Experience the magic of the Dolomites by bike! The mythical climbs of the Giro d’Italia in one of the most amazing regions of Europe. Let yourself be surprised by the ascent of the Passo Stelvio and its endless hairpin bends, the hardness of the 3 Cime di Lavaredo or the emblematic Marmolada, the highest peak in the Dolomites. All wrapped in landscapes that won’t leave you indifferent, full of cycle routes, both road bike and MTB.
Cycling in the Dolomites
The Dolomites have become one of Europe’s favorite cycling destinations. Kilometers of roads in good condition to cycle through some of the most beautiful landscapes, hidden gems in the Italian Alps.
Staying in spots with a charming cycling atmosphere like Cortina d’Ampezzo, Rocca Pietore, Ortisei, Arabba, Selva di Val Gardena or Corbara in Badia, waking up every morning in an incredible breathtaking surrounding landscape.
The Dolomites, a region full of poetry (and poets who fancy to express its majesty), create a special attraction for anyone who wants to enjoy cycling routes in Italy. Anyone who has experienced some of the historic mountain stages of the Giro will feel like a professional climber: Mortirolo, Passo Gavia or Passo Stelvio.
Cyclists can also enjoy their cycling holiday without having to bring their own bike, as excellent bicycles can be rented in the area.
Why the Dolomites as a cycling destination?
Modality: Road, MTB y Gravel Bike
Climate: During the months of May to August, average temperature ranging between 23 and 29 degrees, with a certain drop between September and October and with a particularly cold climate between the months of November and February. Being in a high mountain region, it is rather common to find rainy days.
When?: The best months to enjoy a good cycling experience are May, June, September and October. Although the temperature is still quite acceptable to cycle in July and August, but even starting the route early in the morning, it is less advisable due to the large influx of tourists, and congested traffic on the roads.
Top climbs: Passo Gavia / Bormio 2000 / Mortirolo / Stelvio / Torre di Fraele / Marmolada / Falzarego / Campolongo / Gardena / Sella / Giau / 3 Cime di Lavaredo
Events: Eroica Dolomiti / Gran Fondo Stelvio Salvini / Maratona Dolomites / Sportful Dolomiti Gran Fondo