This program has been created for bikers looking for adventure and fun. An 8-day challenge on Dolomites trails and single track. The meters of elevation gain to conquer are 6.000.
The tour starts from Badia. Riding through the areas where WWI was fought, we reach the Natural Park Fanes-Sennes-Braies. We continue direction Val Pusteria, and climb the mountains of the Rodengo Alp and Passo delle Erbe. We cross the Natural Park Puez-Odle, and reach the beautiful Val Gardena.
If you prefer to enjoy this tour with an extra bit of power, you are welcome to use an e-mountainbike.
Length 9 nights
Arrival in Alta Badia: Arrival and check-in at the hotel in Badia. Briefing by one of our local tour experts. Dinner and overnight stay.
1st day: From Badia to Passo Valparola approx. 26 km (16 miles); 1.360 m (4460 ft) elevation gain; 515 m (1690 ft) elevation loss
Starting from Badia, we ride along the river to the village of Corvara. The path goes uphill to the flowery meadows of Pralongià and on the other side down to Armentarola. Surrounded by a beautiful spruce forest, we reach Passo Valparola. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
2nd day: From Passo Valparola to Sennes approx. 31 km (19 miles); 1.055 m (3460 ft) e. g.; 3.090 m (10140 ft) e. l.
From the mountain pass, we ride downhill towards the famous town of Cortina d'Ampezzo. We follow the trail below the majestic Tofane to the Fanes waterfalls. We continue direction Ra Stua, and climb the steep path to the Sennes alp. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
3rd day: From Sennes to Brunico approx. 34 km (21 miles); 405 m (1330 ft) e. g.; 1.590 m (5215 ft) e. l.
We leave the hut behind us and start the descend to Pederü. We ride along the gentle valley towards San Vigilio di Marebbe. We continue direction Pfaffenberg and reach the neighborhood of Brunico. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
4th day: From Brunico to the Rodengo Alp approx. 20 km (12,5 miles); 1.150 m (3775 ft) e. g.; 200 m (655 ft) e. l.
From Brunico, we ride on a low-traffic, asphalt road to the small mountain village Ellen. We continue on a gravel road, and arrive at the alpine meadows of the Rodengo Alp. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
5th day: From the Rodengo Alp to Monte Muro approx. 15 km (9,5 miles); 630 m (2070 ft) e. g.; 400 m (1315 ft) e. l.
With a wonderful view of the Zillertaler Alps on the left, and the Dolomites on the right, we ride direction East to Monte Muro. Overnight stay in a hut (dinner à la carte, on charge).
6th day: From Monte Muro to Resciesa approx. 29 km (18 miles); 1.200 m (3940 ft) e. g.; 1.240 m (4070 ft) e. l.
From Monte Muro we cross the Passo delle Erbe, and descend to Santa Maddalena in the Funes Valley. Here starts the most challenging climb of the tour. Once we reach the top we forget all the effort, as we can enjoy an amazing view of the famous Dolomite peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.
7th day: From Resciesa to Selva di Val Gardena approx. 16 km (10 miles); 855 m (2905 ft) e. g.; 1.035 m (3395 ft) e. l.
After a rich breakfast, we descend on a single track to Ortisei. From here we ride on the old train line to the small village of Selva di Val Gardena. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
8th day: From Selva di Val Gardena to Badia approx. 23 km (14,3 miles); 600 m (1970 ft) e. g.; 805 m (2640 ft) e. l.
From Selva we ride up to Passo Gardena, which divides the Gardena from the Badia valley. On a fast and fun single track (or on the road), we ride downhill to Corvara and continue towards Badia. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
9th day: departure.
The program can be personalized! We can modify the single stages or shorten and/or extend the duration of the tour.
From mid of June to October
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
What is the recommended level to participate?
It is important to be trained and in any case, to have a good experience with the Mountainbike.
Which particular mountain bike type do you suggest?
Both, full suspension or hardtail bikes are ok. 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.
Can I use an e-bike?
Yes, of course, you can use an e-mountainbike. In this case, you should calculate the power of your battery well, according to the distances and meters of elevation gain to cover.
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. 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.