Day 1: Alta Badia, Dolomites. Arrival in Alta Badia on your own. Check into your “bike friendly” hotel. Meeting with mountain bike guide in the afternoon and briefing of the trip and bike equipment). Diner and overnight at 3* Hotel in Alta Badia.
Day 2: Santa Croce Sanctuary – av.time 5-6h - tot.km 30 - climb 658m. Indulge in a hearty alpine breakfast before biking to Santa Croce Sanctuary. Bike through forest and green pasture to a typical Ladino shepherd’s house for lunch. Taste local specialties such as turtres (Ladino vegetable pastries), grilled veggies, and homemade cakes. After lunch descend on an exhilarating downhill to the tiny village of San Leonardo and by gravel roads back to your hotel. Overnight at 3* Hotel in Alta Badia. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: From Alta Badia towns to the heart of the Dolomites – av.time 5-6h - 30-35 km (option to do 25km more) - climb 1500’. Bike by the river and through beautiful larch forests along the towns of the Alta Badia region arriving to the heart of the Dolomites in the pinturesc valley of San Vigilio. Lunch on the way enjoying fantastic views of the Dolomitic mountains. Return to your hotel biking or with the bus. Overnight at 3* Hotel in Alta Badia. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Fanes – Sennes – Braies Natural Park & Cortina D’Ampezzo – av.time 6-7h - tot.km 44,5 - altitude covered 1890m. A rather hard bike trip but undoubtedly one of the most panoramic trips that the Dolomites has to offer in the beautiful Fanes – Sennes – Braies Natural Park. Leave from your hotel to Capanna Alpina (4km). From here uphill pushing your bike for 2km. Superb panoramas await you from the top of the Col Locia massif. Superb biking on the Altopiano di Fanes to a a typical Ladino shepherd’s house for lunch. Descend on gravel road to chic Cortina D’Ampezzo. Time for some shopping. Afternoon private transfer back to Alta Badia. Overnight at 3* Hotel in Alta Badia. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Breakfast and departure on your own.
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