• DOLOMITES

    DIFFICULTY MODERATO-VELOCE /HIKERS

    DATES | 15-22 JUNE 2024

    LOCATION | VAL BADIA / TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

    PRICE | 2350

  • DURATION | 8 DAYS | 6 CYCLING / HIKING DAYS
    TOTAL DISTANCE |
    BIKE: 454KM / 282MI

    TOTAL DISTANCE HIKE: 75KM / 46MI
    TOTAL ELEVATION BIKE | 15083M / 49485FT

    TOTAL ELEVATION HIKE: 3610M / 11843FT

  • EAGLE FLY

    Experience dramatic mountain beauty and fairytale towns in the Italian Alps. Each day during your hike or ride you’ll be surrounded by stunning Alpine scenery as you make your way through some of the most beautiful towns and villages of this breathtaking area.

    We designed this trip to showcase the Italian culture and style that integrate seamlessly within this impressive landscape. High-end fashion mixes with outdoor apparel and on display from the towns to the trails. We are particularly fond of world-class wines from surrounding hills that compliment beautifully our favourite traditional rustic cuisine.


    Although the focus is very much on the riding or hiking, we’ll make sure you get your daily caffeine fix and also have some time to explore places such as Cortina (host town of the next Winter Olympic Games), Corvara and lake Misurina, get a taste of local cuisine in one of the authentic farm houses.


    Each day both cycling and hiking groups will discover a different area of these breathtaking mountains and savour the excellent culture and cuisine: a result of Italian, Austrian and Ladin cultures integrated perfectly together.


    Ride over exhilarating passes, climb soaring spires and coast downhill to charming hamlets surrounded by meadows of wildflowers on mountain routes made famous by the world’s greatest cyclists.


    This adventure and experience will be quite simply - Beyond Extraordinary!

    WHAT’S INCLUDED

    7 nights luxe accommodation (twin share) | breakfasts | lunches | Malga House Restaurant Lunch | dinners | full guide and vehicle support | on-road snacks and supplements | daily pack | kit laundry service | one-time group airport transfer on arrival and departure.

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

    Flights | insurances | bike hire | alcoholic beverages | coffee stops | personal hotel expenses


    RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

    Arrival | Venice Marco Polo
    Departure | Venice Marco Polo

    PRICE | €2350 per person
    Single room occupancy: €40 per night


  • OVERVIEW

    Day 1 | Saturday

    Arrival, group transfer to an alpine hotel in San Cassiano, Val Badia.
    Day 2 | Sunday

    BIKE: Campolongo-Falzarego-Valparola

    50KM/31MI 1495M/4905FT
    HIKE: Palongia & Stores plateau

    15KM | 9M  550M | 1850FT 
    Day 3 | Monday

    BIKE: Campolongo-Pordoi-Sella-Gardena (Sellaronda)

    70KM/43MI 2121M/6960FT
    HIKE: Armentara Meadows & Santa Croce

    15KM | 9M  550M | 1850FT 
    Day 4 | Tuesday | Malga Farmhouse lunch
    BIKE: Valparola-Falzarego-Tre Croci, Misurina

    79KM/49MI 2590M/8497FT
    HIKE: Carbonin, Misurina

    12KM | 7.5M  690M |2264FT
    Day 5 | Wednsday

    BIKE: Passo Delle Erbe

    64KM/40MI 2079M/6820FT
    HIKE: Passo Gardena-Lech De Crespeina Lake

    9.5KM\6MI   410M\1345FT
    Day 6 | Thursday

    BIKE: Malga Ciapela-Passo Fedaia (Marmolada)

    107KM/66MI 3313M/10870FT
    HIKE: Focella Lagazuoi Lake

    13.5KM\8.3MI 830M\2723FT

    Day 7 | Friday

    BIKE: Passo Giau Through Campolongo & Falzarego

    84KM/52MI 3031M/9945FT
    HIKE: Puez-Odle Park to Gardenaccia, Col Plo Alt

    10KM\6MI  580M\1902FT
    Day 8 | Saturday

    Departure. Group airport transfer.



