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Dolomites

Road Bike Exclusive Private Package

 

Dolomites are Italian most spectacular mountains and among the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. We put together a once in a lifetime road bike trip that includes all the best possible rides in the area and some extra amazing extra activities.

 

We will pick you up in Munich (or Innsbruck)and we will transfer you by van just outside Innsbruck. We will start with a warm upride un the Adige river valley before entering the kingdom of Dolomites. There, we will not leave any legendary mountain pass behind! Passo Erbe, Sella Ronda, Passo Giau, Passo Valparola, Passo Falzarego, Tre Cime di Lavaredo are just some of them iconic passes we will ride in this amazing road bike holiday!

 

Every hotel has a world-class spa so you can regenrate after every stage.

Mileage / Gain

300 km (185 m) / 8632 mt (28322 ft)

Longest day: 66 km (41 miles)

Longest climbing day: 2224 mt (7296 ft)

When to go

From May to October

Level

Enthusiast

Difficult tours with more than one mountain stage and steep downhills.

Duration

7 days, 6 nights, 5 or 6 days cycling

Price per person

2-3 People

8990 €

4-5 People

7490 €

6+ People

6490 €

990 € single room supplement

You need only support van?

Our “Exclusive Package” includes one guide in the van and one on the bike. We like to take great care of our clients and believe that a guide on the bike is essential for you to get the best our of your trip. But of course we understand if you would like to be alone with your partner or family. In this case we would just support you with the van and all the logistic and give you a professional Garmin gps with loaded tracks and a road book. In this case the price of the package would be also lower.

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Day by day

DAY 1 - Innsbruck Brixen

60 km / 305 mt ascent (37 miles/ 1000 ft ascent)

 

We pick you up in Munich and we transfer to the hills over Innsbruck.
Warm up today. A beautiful ride with more descent than ascent. We will start cycling at the border with Italy, at Brenner. The route follows a new beautiful cycling path that follows an old railway. In the end of the day we get to Brixen , one of the picturesque town in South.

 

DAY 2 - Brixen - Erbe Pass – San Cassiano

66 km / 2224 mt ascent (41 miles / 7296 ft ascent)

 

The Passo delle Erbe is one of the most picturesque spots in the Dolomites.
The green meadows of the Puez – Odle (Puez-Geisler) Nature Reserve and the Dolomite peaks, among them the Sass de Putia, accompany the cyclist during the climb.The climb to Passo delle Erbe is on made-up roads with good surfaces and little traffic and this facilitates the journey: you will be cycling round sharp bends and negotiate gradients of over 15%.

 

DAY 3 - Sella Ronda, the “Four Passes”

55 km / 1619 mt ascent (32 miles / 5312 ft ascent)

 

Classic circular path connecting the four Dolomite passes ( Sella , Pordoi , Campolongo and Gardena), routes once conquered by legendary champions such as Coppi and Bartali in the Giro d’Italia. Along the Pordoi Pass in fact, cyclists can admire a monument dedicated to the great champion Fausto Coppi. The itinerary is particularly popular thanks to the unique landscapes offered by the Dolomites, recognised by UNESCO as a natural world heritage site.

DAY 4 - Passo Falzarego & Passo Valparola or Day Off?!

26 km / 725 mt ascent (16 miles / 2380 ft ascent)

Today can be used as a day off. You can relax at your hotel world-class spa all the morning. If you wish to ride, keep reading 🙂

MORNING ACTIVITY:

Today we will ride 2 more iconic passes, Valparola and Falzarego.
An easier day (after yesterday major workout) but with still an amazing scenario.
Note: If you want to ride more the loop can be double, both in terms of climbing and mileage

 

AFTERNOON ACTIVITY:

High altitude aperitive at the iconic Boe ’ Alpine Lounge, located at 6800
We will reach it by cable car and enjoy a spectacular view while sipping a Spritz

 

DAY 5 - San Cassiano Giau Pass Cortina

58 km / 1668 mt ascent (36 miles / 5474 ft ascent)

 

Today we will transfer to Cortina, the queen of Dolomites. Will ride the pass of the passes, Passo Giau . A Giro d’Italia classic. Filippo’s favourite.

