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Italy - Raid Dolomiti - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Legendary Alpine challenges every day of the tour
  • Stunning mountain scenery – in France, Switzerland & Italy
  • Exploring vibrant Cortina after a day in the mountains
  • A true sense of achievement on reaching Trieste and the Adriatic
  • Climbing over the Cime di Lavaredo, whose towering limestone pinnacles epitomise the Dolomites
  • Taking on the mighty Stelvio, Sella Ronda and Zoncolan

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Geneva Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Thonon to Brig 102 Miles / 165 Kms Approx. 2,400 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Brig to Bellinzona 87 Miles / 140 Kms Approx. 3,250 Metres Approx. B  
4 Bellinzona to St Moritz 93 Miles / 150 Kms Approx. 4,000 Metres Approx. B L  
5 St Moritz to Prato dello Stelvio 78 Miles / 125 Kms Approx. 3,100 Metres Approx. B  
6 Prato Allo Stelvio to Val Gardena 105 Miles / 170 Kms Approx. 3,800 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Val Gardena to Cortina 53 Miles / 85 Kms Approx. 2,700 Metres Approx. B  
8 Cortina to Tolmezzo 96 Miles / 155 Kms Approx. 3,100 Metres Approx. B L  
9 Tolmezzo to Trieste 87 Miles / 140 Kms Approx. 1,200 Metres Approx. B  
10 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

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Holiday Information

Our Raid Dolomiti road cycling holiday is one of 2 Raids within our Classic Road programme and the most challenging of all.
During a week of breathtaking cycling you’ll ride a total of 1,000km taking in 39 cols and ascend an incredible 20,000 metres. The tour starts in Switzerland close to Lake Geneva and will cover the whole of the Alpine range including some of Italy’s most dramatic mountain roads and ends on the Adriatic coast at Trieste. If you love mountain climbing and a real cycling challenge then this is the trip for you.
During the tour you’ll be able to tick off some of the most famous cols in European cycling and the Tour de France - the Simplon, San Bernardino,and the Splugen, before moving into the Dolomites and the Giro d’Italia classics of the Stelvio, Sella Ronda, Giau, Tre Cime di Lavardo, and the Zoncolan. Each day during your ride you’ll be surrounded by stunning Alpine scenery as you make your way through some of the most beautiful towns and villages of this breathtaking area.
Although the focus is very much on the riding, we’ll be making sure you get your daily caffeine fix and also have some time to explore places such as St Moritz and Cortina, with its vibrant nightlife. The tour finishes at Trieste on the Adriatic and is the ‘easiest’(!) day of the tour.
From Tolmezzo we leave the big mountains behind and skirt the Slovenian border before making our way along the rolling sections roads of the coast. Still a decent distance today but rest assured there'll still be plenty of time for a final celebratory dinner and drinks to celebrate your achievement. 
WHAT IS A RAID? - A Raid challenge is a ride where you must complete an entire allocated route within a certain timeframe. The Raid Dolomiti is administered by the cycle club Thonon Le Bains, with the official route starting in their home town and finishing in Trieste. To officially complete the RAID you must have your passbook (your 'carnet') stamped at 6 official checkpoints along the way. Only then can you collect your well-deserved RAID certificate and medal!

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9 nights agriturismi & hotels

8 days riding

Breakfasts and 4 picnic lunches

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Raid medal for completing all stages!

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