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Dolomites Enduro Mountain Biking Adventure

The Beauty of the Pale Mountains

Dolomites Enduro Mountain Biking Adventure

The Beauty of the Pale Mountains

From USD 3342

Discover the awe-inspiring Dolomites, a renowned mountain range nestled in the Italian Alps, known for its monumental peaks and breathtaking vistas. Embark on an unforgettable mountain biking journey, traversing exhilarating singletrack trails through this spectacular landscape. Begin your adventure with two thrilling day tours around Val Gardena, immersing yourself in the beauty of the surroundings. Then, embark on the exciting west-east crossing of the Dolomites, exploring its most remarkable spots while enjoying the comfort of charming, high alpine huts for restful nights.

Highlights

  • The awe-inspiring views of the Dolomites
  • Numerous singletracks tailored for technical and exhilarating rides
  • An average vertical descent of 3,000-3,500 meters (9,800-11,400 ft) per day, with only around 500 meters (1,600 ft) of altitude to conquer uphill
  • Comfortable 4-star hotel and charming alpine huts
  • Rich culture and indulge in delectable local cuisine
  • You focus on biking - we take care of the rest

The breathtaking scenery of rugged, pale rock juxtaposed with gentle, verdant alpine pastures creates an awe-inspiring vista. Renowned as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges globally and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this area is a melting pot where the ancient Ladin culture intersects with Italian and German-Tyrolean traditions.

Our journey will capitalize on lifts and cable cars whenever feasible, facilitating access to the summit for exhilarating downhill adventures. The terrain predominantly comprises singletracks, interspersed with occasional road and gravel stretches. Enriched by the experiences of a lifetime, our journey concludes with a shuttle back to Val Gardena.

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Dates and booking

Sat 05. July - Sat 12. July 2025

USD 3342

Flight not included

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Sat-Sun : 14-17
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Sat : 10-18
Sun : 13-21
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Safety & Grading

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  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Basic medication and first aid kits available

Physical level

4/6 Physical

Here you have to be ready for a real challenge! The trips are often longer than at lower levels. Along the way, it will be both physically and mentally demanding, and that requires you to be prepared for this. You should engage in targeted training well in advance of departure, and you must prepare well.

Comfort level

4/6 Comfort

Simple to good quality inns, such as small family hotels, B&Bs and agrotourism (farmhouses), usually with private bathrooms.

Risk level

4/6 Risk

Activities/trips with significant risk. Incidents may occur, and they can be of such a nature that they require professional help.

Difficulty & Preparation

The level of the tour is demanding to very demanding. There is a great variety of different singletracks, some are easier, however often they are challenging, with slippery, steep and rocky sections, which can of course also be walked. 

A good physical condition and a solid riding technique on trails up to S3 (scored by using the Single Track Scale, which classifies natural trails) are therefore the essential prerequisites for enjoying this multi-day tour to the full.

This trip averages 3000-3500 meters of descent and 500 meters of ascent daily. We predominantly cycle on narrow trails - "singletracks," with some road/gravel for transportation in between. After crossing the Dolomites, we take a bus back to Val Gardena.

Visa, Vaccines and Health

Before embarking on our journey together, we kindly remind all tour participants to check their respective country's visa status and vaccination requirements. Ensuring your travel documents are in order is a crucial step in guaranteeing a smooth and hassle-free adventure. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return.

Additionally, research any required vaccinations or health precautions to stay safe during your trip. Don't forget to verify that your passport is up-to-date and will remain valid for the duration of your stay. Always consult with your country's official travel advisory or consulate for the most accurate and current information on entry requirements and health guidelines for your destination.

If you are 67+ years, you should undergo a comprehensive medical check-up before the trip. Inform your doctor that it involves physical exertion.

It is important that you complete all sections of the registration form (especially where we request health and allergy information) and let us know if there is anything we need to be aware of before and during the trip.

Relevant health information that may affect the trip should also be communicated to the guide at the start of the tour. Please note that if you are on regular medications, have known allergies, or similar conditions, you should always have your personal medications with you.

Additional Information

International flights are not included on this trip so it is important to check whether the departure is guaranteed or not before booking your international flights for the trip. On each departure, we must have a minimum number of confirmed participants before we can guarantee the departure.

The primary international airport near Selva di Val Gardena is Munich Airport in Germany. Alternatively, you can also consider flying into Bergamo, Verona, or Venice Marco Polo Airport in Italy, or Innsbruck in Austria, which are the closest - approximately 3-4 hours away by a combination of trains and buses (1,2-2 hours by car). There are convenient train and bus connections available from all these airports to reach Selva Val Gardena. Several companies also provide private transfer services from these airports to Selva Val Gardena.

Our accommodations will be a combination of a comfortable hotel in Selva di Val Gardena, and cozy, high alpine huts, that offer delicious food and beverages. Throughout the crossing of the Dolomites, there won't be luggage service, so we'll pack our gear in backpacks. However, the second hut provides a washing machine for underwear and jerseys, allowing us to reduce our equipment to the essentials. The huts also provide bed linens and towels for showers. All accommodations have power/charging facilities, including for e-bikes.

