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  • 7 nights | 33 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 4
  • Self-guided from: €649
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Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

Calling all mountain bikers!

Now is your chance to ride along the tracks of the Dolomite Superbike Race, a legend among mountain bike races in the Alps and a must for any mountain biker looking for the ultimate challenge. Ride the self-guided route with all details covered.

You'll enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Italian Alps as you travel old military and forest tracks along the mountain bike marathon track of the famous race, which takes place every July.

Take in the breathtaking views of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as you reach mountain summits surrounded by three nature parks - Fanes-Sennes-Prag, Ampezzaner Dolomiten, and Sextner Dolomiten.

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival in Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco
Individual arrival at the start hotel in Hochpustertal.

Day 2: Villabassa or Dobbiaco – Lake Pragser Wildsee – Olang/Valdaora -
Villabassa or Dobbiaco (approximately 1,200 m in altitude; 25 miles/40 km)
From Villabassa/Dobbiaco you cycle along the cycling path until you reach the entrance to Pragser valley and continue up to lake Pragser Wildsee, which enchants visitors with its crystal clear turquoise water. After a short downhill ride to St. Veit you take a forest track under the Pragser Dolomites to Brunstalm. After a break and refreshment, you can enjoy the downhill ride to Valaora di Sopra and go back to Villabassa/Dobbiaco on the cycling path.

Day 3:  Villabassa or Dobbiaco – Eggerberg –  Villabassa or Dobbiaco (approximately 1,850 m in altitude; 40 miles/65 km)
The first part of today's stage leads along the asphalted road to the lookout on Eggerberg (1,480m). Over the forest tracks, on the back of the mountain, you reach Ratsberg (1,620m) and the homonymous hotel. From here you go downhill to the "Silvesteralm" (1,800m). Over the "Innichberg" you get back to Villabassa/Dobbiaco.

Ambitious mountain bikers can cycle from the "Silvesteralm" over an old military road up to Markinkele (2,545 m). This summit, the southern peak of the Villgrater mountains, offers a marvelous view over the higher two of the Three Peaks. You take the same way back to "Silvesteralm" and Villabassa/Dobbiaco.

Day 4: Villabassa or Dobbiaco – Helm – Rotwand – Villabassa or Dobbiaco (approximately 1,400 m in altitude; 37 miles/60 km)
Today you reach one of the most beautiful side valleys of the Pustertal, Sesto. You leave Villabassa/Dobbiaco on the cycling path and reach San Candido. From there you cycle over Innichner Sonnenberg (sunny mountain of Innichen) to the skiing mountain of Helm (2,041 meters).

Expect a wonderful view on the Sextner Dolomites. After a short downhill ride to the fortress Mittelberg you reach the Rotwand meadows and Bad Moos. From there you follow the cycling path along the river of Sesto until you get to the old thermal springs of San Candido and back to Villabassa/Dobbiaco.

Day 5: Villabassa or Dobbiaco – Gemärk – Cortina d'Ampezzo (approximately 1,100 m in altitude; 28 miles/45 km)
You leave Villabassa/Dobbiaco going south on the cycling path along the tracks of the old Dolomites railway. You pass two lakes: Toblacher See and Dürrensee and you reach the border – the Gemärk – of the two regions Trentino-Südtirol and Veneto. ;Follow the cycling path to Ospitale. From here the Valley Padeon takes you under Mount Cristallo to Pass Tre Croci and then slightly downhill to Cortina d’Ampezzo where you will spend the night.

Day 6: Cortina – Cortina, 5-huts tour (approximately 2,000 m in altitude; 31 miles/50 km)
Leave Cortina on the cycling path and go to Fiames. From there you go on until you reach S. Umberto and slightly up to the hut Rifugio Ra Stua (1,668m). Continue to the hut Senneshütte (2,120m). Now a long downhill ride begins passing the hut Rifugio Fodara Vedla (1,980m) to the hut Rifugio Pederü (1,540m). On the old military road you cycle up to the hut Faneshütte (2,060m) passing lake Lago di Limonto the hut Großen Faneshütte (2,095m). Under the famous Vallon Bianco, former theater of war, you cycle back to Fiames and Cortina.

Day 7: Cortina – Gemärk – Plätzwiese – Villabassa or Dobbiaco (approximately 1,000 - 1,300m in altitude; 25 or 31 miles/40 or 50 km)
Today you will reach the high plateau Plätzwiese – mount Dürrenstein and Hohe Gaisl still high above it. Next to nature and peace you will enjoy the most stunning view: Monte Cristallo, Tofane, Three Peaks just to name some of the summits you can admire! To get there, take the cycling path to the region border Gemärk and then you take the old military road to Plätzwiese. After a short break and refreshment you go downhill to Pragser valley with its dark coniferous forests – take the cycling path back Villabassa/Dobbiaco.

Ambitious riders can cycle from the hut Dürrensteinhütte on to the Strudelkopf and enjoy the view over the world famous Three Peaks and the valley Höhlensteintal.

Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or option to extend your stay.

