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The Dolomites are the eastern section of the northern Italian Alps, which are universally heralded as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Europe. Distinctive for their pale grey limestone hue, sharp peaks and intimidating clusters of jagged rock, they were formed approximately 200 million years ago.
Famed for its fantastic cycling, we will visit the beautiful Lake D’Iseo, before making our way north, and deeper into the Dolomites. Climbing the awesome Stelvio Pass, and various National parks, we cycle through the ‘Austrian’ section of Italy, where you will hear Germanic conversations rather than Italian. The scenery is spectacular. The cycling challenging, but rewarding.
This is a supported tour – at the start of the day, when the group sets off biking, your kit bag will be loaded into the support vehicle and transported to the next overnight halt. The van will meet you to feed and water you, but you are free to cycle at your own pace, with the support vehicle never far away. We must stress that apart from the emergency tool kit and spares that you would take on any day ride, you will not be required to carry any luggage. Stunning scenery, atmospheric overnight accommodation and a magnificent route make this an unforgettable cycling holiday experience. Average 60-65 miles per day. Come and savour the Italian experience, yet enjoy the occasional ‘significant’ climb !
• DISTANCE – Approximately 360 miles
• BIKES – Ride your own bike ! Your bike can be collected and delivered back to your door, for an extra £55 each way, if based in England or Wales. If Scotland, call us for a quote.
• FULLY SUPPORTED TOUR, with 6 days cycling, averaging approximately 60-65 miles a day. 7 nights accommodation. Cycling leader plus support vehicle carrying luggage and feeding you during the day.
• ACTIVITY LEVEL – 8/10 – challenging.
• FLIGHTS – Fly into Bergamo Saturday 31st August (or earlier). Fly out of Verona Saturday 7th September (or later)
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
This is a small hotel/ based holiday. Prices are based on sharing in twin rooms.
Single Supplement for this tour is £450. If opting to share, this must be with a friend or partner. If no one else is prepared to share with someone wanting a twin room, then the single supplement is payable. Ideally you should sign up with a friend to enable you to share a twin room. ACT is reluctant to allow strangers to share a twin room.
Staring just north of Bergamo, we will cycle north in to the Dolomites, past Lake D’Iseo, north up to close to the Austrian border, through Merano and Bolzano, before turning back south to Trento, and back to the Verona area.
We recommend a road bike with 25 to 32 mm tyres. Most people cycle on carbon road bikes. Mountain bikes are NOT suitable. The most important thing is that the bike functions properly and that you are comfortable riding it. You should make sure that your bike has suitable gears as there are some steep hills on parts of the route. You should also make sure that you are able to carry some spare food and extra clothing with you on the bike.
We believe your tour experience will be enhanced if you are able to ride a bike you are comfortable and familiar with and, with that in mind, we will transport your bike to and from the start/finish of a tour.
Our support vehicles are adapted to carry bikes in a safe and secure manner which gives you the peace of mind that you will be ready to get cycling on day one without any rebuilding of bikes required. Should collection by our support vehicle not be possible we will use the services of a specialist courier company.
Bikes can be collected and delivered back to your home though, for an extra £55 each way, if based in England or Wales. If Scotland, contact me for a quote.
You will require a passport to visit Italy
You are also required to have travel insurance for the duration of the holiday.
The weather in Italy is normally exactly what you expect. Warm and sunny!
Click on ‘Book this Tour’, and go through the site to pay the deposit. Balance invoiced out 8 weeks before the tour
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