The Dolomites are utterly fantastic for cycling. Whether you like road biking, mountain biking or gravel riding, whether you are a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the sport, there is something for everybody. Huge climbs, followed by never-ending descents, lift served enduro riding, forestry tracks to hidden huts
The Dolomites are revered as one of the great cycling areas in the alps with numerous mountain passes in the vicinity of Casa Alfredino featured in the Giro D’Italia and the Maratona dles Dolomites. The nearest mountain pass of Passo Fedaia (10km) is an excellent challenge for those looking for a physical trial, with the reward of awesome views of Marmolada, Civetta and Lago di Fedaia from the top. The nearby Passo Giau (18km away) has frequently made an appearance in the ‘Giro’ in past years and is rated by Road Cycling Uk as one of the 5 ‘must ride’ climbs in Italy with huge panoramic views of the Dolomites from the summit. In 2014 stage 18 included the picturesque San Pellegrino Pass (18km away). Once again the Sellaronda offers a fantastic route with 4 mountain passes, and can be completed in a day in either a clockwise or counter- clockwise direction. Other stunning passes that connect the Agordino Valley with the surrounding valleys include Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi, Passo Falzarego, Passo Staulanza and Passo Rolle, amongst many others. For great ideas, check out these Road Cycling Itineraries!
The Dolomites boast scores of bike trails from winding single tracks to dirt roads which can be accessed by ski lifts during the summer. The Sellaronda is not only famous for skiing but also as a mountain bike route, whether you’re looking for downhill tracks or an enduro marathon day. Only 15 minutes down the road the Civetta ski range offers fantastic riding in the summer including a freeride park, hosting and several long distance enduro and cross country events aswell as downhill races.
The new kid on the block, gravel riding is a mix of mountain biking, road riding and cyclocross. Wih highly capable “quiver of one” bikes, you can access easy off-road tracks and trails without having to drag the weight of serious mountain bike suspension on the roads. The Dolomites have hundreds of km of such tracks winding up through the forests on rough and poorly paved timber roads. So come and discover real adventure riding!