    CONFIRMED DEPARTURE CYCLING GROUP

  • DAY BY DAY BIKERS

    Day 1 | SATURDAY
    We start our adventure with an afternoon group airport transfer to the most beautiful valley in the Dolomites, Val Badia. After setting up our bikes we will have a welcome drink and talk about cycling days ahead.

    DAY 2 | SUNDAY | PASSO CAMPOLONGO-PASSO FALZAREGO-PASSO VALPAROLA

    Welcome to the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is time to admire its many unique mountains. The plan today is to conquer Campolongo, Falzarego and Valparola. You could be forgiven for thinking you are in Narnia.
    50KM/31MI 1495M/4905FT

    DAY 3 | MONDAY | SELLARONDA LOOP

    This is the loop that the whole world knows about! 4 successive climbs that are on every cyclist's bucket list.
    Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella and Gardena in order, one after another. If you haven’t had enough after these four, on our return you can take on the bonus climb of Mur del Giat, 370m of hell with a 12.4% gradient, made famous by the Giro d'Italia.
    70KM/43MI 2121M/6960FT

    DAY 4 | TUESDAY | MISURINA LAKE | LUNCH AT MALGA FARMHOUSE

    An awesome ride between two valleys of Val Badia and Valle di Cortina, home for the next Winter Olimpics. As we arrive to lake Misurina on the Tre Croci pass and admire the three peaks of Lavaredo, we settle for a typical lunch with an extraordinary view on the lake. On the menu at Malga restaurant is great selection of traditional South Tyrolean dishes such as polenta, speck and locally produced cheese that are sure to delight your taste buds. We can relax and take our time, as we can always return back to the hotel in our minivan, if we don't feel like pedalling after.
    79KM/49MI 2590M/8497FT


    DAY 5 | WEDNESDAY | PASSO DELLE ERBE

    Little known, therefore yet undiscovered route. The road winds through beautiful alpine scenery and passes through several small villages before reaching the summit at an elevation of 1.993 meters (6.538ft). From here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains before beginning the descent back to Brixen. it's approximately 12km long and has an average gradient of 7%, with some sections reaching as high as 10% and will be almost our relaxation ride to prepare for the tomorrow's Majestic Marmolada ride.
    64KM/40MI 2079M/6820FT

    DAY 6 | THURSDAY | MARMOLADA LOOP (PASSO FEDAIA)

    Today we conquer the undisputed Queen of the Dolomites, the majestic Marmolada. Expect a challenging but scenic route right through the heart of Dolomites with steep switchbacks and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Along the way, we'll pass through small picturesque villages like Malga Ciapela and enjoy more beautiful views of the Dolomites. Once we reach the top of the Passo Fedaia, we'll be rewarded with stunning views of the Marmolada glacier and the surrounding mountains. Take a moment to rest and enjoy the scenery before fast descent back to Canazei, from where we return home trough passo Pordoi and passo Campolongo.
    107KM/66MI 3313M/10870FT


    DAY 7| FRIDAY | PASSO GIAU

    On the last day of riding we climb the legendary Giau, where only the eagles fly. Our route winds its way through the valley between towering mountains. Expect tight switchbacks and steep drop-offs, dense forests of pine and larch trees, along with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. As we climb higher the temperature will drop noticeably. After around 9 km of climbing, we'll reach the summit of Passo Giau, which sits at an elevation of 2236 meters. The descent is fast and thrilling, with long straight stretches and sweeping curves towards Pocol village, from where we head back to the hotel for our final dinner and reward King of the Mountains.
    84KM/52MI 3031M/9945FT

    DAY 8| SATURDAY

    Time to say Goodbye. After breakfast and checking out we leave our beautiful alpine base hotel and take you to the Venice Airport.

  • DAY BY DAY HIKERS

    Day 1 | SATURDAY
    We start our adventure with an afternoon group airport transfer to the most beautiful valley in the Dolomites, Val Badia. After checkin in we will have a welcome drink and talk about hiking days ahead.

