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REGION: Veneto, Dolomites & Lake Como

TOUR DATES: 23 - 31 JULY 2020


HOTELS: Cison di Valmarino (x2), Canazei (x2), Merano (x1), Bormio (x2), Bellagio (x1), 3-4 star hotels

Arrival & Departure transfers
8 nights accommodation (twin share)
8 breakfasts
4 dinners with beer & wine provided
8 guided cycling stages fully supported
Food & drinks during cycling stages
Sierra Sports cycling jersey

PRICE: 3250 € p.p.


Carbon Road Bike Hire: 350 €
Electric Road Bike Hire: 450 €

DAY ONE – Thur 23 July 2020
Venice, Italy

This morning you will be collected from Venice (Marco Polo Airport) at approximately 11am-12 noon. We can also collect you from Annia Park Hotel Venice Airport should you prefer to arrive to Venice earlier. Following a 1hr van transfer we will arrive at our
accommodation for the next two nights. We will go through a tour briefing, prepare the bikes and head out for an introductory ride.

Meals: Dinner included

Destinations: Prosecco Wine Region

Ride: 50km cycling

Cison di Valmarino (Veneto, Italy)

DAY TWO – Fri 24 July 2020
Prosecco Wine Loop

Today you will cycle a brilliant loop through the rolling hills of the Prosecco and Cartize wine area. For those looking for a challenge then Monte Cesen which soars above Valdobbiadene is possible. This is a perfectly designed route to get your legs ready for the Dolomites which are fast approaching!

Meals: Breakfast

Destinations: Valdobbiadene

Ride: 90km cycling

Cison di Valmarino (Veneto, Italy)

DAY THREE – Sat 25 July 2020
San Boldo & Pre Dolomites

Riding from the hotel and you encounter some stunning scenery on the Passo San Boldo climb including a series of five switchback tunnels carved into the rock. This road was built during the First World War by the Austro-Hungarian army in less than 100 days. From here the cycling continues north taking you into the foothills of the famous Dolomites National Park. Today you will be cycling in the wheel paths of cycling legends.

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Dolomites

Ride: 100km cycling

Canazei (Dolomites, Italy)

DAY FOUR – Sun 26 July 2020
Sella Ronda Loop

One of the world´s most iconic cycling routes is on offer today: the Sella Ronda loop!! The Sella Ronda is a must for any cyclist who visits the towering Dolomites mountain region. There are 4 steps to become a member of the Sella Ronda club: Passo Gardena, Sella, Campolongo and Pordoi. Don´t let the relatively low km count trick you today as each pass goes accumulating elevation. The views of the jagged limestone peaks and winding roads will be etched into your memory for a lifetime!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Corvara

Ride: 70km cycling

Canazei (Dolomites, Italy)

DAY FIVE – Mon 27 July 2020

Another hotel loop ride is available today. The main objective is to climb Passo Fedaia. ‘Fedaia’ is a classic climb and it was last used during the queen stage 14 of the 2018 Giro d’Italia. To make things even more interesting we will begin Fedaia with a quick detour through the Sottoguda canyon which can be ridden on road bikes. At the top of the pass there will be time to soak up the enormity of the Marmolada glacier which is the highest peak in the region and the Dolomiti.

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Dolomites National Park

Ride: Rest Day or 75km cycling

Merano (Italy)

DAY SIX – Tue 28 July 2020
Passo dello Stelvio

From Merano you will ride from the hotel along the bike path to the base of the Stelvio Pass! At this point you will need to be ready to climb the mythical 48 hairpin bends that rise up and up for 25km and which gain 1840 metres of elevation. At the top you can take a bow to his majesty the Stelvio Pass. Your sense of achievement will be at an all time high!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Merano

Ride: 100km cycling

Bormio (Stelvio NP, Italy)

DAY SEVEN – Wed 29 July 2020
Passo di Gavia

After your cycling heroics on the Stelvio Pass you might like to use today as a Rest Day in Bormio. For those keen for more cycling though we have an 80km cycling option which includes Passo di Gavia (2621m). This is just another mythical climb that has crowned many a Giro d´Italia winner! ´Gavia´ with its 1400 metres elevation gain over 20km leaves one short of breath!

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Bormio

Ride: Rest Day or 80km cycling

Bormio (Stelvio NP, Italy)

DAY EIGHT – Thur 30 July 2020
Lake Como

We will transfer you in the morning to Bellagio for a Lake Como cycle loop. Bellagio is considered to be the pearl of Lake Como. For our cyclists the grand finale concludes on the ´Ghisallo´ climb which is used during the Giro di Lombardia professional race. It is a wonderful experience arriving at Piazzale del Ghisallo, with the beautiful church dedicated to cyclists and the new cycling museum. We will then descend down to our hotel for the final celebration with spectacular Lake Como views.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Bellagio

Ride: 60km cycling

Bellagio (Lake Como, Italy)

DAY NINE – Fri 31 July 2020
Tour Farewell

Following breakfast we will transfer you to Milan Malpensa Airport by 10:30am (1.5hr drive). A number of clients have spent additional days relaxing and enjoying the Lake Como area. Please let us know if you would like additional nights at the tour hotel. We look forward to hosting you on another Sierra Sports & Tours holiday soon!

Meals: Breakfast included

Sella Ronda, Cycling Jersey, Maillot

Sella Ronda Cycling Jersey

The Sella Ronda is another favourite cycling route from the Giro d'Italia. The views of the jagged Dolomites limestone peaks, pine forests, alpine meadows and winding roads will be etched into your memory for a lifetime! The Sella Ronda is a loop ride which includes 4 famous Giro d´Italia passes and is one of the world’s most iconic road cycling routes. Our Dolomites Diamonds jersey is a tribute to the loop of climbs which include CampolongoPordoiSella & Gardena! Its relatively low 55km count should not be taken lightly as each pass goes accumulating a total of almost 1850m of elevation gain. 

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Stelvio, Stelvio Pass, Cycling Jersey, Maillot

Stelvio Cycling Jersey

The Stelvio Pass is a classic climb from the Giro d'Italia. Our exclusive Stelvio cycling jersey pays homage to the 48 hairpin bends that rise up and up for 25km and which gain 1840 metres of elevation. Passo dello Stelvio (2760 m) is the highest asphalted mountain pass in the Eastern Alpes. When it comes to Giro d’Italia history the Stelvio Pass has been contested on 12 occasions. It first appeared in 1953 when during the penultimate stage the Italian legend Fausto Coppi attacked to take the lead and secure victory in Bormio. 

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´Cycling from Venice to Lake Como via the mighty Dolomites´
Welcome to the roads of cycling legends! This cycling tour will take you through the Veneto Prosecco wine region, up and over the epic Dolomites and Stelvio National Parks before finishing on the beautiful shores of Lake Como.

During 2020 we start our cycling tour in Venice and finish in Milan. This tour is perfect for cyclists who would like to challenge themselves on some of Europe´s biggest climbs. You will enjoy amazing climbs, such as, Monte Cesen, San Boldo, Sella Ronda (4 passes), Stelvio, Gavia and Ghisallo! The tour has also been designed to give you the time to relax and enjoy northern Italy. With multiple nights in Cison di Valmarino, Canazei and Bormio there will be many opportunities to soak up the Italian summer and explore this beautiful part of the world at a leisurely pace!

Dates: 23-07-2020 to 31-07-2020

Tour price: 3250 € per person (twin share)


Tour Map

Dolomites in Summer Cycling Tour