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The Trans-Dolomites Challenge


 
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THE TOP 50 COLS
... you have to ride:


Duration
8 days / 7 nights

2015 Trip dates
SAT June 20 › SAT June 27
SUN June 28 › SUN July 5
SAT Sept 5 › SAT Sept 12

Start location
Venice Marco Polo Airport

Ending location
Milan Malpensa Airport

Accommodations
4-star hotels

Rental Bikes Available
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Price per person
$3,895 (double occupancy)
Single supplement: $800

Non-rider price
20% Discount (double occupancy)

book this trip!
 

Join us in the Dolomites for a spectacular week of cycling in the tire tracks of many famous Giro d'Italia stages.

We've prepared a week of the best and most challenging riding you'll find anywhere in Europe.

Our itinerary includes the most famous and most challenging climbs in Italy... Stelvio.... Gavia.... Mortirolo.... Pordoi.... Fedaia.... Sella.... Duran.... Giau.... Valparola....and more!

Click here to view the complete list of famous climbs on this trip.

Trip Profile

Trip Highlights

  • Conquer the Passo STELVIO - 48 switchbacks and almost 6,000ft elevation gain!
  • Climb the "infamous" MORTIROLO - one of the toughest climbs in Europe
  • Climb the legendary Passo GAVIA, the Cima Coppi of the 2008 Giro d'Italia.
  • Ride the famous Ronde Sella over the Pordoi, Sella, Gardena and Valparola passes.
  • Over 50,000ft of climbing in 7 days!
  • 4-star hotels throughout the trip
  • As always the top support in the industry!

Top Support in the Industry

Throughout the trip you can relax and enjoy the rides knowing that you have the best Support Team in the industry right behind you all the way!

1 Sag Van and 1 experienced TBT ride leader for every 10 clients. And the highest staff to client ratio....1 staff member per 4 clients!

Your Daily Rides

Day Route Summary
Ride Distance
Elevation Gain
1

Warm-up ride around Alleghe

20 miles
1,950 ft
2

Alleghe › Passo Duran Forcella Staulanza Passo Giau Passo Falzarego › Alleghe

73 miles
10,500 ft
3

Alleghe › Passo Pordoi Passo Sella Passo Gardena Passo Valparola › Alleghe

68 miles
8,850 ft
4

Alleghe › Passo Fedaia Passo Costalunga › Bolzano

50 miles
5,200 ft
5

Bolzano › Passo Mendola Passo Palade › Prato allo Stelvio

81 miles
8,200 ft
6

Prato allo Stelvio › Passo Stelvio › Bormio

30 miles
6,100 ft
7

Bormio › Passo MortiroloPasso Gavia › Bormio

70 miles

10,150 ft

Total:
392
51,550
Daily Average:
56
7,364

 

Climb these Famous Cols

In just 1 week climb many of the legendary cols in the Italian Alps & Dolomites! Here's the list of cols included in our itinerary (sorted by Difficulty Index).

Climb
Elevation Gain
Average
Grade
Length
Profile
(m/km)
Difficulty
Index
Passo Mortirolo
4265 ft
10.5%
7.7 miles
186
Passo Stelvio
5930 ft
7.4%
15.1 miles
172
Passo Gavia
4470 ft
7.9%
10.7 miles
147
Passo Fedaia
3475 ft
7.5%
8.8 miles
133
Passo Duran
3255 ft
7.9%
7.8 miles
126
Passo Giau
3025 ft
9.1%
6.3 miles
122
Passo Mendola
3143 ft
6.5%
9.2 miles
89
Passo Valparola
2630 ft
5.8%
8.6 miles
88
Forcella Staulanza
2766 ft
6.7%
7.8 miles
88
Passo Falzarego
2995 ft
5.6%
10.2 miles
83
Passo Pordoi
2090 ft
6.8%
5.8 miles
73
Passo Sella
1309 ft
7.3%
3.4 miles
61
Passo Costalunga
1345 ft
4.1%
6.1 miles
53
Passo Palade
1739 ft
4.1%
8.1 miles
41
Passo Gardena
820 ft
4.2%
3.7 miles
36

What's Included

  • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All breakfasts
  • All but 1 dinner
  • Lunch on the first day
  • Pick-up at Venice Marco Polo Airport
  • Drop-off at Milan Malpensa Airport
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage transfer
  • Services of our expert guides
  • Experienced mechanic
  • Support vehicles
  • Thomson Bike Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
  • Lunches (except lunch on the first day which is included)

Bike Rental

The Bianchi Infinito CV is available for rent on all our trips. Click here for full details of our rental bike program.

 

The Thomson Bike Tours Difference

Your trip to Europe may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you deserve the best! Performance cyclists now rate Thomson Bike Tours as the premiere provider of performance trips to Europe. Here are a few details that set us aside from the rest:

LESS VAN - MORE BIKE: NO Van Transfers between your hotels and the start/finish of the bike rides. Each day we ride from and to the hotel. Our local knowledge, extensive planning and vast experience mean that you spend less time in a van and more time on the bike!

Best-in-class Support & ride leaders: another key to our success! Sag van and ride leader for every 10 riders.

Highest Staff to Client Ratio: 1 staff member per 4 clients!

THE THOMSON RIDES: over the years we've also gained a reputation for providing the best (and most challenging!) rides. 25 years experience riding in the Dolomites counts!