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Dolomites, Italy

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The North East Region of Italy offers some of the most beautiful and challenging roads that world has to offer, from famous Dolomite mountain range that hosts a yearly “Marathon” to over 9 thousand riders that participate in one day, to the scenic Lake Garda with it’s hanging cliffside bike path or brutal and historic climb of Zoncolan, this region is a road biker’s dream.

 

Best time of the year to visit is early spring and late fall if you want to avoid sweltering heat and loads of tourists. The beauty of this region is that there is truly something for everyone. If a more relaxed cycling experience is what you’re looking for there is an impressive network of low traffic roads and bike paths to explore the Italian country side that will take you to historic centers and through rolling landscape.

FEATURED TOUR COMPANIES

 

Our ZyngBike team does its best to put together the most useful information to help make your next adventure a breeze. But, we get it, sometimes you just want to be taken for a ride without thinking about all the travel details. Sign up for a full blown tour or guided ride with one of these top companies and you won’t be disappointed!

GRAND TOURS PROJECT

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Official Tour Operators for Grand Tours, offering full experience packages
Transportation to and from airport, vehicle support

Price Range

$1500-$11,000

Contact Info

+41-079-409-0461
info@grandtoursproject.com
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SPORTS TOURS INTERNATIONAL

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Tours featuring grand tours and one day classics
Also service running and tri events and adventure holidays

Price Range

$400-$2,000

Contact Info

+44-161-703-8161
sales@sportstoursinternational.co.uk
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CUSTOM GETAWAYS

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US based company supporting the Tour, Giro and Vuelta
Smaller group sizes
Offering non cycling tour packages and very flexible tours

Price Range

$275-$7000

Contact Info

863-292-2017
info@customgetaways.com
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CICLISMO CLASSICO

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Customizable and private tours available
Gourmet meals and riding clinics available

Price Range

Starting at $4000

Contact Info

800-866-7314  or 781-646-3377
info@ciclismoclassico.com
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THOMSON BIKE TOURS

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Challenging bike tours designed to push your limits
Premium tours operator offering high-end bike rentals

Price Range

Starting at $2200

Contact Info

+34-938-945-167
info@thomsonbiketours.com
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DOLOMITI DI BRENTA BIKE

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Shorter self guided tours, road, gravel and trails
Luggage transfers

Price Range

Starting at $189

Contact Info

+39-046-570-2626
info@dolomitibrentabike.it
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ARTICLES ON NORTH ITALY

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Riding Every Kilometer: Stage 16 of the 2017 Giro d’Italia

Riding Every Kilometre of Grand Tour stages is a bucket list cycling challenge. This signature experience inspired by our founder Keith Tuffley’s personal project in 2013 is long, hard and beautiful. You don’t have a number on your back, but you are riding ahead of the best riders in the world and you want to get to the finish before them. All of this with the support of the fans who are lining up along the roads to cheer their idols. You can’t get any closer to feeling like a professional rider.

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Maratona dles Dolomites

Established in 1987 to mark the 10th anniversary of a local bike club with only a handful of cyclists taking part, the Maratona dles Dolomites is now an annual event playing host to somewhere between nine and ten thousand participants. The entry process is rigid, if not a little haphazard, with around half the places allocated by ballot with a 1 in 5 chance of success and the rest going to tour operators, cycling clubs and the like. This year there were more than 30,000 applicants, which pays testament to the legendary status and sheer popularity of the event.

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10 Reasons Why The Dolomites Should Be on your Travel Bucket List

For lovers of the outdoors, history, culture, food & wine and breathtaking scenery, the Dolomites are a must-see destination. Here are just ten reasons why you should plan a trip.

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Cycling in the Dolomites

Italy’s most popular cycling destinations are Tuscany and Dolomites. Tuscany has charming old towns and rolling hills and is very well known these days for its image of relaxed country living. If you want to shop for beautiful ceramics, go to Tuscany. If you want challenging riding and incredible scenery, go to the Dolomites. Having cycled in Tuscany, Dolomites, Italian Alps, and extensively all over Europe, I can confidently state that the Dolomites is one of Europe’s best cycling destinations.

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Roads to Ride: Monte Zoncolan

For decades the Giro visited its classic climbs. For good reason as the Stelvio, Pordoi and Gavia are as difficult as they are beautiful. But it wasn’t enough for some and the hunt was on for new challenges and in 2003 the Giro tackled Monte Zoncolan. Viewed from afar it’s just 10km long and only reaches 1,730m above sea level but it is one of the steepest roads in the sport and has quickly become one of the most feared climbs.