Route Map

Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

Dates

Daily: Jun 24-Sep 23, 2018 (additional dates available for parties of 5 or more)
Low season: Jun 24, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018, Sep 09, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
High season: Jun 30, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€649
High season surcharge
€65
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€149
Optional dinner plan
€105
Bike Rentals
Mountain bike
€160
Extra Nights, Villabassa/Dobbiaco, prices starting at
Per person, double occupancy
€85
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€12
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

FunActive Tours GmbH Terms and Conditions

Contents of Contract
Booking includes the following elements: group or client’s name, arrival and departure date, number and type of reserved rooms, description of package, content and type of booked package, description of the accommodation, prices, surcharges and reductions. If there are no extra conditions included in the booking, then the general regulations apply. All prices are in Euro or in the additional currency and include VAT and all other taxes. Extra conditions and changes in the booking must be confirmed in writing by the tour operator.

Client withdrawal / Substitute client / Booking change
Withdrawal: Before the start of the tour the client can withdraw from the contract at any time. The client has to confirm the withdrawal in writing. In the case of a withdrawal or no show, the following charges will be charged to the client:

  • Up to 28 days before tour start: 20% of tour cost
  • From the 27th to the 14th day before tour start: 30% of tour cost
  • From the 13th day to 8th day before tour start: 50% of tour cost
  • From the 7th day to 4th day before tour start: 70% of tour cost
  • From the 3th day before tour start or no show: 90 % of tour cost
  • Early departure from already started bike tour / hiking tour / cross country ski tour: 100% of tour cost

The tour operator recommends taking out travel insurance.

Substitute Client: Each client can nominate a third person to take their place if this is done at least three days before tour begin. The tour operator can refuse this person if there are important reasons. If a third party takes over this does not affect the original contract and the original withdrawal clauses apply. A fee of € 50,00 is charged for changing the name of the client.

Booking Change: Changes in the booking regarding number of rooms, type of hotel and catering (if available) are allowed up to 28 days before tour start. A fee of € 50,00 will be charged for each alteration. After this the condition of cancellation are available. Such a booking change can take place only in accordance with the possibilities of individual cases;the customer has no claim. A booking change by customer to another tour is only possible in the form of a cancellation (according to the conditions of cancellation) and subsequent new booking.

Reduction for children in a room with parents

Reduction for children to the 4th birthday, with breakfast (consumption extra): 100% Reduction for children from 4 years to their 11th birthday, with breakfast: 50% Reduction for children from 11 years to their 14th birthday, with breakfast: 25% Reduction for additional beds in double rooms for children over 14 years of age and adults: 15%

A reduction in cost applies for a third and fourth bed in a room for both adults and children when sharing with two full paying adults. The reduction only applies to the package price on offer which includes breakfast and cannot be used in conjunction with any additional services.

Half board can be booked for children from the age of 4 (for those trips where the possibility of a reservation for half board exists). Dinner and other consumables required by children under the age of 4 can be ordered and paid for directly at the location.

General

Changes in prices and performance are at our discretion as well as minimal changes in the routes if necessary. You will naturally be informed of any changes immediately. Our prices are minimal prices and cannot be reduced. Legal seat is Bozen.

Information for bike tours/hiking tours/cross country safari

Approximately 30 days before the start of the tour guests will receive general information of the tour and how to get there as well a hotel list by e mail. Detailed information (voucher, luggage labels, route description, maps etc) will be handed out to the guest at their arrival at the reception of the first hotel.

Our information is usually in German. For some of the tours we also have information in other languages. Consult the single offers for detailed information about the available language.

Information talk

For almost all tours we offer our guests the possibility to take part in our information talk on arrival day in the evening or in the next morning. One of the tour operator employees will provide the guests with all the necessary information about the route and answer any questions.

Subsequently the guest will also receive any articles he has booked (rental bikes etc).

Telephone Service Hotline

We offer our guests a service hotline from 8.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. during the whole tour. A tour operator employee who speaks German, Italian and English is there to help with any problems or to answer any questions.

Bikes and extra equipment

All rental bikes are 21 gear tour bikes especially built for our tours (ladies’ or men’s bike). A limited number of 7 gear bikes with back pedalling brakes (only unisex bikes) is available on request for some tours. Our team member will hand over the bikes at the starting hotel. Please state the height of the clients when booking the tour.

All bikes come with a saddlebag. In addition clients receive for each booked room one handlebar bag, a bicycle computer, a lock, one air pump, inner tubes and a tool kit.

On most of our tours are available electro bikes (limited availability) on request. Consult the single offers for detailed information.

All photos used by permission. ©FunActive Tours GmbH

Ratings

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Average Ratings

  • Overall

    4

  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 3
  • Value 5
  • Included meals 4
  • Bikes & equipment 3
  • Hotels or boat 5
  • Scenery 5
  • Ease of navigation 3
  • Local tour company services 4
  • Route selection 5

Reviews

SMB_123 August 22, 2017

Spectacular views

The routes are all away from traffic.
The routes were easy in terms of terrain (wide gravel roads or paved/unpaved cycle paths) but challenging in terms of hill climbing. The climbing could be tailored to do more or less. (There were plenty of opportunities to cut a day short if we needed to)
Our hotel in Villabassa (Hotel Adler) we absolutely loved!
The locals are very friendly.
Cortina D'Ampezzo was spectacular and we opted to take a day off riding to take a bus & gondola ride and explore on foot.
The thunderstorms were saw were EPIC !
The towns and villages were very pretty.
The huts were fabulous... the numerous coffee breaks we had up on the tops with spectacular views were most enjoyable.
I recommend downloading GPX file to a Garmin or similar. We felt we'd spent too long on some rides stopping to navigate using the maps alone.