The Dolomite passes, a road cyclist's dream
Day trips or multi-day tours through the mountain valleys
Road cycling is a sport that is becoming increasingly popular among amateur sportsmen. Among the dreams shared by those who practise this sport, there is certainly cycling over the Dolomite passes in Trentino-South Tyrol. They may be more or less difficult depending on the grade and length of the climb, but you are always sure to be rewarded with unique views.
Whether you choose to start from Val Badia or Val d'Isarco, you can reach Passo delle Erbe on your bike.
Starting from Alta Badia, it is possible to complete a daily loop tour of a difficult level. The longest climb lasts 18 km with a maximum gradient of 16 degrees, so good preparation and training are required. Once you reach the top of the pass, you must refresh and recover your energy with the typical apple strudel with vanilla sauce. You then continue in the direction of Luson and St. Andrä, from where you can choose whether to return on the same route as on the outward journey or take the direction towards Brixen and, by going up the Pustertal valley, return to the Ladin villages. During this tour you will be constantly accompanied by lush green meadows and views of the majestic Odle Group.
Many cyclists reach Passo delle Erbe on multi-day tours on two wheels, for example by touring the Dolomite passes around the Sella group (Sella, Pordoi, Gardena, Campolongo).
In recent years, the use of gravel bikes has become increasingly popular, a type of bike that allows you to tackle different road surfaces, asphalt or dirt roads in comfort. They are also ideal for transporting your equipment, making them the ideal means of transport for cycling trips.
Regardless of the type of bike, discover the Dolomites on two wheels.