Bike Tour Quick Facts
- Price: $3,490 per person, double occupancy
- Non-rider Price: 20% discount, double occupancy
- Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
- Start / End: Bolzano, Italy
- Terrain: Mountainous
- Total Riding Distance: 563 km (350 miles)
- Daily Rides: 32-130 km (20-80 miles) per day
- Accommodations: 4-Star Hotels (more hotel details)
- Dates: We work with your schedule! Tell us when you’d like to travel and we’ll get started on your bike tour with us.
Do you have questions or want more info about our Dolomites Bike Tour? Email us. We’re happy to help!
Bike Tour Highlights & Overview
- Exploring the rich mix of cultures in this unique northern Italian region
- Counting out each of the Passo dello Stelvio’s 48 switchback
- The breathtaking views!
- Following the routes used by the pros during Italy’s greatest stage race
- Relaxing the the spa town of Merano
The Dolomites and Italian Alps are dramatic and breathtaking in mid-summer. Get ready for a grand and challenging cycling tour! We cover a bit larger geographic area on this tour than other In Situ trips. By encompassing the classic routes of the Dolomites as well as the Italian High Alps, our week includes three fantastic inns as we tackle the unforgettable cycling routes these two regions hold. We start our week in the lakeside town of Alleghe, spending our first three nights there while we ride the famous Dolomiti routes such as the Sella Ronda. From here we head westward, through Bolzano, spending two evenings in Merano as we prepare to conquer the 48 turns of the Stelvio Pass. But the climbing isn’t over yet! From our base in Bormio, we’ll ride the challenging and scenic Mortirolo and Gavia passes on the same day!
Day 1: Pick-up in Bolzano. Warm-up loop: approximately 30 km (18 miles).
Day 2: Sella Ronda Loop: 100 km (62 miles) with 2500 m (8200 ft) of climbing.
Day 3: Passo Duran Loop: 75 km (47 miles) with 1920 m (6300 feet) of climbing.
Day 4: Hotel to hotel, over the Passo Fedaia: 116 km (72 miles) with 2042 m (6700 ft) of climbing.
Day 5: Easier spin or day-off at the spa: 32 km (20 miles) with 365 m (1200 feet) of climbing.
Day 6: Hotel to hotel, over the Passo dello Stelvio: 95 km (59 miles) with 2530 m (8,300 feet) of climbing.
Day 7: Mortirolo & Gavia Loop: 113 km (70 miles) with 3353 m (11,000 feet) of climbing.
Day 8: Departure day. Leave from Bolzano.
Explore the Passo dello Stelvio
via The Col Collective
Italian Dolomites & Italian Alps Bike Tour Photos
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Sporthotel Europa (Four star hotel)
Situated right on the lakefront in the village of Alleghe, the Sporthotel Europa occupies a prime location in town. A family run establishment, this four star hotel retains a local, alpine lodge feel while still providing modern amenities. The hotel also offers a wellness area for its guests, consisting of a sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Upon request, massages can also be arranged. The hotel’s restaurant favors simple, local dishes which characterize the region’s gastronomic traditions.
Hotel Sitnerhof (Four star hotel)
Embedded in a family run vineyard, the Hotel Sittnerhof is located in a sunny corner of Merano, just a few minutes from the historical downtown. The hotel prides itself on creating a relaxing and cozy atmosphere where one can truly unwind. Complete with a first-class spa, pool, sun deck and well kept gardens, one’s free time at the hotel is sure to be peaceful. Naturally, the family’s wine is available in the hotel’s restaurant, along with other regional vintages. Enjoy a glass along with your meal, which tends to focus on the culinary variety of the South Tyrol region.
Hotel Baita dei Pini (Four star hotel)
Since 1957, Hotel Baita dei Pini has been known for its hospitality. Surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks, the hotel makes for a fantastic base for outdoor pursuits. Just a short walk from the town’s center, it is also well located to explore the shops and other offerings. A turkish bath, sauna, jacuzzi, solarium and gym round out the hotel’s fitness and spa facilities. If you’re looking for a historical bathing experience, you may also wish to try one of Bormio’s various public thermal baths, situated in locations around town. The hotel’s restaurant hosts a diverse menu with worldwide recipes as well as local, Valtellina traditional fare.
Food and Lodging
- All accommodation
- Daily breakfast (except arrival day), several lunches, most dinners
- Table wine or beer at our group dinners
- Variety of fresh fruit, energy bars, sports drinks and bars; before and during each ride
- 2 cycling water bottles, for you to keep
- Gratuities for all accommodations, group meals and group transportation included in the trip
- GPS bike computer to use while on trip. Loaded with daily rides
- Van support during the daily route
- Daily information on local sites
- In Situ Cycling Jersey
- Experienced trip leaders
- Support vehicle(s) providing all transportation and luggage transfers during the trip (when applicable)
- Basic bike mechanical support
- Spare bike tubes, chain lube, bike tools, floor pump and other minor bike supplies
- Transportation to/from group meals at restaurants, when applicable
- Transportation to/from optional afternoon activities supported by the leader (such as wine tastings, sight seeing, etc), when applicable
- Airfare and ground transportation to and from the trip start/end
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Additional or special alcoholic drinks that are not part of our group dinners
- Bicycle Rental
- Bicycle Helmet, Shoes or Pedals
- Trip Insurance
- Personal items or services purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included during the trip
- Gratuities for your In Situ Travel trip leaders.