Cycling in the Dolomites 2025

Join us for an unforgettable cycling holiday in the Dolomites and discover the iconic climbs and breathtaking scenery of this awe-inspiring region. Ride the Sella Ronda, one of the world's most famous cycling routes and conquer many of the same climbs as seen in the Giro d'Italia.

Cycling in the Dolomites is a fantastic addition to our line up of holidays and an experience we just had to share. 

When we decided to add the Dolomites to our portfolio of trips, our goal was to provide cycling enthusiasts with an unparalleled experience that would enable them to discover one of the most iconic and beautiful cycling destinations in the world. We understand cyclists needs and we wanted to meet those needs by designing a trip that offered the perfect blend of inspiration, challenge, and beauty.

In 2022, Mallorca Cycling Holidays had the privilege of visiting the majestic Dolomites to forge a new collaboration and to provide riders with a chance to experience the breathtaking beauty of Alta Badia, an area that has earned the name of ‘The Gateway to the Passes’. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced guides will take you on a journey, allowing you to see first hand the sights, routes, and summits of this incredible region that hopefully will last long in the memory.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Melodia del Bosco is located 1350 m above sea level in the very heart of the Alta Badia region, surrounded by the stunning Dolomites. With a high level of service and big modern rooms you will comfortable and relaxed during your stay. The hotel is very cycling friendly and with the owner being a big cyclists all the small details are taken care of with an on site bike garage including pumps and tools. Positioned above the village of Badia  with incredible views and stunning mountain scenery it will take your breath away even before you start the first climb. 

RIDES AND ROUTES

With our local knowledge and on-the-ground partners, we can create the best routes to ensure that all the cycling goals are achieved. We can tailor a bespoke plan for your group, guaranteeing that you climb and conquer the most iconic passes in the Dolomites. The Pordoi, Sella, Valparola and Giau all sit at over 2200 metres. Each offers endless switchbacks, tough climbing and exhilarating descents. Ride all of these and so many more on this ride through the Dolomites. One of the many highlights on our Dolomites cycling trip is the famous Sella Ronda loop taking you on a circular route around the spectacular sella mountain range, four passes and endless views to be enjoyed along the way . For those looking to test the legs you will not need to look further than the mighty Passo Giau. A 10km climb taking you well above 2000m and as ridden many times by the professionals in the Giro d’Italia. Cycling in the Dolomites really is an awe-inspiring experience. 

Mallorca cycling in the Dolomites Spain

FOOD AND WINE

 Your day starts with a delicious breakfast with a wide choice of sweet and savoury food, also you will have the choice of hot food served to you at the table. You can fuel up with lots of high energy food to get ready for an amazing day of cycling.

Dinner is an incredible experience and caters for all palettes and dietary requirements. Upon entering the dining room, a salad bar awaits, but it is much more than just a buffet. You can choose from a wide variety of vegetables, finger foods and fruits. The salad bar alone would be enough for a complete dinner (but not for all cyclists!). You will follow your appetiser with a stunning 4-course menu. Precise, tasty and with beautiful presentation. Your tastebuds will go through culinary journey leaving you satisfied and full.

BIKE HIRE

If you would like to hire a bike from the hotel provided with a Basso Bike, still hand made in Italy. The Astra model provides the perfect companion for cycling in the Dolomites. With Shimano di2, disc brakes, 50/34 chain set and 34 cassette, you will not run out of gears for the toughest of climbs and feel stable and confident on the descends. 

SPA AND RECOVER

After your ride, you can relax, recover, and re-energize. You can choose between several options, including the Finnish sauna, steam bath, alpine herb sauna, or infrared sauna to recharge your legs, body, and mind. Additionally, you can rest on water beds to escape the stresses of your daily routine. To treat yourself further, you can book a sports massage directly at the hotel.

Arrival

Recommended airports for your cycling holiday in the Dolomites are Venice Marco Polo, Venice Treviso, or you might even consider Munich or Innsbruck. We recommend making your own way to the Dolomites by hiring a car as this is the most cost-effective way of travel. Buddy and up and share costs. 

Itinerary

“It’s the high mountains, so there will be climbing, and you should expect some challenging days. The Dolomites are not easy, but they are rewarding. If you want to cycle in the land of past legends from the Giro d’Italia, we recommend that you don’t come unprepared without training. Below is an example of the itinerary you can expect. The best time to ride in the Dolomites is from June to August, once the snow has cleared and temperatures have increased.”

Distance decided on the day

Set up your bike or collect from the bike hub on site at the hotel. One of our guides will be on hand to help and assist. 

No official ride on the first day but if you would like to check the legs and go for a spin we can provide a route. 

65km with 1900m climbing

A must for every cyclist coming to cycle in the Dolomites, four iconic climbs and an incredible circuit of this beautiful Sella mountain range.  You will summit the Passo Gardena, Sella, Pordoi and the Campolongo. 

Riding: 90km and 2800 of climbing

The Queen stage of the trip and most challenging. As ridden by the pros in the 2023 Giro d’italia you will ride through cycling history and create your own story on this epic day.  As well as the Giau two more Dolomite classic climbs are waiting for you. The passo falzarego and the Passo Valparola. 

The day starts comfortably with a downhill to gently warm the legs up after a big day in the saddle. After that, the only way is up and it gets steep!The reward a traditional meal or. apple strudel at the Mountain inn at Passo Delle Erbe. Distance 55km and 1500m climbing. 

We finished the trip with an epic ride to the famous ski destination Cortina d’ampezzo. After a coffee stop in downtime Cortina you will then climb and ride around the breathtaking lakes before taking on one last climb back before descending back to the hotel to celebrate an unforgettable week cycling in the Dolomites. Ride is 110km 2,800m climbing. 

Routes may vary depending on cycling ability and weather conditions

After an incredible week you will get ready to leave this breathtaking area. We guess you will already be dreaming of coming back (once rested) for another amazing cycling experience in the Dolomites. 

Accommodation
What does the trip include?
Flexi Booking

Book with a low deposit and flexible final payment. 

Low deposit and flexible final payment terms gives you maximum flexibility with your travel plans. We only take a small deposit payment (non-refundable). Any remaining balance will be due four weeks before your arrival date. You will be contacted by email and sent a payment link. Once final payment is made, it will be non-refundable. We recommend you always take out holiday insurance to protect you against any financial losses that could happen while traveling.

5 nights, Bed and Breakfast, 4 Course Evening Meal
Guided Rides and Vehicle Support.

Register your interest in a trip for 2025
€995 per-person
Based on a twin room/double share
€1250 per-person
Double room, single occupancy
€250.00 Deposit
Per person non-refundable