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Dolomites Giro from Bolzano

All around the Dolomites – 30/06-7/07/2018

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Whenever anyone hears the word Dolomites immediately visualises the typical images of craggy peaks in the Italian sun. The Three Peaks, the 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. But this trip aims not just to tick off all the most prestigious Dolomite passes, but to head for the region's better-kept secrets, too.

You can open the summer season in the Alps with our Dolomites Giro 2018. While the date, at the start of June, is early, we've got a good chance of warm days because our riding will be done to the south of the main line of the Alps. The start point, Bolzano, is quick and easy to get to. And the passes we ride should satisfy our hearts’ every desire. Lavazéand Manghen way down in the south, the classic Sellaronda, the famous Fedaia, the Majestic Würzjoch.

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


The Guides

Torsten – Guide No. 1

quäldich-Guide Torsten Kähler

One of Epic Climbs' main men, with training grounds in the Münsterland and Austria. Often, to thunderous applause, voted the best and most understanding guide, because for him the sun shines longer and the mountains are flatter...

Torsten - The Coach

quäldich-Guide Torsten Günther

As Coach to a cycle racing team, Torsten spends many miles in the support vehicle. But anyone who thinks that this makes him a pushover on the bike will discover otherwise on a climb or into the wind.

Marcel – The Artist of the Slopes

quäldich-Guide Marcel F.

Marcel is Senior Editor at Epic Climbs and an artist on ascents, so you'll usually find him on the steep dirt trails of his native Hohenlohe or South Limburg in the Netherlands. He knows his way around the Ardennes like nobody.

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 on the southern outskirts of Bolzano.

Cars can be left in the hotel car park for the week (approx. 6 euros per day).

From Germany, Austria and Switzerland via Innsbruck - Brenner on Italy's A22 to Bolzano, taking the Bolzano Sud exit.

The nearest airport is Innsbruck. There are connecting trains to Bolzano.

There are direct EC trains to Bolzano from Munich Hauptbahnhof.

The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 30/06-7/07/2018

  • Saturday, 30th June 2018
    Travel to Bolzano. Evening meal in the hotel at 8pm.
  • Sunday, 1st July 2018
    Start of Stage One (Bolzano - Levico Terme) at 9am.
  • Monday, 2nd July 2018
    Stage Two Levico Terme - San Martino di Castrozza
  • Tuesday, 3rd July 2018
    Stage Three San Martino di Castrozza - Canazei
  • Wednesday, 4th July 2018
    Stage Four, loop from Canazei

  • Thursday, 5th July 2018
    Stage Five Canazei - Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Friday, 6th July 2018
    Stage Six Cortina d'Ampezzo - St. Vigil in Enneberg
  • Saturday, 7th July 2018
    Stage Seven St. Vigil in Enneberg - Bolzano . Arrive there between 1pm and 3pm. Then depart (or stay another night).

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