Italian Alps

Our Italian Alps tour takes us from Austria’s Tyrol area up into the spectacular Dolomite Mountains. As a cyclist what more can you ask for, great climbing and Pasta. And we will be in the home of both.

This tour starts in Austria on the shores of Zeller Sea and heads south into the Dolomites. We take a big loop through these towering rock formations before returning to Austria to finish. Some of the passes will be known to those who watch the Giro (Tour of Italy).

Dates: We have not scheduled a tour in the Italian Alps for 2013 but we would be happy to put up custom dates for a booking of 5 or more clients. Our 2012 itinery is listed as an example of our standard tour.

13 Day Camping Tour

Price:  1885.00 Euros

Cost includes transport to the tour from Munich Airport and back to Munich Airport, support vehicle, a sweep rider if the group exceeds 10 riders, 12 breakfasts, 9 dinners, all camp fees and friendly guides/cooks.

Not included; Transportation to places other than those on the route, 3 “free night” dinners, any major bike repairs.

More details will be sent to you once your deposit has been received. For payment details please refer to our booking page.

Meeting and Departure
For the Italian Alps tour we meet at Munich Airport on August 6, 2012 and depart from Munich Airport on August 18, 2012

August 6
The group will meet around midday at Munich Airport. Once we are all assembled we will drive to our camp at Thumersbach on Zeller Sea where there will be time to set up your bike and relax before dinner.

August 7
To-day is a free day to warm up before the serious riding starts. There are a number of rides in the area or you can just relax beside the lake and enjoy the mountainous scenery. We stay in Thumersbach to-night.

August 8
Our tour starts with a long climb up over Hoctor Pass in the Grossglockner National Park. Another small pass must be climbed before we reach our camp for the night in Lienz. 99 km (62 miles)

August 9
An easy start to the day as we climb to the border to Italy from here we start on our way up and over Col de Vorda and Passo Tre Croci. We then descend to Cortina d’ Ampezzo where we will stay for 2 nights. 83 km (52 miles).

August 10
As Cortina is a famous resort town you can take the opportunity to look around or for those with riding on their minds we have a number of optional rides available. (Optional miles)

August 11
We start our climb straight out of camp. Although the distance is short to-day there is two passes to go over, Passo di Giau and Passo di Staulanza. More optional climbs are available for the keen. We camp tonight at Palafavera. 43 km (27 miles) Plus optional miles.

August 12
Another shorter day but there are more options once we get to camp. Our pass on the way to camp in Masare is Passo Duran. 47 km (29 miles) Plus optional miles

August 13
This will be a longer day with 3 passes, Passo Pordoi, Sella Pass and Passo Gardina. Some of the best of the Dolomites will be seen to-day. Our camp will be at the ski resort of Corvera where we will stay 3 nights. 70 km (44 miles)

August 14
Our first day in Corvera is a rest day. Here there will be the possibility of a side trip to climb Stelvio Pass for those not wanting to take the day off. NOTE: Transport to and from the start of this climb is not included in the tour cost.

August 15
A nice optional loop ride can be done taking in Passo di Campoiongo, Passo Falzarego and Passo di Valparoia returning to camp in Corvera.

August 16
We leave the Dolomites behind and make our way back towards Austria. The day starts with a long downhill then up over Passo di Furca. Our camp will be in the small village of Rasen Antholz. 80 km ( 50 miles).

August 17
A final day in the Tyrol as we head back to Leinz. Our ride takes us through Nature Park Rieserferner Ahm and over Paddo di Stelle. Our camp tonight is back in Leinz. 65 km (41 miles)

August 18
Our tour comes to an end. Transfers to Munich Airport will be done in the morning, flights to be scheduled after 2 pm.