Dolomites & Italian Alps Everesting Challenge

Scheduled

6 nights

Epic

562 km

16755 m

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EverestingDolomites & Italian Alps Everesting Challenge

Summary

Keen on an unforgettable Dolomites climbing experience? Join an official Everesting tour as we take on 10,700m of climbing over 6 days in the high mountains of the Dolomites & the Italian Alps. Tackle up to 11 bucket-list HC climbs from the Giro d’Italia climbs including the iconic slopes of: Passo Stelvio (up to 3 ways!), Passo Mortirolo, Passo Gavia, Passo Giau, the Sella Ronda’s & Passo Falzarego.

All riders receive an exclusive official Everesting jersey & welcome pack. Benefit from professional support on every climb – our goal is that every rider achieves their goals for the day. 

Join the official Everesting team for this once-in-a-lifetime climbing experience. Built and approved by Everesters, for Everesters – these are officially certified climbing trips like no other. In addition to accumulating more than the height of Everest during the camp, you’ll pick up invaluable climbing and descending skills from our experienced guides. They know, because they have all completed Everestings themselves!

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

562 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Everesting

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Epic

Average Distance X DAY

94 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 24 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 3.999

TOUR highlights

Passo Giau

Sella Ronda

Passo Stelvio

Passo Mortiolo

Umbrail Pass

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Epic

Rated 4 out of 4 our Epic tours are designed for people who train 3 or 4 times a week and are looking to push themselves on back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to the Dolomites!

Meet the group at 10:00 AM at Venice Airport for the transfer to Corvara. Meet your guides & fellow riders over a welcome lunch before getting set up and ready to ride. Today's ride is the a showstopper & features on the bucket list of cyclists from all over the world. The Sella Ronda is a string of 4 passes starting and finishing in Corvara. Warm-up for the ride on the Passo Campolongo, descend and climb again to the Passo Pordoi. Next up is the Passo Sella & finish with the gorgeous Passo Gardena & a spectacular descent back to Corvara. Enjoy steady gradients, well surfaced roads and switchbacks constructed by the god’s of cycling.

EAT

Welcome lunch and evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Gran Ciasa

CYCLE

The Sella Ronda 51 km, 1680 m

Day 1

Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego, Passo Valparola, Mur dl Giat

Take on Passo Giau and Passo Falzarego, Passo Valparola, Mur dl Giat today. The ride begins with an easy roll out of town and then up and over into Arraba. From here, the road has undulating hills until kilometre 34 where the first challenge begins. Passo Giau is 10 km in length and gains 908 m making the climb and average gradient of 9%! After a stunning descent, get ready for the next one as you take on Passo Falzarego. This climb takes you across Passo Falzarego and Valparola. It is more gentle, averaging 5.7% for 11 kilomtres. After a winding descent, there is a long stretch of road taking you down to Mur dl Giat. The challenge is not over yet, you have another 8 kilometres of a steady gradient back to your hotel.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch en route, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Gran Ciasa

CYCLE

Passo Giau & Falarego 88 km, 2657 m

Day 1

Passo Tre Croci

Today’s ride is our longest & toughest so far. Ride out to the neighbouring village of Cortina (via the Falzarego) and climb the Passo Tre Croci. Ride past the Misurina lake & return home via the Falzarego & the Arabba Pass.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch en route, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Gran Ciasa

CYCLE

Passo Tre Croci, 123 km, 3,100 m

Day 1

Ride Stage 18 of the 2020 Giro from Lasa to Lake Cancano via Passo Stelvio

The day begins with a transfer to Lasa. From here, ride out along the Adige river until about kilometre 10 where the climb up to Stelvio begins. The climb from this side is 25 km in length, gains 1,868 m and averages a steady 7%. Halfway up the climb you'll take on the infamous switchbacks taking you to the summit. From the top, descend down and end your ride in Bormio or, if your legs haven't had enough, ride out to lake Cancano and back.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch en route, evening meal

SLEEP

Baita dei Pini

CYCLE

Ride Stage 18 of the 2020 Giro from Lasa to Lake Cancano via Passo Stelvio 89 km, 2892 m

Day 1

Passo Mortirolo & Passo Gavia

Head South of Bormio and towards Passo Mortirolo. Today is a long day with two huge climbs. The Mortirolo begins at kilometre 30 as you turn off from the village of Mazzo di Valtellina. The climb is 12 km in length and gains 1,305 m, averaging 10%! After the descent, there is a steady incline to the foot of the Passo Gavia. This climb is more gentle but nontheless demanding. Remember to fit your lights to make it safely through the tunnel! From the top, it is all downhill back to Bormio.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch en route, evening meal

SLEEP

Baita dei Pini

CYCLE

Passo Mortirolo & Passo Gavia 112 km, 3193 m

Day 1

Passo Stelvio from Bormio & the Umbrail Pass

The final stage of the tour is just as mighty as the rest of the tour. Climb up to the Umbrail Pass, situated on the Swiss-Italian border. It is the highest paved road in Switzerland, and undoubtedly provides stunning views. Continue to the summit of Stelvio and descend the way we climbed on Day 4. After a few kms in Switzerland climb back up to the Umbrail Pass.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch en route, farewell evening meal

SLEEP

Baita dei Pini

CYCLE

Umbrail Pass 99 km, 3233 m

Day 1

Departure Day

Sadly the tour draws to an end on day 7. Plan your ownward travel from Tirano Train Station. We can arrange private transfers to Milan on request.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

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CYCLE

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THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Road Bike

Road Bike

Ask us about available bikes to rent for this tour if required. We recommend riding a comfortable, lightweight road bike with plently of gears for the climbs.

THE GUIDES

Ipar

Ipar is from Catalunya and has a big love for gravel racing. As well as a cycling guide, Ipar is an outdoor activity guide - if he's not on his bike he's likely to be kayaking or climbing. He wins our award for best dressed guide!

Eloi

After leaving his career as an Engineer to explore the world by bike with his partner, Eloi has returned home to Catalunya to start a new career as a guide. Eloi has a deep love of life on two wheels and the great outdoors - he's looking forward to the adventure with you!

Mario

During the past 10 years, Mario has lived in different countries, but now he's back home in Conegliano to ride every steep hill in the area! Despite his focus on road cycling, he's had some amazing moments with his beloved steel gravel bike! Mario has been a member of the ESC Team since 2019 and couldn't be happier! He looks forward to seeing you on the road soon!

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Venice

MEETING POINT

Venice Airport

TIME

10:00 AM

DEPARTURE

There is a group transfer to Torino train station

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

full support

ACCOMMODATION

4* Hotel

FOOD

Full Board

TRANSFERS

Group transfers as described

BIKE RENTAL

Not inlcuded

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Everesting

Join an officially certified Everesting tour as we tackle once-in-a-lifetime climbing experiences in the high mountain ranges of Europe. Built and approved by Everesters, for Everesters – these are climbing trips like no other. In addition to accumulating more than the height of Mount Everest during the camp, you’ll pick up invaluable climbing and descending skills from our experienced guides. They know, because they have all completed Everestings themselves!

Choose from the Alps, Pyrenees or Dolomites.

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RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

If you have any questions about our tours, dates, or anything else, contact us here
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €699
Tuesday

11 June 2024

Monday

17 June 2024

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9 July 2024

Monday

15 July 2024

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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