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Bike To The Finest Eateries in the Dolomites

Combine the wonderful scenery of the Dolomites with great riding and some of the World's best food.

Charlie Boscoe

Description

If you ask 100 people to name the nations with the finest cuisine on Earth, Italy would make virtually every list. Pizza, pasta, olives and ubiquitous fresh ingredients have made the country famous for simple food, done well.

Italy is also famous for its scenery, and nowhere is it finer than in the limestone towers of the Dolomites. Deep valleys, full of rich Ladin and Tirolian culture, find themselves loomed over by huge rocky monoliths to create a landscape like nowhere on Earth. It all adds up to make the Dolomites a truly unique place both scenically and culturally, and the biking isn't too bad either...

The rides listed here are all at the moderate end of the scale, with some fun singletrack terrain but nothing too tricky. The rides were selected because they all take you to some of the best mountain restaurants in the Dolomites, whether they be high mountain huts or quiet pizzerias in the back streets of peaceful villages. With the exception of the trip to the Rifugio Pederü, none of the rides described go directly to an eatery, but all are designed with the riding to take priority, and the wonderful cuisine you'll encounter en route to be a delicious little bonus!

San Cassiano to Malga Armentarola - the Tru De Lersc.
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San Cassiano to Malga Armentarola - the Tru De Lersc.

Trentino-Alto Adige
13.4 km
416 m
416 m
A scenic cruise through a famous Ladin valley.
Moderate
Private
Rifugio Pederú
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Rifugio Pederú

Trentino-Alto Adige
24.3 km
351 m
352 m
A classic cruise up to an amazing mountain hut
Easy
Private
Corvara - Badia return
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Corvara - Badia return

Trentino-Alto Adige
17.0 km
329 m
324 m
A lovely cruise on gravel roads, occasional tarmac and some very easy singletrack.
Easy
Private
The Fodom old towns loop.
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The Fodom old towns loop.

Trentino-Alto Adige
26.6 km
1,381 m
1,381 m
A wonderful trip between bucolic villages.
Moderate
Private
Corvara - Cascata Pisciadú - Pescosta - Corvara
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Corvara - Cascata Pisciadú - Pescosta - Corvara

Trentino-Alto Adige
9.9 km
313 m
312 m
A wonderful journey beneath some epic Dolomitic scenery.
Moderate
Private