24th - 30th June 2023
Dolomites Gravel Tour With 3T
Join Rolling Dreamers and 3T in this exclusive version of our Dolomites Gravel Pro Tour.
Included in this tour is the use of a 3T; the ideal gravel bike for this adventure! A select group of cyclists will be supported by our expert guides on the road along with a support van.
Starting in the Val di Fassa, riding the undiscovered gravel roads that lead to the Val di Fiemme and finishing with the classic Dolomites cycling experience: riding the Sellaronda loop in the Val Gardena.
Val di Fiemme
5 riding days
Dolomites Gravel Tour With 3T is 6 nights and 7 days, of which the middle 5 riding, departing from the Val di Fiemme and arriving in Val Gardena.
Day 1: Loop Fiemme
Distance: 48km / Climbing: 1450m
Day 2: Fiemme – Fassa
Distance: 66km / Climbing: 2050m
Day 3: Loop Fassa
Distance: 70km / Climbing: 1900m
Day 4: Fassa – Gardena
Distance: 40km / Climbing: 1400m
Day 5: Sellaronda
Distance: 77km / Climbing: 2430m
In this exclusive version of our Dolomites Gravel Tour, a select group of cyclists will be supported by our expert guides on the route along with a support van.
A 6 day gravel bike tour through Italy’s most iconic mountain range: the Dolomites. Beginning in the Val di Fiemme, moving through the Val di Fassa and ending in the Val Gardena you will experience the classic riding that one would expect in the Dolomites including finishing with the Sellaronda ride. On the way we will discover the lesser known valleys on trails and paths following the routes made by our local experts.
The Dolomites form the natural geographical barrier between Italy and Austria but it is a mistake to think of them as being one area. In fact, each of the valleys have their own unique differences and moving between them we shift not only in place but also in primary language. During the Rolling Dreamers Dolomites Gravel Tour spectacular views are given in this area as are long steady climbs.
We begin in the Val di Fiemme, starting at around 1000m amid forests, meadows and limestone with the goal of discovering alternative dirt roads to the classic paved passes of the Dolomites. In addition are forests trails and an enviable network of cycle paths along the valley floor that will take us from here and eventually over to the Val di Fassa.
As the Dolomites is an international location there are food options that cater for all tastes but some of the local specialities are a definitely worth seining out (in our opinion!). The first is Kaiserschmarrn, a lightly sweetened pancake that takes its name from the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I. This can be eaten as dessert and it’s often served with jam but also it can be ordered as a light lunch. Pancakes for lunch? That’ll get you up the next mountain. For savoury dishes, Canederli are dumpling that are found all across central and eastern Europe and beyond. Locally to the Dolomites are variants with speck (smoked pork) or with spinach. Try one. Or both!
Along the way we will discover the Cavalese waterfalls and (for those who wish) take a dip in the refreshing mountain water, marvel at El Pezo del Gazolin, a two hundred and forty year old spruce with a five metre trunk that dominates the surrounding forest and ride past disinterested cows that graze in the mountain pastures.
Heading northwards up the Valle di Fiemme to Predazzo, we cycle alongside the Rio Travignolo on an old mule track and join the road for the final part of the climb to Passo Rolle. The Baita Segantini refuge awaits and offers some refreshment with the backdrop of the Pale di San Martino. The spectacular white stone descent of the Luisa Pass takes us down into the Val di Fassa.
The Sellaronda is a must do bike ride for any cyclist. The 53km loop takes in the four most famous mountain passes of the Dolomites; Passo Sella, Passo Pordoi, Passo Campolongo and Passo Gardena. Our final day’s cycling in Val Gardena will take us from the valley to the start of the loop for a total of 77kms and 2430m of climbing.
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- * There is an additional charge of €500 for single room occupancy
- Double room occupancy must be booked in pairs – either as a double or twin room
- The exact model of 3T bike provided will be dependent on the sizes available
- Guide/riders ratio is 1 to 8 (e.g. for 8+ participants groups there are 2 guides on the road)
- Travel and flight insurance are not included. We recommend all participants have their own travel insurance for the duration of the trip, in case of illness, accidents or last minute cancellations.
- A non-refundable deposit is required to secure all bookings. 10 weeks before the trip starts the remaining balance for the trip must be paid.
- Once the remaining balance for a tour is fully paid, 25% will be non-refundable. Within 4 weeks of the tour start date, 50% will be non-refundable. Within 7 days of the tour start date, 75% is non-refundable.