was a superb lifetime experience for me. Me and my family will be back for more. Thank you Andrea and Unca for a fantastic experience.

AlexandreB3318
August 2019

The perfect cycling destination

We were a group of nine cyclist, who lived at the lovely Hotel Ustaria Posta by using their Rent-Ride-Relax package deal. The hotel is run by a family,...
We were a group of nine cyclist, who lived at the lovely Hotel Ustaria Posta by using their Rent-Ride-Relax package deal. The hotel is run by a family, who are very kind and would like to do everything to make you comfortable. Igor at the desk, is always very helpful by guiding us with detailed road descriptions and alternative routes to discover the amazing Dolomites.


The location is perfect if you're a cyclist. You live close to many great, enjoyable and spectacular climbs.

This was our second time with the Holimites and Ustaria Posta, and we will definitely be coming back!

tbgainer
July 2019

Great cycling trip!

I thoroughly enjoyed their Rent Ride Relax hotel and bicycle package. Staff were very helpful in answering questions, the Ustaria Postal Hotel was very...
I thoroughly enjoyed their Rent Ride Relax hotel and bicycle package. Staff were very helpful in answering questions, the Ustaria Postal Hotel was very good and bike friendly, and the Cologno rental bike was adjusted to my specifications before I arrived. And the rides were beautiful! Holimites also helped me ship back some extra bike gear I didn’t need for the rest of my vacation.

460rupertc
July 2019

Great cycling trip in Dolomites

My son and I went on a Holomites organised cycling trip in the Dolomites in late June staying at Ustaria Posta in Badia. It was a great trip and the people...
My son and I went on a Holomites organised cycling trip in the Dolomites in late June staying at Ustaria Posta in Badia. It was a great trip and the people at Holomites were super efficient and friendly. The Hotel was pleasant (1/2 board, family run, great food, etc ), the cycling well organised ( maps, english speaking tour guide ), and cycling and scenery amazing.


I would highly recommend both the area and Holomites as tour arrangers for cycling trips. I would certainly use them again.

Catrinboom
July 2019

cyclists in Alta Badia

Excellent. we stayed at Ustaria Posta on ride relax package. great bikes good food amazing hospitality....

Excellent. we stayed at Ustaria Posta on ride relax package. great bikes good food amazing hospitality. Highly recommend. they even have a laundry service included and route gpx of all the local rides.

pblelloch
June 2019

Fantastic Experience for Rent-Ride-Relax Experience

We stayed four nights in Alta Badia (see separate review of Ustaria Posta Hotel) with Colnago bike rentals through Holimites. I thought that with the low...
We stayed four nights in Alta Badia (see separate review of Ustaria Posta Hotel) with Colnago bike rentals through Holimites. I thought that with the low price there would be some catch, but there absolutely wasn't. Everything was handled with the highest degree of professionalism, and the bikes were fantastic. They were ready for us when we arrived, and since we were scheduled to pick up on a Sunday we even got an extra day of riding for free. One of us had our pedals fail, and BikeTop Badia immediately provided pedals for the rest of the stay at no extra charge. The rides suggested by Holimites were excellent, and the region is absolutely gorgeous and a bike riders paradise (if you don't mind climbing - no flat roads here).


I don't have any experience with their organized trips, but I'm sure that they're excellent as well. I can say that the bike rental experience was excellent, and I'd happily do it again.

Joe m
September 2019

Fantastic Cycling Package

We spent a week in the Dolomites on the Holomites Rent - Ride - Relax package. The rooms and meals in the hotels (Hotel Gardenazza) were fantastic and of incredible value. The bikes were Colnago CLX less than a year old. The paths provided were perfect and the staff was always reachable and helpful. They helped us organize a trip on Lake Garda with 150 miles on a cycle path and the return by train. When I describe the trip to friends in the United States, I am adequately surprised. Very good chance we will do it again.

tvdalen

Fantastic travel agency, Don't do it without them

This organisation really helps to fulfill your wishes in a fast and friendly way. We decided on Thursday that we would like to do the Sellaronda on MTB next Monday...

This organisation really helps to fulfill your wishes in a fast and friendly way. We decided on Thursday that we would like to do the Sellaronda on MTB next Monday as a guided tour. Everything was arranged very god. Hotel, bikes, guides were all excellent.