When we decided to embark on the journey of planning cycling holidays in the Dolomites, our goal was to provide cycling enthusiasts with an unparalleled experience that would enable them to discover one of the most iconic cycling destinations in the world. We understand that cyclists have unique needs and preferences, and we wanted to cater to those needs by designing trips that offered the perfect blend of adventure, challenge, and beauty.
In the year 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 tour guides will take you on a discovery journey, allowing you to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this incredible region in ways that you could only dream of. Join us for the ultimate cycling adventure!
Hotel Melodia del Bosco is located 1315 m above sea level in the very heart of the Alta Badia region, surrounded by the stunning Dolomites. With incredible views and stunning mountain scenery it will take your breath away even before you start the first climb.
If you would like to hire a bike the hotel is equipped with Basso Bikes. Specifically the Astra model which is the perfect companion for cycling in the Dolomites. With Shimano di2 disc and 50/34 chain set and a choice of 32 or 34 cassette, you will not run out of gears for the toughest of climbs.
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.
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. From the famous Sella Ronda loop to the mighty Passo Giau, you will be talking about cycling in the Dolomites long after the trip has finished.
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.
Recommended airports for your cycling holiday in the Dolomites are Venice Marco Polo, Venice Treviso, or you might even consider Munich. We recommend making your own way to the Dolomites as this is the most cost-effective way of travel.
“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: 100km and 3,500 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. 90 kilometres and 2,800 meters in climbing awaits you.
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 straddle 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.
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 paid four weeks before your arrival date. You will be connected by email and sent a payment link.