The Dolomites

$7,950

This trip takes you into the beating heart of the Dolomites, where we’ll take on some of the most revered climbs in the world, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of a mountain range that has forged legends and shaped our sport. 

You can look forward to roads steeped in history and some of the sport’s most legendary climbs, from the Passo Pordoi, where Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali fought one of their most famous battles, to the iconic Passo Gardena, a climb synonymous with one of the world’s most prestigious races, the Giro d’Italia.

And because you’re with inGamba, you’ll experience all of this with the kind of equipment and support that normally only professionals can enjoy, combined with the unparalleled comfort and charm of the Hotel La Perla, a truly unique destination that brings together all that’s best about this part of the world and combines it into one unforgettable package. There is no better way to get a taste of the pro cycling life.

Included With Trip:

  • All lodging*
  • All food and beverages**
  • Pinarello Dogma F10 Disk bike rental with SRAM RED eTap 11-speed WiFLi components and daily bike wash
  • One Giordana FRc custom inGamba cycling kit
  • Daily post-ride massage from a professional soigneur
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing

*Pre/post-trip lodging is not included

**Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges

 

Trip at a Glance

Start Location:

Venice

Finish Location:

Venice

Days Riding:

7

Group Size:

8 – 12

Total Distance:

490km

Total Elevation:

11,500m

Longest Day:

Day 6, Marmolada, 86km

Biggest Climbing Day:

Day 6, Marmolada, 2,674m

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Day by Day Breakdown

1

Pescoll

Bëgnodüs to Alta Badia! There is no such thing as a flat road in this special part of the world, but our first day is a relatively easy one, with a couple of friendly climbs to test those legs – and to make sure that your bike is working perfectly. If it isn't quite right, or you'd like to fine-tune something, now is the time to speak to your mechanic.
2

Sella Ronda – Counter Clockwise

The Quatro Passi – Italian for Four Passes – of the Sella Ronda loop is one of the most popular rides in the Dolomites because it manages to cover four well-known climbs without being too difficult. We’ll tackle the Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella, and finally the Passo Gardena, in a loop that is jam-packed with beautiful roads and wonderful scenery.
3

The Giau

The stunning cliff faces of Cinque Torri have stood as sentinels looking over the switchbacks that climb to the summit of Passo Giau for centuries. During the First World War the Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers battled each other and the elements for control of the strategically important mountains. These slopes have witnessed grand battles between Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali, bore witness to the genius of Eddy Merckx and carried the late Marco Pantani to glory.
4

Rifugio Pederü

At just under 12km with an average gradient of 3%, the climb to the Rifugio Pederü isn't the most difficult in the Dolomites but it is stunning, and thanks to the relatively gentle gradient, you'll be able to enjoy your surroundings on both the climb and the descent. This is roughly an out-and-back route, with some variations on the way back, and it also takes us through San Vigilio di Marebbe, a quaint little town surrounded by the dramatic high peaks of the Dolomites.
5

Passo Valparola

The Valparola is no pushover, but compared to some of its neighbours, this climb is a merciful one and unless someone decides to attack, you should be able to take in the stunning panoramas while ascending to its peak. After that, we hit the Passo Falzarego, as the other side of this famous climb is known, for some fun switchbacks and a thrilling descent.
6

Marmolada

It's time for the Passo Fedaia, but to mix it up we'll be tackling it from the lesser-known side. There will be climbing from the gun today, with the Gardena and Sella passes right at the start, before a long and enjoyable descent to Canazei. From there, it's 13.9 kilometers to the summit of the Fedaia, at an average gradient of 4.4 %. It's worth saving something for the finish though, because we have to get over the Passo Campolongo before returning to base.
7

Corvara - Venice

Today is a travel day from the high slopes of the Dolomites to the farmlands of the plains. Our drop off point will be the Venice airport, but we suggest spending the evening in Venice. It is the proper way to end your trip before your flight home.

PINARELLO DOGMA F10 DISK

FRAMESET:

Pinarello Dogma F10 Disk

COCKPIT:

ZIPP Service Course SL

GRUPPO:

SRAM RED eTap 11-speed WiFLi

PEDALS:

Speedplay Zero or your own

SADDLE:

fi’zi:k Arione, Antares, Aliante, Donna, Vesta or your own

WHEELSET:

Zipp 302 Carbon Clinchers

TIRES:

Vittoria Corsa CX

BOTTLE CAGES:

Elite Custom Race

BIDON:

Elite Corsa Team

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 820