Italy - Alps and Dolomites - Giants of the Giro - Guided Road Cycling Holiday
- Cycling through stunning mountain scenery
- Climbing the iconic Mortirolo, Passo Gavia and Passo Stelvio of Giro d’Italia fame
- Enjoying post-ride relaxation in typical ‘chalet’-style mountain hotels
- Taking in the amazing views while cycling through the Italian Dolomites
- Recharging your energy levels every evening with tasty local fayre
- Testing your legs and endurance on the final Monte Grappa climb
- Enjoying an aperitivo in the lively towns of San Pellegrino Terme, Bormio and Bassano del Grappa
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|1||Arrival||Non Riding Day|
|2||San Pellegrino Terme to Tirano via Passo San Marco||75 Miles / 120 Kms Approx.||2,400 Metres Approx.||B L|
|3||Tirano to Bormio via Mortirolo and Gavia||59 Miles / 95 Kms Approx.||3,300 Metres Approx.||B|
|4||Bormio to Bolzano via Stelvio, Passo Palade and Passo della Mendola||106 Miles / 170 Kms Approx.||3,500 Metres Approx.||B L|
|5||Bolzano to Arabba via Passo Nigra and Passo||53 Miles / 85 Kms Approx.||2,800 Metres Approx.||B L|
|6||Sella Ronda Loop Ride (Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella, Passo Gardena, Passo Valparola, Passo Falzarego)||53 Miles / 85 Kms Approx.||2,400 Metres Approx.||B|
|7||Arabba to Siror via Passo Valles and Passo Rolle||53 Miles / 85 Kms Approx.||2,000 Metres Approx.||B|
|8||Siror to Bassano del Grappa via Passo Croce d’Aune e Monte Grappa||62 Miles / 100 Kms Approx.||2,700 Metres Approx.||B L|
|9||Departure - Venice||Non Riding Day||B|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
As seen in the press...
If you’ve never ridden a bike through the high mountains of northern Italy, first hauling yourself up and over a passo (start with Valparola and make your way over Fedaia and Gardena for outstanding views) and then enjoying the sweet reward of a sweeping descent through the forest, you’re missing a big section in your cycling palmares.
Simon Mottram, Founder of Rapha (Telegraph 2016)
This trip set a whole new standard...
I have done several continental cycling tour holidays. This trip set a whole new standard. The cycling was amazing and despite some poor weather in places both Massimo and Danillo kept us well stocked and supported. This is the first time that we have had native guides and as such the experience was massively improved. They knew the areas, people and were able to assist with any query.
Ultimately, the value for money came from the fact that Massimo and Danillo worked really hard to make sure we were happy. They made this trip and it would be that reason alone I would be recommending Skedaddle over other companies.
All food was superb – especially the wonderful lunches made by Massimo and Danilo, I’ve never had such good salads and cycling food!
Having an Italian leader really enhanced the holiday and Massimo is excellent at his job. He was able to strike the perfect balance and along with Nicola made our holiday a fantastic experience.
Excellent in every way...
Can’t fault it – excellent in every way. All the hotels were of a very high standard, new fittings, clean, good locations. One of them even had a 5 x Tour de France winner installed for us to have photos with. The ride on the Saturday before the official start (we arrived a day early) was awesome – Ghisallo, church and museum, Muro di Sormano, fantastic descent to Lake Como and then a spin around the lake. After that… um, they were all good. Stella Ronda day stands out though, mainly for the last descent.
Beautiful place for cycling...
Very good! Really, really enjoyed the week away. Beautiful place to go cycling. I can’t say enough good things about Massimo – he was encouraging, thoughtful, showed great attention to detail and was tremendous fun!
Professional Skedaddle team from the beginning to the end...
From selection of hotels, local route knowledge to transfers, every aspect of our holiday was taken care of. I cannot thank Massimo, Luca and Nicola enough for the outstanding support during our holiday. It was a pleasure to ride and socialise with such an outstanding crew focused on absolute service excellence. I was really impressed by 3 of the hotels we stayed in. They were way above my expectations, really roomy and very comfortable.
I have done a number of bike trips and now with Skedaddle….they put together a great trip which I think is very good value.
Michelle, South Africa
I love Skedaddle holidays...
The days Mortirolo & Stella Ronda were equally challenging and stunning and are exactly why I love Skedaddle holidays.
Breathtaking views and tender loving care...
Massimo really looked after us all very well and tended to all of our needs. Massimo is an excellent people person and helped bond the group together, making for an excellent tour experience. Luca was very helpful to all and acted as joint tour leader, he is an excellent bike mechanic as well, a very nice guy. Nicola drove the van and tended to all of our food and water requests, he also took some excellent photographs.
First class guides and awesome cycling...
The guides put loads of effort into the lunches and the results were excellent – healthy, filling and tasty. Massimo was very organised and put in a huge amount of effort on every front. The cycling was everything I expected and more. Superb scenery, challenging climbs, and fantastic descents. The Passo gavia was the perfect climb in terms of gradient, views, weather and all round experience.
A fantastic trip...
Massimo couldn’t be faulted – serious when necessary (explaining rides, gradients, potential dagers etc.), excellent humour and always in control of the group. Clearly had put in and continued to put in during the trip a huge amount of work/preparation. It all made for a relaxing time for the group so we just had the cycling to concentrate on; as it should be of course, but not easy to achieve – most impressive!
Would definitely recommend Saddle Skedaddle...
Very good – much better than I am used to, a real treat! I would definitely recommend Saddle Skedaddle to my friends.
Stella Ronda in the Dolomites was the most beautiful day of cycling I’ve ever experienced, and the guides were excellent!
A great holiday...
The food which Roberto provided was absolutely excellent and he did a fantastic job every day. I really enjoyed every day and it would be difficult to pick one of them!
Massimo was absolutely great and he could not do enough for us. His job was not easy but he did this in a relaxed and friendly manner. I thought he was outstanding!
It was everything I thought it would be and more...
Massimo, Bepe and Roberto where without doubt the best guides/hosts that I have ever had the privilege to have had any dealings with in over 30 years of travelling the world! No problem was too small, no obstacle too large, every request was seen too, in fact, these fellows where exemplary exponents of their positions and tasks!
Very well planned...
Guides were very helpful and supportive. The hotels were of a very high standard, much better than with other organisations I have been with. High standard of cleanliness, spacious rooms, good locations. Very well planned – very good communication in UK and Italy.
Skedaddle offers a great package at a fair price. The level of service provides peace of mind and a stress free trip.
A fantastic holiday!
Excellent cycling! There wasn’t a day on this trip that i didn’t like.
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