Cycling in the Dolomites
is on the to-do list of every mountain-biker and road cyclist. Declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site since 2009, the region between Val Pusteria to the north and Valle Isarco to the west offers a unique variety of high-alpine trails and legendary pass roads, which has to be done at least once in a lifetime by ambitious road cyclists and fans of the Giro d'Italia. Falzarego, Gardena, Sella, Campolongo and Pordoi pass are the most well-known pass roads in the Dolomites, but don't forget Passo delle Erbe or Passo Pampeago.
One of the best known mountain-bike tours in the Dolomites is the Sellaronda tour. Just like in winter, you can access lifts, trails or forest roads either in Val Gardena
or in Alta Badia
, and enjoy the most beautiful areas of the region within one day.
Just as great as Sellaronda, is a round tour of Latemar Mountain in Val d'Ega/Eggental
, the Stoneman tours in the Holiday region Three Peaks in the Dolomites or the emerging bike region Plan de Corones/Kronplatz.
Highlights in the Dolomites:
Location and Route
The race classics Sellaronda Hero and Dolomiti Superbike
- The legendary Maratona dles Dolomites
The Val Pusteria valley cycling track
- The freeride trails Herrnsteig, Furcia and Pedaga at Plan de Corones
- The Stoneman trail in the Holiday region Three Peaks in the Dolomites
Coming from the north or South take the Bressanone/Brixen motorway exit (3 hours from Munich) in order to reach, Kronplatz/Plan de Corones
, Alta Badia
. In order to reach Alta Badia turn off in a southerly direction in S. Lorenzo/St. Lorenzen (approx. 1.5 hour's drive from Bressanone/Brixen), and Sesto/Sexten
can be reached via San Candido/Innichen in the east of South Tyrol.
For cycling in Gröden/Val Gardena take the Chiusa/Klausen motorway exit. Ortisei/St. Ulrich can be reached within half an hour.
To reach Eggental/Val d'Ega
take the Bozen Nord/Eggental exit.
To Nova Ponente/Ega/Obereggen/Monte San Pietro/Nova Levante/Carezza: right - direction Bolzano - right to Eggental - Val d'Ega
To Collepietra: left and follow the signs Steinegg-Collepietra. It takes about 30 minutes to get to any of the holiday resorts