DOLOMITES

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2018 DOLOMITES IN SUMMER

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REGION: Veneto, Dolomites & Lake Como

TOUR DATES: 12 – 20 AUGUST 2018

DURATION: 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

HOTELS: Cison di Valmarino (x2), Arabba (x3), Bormio (x2), Bellagio (x1), 3-4 star hotels

INCLUDED:
Arrival & Departure transfers
8 nights accommodation (twin share)
8 breakfasts
4 dinners with beer & wine provided
8 guided cycling stages fully supported
Food & drinks during cycling stages
Sierra Sports cycling jersey

PRICE: 3200 € p.p.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 450 €

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Carbon Road Bike Hire: 300 €
Electric Road Bike Hire: 400 €

DAY TWO – Mon 13 August 2018
Prosecco Wine Loop


Today you will cycle a brilliant loop through the rolling hills of the Prosecco and Cartize wine area. For those looking for a challenge on a classic Giro d´Italia climb then look no further than Monte Grappa. How will your time trial compare to Nairo Quintana or Vicenzo Nibali?? Monte Grappa played hosted to an individual mountain time trial during Stage 19 of the 2014 Giro. This is a perfectly designed route to get your legs ready for the Dolomites which are fast approaching!

Meals: Breakfast

Destinations: Valdobbiadene

Ride: 115km cycling

Accommodation:
Cison di Valmarino (Veneto, Italy)

DAY ONE – Sun 12 August 2018
Venice, Italy


This morning you will be collected from Venice (Marco Polo Airport) at approximately 11am-12 noon. We can also collect you from Annia Park Hotel Venice Airport should you prefer to arrive to Venice earlier. Following a 45 minute van transfer we will stop to prepare/fit the bikes and enjoy a 50km warm-up ride through to our accommodation for the next two nights.

Meals: Dinner included

Destinations: Prosecco Wine Region

Ride: 50km cycling

Accommodation:
Cison di Valmarino (Veneto, Italy)

DAY THREE – Tue 14 August 2018
San Boldo & Pre Dolomites


Riding from the hotel and you encounter some stunning scenery on the Passo San Boldo climb including a series of five switchback tunnels carved into the rock. This road was built during the First World War by the Austro-Hungarian army in less than 100 days. From here the cycling continues north taking you into the foothills of the famous Dolomites National Park. Today you will be cycling in the wheel paths of cycling legends.

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Dolomites

Ride: 100km cycling

Accommodation:
Arabba (Dolomites, Italy)

DAY FOUR – Wed 15 August 2018
Sella Ronda Loop


One of the world´s most iconic cycling routes is on offer today: the Sella Ronda loop!! The Sella Ronda is a must for any cyclist who visits the towering Dolomites mountain region. There are 4 steps to become a member of the Sella Ronda club: Passo Gardena, Sella, Campolongo and Pordoi. Don´t let the relatively low km count trick you today as each pass goes accumulating elevation. The views of the jagged limestone peaks and winding roads will be etched into your memory for a lifetime!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Corvara

Ride: 70km cycling

Accommodation:
Arabba (Dolomites, Italy)

DAY FIVE – Thur 16 August 2018
Dolomites


After 4 consecutive days on the bike you might decide to take advantage of a rest day in the Dolomites. Our base in Arabba allows you the chance to relax, enjoy the scenery of the surrounding mountains or even get out the walking shoes and explore a little. If you would like to pedal some more though we will be ready to ride with you. Guided cycling options up to 100km are available including climb combinations of Fedaii, Pordoi, Giau and/or Falzarego!

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Dolomites National Park

Ride: Rest Day or 100km cycling

Accommodation:
Arabba (Dolomites, Italy)

DAY SIX – Friday 17 August 2018
Passo dello Stelvio


From Arabba there will be an early morning 2hr van transfer to Merano which is perfectly placed for your Stelvio Pass assault! You will start riding along the bike path through to Prato dello Stelvio. At this point you will need to be ready to climb the mythical 48 hairpin bends that rise up and up for 25km and which gain 1840 metres of elevation. At the top you can take a bow to his majesty the Stelvio Pass. Your sense of achievement will be at an all time high!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Merano

Ride: 80km cycling

Accommodation:
Bormio (Stelvio NP, Italy)

DAY SEVEN – Sat 18 August 2018
Passo di Gavia


After your cycling heroics on the Stelvio Pass you might like to use today as a Rest Day in Bormio. For those keen for more cycling though we have an 80km cycling option which includes Passo di Gavia (2621m). This is just another mythical climb that has crowned many a Giro d´Italia winner! ´Gavia´ with its 1400 metres elevation gain over 20km leaves one short of breath!

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Bormio

Ride: Rest Day or 80km cycling

Accommodation:
Bormio (Stelvio NP, Italy)

DAY EIGHT – Sun 19 August 2018
Lake Como


We will transfer you in the morning to Bellagio for a Lake Como cycle loop. Bellagio is considered to be the pearl of Lake Como. For our cyclists the grand finale concludes on the ´Ghisallo´ climb which is used during the Giro di Lombardia professional race. It is a wonderful experience arriving at Piazzale del Ghisallo, with the beautiful church dedicated to cyclists and the new cycling museum. We will then descend down to our hotel for the final celebration with spectacular Lake Como views.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Bellagio

Ride: 60km cycling

Accommodation:
Bellagio (Lake Como, Italy)

DAY NINE – Mon 20 August 2018
Tour Farewell


Following breakfast we will transfer you to Milan Malpensa Airport by 10:30am (1.5hr drive). A number of clients have spent additional days relaxing and enjoying the Lake Como area. Please let us know if you would like additional nights at the tour hotel. We look forward to hosting you on another Sierra Sports & Tours holiday soon!

Meals: Breakfast

2018 DOLOMITES IN SUMMER

2018 SOLD OUT - Veneto, Dolomites & Lake Como
Welcome to the roads of cycling legends! This cycling tour will take you through the Veneto Prosecco wine region, up and over the epic Dolomites and Stelvio National Parks before finishing on the beautiful shores of Lake Como.

During 2018 we are pleased to announce that we start our cycling tour in Venice and finish in Milan. This tour is perfect for cyclists who would like to challenge themselves on some of Europe´s biggest climbs. The daily routes provide well planned mixed terrain rides but always with the chance to cycle an optional climb. You will enjoy amazing climbs, such as, San Boldo, Sella Ronda, Giau, Stelvio, Gavia and Ghisallo! Sierra Sports & Tours also has a great range of electric carbon road bikes to help you up and over the big climbs if you are looking for a helping hand!

The tour has also been designed to give you the time to relax and enjoy northern Italy. With multiple nights in Cison di Valmarino, Arabba and Bormio there will be many opportunities to soak up the Italian summer and explore this beautiful part of the world at a leisurely pace!

Dates: 12-08-2018 to 20-08-2018

Tour price: 3200 € per person (twin share)

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