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Tour Dates 3-14 July 2018

Tour Cost – $6050

Availability – Open

Phone Rob 0416 274 161 to secure a spot

Email rob@diamondcycletours.com

The Spectacular Dolomites

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The Dolomites will take your breath away both on the bike and off it. We have put together a week of sensational riding in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. The rides of our ‘Tour Dolomiti’ have been made famous over many years in the Giro d’Italia. The towns we base our tours in are absolutely stunning, with plenty to see and do on or off the bike.

This is what Evan had to say about his Tour Dolomiti:

‘Had an absolutely awesome time in the Dolomites. If you have not been yet you want to give these guys a call. Small groups, great people and epic riding. Thanks Rob, Tony, Peter and Henda’. 

Itinerary

Day 1

Milan

Our first night is in Milan so we can welcome you to the tour and be ready to transit to Como the next morning. Milan is a great place to absorb some Italian culture, check out the history and style of the city and above all taste the delights of Italian cuisine. Milan is the fashion centre of Italy and that is on show everywhere in the city. For us though it is time to stretch the legs after some travel time to get to Milan. We have a welcome dinner in the evening to get to know each other and be briefed for the week ahead.

Day 2

Milan via  Varese to Como.

Ride distance 84.4 kms and ascent 2320mtrs.

The transit to Varese is short and we will have plenty of time to get organised for our ride. This is one of the most spectacular parts of Italy and the riding is in the same category. Our ride takes us through the hills and around the foreshore of Lago di Lugano and Lago Como.


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Day 3

Como to Lecco

Ride distance 67kms and ascent 2200mtrs.

Today we take a tour around Lago Como. This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe, let alone Italy, and we get to enjoy.  Our climb starts at the tip of the lake near Bellagio and takes us up the Ghisallo to the Chapel at the summit that is a shrine to cycling.

Day 4

Lecco to Splugen

Ride distance 107kms and ascent 3000mtrs.

Today we continue our tour of Italy’s lakes and the best part of the ride is flat! Until it isn’t as there is a 3ooomtr ascent in the final third of the ride. But dont worry the scenery will compensate.

Day 5

Splugen to St Moritz

Ride distance 87kms and ascent 2800mtrs.

Day 6

Livigno to Bormio

Ride distance 80kms and ascent 3050mtrs.

Day 7

 Bormio to Cles

Ride distance 97kms and ascent 2400mtrs. 

The rides today are the Gavia and Tonale.

 

 

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Day 8

Ride distance kms and ascent mtrs.

Day 9

Ride distance kms and ascent mtrs.

 

Passo Stelvio

Day 10

Canazei

Ride distance kms and ascent mtrs.

Our tour tour then transits towards the lovely alpine town of Canazei at the foot of the Passo Pordoi. The area surrounding Canazei has many fabulous routes, beautiful villages and spectacular scenery. Climbs in the area include Passo San Pellegrino, Passo Pordoi, Passo Fedaia, Passo Sella and many more.

After our efforts on the Stelvio today is a shorter ride, but challenging nonetheless. We head to Canazei via Tesero. Georgeous villages, quiet roads and thickly forested hills and a route that takes us literaly through a skifield. A spectacular day of riding that drops us into the valley below Canazei from where we follow the river into town.

Summer evening in Canazei

Around Canazei we have designed rides that let us do loops into and around the stunning mountains. This is cycling at its most spectacular and challenging best.

Day 11

San Pellegrino-Fedaia Loop.

Ride distance 91kms and ascent 2497mtrs.

Our first climb takes us over the Passo San Pellegrino. The climb starts at Moena. The road runs alongside a stream and through wooded areas before breaking out into cattle farming country. Once we reach San Pellegrino it is an excellent descent to Falcade and our first coffee stop of the day. At this point we have ridden about 40ks but with only 11 ks of ascent so everyone should be feeling pretty good.

From the café we continue to roll down  the valley till the next climb of the day to San Tomaso. Here it a photo opportunity in the square and a top up of bottles before the push to the main climb of the day, the mighty Fedaia. This is a legendary climb. Around 14 kms and at gradients that range from 6-15% with an average of about 9% this can be a very testing climb. The reward is the view of the Massif which dominates the landscape. After photos and drinks at the summit it is a descent all the way to our base at Canazei.

 

 

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Day 12

Sella Ronda

Ride distance 64kms and ascent 2049mtrs.

On our second day of riding from Canazei we cover 64kms but we do so over 4 spectacular mountain passes. With 4 passes on this loop it is a challenging ride but the compensation is the Sella Massif that dominates the ride as we circumnavigate it offering spectacular views at every stage. We stop for lunch in the middle of the massif that is the Dolomites near the summit of the Passo Gardena. Around us is a cathedral of rock. It is a truly awesome experience.

Our Sella Ronda Challenge starts at Canazei

The riders pictured below are at Passo Sella. One down three to go!

The last Pass on the Sella Ronda Route

This is the last night of our Dolomiti Tour and our farewell dinner is a time to reflect on the great riding that we have had during the week and to start thinking about the next time….

Approach to the Fedaia

Day 13

Our Dolomites Tour concludes with a transit back to Milan.

Tour Dolomiti should be on every cyclists’ wish list, see you there !!!