The spectacular Dolomites
Soak up the atmosphere on our iconic Italian cycling tour
Italy at its most breathtaking
Fabulous Scenery .. Fabulous Food ...
Embrace the Italian culture
Challenging cycling terrain and spectacular scenery.
Italian Iconics challenge: Stelvio Pass
A must do in Italy; the iconic 48 lacets
The Grandeur of Lake Como
Tour Lombardy from the comfort of your bike seat and visit the Ghisallo Chapel cycling museum.
Smaller tour groups; more personalised attention
Experience Italy's most breathtaking views
Experience the spectacular Italian Dolomites,
the challenge of Passo Stelvio, the cyclists shrine of the Madonna del Ghisallo, and more!
I’m relatively fit and comfortable on the bike and happiest on mild gradients or the flat.
I regularly ride for fitness, dry days I ride to work, and weekend fun with friends. I enjoy an active healthy lifestyle and occasional physical challenges.
Fitness and health is my life. I ride regularly on a weekly basis with mates and am comfortable with rides of around 4 hours at a relatively strong pace.
I ride on average 250 + k’s a week and enjoy a 100k rides on the weekends. I love to train, improve, and sometimes challenge amongst my friends.
Riding is my life! I’m not interested in racing, I don’t need to prove anything to anyone. I love the challenge and the idea of where my legs and bike can take me. My friends and I are always looking for the next cycling adventure.
3 Italian Regions… 3 Italian Experiences… 3 Italian Cultures…
A cyclist’s Italian bucket list – The Dolomites – The Stelvio Pass – Chapel of Madonna del Ghisallo – Lake Como…
VeloRoo will take you on a cycling tour of Italy that you’ll never forget.
Choosing a VeloRoo tour means you value an authentic cycling experience over the quest for the biggest numbers.
Rather than riding the most km’s or climbing the most mountains, our hand picked cycling routes offer you the most scenic cycling journeys and experiences in the Dolomites and northern Italy.
One of the most spellbinding mountain ranges in the world, the Italian Dolomites, are considered home to some of the grandest cycling routes in all of Italy. On this spectacular new cycling tour of Italy, you will traverse mountain landscapes dotted with medieval towns, historic castles, climb through heavily wooded valleys and be stunned by vast dramatic panorama’s. Embrace the Italian culture with all the Belluno, Alto Adige and Trentino regions have to offer with their challenging terrain and spectacular scenery.
Interested in cycling around Italy on our exciting new bike tour?
- the splendour of the Italian Dolomites over 3 days
- ride the Sella Ronda – Passo Pordoi, Passo di Sella, Passo di Gardena, Passo di Campolongo,
- Passo di Giau, Passo di Falzarego, Passo di Valparola,
- 2 days on the iconic Stelvio Pass including Switzerland’s Umbrail Pass,
- 3 days at Lake Como with the historic Madonna del Ghisallo climb and Chapel – cycling icon and museum.
- Small group specialists
- max 9 guests per tour
- Fully supported rides
- Vehicle support by owner / operator Julia
- Ride guiding by owner / operator Steve,
- PLUS our very special ride guide – 2 times Olympian cyclist and all round great guy – Neil Martin
- training plan to prepare you for your cycling holiday in Italy
- Performance Road Bike hire included – no transport or packing worries for your bike,
- Accommodation – 9 nights twin share,
- Meals – all 9 breakfasts, all lunches (except day in Bolzano), all 9 dinners,
- European-made VeloRoo Cycling Kit (shorts / jersey / gloves),
- Cycling kits washed daily,
- Pick up from Venice Marco Polo airport, Drop off to Milan Malpensa Airport
- You just turn up and enjoy the ride, EVERYTHING is taken care of,
Non-Cyclists – check out our itinerary page for daily non-cycling options. Fancy spending a day in Bellagio on Lake Como?
Live, Laugh, Ride…
Minimum 4 guests required to run the tour. When you book you will be advised of current tour numbers.
Italy – Dolomites, Stelvio Pass and Lake Como – Day by Day
Come on a cycling tour of Italy you will never forget – experience the magic of the Italian Dolomites, the challenge of the Stelvio Pass and breathtaking Lake Como with its cycling shrine, the Chapel of Madonna del Ghisallo.
Day 1: Welcome to the Dolomites!
Your VéloRoo Dolomites & More Cycling holiday starts when we collect you from Venice Marco Polo airport at 3pm. We have a short 2.5hr drive to our base for the next 4 nights near Arabba.
Day 2: Passo di Falzarego, Passo di Valparola & Passo Campolongo
After a hearty breakfast we head out on a stunning discovery loop ride from the hotel. Two climbs and two wonderful descents, ones the local cyclists love. A peak just shy of 2200 meters. An abundance of nature and giant white Dolomite mountain landscapes dominate our ride today.
Day 3: Passo di Falzarego & Passo di Giau
Striking cliff faces, delicate wildflowers, pretty chalet villages and grand panoramas await us as ride out from our hotel and tackle Passo di Falzarego before continuing on for our pass over the spectacular Passo di Giau.
Day 4: The Sella Ronda - Campologno / Gardena / Sella / Pordoi
Today we cycle the well-known route of the Sella Ronda. Make sure your phone is charged and you have space for photos…lots of photos!
Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella, Passo Gardena, Passo Campolongo; names you won’t forget for their majestic beauty, variety and charm, and described by many as a cycling circuit offering the most spectacular scenery in the world.
Day 5: Meet a 5000+yr old man
Today you have a well-deserved rest day for the legs. We bid farewell to the Dolomites and head toward our next adventure.
In Bolzano we visit the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology which houses Otzi – the iceman, a truly amazing and unique insight into human history not to be missed.
We then arrive at our South Tyrol base for the next 2 nights.
Day 6: Passo Stelvio
Today you tackle the breathtakingly spectacular Stelvio Pass, famous around the world for both cyclists and motorsport enthusiasts for its iconic 48 lacets.
Stelvio’s magnificence is beyond doubt. Anticipation builds from the start as the scenery and passo reveals itself as you climb. Each hairpin, another step of discovery. The true summit reward, your reward, is to look over the iconic route stretched below with your own eyes. To feel the emotion of what you achieved…that is the essence of cycling VéloRoo style.
Day 7: Umbrail Pass Switzerland
Today we cross borders again out of Italy and back in to Switzerland.
Our return to Italy is via Switzerlands highest paved summit – the Umbrail Pass! Hey if you are going to “do” Switzerland, whose photogenic passes and mountain ranges are as legendary as its Toblerone, funky army knives and watchmaking, why not start your Swiss pass collecting at the highest pass!
Day 8: Where the rich and famous go
Today is a day of indulgence.
Take a break off the road bike and enjoy the splendour of Lake Como. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast overlooking the tranquility of the lake before we head to Bellagio for a little explore and some sight seeing from the water.
Day 9: Chapel of Madonna del Ghisallo
We will start the day with breakfast overlooking Lake Como.
For your last ride, let’s have a bit of history: the Madonna del Ghisallo, the most famous climb on the Giro di Lombardia. Sitting atop the climb is the Chapel of Madonna del Ghisallo, a shrine to cyclists. You also have the opportunity to visit the Ghisallo Cycling Museum next to the Chapel.
Day 10: We bid you farewell - until next time!
After your last breakfast overlooking Lake Como, we pack up and transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport (1.5hr transfer). We will have you there by midday for your onward journey throughout Europe.
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