The goal of this new PA-CYCLISM's bike tour, is to make you cycle in Italy, through one the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Dolomites, declared world heritage site by UNESCO.
A week of great cycling, along the roads that have marked the history of the "Giro d'Italia"
We have included in this itinerary, even the Brenta Dolomites, less famous of the ones in the Belluno area, but that will surprise you with their beauty.
Departure from the shores of Lake Garda and finish in the beautiful Cortina d'Ampezzo where we will spend two days.
In the middle, as we said, the "legendary" climbs that continue to make the history of cycling: Sella, Giau, Tre Croci, from which you can admire the peaks of the Dolomites in all their splendor: Marmolada, Sassolungo , Tre Cime di Lavaredo and many more.
There will be moments of well-deserved rest at the end of the days of cycling, and this will happen in the facilities that we have selected for you, where the excellent local cuisine will complement the great effort made.
July 4, 2015 - Torri del Benaco
Arrival of the participants in Verona (train station or airport) where the organization's vehicles will be waiting to take you to the hotel in Torri Del Benaco, the starting point of the first stage. A part of the day is dedicated to preparing your bike and making sure everything works properly. The rest of the day is free and you can admire the beauty of the Garda Lake, the biggest lake in Italy. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
July 5, 2015: Torri del Benaco - Riva del Garda
1st Stage - Kilometers 86 - Elevation 1,200 metres
We start from Torri del Benaco facing a climb of about 14 km with an average gradient of 4% and then continue downhill until km 30. The following kilometres we will ride on a winding road with a slight elevation gain, in very scenic landscape on the Adige Valley. Once we reach the town of Mori we will leave the Adige Valley to head back to the Garda Lake and our destination in Riva del Garda.
July 6, 2015: Riva del Garda - Cavalese
2nd Stage - Kilometers 128 - Elevation 2,900 metres
We leave Riva del Garda and move north towards Tenno. A steady climb of 15 km brings us to cross the Ballino Pass at 750 meters of elevation. After a short descent we continue up the valley to get to Molveno and its lake. To our left we will enjoy a broad view of the Brenta Dolomites. After the ski area of Fai della Paganella begins a rapid descent of about 14 km that leads us again in the large Adige Valley.
Just before the town Lavis we take a steep climb that in ten kilometers leads us to Cembra, from where, following the Floriana Valley, we reach the Fiemme Valley and the cozy town of Cavalese
July 7, 2015: Cavalese - Selva Val Gardena
3rd Stage - Kilometers 80 - Elevation 2,600 metres
From the town of Cavalese we go uphill for 11 km reaching the 1,805 meters of the Lavazé Pass. The following descent brings us in the Ega Valley where, after some kilometres, we will enjoy the beautiful colors of the Carezza Lake. With an eye to the Catinaccio massif we will enter the Fassa Valley and we will follow it up to Canazei. From here will start the climb that takes us to the highest point of our tour, the legendary Sella Pass at 2.244 mt. A stop at the refuge and a look at the Sassolungo Peak, before the descent to Selva Val Gardena.
July 8, 2015: Selva Val Gardena - Cortina d'Ampezzo
4th Stage - Kilometers 76 - Elevation 2,150 metres
From the town of Selva we ride back some km of the road the previous day, to climb to Gardena Pass (mt. 2136) that we will reach after about 12 km. Another great descent from the pass to reach Corvara and then the road immediately begins to climb towards Arabba and Campolongo (m. 1875). From here we continue and catch the Cordevole Valley and Giau Pass (m. 2236). From the pass, another fast descent to our destination: Cortina d'Ampezzo.
July 9, 2015: Cortina d'Ampezzo - Tre Cime di Laveredo
5th Stage - Kilometers 55 - Elevation 1,550 metres
The last stage of our tour is a loop that starts and finishes in the beautiful Cortina d'Ampezzo, the town that hosted the Winter Olympic Game in 1956. We will reach to the Tre Croci Pass to admire the Misurina Lake and then continue to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the same arrival of the penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia 2013. Once back we will have the time to walk in the beautiful downtown of Cortina.
July 10, 2015
In the morning transfer to Verona Airport (at least 3 hours and half). END OF SERVICES.
Arrival in Verona Airport (VRN) before 3.00 pm - July 4, 2015
Fly back Verona Airport (VRN) after 2.00 pm - July 10, 2015
Choose your dates, for groups of at least 3 person
Contact us for more informations.
