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Traversing the Dolomites — the world's most beautiful mountain range

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Traversing the Dolomites — the world's most beautiful mountain range

Road Cycling Collection by komoot

4-8

days

3-6 h

/ day

206 mi

29,675 ft

30,800 ft

If there's a paradise for cyclists out there somewhere on our planet, then it's most certainly the Dolomites. In fact, UNESCO even declared the “Pale Mountains” a world heritage site because of their beauty — something best witnessed on a bike. Here, when you ride, something stunning is never far away.

Road cycling in the Dolomites is pure pleasure. It's an incomparably breathtaking experience, with this crossing revealing the very best of these mountains to you. On it, you will stick to roads less traveled, conquering demanding mountain passes and enjoying speedy downhills descents as you go.

You will start your trip in Brixen and cross the Dolomites over six stages. Your final destination will be Trento, from where you can easily take the Brenner Railway back to your starting point.

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Dolomiten-Cross

181 mi

26,975 ft

28,225 ft

Last updated: November 17, 2021

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  • Difficult
    05:18
    37.5 mi
    7.1 mph
    7,175 ft
    4,400 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Right at the beginning of the Dolomitecross, the cathedral city of Brixen with its southern flair and the many sights on the Würzjoch to La Villa. You do not have much time to curl up, because from the start to the pass you have to overcome more than 1,500 vertical meters. There you have already made

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  • Difficult
    03:02
    26.8 mi
    8.8 mph
    3,550 ft
    4,175 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The lively town of Cortina d'Ampezzo is the second destination on your journey through the Dolomites. Two famous passages lie on the way from La Villa to here - the Passo di Valparola and the Passo di Falzarego. The two are two real passport beauties and every racing cyclist should have beaten them at

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  • Difficult
    03:03
    24.7 mi
    8.1 mph
    3,925 ft
    4,675 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today, a real heavyweight is on the agenda: the Passo di Giau. This classic race bike comes with neat height meters and is always part of various bike races. At this stage it will be high alpine and you will "experience" the most beautiful landscapes of the Dolomites. Since the route is not too long

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  • Difficult
    05:50
    44.8 mi
    7.7 mph
    6,000 ft
    5,375 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On the fourth day you have to pedal a bit longer. You collect on the driveways to the famous Pordoijoch and the not so famous, but no less beautiful, Karerpass some altitude. Good that the previous stage was not so demanding. At Pordoijoch, you pass the 2,000 meters and come into high alpine fields

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  • Difficult
    02:35
    20.7 mi
    8.0 mph
    3,175 ft
    4,300 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On the penultimate day of the Dolomite Cross, there is only a short leg on the plan. But although you only have to pedal 33 kilometers, you should not underestimate the stage. You have to cross the Passo di Lavaze into the Val di Fiemme, where you are staying in Molina. There you can fill up with regional

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  • Difficult
    05:31
    51.7 mi
    9.4 mph
    5,875 ft
    7,875 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Final stage! Today you reach the destination of Trento on your Dolomites crossing. One last time you have to make an effort, because the Passo Manghen wants to know it again. But after the effort, the pleasure follows and you rush down into the Valsugana Valley. You are now leaving the Dolomites and

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    206 mi
  • Duration
    25:18 h
  • Elevation
    29,675 ft30,800 ft

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