Prepare for a very hard day ride and remember…if you wish, your hotel offers post ride top massages!

DAY 6 - Three peaks of Lavaredo

53 km / 1370 mt ascent (33 miles / 4495 ft ascent)

 

If the Dolomites were Italy’s Giza, the Tre Cime are their Great Pyramids. The road from Misurina to the Rifugio Auronzo , 2,320 metres above the sea, has become one of the Giro’s and cycling’s most fabled climbs. Tre Cime di Lavaredo is a climb like no other in the Dolomites, its final 4 kilometres have been discussed and feared ever since bike riders raced to the summit in the Giro d’Italia in 1967. Known mostly for the mountaineering on the peaks that stand tall above the road, the mountains scenery is some of the most spectacular in the Dolomites and for the cyclist, even after a four kilometre slog to the summit as abrupt and spectacular as anything they’ll ever face, this backdrop is the real attraction of the Tre Cime.

 

 

SPECIAL LATE LUNCH!

A lunch at 2108 meters of altitude. A chef who cooks just for you. And a superb view of the Dolomites to frame one of the most unforgettable gastronomic experiences of your life.

 

DAY 7 - Arrivederci!

Arrivederci! After breakfast we will can transfer you to Munich on our way back to Prague. Or you can go on alone with your Italian journey (we will be happy to help you with logistic).

 

 

We make customization our secret ingredient.

Feel free to ask for changes.

Included

 

Accomodations

  • All hotel accommodation in 4*s and 5* hotels (6 nights)

Food and drinks

  • Full board: breakfasts, lunches and dinners, drinks*
  • Snacks and fresh fruit on route

Support

  • 1 English speaking guide on the bike
  • 1 English speaking guide in the van (Soigneur)
  • Van support with luggage transport
  • All transportation from randez vous to drop-off
  • Daily cleaning and bike maintenance
  • 1 Laundry service for biking clothings

Bikes & Gear

  • Carbon road bike rental (Giant Defy)  + helmet + pedals
  • Official BIKO jersey, cycling cap, bidons and bag

Activities

  • All gratituities for baggage, porters and hotel service
  • Cable car to Boe' Lounge
  • Exclusive lunch in Cortina on day 6

 

Not included

 

  • International flights
  • Cancellation insurance and travelling insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Massages
  • Gratuity for your bicycle guide
  • Transfers not specified on the tour description
  • Extra activities not specified on the tour description

*Drinks consumed beyond normal amounts and away from group activities (cocktail hour) not included

Bike Holidays Tuscany

Road racing carbon bikes | INCLUDED

 

Model: GIANT DEFY ADVANCED 1- CARBON

 

Choose the longer route. Climb higher mountains. This all-new endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides in all types of conditions. It’s smooth, it’s efficient, and it’s fast.

Available in M and L size

Group: Shimano Ultegra

Frame : Carbon

Brakes: Disc brakes

FESTKA Road racing bike upgrade | 100 € per day

 

You can upgrade and rent this bike for the Holiday.  Festka is a manufacturer on  the sharp edge of bicycle development. Utilising the best carbon in the modern-day market, each frame is assembled by hand with a clear vision for whom it is created.

 

Renting a Festka is cool but...

having one built for you and delivered for your Holiday is the ultimate trip!

Read more about the Amazing Festka Project.

Accessories

 

We are happy to prepare your bike according to your bike fitting measurement, if you wish to, and we will provide you with accessories to make your trip more comfortable. All you have to do is to fill our "Mesurements & Accessories Form" below.

 

Gel seats, mud guards, gel seat covers and many other things are  FREE OF CHARGE. We also have a wide variety of pedals to choose from in adition also FREE OF CHARGE. Shimano SPD, Shimano SL, Look Keo Classic, Classic pedals with possibility to add toe cages.

 

Check out the "BIKE MEASUREMENTS & ACCESSORIES FORM"

Arbor Welness Mountain Hotel ****s

Also called “Welness Treehouse”, My Arbor brand new My Arbor is chic modern minimalism at its best, offering the ultimate abode for utter tranquillity high up in the trees.

