Overview

The Sella Ronda Loop

Dolomites & Italian Alps Tour Highlights

  • 7.5 days cycling,  average 6,000′ vertical & 55 miles/day
  • Testing your legs on the famous Sella Ronda loop
  • Fresh Italian mountain cuisine
  • Riding the dramatic Stelvio and leg crushing Mortirolo
  • Soaking up the summer sun in the mountain spa towns of Bormio and Merano
  • Beautiful 3&4-star accomodations

Located in the far northeast corner of Italy bordering Austria & Switzerland is one of the most visually spectacular mountain regions known as the Dolomitii (or Dolomites).  This region is famous for its steep craggy mountains, Ladin culture (mixture of Austrian and Italian) and some of the most challenging cycling in all of Italy.

Your route starts in the Alto Adige valley dividing the eastern Dolomites with the western Italian Alps.  After a few days exploring the most famous and beautiful loops in the Dolomites, you’ll crisscross the valley through Bolzano into the Italian Alps.  It’s here you’ll experience a diversity of landscape and the unforgettable climbs of the Gavia, Stelvio and Mortirolo.  The daily distances together with climbing elevations are challenging and there are options for shorter or longer variations each day.  The trip is also designed, however, to have you back at the hotel by mid-afternoon to relax, explore the town or indulge in a locally made Italian gelato.

The Ride Strong Style

This tour is designed with an obsessive tendency towards the most well-designed routes, multiple nights in wonderful one-of-a-kind hotels, authentic (& delicious) cuisine and, yes, loads of riding. We operate our tour with knowledgeable local guides, vehicle/mechanical support throughout the day and cycling options. To enjoy this tour, however, you must be a fit cyclist capable of riding the daily distances on hilly terrain. Non-cyclist significant others are welcome.

Check-out a few of our favorite photos below or the trip climb profiles here:

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