Cycling in the Dolomites around Cortina


Discover Cortina and the Dolomites road biking.

Discover Cortina d’Ampezzo and the surrounding valleys along its spectacular 700 km road biking routes with awe inspiring views!

The itineraries wind along some of the most picturesque mountain passes of the Alps and through traditional Ladin Valleys. And along the way you will be able to admire the most iconic peaks of the Dolomites.

Indeed, the Dolomites offer riders itineraries for every interest and ability level, always with spectacular sceneries. The Unesco scenery is simply mind-blowing. It has an intensity you will hardly see anywhere else.

There's an array of striking climbs: from the Giro d'Italia climbs, to itineraries that will bring you on mountain passes and to discover the surrounding villages and areas, such as Cadore, Comelico, Val Pusteria, Val Badia. In addition, you can admire the highest and most spectacular peaks of the Dolomites: the iconic Three Peaks of Lavaredo, Tofane, Pelmo, Antelao, Marmolada and Civetta! The peaks rise up vertically around you; it's simply awe inspiring.

Cycling in the Dolomites around Cortina all year-round​

The Dolomites boast excellent riding weather from May to October, with lower levels of precipitation than other areas on the Alps. And if you’re after quieter roads, May, September and October are considered your best bet. During spring, nature awakens, days are long, the air is sparkling, the flowers bloom and lakes are at their very best. Autumn is instead a very authentic season, with very stable weather and magical colors. Cycling through the golden-red-orange colors of foliage, surrounded by golden larches, is a truly unforgettable experience! 

Cycling is one of the best ways to explore the Dolomites and Cortina is one of the great cycling areas in the Alps, in the heart of the Dolomies. For relaxing days you can take some shorter itineraries with little elevation gain, such as the Cortina-Dobbiaco route along the Dolomites Bike Path (Cicblabile delle Dolomiti) or the Misurina Lake Circuit. In addition, there are plenty of circuits of over 100 kilometers, covering 1,000 to 3,000 metres of climbing. These routes take in a selection of iconic passes, such as the Giau, Falzarego, Gardena, Sella, Pordoi. Thus, cycling lovers of all levels will be able to live an unforgettable Dolomites cycling holiday!

Cortina, in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, is the ideal starting point for a cycling holiday. You can indeed set off to explore the most beautiful mountain passes of the Dolomites or stop for a few days while doing the Munich-Venice route or even visit Austria, reaching the city of Lienz!

Cycling in the Dolomites around Cortina d’Ampezzo is just a must-do for every rider!

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Bike-packing: multi-day itineraries among Ladin valleys, mountain passes and striking climbs

Cortina d’Ampezzo is the ideal starting point for a road bike safari, a multi-day cycling itinerary, spending the night every day in a different area of the Dolomites. You will have a chance to discover the magnificent valleys and the surrounding villages, along an itinerary with departure and arrival in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

We will take care of the transfer of your luggage from hotel to hotel and will offer all the necessary assistance in case of need. Those who want to make the experience even more authentic, can be accompanied by local cycling guides who will share their knowledge, ensuring a great and safe journey.


Mind-blowing sceneries: feel free cycling in the majestic Dolomites.

Cortina and the Dolomites offer riders the opportunity to enjoy unique views and panoramas. While cycling you can really grasp the scale of the Dolomites and see the landscape change around every corner. Cycling on the beautiful road biking routes of the Dolomites is a real paradies for riders. The itineraries wind along some of the most picturesque passes of the Dolomites and through traditional Ladin Valleys. And the high density of mountain passes within a relatively small area will make your cycling holiday incredible!

In addition, you will be able to admire simply breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. The so-called enrosadira: when the morning and evening sun catches the imposing mountain faces and paints them in a pink, rosy hue.

Have you already explored the Dolomites and want to try something new?

Discover with us another Unesco World Heritage site of incredible beauty, just an hour’s drive away: the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene with its enchanting vineyards and unforgettable food and wine experiences.


Cycling guides, Bike hire, transfer service and bike friendly hotels

To make your bike holiday in the Dolomites perfect we will find the best partners for you: cycling guides, hotel to hotel luggae transfer, bike hire, costumized assistance and bike-friendly hotels.

Gourmet Cycling

A great plus of every holiday in Italy is the excellent food. During your cycling holiday expect wonderful breaks at mountain huts, agriturismi and restaurants to enjoy traditional and Italian cuisine. You can taste local specialties, refreshing drinks, and spoil yourslef with great lunches and dinners! Cortina d’Ampezzo offers excellent cuisine, both in the traditional town centre and in the mountains.

Discover the Dolomites by riding the Giro d'Italia climbs

The Dolomites have a great road cycling heritage having hosted over 40 times the Giro d’Italia. Thus, cyclists can’t miss coming to the Dolomites and riding on the narrow, twisting roads surrounded by the imposing limestone peaks. The Giro d’Italia has passed through or had a stage starting or arriving in Cortina d’Ampezzo. For trained riders, the steep climbs with hairpin turns, leading to the mountain passes are ideal for training. This makes the mountain town an ideal starting point for cycling on the roads that have made the history with the Giro d’Italia.

Cycling events

Other events not to miss in Cortina d’Ampezzo and in the surrounding area are the Sellaronda Bike Day, the Maratona des Dolomites, the Dolomites Bike Day and the Eroica Dolomiti. For those who would like to attend these events we are available to organize tailor-made offers with organization of transfer / pick-up service.

Other activities to make your holiday unforgettable

Cortina d’Ampezzo offers countless activities and experiences: cultural activities, outdoor and indoor sports, wellness and haute cuisine. Our Team will be at your side to find all the right ingredients for the best holiday for you: from wine tastings to cooking classes, from climbing lessons to a day golfing, from panoramic trekkings or via ferrata routes to a helicopter tour of the Dolomites.

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