Dolomites

Dolomites Epic Mountain Tour – HARD

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Dolomites:
Ride the inspired climbs of the Giro d’Italia including  Stelvio, Gavia, Passo Sella, Marmolada, Passo Giau, Monte Grapa and more…

Savor the hearty local cuisine, blending Italian, Austrian and Triol flavors to fuel your day in the saddle.

About this tour…

Day 1 : Fly into Venice, Italy. We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to our start hotel. In the late afternoon, after bike adjustments have been made we will go for a short ride to warm up our legs.

Day 2: After a short downhill from our hotel we ride on small roads and even a bike path to the base of the Stelvio where we’ll be climbing the North side. It’s a 25.5 kms breathtaking climb. From the summit we descend into Bormio and our next hotel.
98k – 2525m

Day 3: After a short downhill to warm-up we’ll climb the Passo Gavia where American Andy Hampsten took the Pink Jersey in the Giro d’Italia during an epic snow storm. A rifugio at the top chronicles epic cycling battles on this legendary climb. After a short descent we’ll climb the Tonale and then descend to Cles. Get in the van here (120k) or ride to the hotel with over 100 miles in the legs.
120k or 178kms possible. 2600-2900m – Grand Hotel Imperial

Day 4: Starting flat and riding past mountain lakes to Cavalese, then climbing through the Val di Fassa a well known area frequented by the Giro d’Italia. We’ll climb the Passo Sella and the Passo Gardena, both of which are part of the famous Sella Ronda loop. 135k – 2700m

Day 5: Loop Ride. Start by climbing the Val Parola, then dropping down the Passo Falzarego into Caprile. The feared Marmolada, formerly known as the Passo Fedaia is next. Following Giro history we’ll take the narrow gorge that has permeating water that comes down to the road. Towards the top is a 3 kilometer section that averages 14% (OUCH). Views of glacial peaks over 3300m or 10,000ft await at the top. We’ll climb the Passo Pordoi which Fausto Coppi and Gilberto Simoni have made famous. 99k – 2875m

Day 6: Think Giro mountain stage. We start with the Val Parola again but then climb the Passo Giau. Afterwards, a 30k descent riding past ski villages and mountain lakes. Next is the Passo Valles, an 18km climb gaining 1300m. Descending and climbing 400m gets us to the top of the Passo Rolle. Another long descent gets us to our hotel. 120k – 2950m

Day 7: Today we have two climbs steeped in history. The first, Croce d’Aune where Mr. Campagnolo flatted in freezing conditions and couldn’t take his wheel off to repair his flat. He would later invent the quick-release. The next climb is Monte Grappa or the Ventoux of this region. From Caupo it’s almost a 30k climb with a 1500m gain. 135k – 2600m

Day 8 (Aug 9) : Departure. After breakfast we’ll transfer you back to the airport in Verona

Contact us for more details:
towerhouse@springmail.com
+1 801 971 5572

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Dining: All breakfasts will be in our hotel and most dinners.

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Italy is known for incredible food and lives up to it’s reputation night after glorious night. Enjoy some local favorites of fresh vegetables, fish and meats to fuel your epic rides

 

This is an Epic climbing trip with – culture – food and perhaps a splash of wine.

Tour  Accommodations

This is an Epic cycling through the Italian Dolomites and we will be changing hotels every day.  Our hotels are chosen first on location and charm.

DATES for 2020

August 2 – 9

 

**choose your dates with 4 or more guests**

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Physical Requirements

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WHAT LEVEL RIDER DO I NEED TO BE

 

This trip is EPIC – your head needs to be in the game and your fitness needs to be good. You do not need to be fast but your positive attitude and determination are essential.

 

IS THIS A GOOD TRIP FOR A NON-RIDER?

 

Sorry, this trip is not good for a non-rider.

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We are looking forward to sharing our 20 years of knowledge and experiences with you. We have a multi-lingual staff that understands both American & European culture.

 

Service & Safety are our top priority to provide you with an excellent trip. Small groups provide a comfortable and personal experience.

Package Inclusions:

European Knowledge – Jemison Cycling is owned & operated by a former Professional cyclist who raced over 900 days throughout Europe
All transfers
Van Support & Luggage Transfers
Ride Food – Drink Mix
One Guide per 4 Guests
All Accommodations
Snacks on the Fly
All Breakfasts
Most Dinners

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Package Exclusions:

airplane-flights-excluded

Airfare
Lunches
Bicycles (Rental Bikes available)
Personal incidentals & Guide Gratuities (our guides work hard for tips)
*Travel Insurance strongly suggested (www.TravelGuard.com)

Learn more about the tour!