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Cycling in the Dolomites

Tour of the Dolomites

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5 days
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The Giro delle Dolomiti (Tour of the Dolomites) is a cycle tourism event covering 5 stages in 5 days and starting and finishing in Bolzano, the gateway to the Dolomites.

Each day takes you to 5 different peaks in the Dolomites before returning to Bolzano for lunch.

Each stage includes a timed section to determine the male and female winners of the Giro delle Dolomiti.

Along the route there are two refreshment points where the group can taste the fine culinary traditions of South Tyrol.

Day 1

Fiemme Valley to Pampeago

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Distance: 87.9 km / Elevation change: 1,963 m / Timed section: 6.5 km/700 m elevation change


Start from Bolzano heading to San Giacomo and Laives. From here, you'll be cycling on fairly quiet roads as far as Ora, before the slight gradient up to the Lugano Pass on the border between Alto Adige and Trentino, followed by the descent to Cavalese and Tesero. This is the start of the timed section, with the finish line in Alpe di Pampeago. After a short break, the group descends to the foot of the Latemar as far as Ponte Nova, where the route continues through the Ega Valley. Once in Cardano, it's just a few more kilometres to the arrival point in Bolzano.

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Day 2


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Distance: 159.5 km / Elevation change: 3,400 m / Timed section: 10.4 km/704 m elevation change


Starting from Bolzano, this spectacular stage goes around the Sella Group: a ride every cyclist should experience at least once in their life. A hard climb up 4 passes is rewarded by a fast and thrilling descent through green meadows, with majestic views of the surrounding mountains. Once the group arrives at Selva Gardena, the timed section to the Sella Pass begins. You then continue at a measured pace to the Pordoi Pass, the Campolongo Pass and the Gardena Pass, which, after reaching the top, give way to an almost never-ending descent towards Bolzano.

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Day 3

Stelvio Pass

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Distance: 57.2 km / Elevation change: 1,893 m / Timed section: 23.2 km/1808 m elevation change


Shuttle bus from Bolzano to Prato allo Stelvio (Km 0 of this stage). Rich refreshments will be served before starting the legendary ascent up the Stelvio Pass, the timed section of this stage. Gomagoi and Trafoi are where the 48 hairpin bends begin on the South Tyrolean side, along a stretch known as the "Queen of the Alpine roads". Once at the top, you descend towards Bormio before heading left onto the Umbrail Pass (Giogo di Santa Maria), on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Once in Swiss territory, it's downhill to Santa Maria Münstair, where the route passes through the Monastery Valley and back to Italy. This stage ends in Glorenza, the smallest municipality in South Tyrol, where lunch is served in the shade of the castle ramparts. Outside the walls, buses will be waiting to take the riders back to Bolzano.

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Day 4

Fedaia Pass


Distance: 142 km / Elevation change: 2,898 m /Timed section: 7.3 km/504 m elevation change


Start from Bolzano to reach the Marmolada, which at 3,343 m is the highest mountain in the Dolomites and is covered by the only remaining glacier in this range. After tackling the long ascent from Bolzano up to the Carezza Pass, you descend into the Fassa Valley as far as Canazei and then ride up the Fedaia Pass, where lunch awaits you.

The return follows the same route as far as the Costalunga Pass and then proceeds to the Nigra Pass and Tires. The descent continues to Prato Isarco, before returning to Bolzano.

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Day 5

San Genesio to Avelengo

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Distance: 80.9 km / Elevation change: 1347 m /Timed section: 10.8 km / 922 m elevation change


Start from Bolzano to reach the vast plateau of Monte Zoccolo, which stretches from San Genesio to Avelengo. Once you reach Meltina, the road offers a breathtaking panoramaof the Dolomites, with vast green meadows, ancient larch treesand Haflinger horses, famous for their blonde manes. When you reach Avelengo, after about 43 km, you begin the long descent towards the Adige Valley for the return to Bolzano for lunch, followed by the prizegivingand closing of the tour.

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