Guidebook

Roadbiking around the highest peaks of the Dolomites

Three wonderful itineraries around the three highest peaks of the Dolomites and its stunning mountain passes

Description

A selection of three itinerariess starting and arriving in Cortina d'Ampezzo, that will take you to the feet of the three highest peaks of the Dolomites: Marmolada, Tofana and Pelmo. The itineraries will bring you to discover the beauty of many traditional valleys and some of the most spectacular mountain passes worldwide: Giau, Falzarego, Staulanza, Cibiana, Fedaia, Pordoi, Valparola, Sella and Gardena. The itineraries are ideal for expert bikers as the lenght of the shortest one is of almost 100 km with an elevation gain of nearly 3,000 meters.

ROAD BIKE TOUR 6 PASS

ROAD BIKE TOUR 6 PASS

Cortina d'Ampezzo
116.6 km
3,393 m
3,395 m
A spectacular 116-km route with an ascent of more than 3,000 metres along some of the most enchanting Dolomite passes, with arrival and departure point in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Difficult
Private
ROAD BIKE CORTINA-TOUR OF THE MONTE PELMO

ROAD BIKE CORTINA-TOUR OF THE MONTE PELMO

Cortina d'Ampezzo
96.0 km
2,877 m
2,879 m
Mount Pelmo is the fourth-highest mountain in the Dolomites, after the Marmolada, the Antelao and the Tofane and was the first peak in the Dolomites to be scaled (1857). Its peculiar appearance, formed by two monoliths, is a distinctive feature of this mountain, known locally as “al caregon de'l Padreterno” or “God’s throne” because of the broad hollow of the glacial cirque visible from its eastern side, which makes it look like a chair. From Cortina, there is a route around this spectacular mountain, taking it in from different points of view.
Difficult
Private
ROAD BIKE CORTINA CANAZEI

ROAD BIKE CORTINA CANAZEI

Cortina d'Ampezzo
121.0 km
3,992 m
3,994 m
One of the most challenging routes through the famous passes that have often hosted the Dolomite stage of the Giro d’Italia. Your efforts will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramas of enchanting beauty and highly evocative views of some of the most famous peaks of the Dolomites. You will also pass through various mountain villages, with their own peculiar characteristics, which are fun to discover.
Difficult
Private