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Dolomites Giro from Innsbruck

Highlights of the Dolomites, Tyrol, Tauern – 17/06-24/06/2017

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Whenever anyone hears the word Dolomites immediately visualises the typical images of craggy peaks in the Italian sun. Drei Zinnen, Marmolada Glacier, the Sella massif – they're world-famous destinations not just for walkers and mountaineers but also for cyclists, and this has also been the beautiful setting for fierce battles over the maglia rosa in the Giro d'Italia. So the Dolomites are our goal on this trip, but we won't be satisfied with them alone. The peaks of the Tyrol, the majestic Grossglockner, the Puster Valley and the unique charm of the South Tyrol – there's no shortage of highlights.

The Dolomites Giro 2017 enables you to open the summer season in the Alps. While the date, late June, is early, we've got a good chance of warm days because most of our riding will be done to the south of the main line of the Alps. The start point, Innsbruck, is quick and easy to get to. And the passes we ride ought really to leave no wish unfulfilled: the top of the tour on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, the classic Sellaronda, the famous Fedaia, the mythical Jaufen Pass.

The ingredients are ready for a top-class week of cycling.


Impressions


The Guides

Rainer – The Leader

quäldich-Guide Rainer Hartmann

His training terrain is Franconian Switzerland with its notorious ramps, but he also enjoys the long climbs in the Alps. Always talking and almost never knackered. His one big weakness: pastries.

Ricarda – The Newcomer

quäldich-Guide

As a veteran of the Flensburg-Garmisch and Garmisch-Florence, Ricarda never missed an opportunity to swim in a lake. Now she's shaping up to be the Guide Discovery of 2017. How to recognise her: pink fingernails.

Robby – The Berlin Mountain Man

quäldich-Guide Robert Wittkopp

Robby is a loyal Epic Climber of the first order and, when he passed his guiding debut on the Berlin-Vienna with flying colours, he had tasted blood. With his almost-original Berlin gob and his inimitable mechanic's skills, he's a top addition to any trip.

Thomas – The Provisions Guy

quäldich-Guide Thomas Bonde

Being a real Dortmund lad and a Chamber of Commerce-certified beer ambassador, he might be waiting for you at the pass with a refreshing mountaintop beer. In 2016 Thomas made a successful début driving the support vehicle on a Pyrenean double feature, and he is always ready to hear what you want or need, and he'll do his best to get it for you.


Getting there

Our start hotel is located in the western outskirts of Innsbruck.

Cars may be left free of charge all week in the hotel car park.

From Germany, Northern or Western Europe via Ulm - Füssen - Fern Pass on Austria's A12 to the Innsbruck-Kranebitten exit. From Switzerland also via Feldkirch - Arlberg on Austria's A12.

From Central and Western Europe also via Munich or Salzburg - Kufstein on Austria's A12 to the Innsbruck-West exit.

We recommend you use our internal forum to organise car-sharing.

There are direct flights to Innsbruck Airport from many European airports.

From Germany there are frequent EC trains to Innsbruck (bikes are permitted). Possible need to change in Munich.


The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 17/06-24/06/2017

  • Saturday, 17th June 2017
    Travel to Innsbruck. Evening meal in the hotel at 8pm.
  • Sunday, 18th June 2017
    Start of first stage (Innsbruck - Mittersill) at 9am.
  • Monday, 19th June 2017
    Second stage Mittersill - Lienz
  • Tuesday, 20th June 2017
    Third stage Lienz - Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Wednesday, 21st June 2017
    Fourth stage Cortina d'Ampezzo - Canazei

  • Thursday, 22nd June 2017
    Fifth stage, loop from Canazei
  • Friday, 23rd June 2017
    Sixth stage Canazei - Meran
  • Saturday, 24th June 2017
    Seventh stage Meran - Innsbruck. Arrive there between 2pm and 4pm. Then depart (or stay another night)
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Find out more about the route and the stages