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Road bike paradise Alta Badia - legendary passes in the Dolomites

Road bike paradise Alta Badia - legendary passes in the Dolomites

Road Cycling Collection by Hotel Melodia del Bosco

10

Tours

61:17 h

613 mi

87,275 ft

With beautiful nature, picturesque valleys and majestic mountains, the Dolomites are a true racing bike paradise. The Dolomite valley of Alta Badia, in South Tyrol, northern Italy, is the perfect starting point for countless rides. It's up to you whether you ride a short pleasure lap or treat yourself to the full programme of passes that have made history in the Giro d'Italia race.

In this beautiful region, the Hotel Melodia del Bosco has made a name for itself as a meeting place for many racing cyclists from all over the world. Owner Klaus Irsara is an enthusiastic cyclist himself and puts his heart and soul into the hotel to offer you the perfect road cycling holiday. In this Collection, we show you 10 great road bike tours, all of which use the Hotel Melodia del Bosco as a starting point.

The hotel is your base for an unforgettable holiday on two wheels. If you have problems with your bike or questions about a Tour, Klaus will be happy to help. By the way, the region around Alta Badia is not only a racing bike paradise. If you feel like it, countless mountain bike and gravel bike adventures also await.

You can rent the right bicycle in various bike shops nearby – there are even high-quality Basso racing bikes available to rent directly in the hotel. If you want to try out the latest equipment, you can do so here. The Tours in this Collection are ideal for exploring the region on your own but it is also possible to book guided tours and even multi-day bikepacking adventures.

The enjoyment doesn't stop after the rides either. On the contrary, the Hotel Melodia del Bosco knows how important regeneration is after sport. You can look forward to a cosy ambiance, a relaxing spa, wine cellar and restaurant that offers sumptuous portions of Ladin, South Tyrolean and rich vegetarian cuisine.

In the bike workshop, you can take care of your racing bike if necessary and then store it safely in the video-monitored bike room. As soon as you and your bike are ready, grab this Collection and choose your next road bike adventure in the Dolomites.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Sellaronda Tour - clockwise

    Difficult
    04:16
    42.0 mi
    9.8 mph
    6,425 ft
    6,425 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Almost 2,000 meters in altitude over not even 70 kilometers combined with four legendary passes - the “Sella Ronda” is not for nothing one of THE alpine classics for racing cyclists. In the footsteps of the Giro d’Italia professional cyclists, you circle the impressive Sella massif and enjoy the bittersweet

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  • Difficult
    05:44
    55.5 mi
    9.7 mph
    8,825 ft
    8,825 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Even if the main character of this challenging racing bike tour is the Passo Giau, two more Dolomite classics are waiting for you: the Campagnolo Pass and the Passo Valparola. After almost 90 kilometers and almost 2,700 meters in altitude, you will definitely know what you have done after this lap!

    

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  • Difficult
    06:24
    62.8 mi
    9.8 mph
    9,550 ft
    9,550 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Passo Fedaia is one of the most beautiful passes in the Dolomites, on the way you can enjoy spectacular views again and again. It leads you up to 2,057 meters, which is quite neat. Located at the foot of the highest mountain in the Dolomites, the Marmolada with a height of 3,343 meters, you will

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  • Difficult
    07:39
    76.7 mi
    10.0 mph
    11,300 ft
    11,300 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Drei Zinnen region is located in the east of South Tyrol and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The striking Three Peaks are the symbol of the Dolomites and an absolute natural highlight. Of course, you won't climb the three world-famous mountain peaks on this tour, but you will enjoy a wonderful

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  • Difficult
    03:29
    35.8 mi
    10.3 mph
    4,975 ft
    4,975 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour takes you through the Fodom Valley - that is the Ladin name for "Buchenstein" and before you think that you are cycling relaxed and easy through a shady valley the whole time: there are two long climbs waiting to be plowed by you. At almost 60 kilometers in length and around 1,500 meters in

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  • Difficult
    03:54
    43.2 mi
    11.1 mph
    3,925 ft
    3,925 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour begins very comfortably: You swing on your racing bike at the Hotel Melodia del Bosco and first roll relaxed downhill for a while through the picturesque Val Badia to the 60-soul town of Zwischenwasser. Here the Vigilbach flows into the Gader and here there is - if not much else - an inn and

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  • Difficult
    07:09
    69.1 mi
    9.7 mph
    10,600 ft
    10,600 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Villnösstal ("Val di Funes") is located in the middle of the Dolomites and is a wonderful travel destination for everyone who longs for rest and relaxation. A wonderful natural and cultural landscape, sleepy little villages and wonderful views of the mountains await you here. A low-traffic road leads

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  • Difficult
    04:48
    49.0 mi
    10.2 mph
    5,675 ft
    5,675 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour to the Furkelpass is ideally suited to explore the region north of the Hotel Melodia del Bosco and is a nice change from the "usual" trips around the Sella group. The Furkelpass connects the Gadertal with the eastern Pustertal and spits you out at the gates of Bruneck - we can definitely recommend

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  • Difficult
    08:10
    85.2 mi
    10.4 mph
    11,000 ft
    11,000 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    It is long, demanding and leads you over three legendary Dolomite passes: the Passo Sella, the Gardena Pass and the eponymous pass of this tour, the Passo di San Pellegrino. The latter may not be as well known as the other passes in the region, but it's totally worth it. From Cencenighe there is a whopping

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  • Difficult
    09:44
    94.3 mi
    9.7 mph
    14,975 ft
    14,975 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Maratona dles Dolomites has been held since 1987 and so you can say that it is a real institution! If you are looking for a real challenge, then this marathon route is just right for you: Including the journey from the Hotel Melodia del Bosco, more than 150 kilometers and a brutal 4,500 meters of

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    Hotel Melodia del Bosco

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    In the renovated bike hotel in Alta Badia, design meets tradition. The familiar atmosphere welcomes you as soon as you enter the hotel. The wonderful location right on the edge of the forest in the middle of the UNESCO natural heritage Dolomites is the ideal starting point for countless mountain bike tours.

    The owner family Irsara has managed to create a unique hotel with a lot of charm and character. Despite the very modern design, the hotel does not look cool, on the contrary, the use of lots of wood and traditional elements gives it a warm feel-good atmosphere.

    The love of home is reflected in the kitchen. Mainly regional products are prepared for dishes with Mediterranean, South Tyrolean and Ladin influences. Sporty menus, vegetarian or gluten free on request, give you energy and strength for the tour the next day.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Highlights
    1
  • Distance
    613 mi
  • Duration
    61:17 h
  • Elevation
    87,275 ft

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