Resort Fanes *****

Alpine Tradition and luxurious comfort, well being and relaxation, beauty and revitalization. Hotel Fanes spa, the fusion of Alpine and classic concepts of health and vitality create a unique sense of harmony and balance.

Rosapetra Spa Resort *****

The reflection and essence of the majestic beauty of the Dolomites. A perfect welcome to Cortina d’Ampezzo, a gem dedicated to you, ready to provide a special welcome, inviting you to a superb moment, immerse in the wellness rituals of the spa.

Professional video by BIKO Media

 

In BIKO we are not only cyclists..Filippo and Toby are also professionale video makers.

We make videos a strong added value to our holidays. We are able to offer two different packages that will help you remembering your trip forever.

 

- Essential Video Package: we will shoot the video while guiding the holiday. This way we can keep the price reasonable. We know already where the best shots are so while guiding we shoot without you even "feeling it".

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price : 500 euro

 

 

- Ultimate Video Package: you will have a dedicated team of videomakers that will follow your group and your guides independently. The result will be a true Hollywood action movie.

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price: depends on the route and on the group size. Starting from 3000 euro

Essential Video Package

Ultimate Video Package

Dolomites Strava Cup

 

Are you traveling with your (very competitive) friends? So let us organize a competition for you!

We will chose 2 or 3 Strava segment every day. Climbing , time trial and descent. We will measure your time via Strava and give you the temporary ranking every day.

At the end of the tour there will be a winner and a prize (for each of the participants)

 

Price: 200 euro + 25 euro per person for prizes

Ladin Cooking Course

 

The Ladin cuisine is poor of ingredients, simple, genuine and easy to prepare.  In order to get this firsthand experience, you can participate to the Ladin cookery course in the typical Alfarëi farmhouse in Badia.

 

Location: farmhouse Alfarëi/Badia

Duration: approx. 2,5 hours

Typology: private course

Price: depending on number of participants. Starting from 40 euro per person.

Exclusive private helicopter flight!

 

50 minutes private flight with pick up at drop of at your hotel helipad.

Amazing nd unforgattable views of Castelrotto, Sciliar Catinaccio, Torri del Vajolet , Alpe di Siusi, Sassolungo Group, Val di Fassa, Marmolada, Col di Lana, Cinque Torri, Tofane, Cortina d‘Ampezzo, Cristallo, Misurina Lake, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Croda Rossa, Lake Braies, Fanes Sennes Nature Park, Val Badia, Puez Geisler Nature Park, Val Gardena, Seceda and Rasciesa.

If you should experience one helicopter flight in your life, it should be this one.

 

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: 3000 € for the helicopter. Max 6 passengers.

Inclusions: 50 minutes flight, pick up and drop off at your hotel helipad.

Extra day in San Cassiano: Day off with spa or hiking or more cycling?

 

If you would like to enjoy a day off in one of the best spa hotels inthe Dolomites  we are happy to organize it! We would just extend your stay one night extra so you would stay in Fanes 5* for a total of 4 nights.
Or you can ride more. We also know many panoramic hikings.

You could even think about one of our Amazing add-ons like an helicopter flight or a cooking course.

Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Extra day in Cortina: Day off with spa or hiking or more cycling?

 

Cortina is a small mountain town also called The Queen of Dolomites. It is a renown summer and winter resort. Surrounded by massive mountains and a vibrant old town center. It could be a nice idea to spend an extra day exploring the area. We would just extend your stay one night extra so you would stay in hotel Lajadira for a total of 3 nights.
Or you can ride more. We also know many panoramic hikings.

Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Reservation, payment and cancellation

 

To reserve the trip we ask 50% of the total price via bank transfer or cash.

 

The remaining balance must be paid in cash or with credit card the day before the beginning of the trip or via bank transfer 12 days before the departure.

 

No refund of the deposit if the tour is cancelled less then 31 days before the departure (working days).

 

100 percent of the tour will be charged if the tour is cancelled less then 3 days before the departure.

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