Browsing: Italian Alps


Cycling up Mortirolo: One of the steepest climbs regularly raced up – appearing 10 times in the Giro since 1990 – always from this side starting in Mazzo.


Cycling photos, map, elevation profiles, etc for the legendary Passo Gavia. One of the greatest days ever on a bike.

Another great loop starting in Corvara. This is basically the second half of the medium (106 km) course in the Maratona dles Dolomites.

This unbelievable loop is the first stretch of the Maratona dles Dolomites – but today I did it in the opposite direction – counterclockwise.


Passo delle Stelvio (Stilfser Joch in German) is one of the most famous, beautiful, high, and fun cycling rides anywhere.

We’re in the beautiful Dolomites and the weather forecast is awful – what to do?

This pass has been used for almost 3,000 years to cross the Alps. Julius Caesar crossed with an army in 57 BC. Today, along the route are signs with drawings commemorating Napolean’s crossing with 46,000 soldiers in 1800.