Dolomites Leggera

From $1,795

The legends of the sport were written on these roads and now they’re waiting for you to create your own unforgettable memories. From the Passo Pordoi, where Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali fought one of their most famous battles, to the iconic Passo Gardena, which promises to be one of the highlights of the 2017 Giro d’Italia, these mountains are steeped in racing culture and history, and our Dolomites Leggera experience is designed to offer cyclists the very best of all that, combined with the local knowledge and experience that only inGamba can offer, in a package that’s tailored, just for you. Hotel La Perla, one of the most prestigious hotels in the region, will serve as your base. Known for service and attention to detail, it offers an unrivaled blend of comfort, luxury, and native Ladin traditions. It’s also famous for it’s incredible wine cellar, and its five distinctive restaurants, each of which provide a different, and delightful, dining experience. We provide everything you need to create a spectacular vacation, including two meals a day, a guided ride with team car for support every morning, a professional mechanic and a Pro Tour soigneur to massage tired legs after an exhilarating day in the saddle. There will also be a custom Giordana FR-C kit waiting for you in your room, freshly-prepared ride food, a GPS pre-programmed with the region’s best routes, and a complimentary cleaning service for your cycling kit.

Included With Trip:

  • Room
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner at the restaurant “Les Stües”
  • Guide led daily program with seven routes (1 per day)
  • Pinarello Dogma F8 bike with SRAM Red eTap and Zipp wheels
  • Team car support on daily rides with mechanic
  • Professional mechanic to fine tune and wash your bike daily
  • Professional cycling soigneur for daily post ride massage
  • Daily prepared ride food including energy drinks, bars and gels
  • A Giordana FR-C kit with jersey and bib shorts
  • Daily wash & fold service for your riding kit
  • Garmin 820 with pre-downloaded routes or files for your GPS
  • Ride Route Cards

THE HOME OF HEROES

Welcome to the beating heart of cycling. These mountains have made history and created legends, defining the sport that we love by pushing the greatest beyond their limits and giving amateurs everywhere something to strive for. Join us for an adventure that will leave you with lifelong memories, indelible experiences and treasured friends.

DOLOMITES FAST FACTS:

The Dolomites are a formidable fortress of rock spires and cliffs that have been the stage for some of the most dramatic events in the history of cycling.

TRIVIA:

  • The entire mountain range is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • The saw-toothed ridges and spires are formed from limestone being eroded over millenia

  • During the First World War, the line between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces ran through these mountains

  • During the conflict, soldiers constructed many “vie ferrate”, protected climbing paths throughout the mountain range that now attract tourists from around the world

KNOWN FOR:

  • The Giro d’Italia, one of cycling’s greatest events. Since its inception in 1909, the Corsa Rosa has been defined by the beauty and difficulty of the Dolomite climbs

  • The Maratona dles Dolomites is arguably the world’s most iconic amateur races. The long route requires more than 4,200m of climbing on some of Italy’s most infamous ascents

CLIMATE:

  • 27-15c average temperature

  • Minimal wind

  • 21 days of sun a month

TERRAIN:

  • This region is famous for its long, steady climbs

  • The inclines aren’t as extreme as in other mountainous areas of Europe but these passes are by no means easy, averaging from 5 to 10km long with average gradients between 6 and 10%

“The Dolomites are where the Giro d'Italia's stars are born, where its legends are written. For fans of Coppi, Bartali, Merckx or Pantani, the Maratona dles Dolomites is less a race than it is a pilgrimage.”


Colin O’Brien, Peloton Magazine

YOUR FANTASY, OUR GOAL

Ever wondered what your perfect day on the bike would look like? We did too. InGamba was born from a desire to combine the world's best cycling with the most delicious local food and wine. We've made that dream a reality – and now we want to share it with you.