    DAY 2 | SUNDAY | PRALONGIA & STÖRES PLATEAU

    Between Corvara, La Villa and San Cassiano we can find the Pralongià and the Störes High Plateaus with stunning panoramic views on the Fanes Group (Conturines and Lavarella), the Puez Group (Sassongher and the mighty glacier of Marmolada). The green meadows are covered with lots of mountain flowers.

    15KM | 9M  550M | 1850FT 

     

    DAY 3 | MONDAY | ARMENTARA MEADOWS AND SANTA CROCE

    Below the mighty rock face of Sasso di Santa Croce, a holy chapel can be found. It was built in 1484 and became the destination of many pilgrims over time and was therefore extended around 1650 in Rococo style, with frescoes and a bell tower. It served as an accommodation for the pilgrims and as a dwelling place for the sacristan. Today the building is a refuge that invites hikers to a delicious Kaiserschmarrn and other typical plates. The Armentara meadows are located on the Armentara Plateau, between 1600 meters and 2000 meters, on the western side of Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park.

    15KM | 9M  550M | 1850FT

      

    DAY 4 | TUESDAY | CARBONIN AND LUNCH AT MALGA MISURINA

    Carbonin / Schluderbach is located in the Val di Landro valley at the junction of the road to Lake Misurina. We will follow the forest road which winds its way up in serpentines, with a wonderful view on Cristallo Mountain. The forest thins out and we reach the first meadows. While Croda Rossa d'Ampezzo Mountain can be seen in the west, the Vallandro Mountain Hut / Dürrensteinhütte and the Prato Piazza Barrier, a fortress of the Austro-Hungarian Army from the late 19th century, are already in front of us. We have now crossed the 2,000-metre line and reached the blooming alpine meadow landscape framed by the Dolomite peaks.

    12KM | 7.5M  690M |2264FT

    DAY 5 | WEDNESDAY | FROM PASSO GARDENA TO LECH DE CRESPËINA LAKE

    From Passo Gardena we start the hike direction Rifugio Jimmy hut and Passo Cir where we have beautiful views on Val Chedùl and Monte de Sòura. We continue our hike towards Passo Crespëina until we reach the beautiful mountain lake, in the Puez-Odle Nature Park. The hike continues direction Forcella Ciampëi from where we walk down the Edelweisstal until Colfosco village. 

    9.5KM\6MI   410M\1345FT

      

    DAY 6 | THURSDAY | FORCELLA LAGO LAGAZUOI LAKE

    We start the hike at CAPANNA ALPINA in San Cassiano from where we walk up to Col de Locia. We continue until we reach the intersection to walk up to Forcella del Lago. At an altitude of 2.486 m we reach the highest point of the hike. Now the hike is all downhill, first we will reach Lech de Lagació lake and then Rifugio Scotoni. The hike ends at Capanna Alpina. Distance: 

    13.5KM\8.3MI 830M\2723FT

      

    DAY 7 | FRIDAY | PUEZ-ODLE NATURE PARK HIKE TO GARDENACCIA & COL PLÖ ALT

    From La Villa the hike takes us through a beautiful forest to the top of the Gardenaccia chairlift. To make the hike easier we can take the Gardenaccia chairlift, which takes us up to 1,780 m. From here the walk starts, leading us across a coniferous forest. We follow the indications to the Rif. Gardenaccia mountain hut. Here we can enjoy a perfect view on the snow- covered glacier of the Marmolada. Our hike continue constantly the way up, through high-alpine meadows until we reach the cross on the summit. From this place we enjoy a great view on the Fanes Group with the peaks of Sasso di Santa Croce, Lavarella, Conturines, Lagazuoi and Settsas. We return to valley on the same way. 

    10KM\6MI  580M\1902FT

    DAY 8| SATURDAY

    Time to say Goodbye. After breakfast and checking out we leave our beautiful alpine base hotel and take you to the Venice Airport.

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