TRANS CHALLENGE

7 NIGHTS

COMFORT

Advanced Bike Tour of the Alps

LEVEL 3-4

611 KM

17,100 M

TRANS- DOLOMITES CHALLENGE

Cycle from Mont Zoncolan in the Carnic Alps, through the Dolomites to the Italian Alps and the mighty Passo Stelvio, taking in iconic climbs of the Giro d’Italia along the route.

Discover the beauty of the Sella Ronda, climb with the ghost of Pantani on the Mortirolo. Channel your inner Dumoulin on the slopes of the Stelvio. Cover 611 spectacular kilometers and climb over 17,000 meters: that’s 14 Italian mountains to tick off your bucket list.

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Our trip support is second to none and we pride ourselves on a high staff-guest ratio. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime. This is a flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten the ride depending on their fitness level.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival, transfers from Venice Airport.
Warm-up ride, Ravascletto, 24 km, 800 m

Day 2:

Zoncolan (optional) – Auronzo, 80 km, 2,700 m

Day 3:

Auronzo – Giau – Corvara, 95 km, 3,100 m

Day 4:

Sella Ronda, 52 km, 1,700 m

Day 5:

Corvara – Gardena – Bolzano, 80 km, 1,700 m

Day 6:

Bolzano – Stelvio – Bormio, 132 km, 2,900 m

Day 7:

Passo Mortirolo & Passo Gavia, 114 km, 3,200 m

Day 8:

Optional morning ride, Torre Fraele, 34 km, 1,000 m
Depart, group transfer to Milan Airport

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Our Trans Dolomites tour is for riders of abilities ranging from Intermediate to Epic. To be able to enjoy the rides regular cycling in the months before the tour is highly recommended.

Don’t forget our support vehicle will never be from the group should you wish to take a break.

We are experienced at adjusting rides to suit different rider levels within a group. Please give us a call if you have any doubts or questions.

MAP

Map - Trans Dolomites Challenge Cycle Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • MONTE ZONCALON
  • PASSO GIAU
  • PASSO GAVIA
  • PASSO MORTIROLO
  • PASSO TRE CROCI

TRANS- DOLOMITES CHALLENGE INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Enjoy first class guiding, vehicle & mechanical support from our dedicated team throughout the tour.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced professionals from all walks of life. Fun, friendly and patient, you will never be left behind.We’re experts at tailoring a tour to meet the needs of our guests, be that adapting rides, ride nutrition and working with our host hotels.

Expect a high staff to rider ratio, small ride groups on the road and the cycling holiday of a lifetime!

Quick Facts
  • THE HIGHEST PEAK IN THE DOLOMITES IS MARMOLADA AT 3,342M
  • THE MARATONA DLES DOLOMITES STARTED IN 1987
  • THE DOLOMITES INCLUDE NINE MOUNTAIN RANGES

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Full Board

The Italians have a real love affair with food and this is one aspect of the trip to be excited about.

Breakfast is a buffet at the hotel each morning. We will keep you fuelled on the road with our favourite ride nutrition. We serve a cold lunch roadside; our proven way to keep you pedalling & avoid long wait-times at cafes and restaurants.

Dinner is included at each hotel. Sit back, relax & enjoy Italian cooking & hospitality at its best.

*Drinks at riders own expense.

Italian Hospitality

Hard riding requires harder recovery at our carefully selected 3* hotels, including:

Berghotel Ladina***, Corvara
The sister hotel to the famous La Perla. Experience the same high quality service, delicious food & attention to detail.

Albergo San Lorenzo***, Bormio
A fabulous hotel in the centre of Bormio with an excellent restaurant.

Hotel Juventus***, Auronzo
Rest on the banks of Lake Auronzo in this perfectly located, family run hotel.

*Hotels shown subject to availability at time of booking.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike.  All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY HELIUM X

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY FENIX DISC

  • Disc Brake Road Bike
  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • DTSwiss R24 DB wheelset.

FACTOR O2

  • State-of-the-art lightweight frameset
  • Black Inc. carbon wheels & finishing kit
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

6th- 23rd June 2019

30th August- 6th September 2019

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,979*

Single Supplement €549

Travel Logistics

Arrive: Meet at Venice Airport at 10:00 am on day 1 for your group transfer to the start of the tour.

Depart: Take a group transfer to Milan Airport on day 8. You’ll arrive by 12:00, in time for flights out after 14:00.

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 3*/4* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Full board.
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group airport transfers

Group Bookings

Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

TAILOR OUR TRANS- DOLOMITES CHALLENGE ITINERARY TO SUIT YOU

Choose your dates, accommodation type, tailor your ride itinerary & support.
Add a physio, gourmet food experiences and more!

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

Classic Climbs of the Alps 5 star reviews

5 STAR REVIEWS

You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Local Knowledge

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

I completed the trans Dolomites tour with Eat sleep cycle. The tour was excellent, very well organized and the team were incredibly dedicated and passionate. The routes, food, accommodation was fantastic. The routes encompassed some of the most epics climbs in Europe and scenery was breathtaking. In particular the guides were fantastic and were always there for all needs. Thank you eat sleep cycle for one of the most exhilarating weeks of my life. Highly recommended!

PadraicDelivered a phenomenal cycling experience in the Dolomites!

17 friends hired ESC to organize and guide us on a cycling trip in the Dolomites. [...] This was a large group, and the team at ESC did a terrific job of selecting the best routes and really surprised us with the quality of the hotels. We had terrific dinners and lots of wine and laughs.

Danny G2018 Dolomites with Eat Sleep Cycle

Absolutely brilliant service offered by Brian and co. Incredibly friendly and went out of their way to accommodate our bike needs. Really want to go back to Girona and will be renting bikes from Eat Sleep Cycle again.

Mike Burt

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