Italy/Dolomites Map and Trip SummaryBy Will • Aug 3rd, 2009 • Category: Climbs, Cycling
This is not a complete map of passes, but contains most of the great climbs in the area (yes, I realize the map is bigger than the Dolomite region).
The Red pins are passes I have climbed. Blue pins are other climbs …. feel free to suggest any fun climbs that are missing. Below the map are 8 rides that I have done and can strongly recommend – with links to route maps and more details for each.
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The first four routes all start in beautiful Corvara – a perfect base if you want to stay in one place for a few days.
1. The Maratona dles Dolomites course
138 kms, 4000 metres climb, 7 climbs. One of the most beautiful rides I have ever done. Details here.
2. Selle Ronda – counter clockwise
The classic loop with 4 passes. The first 55 kms of the Maratona course but in the opposite direction. Paradise. Details here.
3. Passo delle Erbe
A local favorite. A big, beautiful climb …. at least we have been told it is beautiful …. but we were rained on throughout and fog/clouds blocked the big views. Details here.
4. Passo Falzarego via Passo Campolongo
This is basically the second half of the medium (106 km) course in the Maratona dles Dolomites – so it climbs Passo Falzarego (and 1.3 kms further Passo Valparola) from a different side than the full 138 kms Maratona course. Details here.
5. Passo delle Stelvio – north side
On the edge (but outside) of the Dolomite region. One of the most famous and awe inspiring cycling climbs anywhere. Epic. Details here.
6. Passo delle Stelvio (south side) and Umbrailpass
The less famous side of Stelvio is still awe inspiring. This route also includes Umbrailpass – the highest Swiss pass I have ever cycled. Details here.
7. Passo Gavia (both sides)
One of the greatest days on a bike. Details here. Also not quite in the Dolomites.
8. Passo delle Foppa (Mortirolo)
Short, famous, and very steep! Details here. Again, not quite in the Dolomites.