The individual cost of participation is:
Price for a group of: 5 or more People € 1.290 each
Price for a group of: 4 People € 1.390 each
Price for a group of: 3 People € 1.490 each
Minimum number: 3 people
Maximum number: 20 people
The price includes
• Transfer Verona Airport/Torri del Benaco on July 4
• Transfer Cortina d'Ampezzo/Verona airport on July 10
• Vehicles for luggage transportation
• Logistic team with Bike guides and driver
• Full board during the 5 bike stages
• Overnight in 3/4 stars hotel (double occupancy)
• Travel insurance
The price does not include
• Airfare or train ticket, extra baggage, bicycle shipping costs.
• Hotels before July 4 and after July 10, 2015
• Extra Services and transportation before Jully 4 and after July 10, 2015
• Lunch on arrival and departure days
• Single room supplement
• Tips, extra services and alcoholic drinks in hotels
• Shipping of bulky bike bags at the hotel in Cortina
• Everything not present in "The price include"
Information about a stage: We will wake up early and after breakfast and the personal preparation the organization will start the daily stage. The departure is scheduled between approximately 9.00/10.00 am, depending on the mileage on the program. It is recommended to take the ride everyday with calm and try to enjoy the wonderful scenery surrounding us. The excursions are not a competition but will require good preparation. In the early afternoon, depending on the pace,the stage will end: it is time to rest and regenerate. After dinner, the Organization holds a briefing on the next stage. End the day chatting about the day’s ride.
Important Note: The organization reserves the right to change the route of each stage in case of force majeure or simply to protect the safety of all participants.
Travel Documents: Each participant must have a passport and a valid visa for Italy (in the event that passport holders from your country need one). Passports must be valid for six months from the date of departure. Projecting Adventure Cyclism will not be held responsible for invalid passports, visas or other necessary documents as required by the Italian Government. Please contact the Italian Consulate in your country for more details on required documentation.
Medical Assistance: Throughout the trip a first-aid kit will be available in the support wagon. If the nature of assistance needed is greater than can be treated by first aid, local medical assistance will be sought out. If you have allergies or other medical conditions you must notify us at least one week prior to the start of the tour. Riders who have specific medicinal needs should bring enough medicine for the duration of their time abroad. In the event that a local doctor deems you unfit to ride after an accident or for whatever reason, Projecting Adventure Cyclism reserves the right to not allow you to continue the ride and you will not be compensated for lost riding time or additional travel expenses incurred if you need to leave the tour. Any activities engaged prior to or after the specific dates of the trip are your own responsibility.
Wheather: July is usually an excellent month for riding in this part of Italy. However, rain, and even snow at higher elevations, is possible. All riders are expected to take extra care in wet conditions. On warm or sunny days, it is a rider’s responsibility to stay properly hydrated and apply sun protection. Please bring your own sun screen.
Mechanical Assistance: Everyone is responsible for their own repair of flat tires, cleaning of the chain or other mechanical problems. So it's essential that everyone brings with him a kit for repairs.Each participant can bring spare parts from home, that the organization will carry on the vehicle and give to the rider at the end of the stages. In any case the organization will help anytime it will be possible. The organizer will not be held liable for bike damage as a result of improper packing, maintenance or transportation, accidents, or whatever other reason. While local parts are available, they may not match those of your specific bike or equipment. In the event that your bike is unrideable, we will make every reasonable effort to find a suitable replacement bicycle. The rider will take responsibility for incurred rental costs and you will not be compensated for possible lost riding time.
How to pack the bike: Your bike must be packed in soft bike bags or boxes. Remove the wheels. Deflate the tires. Disassemble the rear derailleur and wrap it in something soft. Remove the pedals
Bike Bags: We will have a reduced space for carring the luggage so we will not bring with us bulky plastics baggage for bike. Please use soft bags or carton box. Any bulky baggage will be shipped at the hotel in Cortina at the owner expenses.
In order to achieve the greatest effectiveness we believe it convenient to adopt some basic rules.
a. Equipment needed
We will have a limited space for the transport of the equipment of the expedition, so each person must carry strictly what you list below:
b. Lunch bag
Before departure, the organization will give each participant energy bars and gel to take with them during the stage. In any case, the vehicles will be available to refill water bottles and supply additional food.
Each participant is responsible for helping protect the local environment. Hold on to any garbage until you meet up with the support vehicle or find a wastebasket / recycling bin. Stay on the main trails as much as possible.
Without trying to limit your riding enjoyment, we ask all participants to ride responsibly in order to reduce the likelihood of injuries to themselves and others. Helmets are mandatory at all times. Alert the staff if you notice any problems with your bicycle.
e. Right of the organization
The organization reserves the right to change the route for the safety and security of participants. We also reserve the right to terminate the tour of any participant who refuses to ride responsibly or repeatedly puts other at risk. No compensation will be provided for tours cancelled as a result of non-compliance.
f. Waiver of Liability
All participants will be asked to sign a waiver before the start of the tour. If you have any questions, please contact us in advance.