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NORTH EAST ITALY SEGMENTS

Expand Trail Network   Category Distance Avg. Grade Starting Elevation Ending Elevation Eleation Gain
Passo Campolongo Cat 2 5.69 mi 5% 4,733 ft 6,089 ft 1,356 ft
Passo Pordoi   Cat 1 5.75 mi 7% 5,251 ft 7,405 ft 2,154 ft
Passo Sella   Cat 2 3.45 mi 7% 5,948 ft 7,300 ft 1,352 ft
Passo Gardena   HC 19 mi 5% 1,553 ft 6,747 5,194 ft
Passo delle Erbe   HC 14 mi 5% 4,139 ft 6446 ft 2307 ft
Würzjoch   HC 8.93 mi 6% 3,284 ft 6,307 ft 3023 ft
Tre Croci from Cortina   Cat 2 4.72 mi 7% 4,154 ft 5,906 ft 1,752 ft
Passo Giau   HC 6.13 mi 9% 4,327 ft 7,271 ft 2944 ft
Mt. Grappa from Borso del Grappa HC 11 mi 8% 718 ft 5469 ft 4751 ft
Mt. Grappa from Cismon   HC 8.82 mi 8% 647 ft 4488 ft 3841 ft
Mt. Grappa from Alano   HC 13.8 mi 6% 977 ft 5644 ft 4667 ft
Mt. Grappa from Romano d'Ezzelino   HC 16.2 mi 6% 629 ft 5667 ft 5038 ft
Mt. Grappa from Pedderoba   HC 15.9 mi 6% 620 ft 5665 ft 5045 ft
Salto dell Capra   HC 4.64 mi 11% 1932 ft 4717 ft 2785 ft
Mt. Zoncolan
Mt. Zoncolan from Ovaro   HC 6.2 mi 12% 1806 ft 5680 ft 3874 ft
Mt. Zoncolan from Sutrio   HC 8.32 mi 9% 1838 ft 5671 ft 3833 ft
  Difficulty Distance
The Whole Enchilada
The Whole Enchilada 26.35 mi
Burro Pass 4.69 mi
Hazard County 2.33 mi
Kokopelli 1.80 mi
UPS 2.68 mi
LPS 1.51 mi
Porcupine Rim 11.18 mi
Mag 7 (a.k.a. The Magnificent 7)
Mag 7 (a.k.a. The Magnificent 7) 20.75 mi
Bull Run 3.48 mi
Getaway 1.48 mi
Ath's Corner 1.52 mi
Little Canyon 1.84 mi
Gold Bar Rim 3.51 mi
Portal 2.00 mi
BRAND Trails Network
Bar M 7.81 mi
Circle O 2.52 mi
Rockin A 1.69 mi
Killer B .57 mi
Lazy EZ Loop 2.93 mi
Deadman's Ridge 1.57 mi
Rusty Spur 1.40 mi
Long Branch .99 mi
North 40 3.93 mi
Maverick .33 mi

NORTH ITALY ROAD ROUTES

There is an incredible diversity of routes in this region as long as you like to climb. Don’t worry we’ve included a few relatively flat and even one route that is mostly downhill.

Granfondo Via del Sale

Distance Ascent Type Est. Moving Time
106.50 mi 9,327 ft Road 7.0 hrs

Around the Venice Lagoon

Distance Ascent Type Est. Moving Time
54.57 mi 785 ft Road 3.5 hrs

Tre Croci from Cortina

Distance Ascent Type Est. Moving Time
56.65 mi 6,700 ft Road 3.75 hrs

Mt. Grappa Loop from Asolo

Distance Ascent Type Est. Moving Time
41.29 mi 8,170 ft Road 3.0 hrs

Zoncolan Loop

Distance Ascent Road Est. Moving Time
68.70 mi 11,430 ft Road 4.5 hrs

Dolomites to Lake Garda

Distance Ascent Type Est. Moving Time
154.81 mi -10,582 ft Road 10.5 hrs

 

POINTS OF INTEREST

 

Our ZyngBike team does its best to put together the most useful information to help make your next adventure a breeze. Here are some points of interest in the area from museums to historical locations!

MuseoNicolis Museum

ABOUT

Since the 18th century the bicycle has undergone unhalting development and with this romantic and sporting means of transport has conquered enthusiasts throughout the world. The historic bikes for “daily pedalling”, those of legendary champions.

In the Nicolis Museum, we have a unique and irresistible collection.

PRICE RANGE

10 euros per person

ADDITIONAL INFO

One of the most exciting private museums in Europe, Museo Nicolis in Verona tells the story of twentieth century technology and international design.

+39 045 6303289
info@museonicolis.com

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Passion Brewery

FEATURES

Italian Craft Brewery

PRICE RANGE

VARIOUS

ADDIONTAL INFO

Passion is a craft brewery located in Trentino, Italy. We are 3 friends who came together on a quest to create innovative, uncompromising and unconventional beers that are an expression of our obsession with quality brewing.

39 0461 242035
hello@brewpassion.com

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The War Memorial at Cima Grappa

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Monte Grappa, with its steep mountainsides and its high crests, is tied to the history of World War I.
There is an impressive monument at it’s peak that should not be missed, that is free and open to the public.
There are many museums and events in the area, check the website for more details.

PRICE RANGE

Varies

EXTRAS

Paragliding is popular from this mountain, there are also various hikes that can be done in the area.

39 0423 910 526
info@vivereilgrappa.it

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