At the hotel, you'll share a double room with another participant, while mountain cabins typically have 4-8 -bed rooms. Single rooms (only available at the hotel, not the mountain cabins) are usually an option for an additional fee - please contact us if you're interested.

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Day 1:Arrival Selva di Val Gardena

As you arrive in Selva di Val Gardena, you check into your hotel and join the rest of the group to commence your mountain biking adventure. Some of you assemble your bikes at the hotel's bike workshop, while others choose to pick up rentals from a nearby shop. With bikes ready, you have the evening to relax or explore the charming village before reconvening for a delightful dinner, setting the stage for the thrilling journey ahead.

As you arrive in Selva di Val Gardena, you check into your hotel and join the rest of the group to commence your mountain biking adventure. Some of you assemble your bikes at the hotel's bike workshop, while others choose to pick up rentals from a nearby shop. With bikes ready, you have the evening to relax or explore the charming village before reconvening for a delightful dinner, setting the stage for the thrilling journey ahead.

Hotel

-,-,D

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Day 2:Western Sella Massif Singletracks

On the first riding day we will explore the area around Selva. Exciting single tracks and the first impressive panoramas will get us in the mood for the next days. During the day we will stop at one of the many huts to recharge ourselves with the tasty regional cuisine.

On the first riding day we will explore the area around Selva. Exciting single tracks and the first impressive panoramas will get us in the mood for the next days. During the day we will stop at one of the many huts to recharge ourselves with the tasty regional cuisine.

Hotel

B,-,D

300/3000m

25 km

Mountain Biking in the Dolomites@RideOn

Day 3:Eastern Sella Massif Singletracks

Get ready for some of the most spectacular riding of your life. A breathtaking tour will take us to the enchanting eastern side of the Sella massif, stunning views, many different singletracks and a tasty lunch break included. Back at the hotel, we will pack everything necessary for the following days' traverse into our backpacks and stow our travel bags in the hotel.

Get ready for some of the most spectacular riding of your life. A breathtaking tour will take us to the enchanting eastern side of the Sella massif, stunning views, many different singletracks and a tasty lunch break included. Back at the hotel, we will pack everything necessary for the following days' traverse into our backpacks and stow our travel bags in the hotel.

Hotel

B,-,D

400/3500m

30 km

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Day 4:Crossing from Val Gardena to the Marmolada

The crossing begins with a glorious descent to the charming Ortisei. We will traverse the breathtaking trails of Val Gardena before reaching Canazei. In the late afternoon we will arrive at our mountain hut for the night, which offers an outstanding panoramic view of the Marmolada (3,343 m). After making ourselves comfortable in our rooms and taking a pleasant shower, we will turn to our well-deserved tasty dinner.

The crossing begins with a glorious descent to the charming Ortisei. We will traverse the breathtaking trails of Val Gardena before reaching Canazei. In the late afternoon we will arrive at our mountain hut for the night, which offers an outstanding panoramic view of the Marmolada (3,343 m). After making ourselves comfortable in our rooms and taking a pleasant shower, we will turn to our well-deserved tasty dinner.

Alpine Hut

B,-,D

300/3500m

30 km

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Day 5:From Marmolada to Cinque Torri

Another big day featuring almost 3,500 m of descent and a few climbs surrounded by amazing landscapes. Today our journey will take us under the majestic presence of the Marmolada. Our adventure begins along a fascinating singletrack that gracefully undulates at altitude under the gaze of the Marmolada with its glacier. This exhilarating ride will lead us to a cozy hut, where we will stop for coffee and cake. After crossing one of the most remote areas of the Dolomites we will arrive at Alleghe, where we will have another, long and thrilling downhill ride. Then we’ll take a shuttle and finally a lift up to the unreal rifugio close to the unique Cinque Torri. The Rifugio offers a fine dining experience, accompanied at will with one of the excellent wines on the menu. Beyond that, guests can enjoy the unforgettable views surrounding Cortina d'Ampezzo, framed by its impressive mountain scenery. At the hut we can also do our laundry.

Another big day featuring almost 3,500 m of descent and a few climbs surrounded by amazing landscapes. Today our journey will take us under the majestic presence of the Marmolada. Our adventure begins along a fascinating singletrack that gracefully undulates at altitude under the gaze of the Marmolada with its glacier. This exhilarating ride will lead us to a cozy hut, where we will stop for coffee and cake. After crossing one of the most remote areas of the Dolomites we will arrive at Alleghe, where we will have another, long and thrilling downhill ride. Then we’ll take a shuttle and finally a lift up to the unreal rifugio close to the unique Cinque Torri. The Rifugio offers a fine dining experience, accompanied at will with one of the excellent wines on the menu. Beyond that, guests can enjoy the unforgettable views surrounding Cortina d'Ampezzo, framed by its impressive mountain scenery. At the hut we can also do our laundry.

Alpine Hut

B,-,D

40 min

500/3500m

25 km

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Day 6:From Cinque Torri to Monte Cristallo

After tackling challenging downhill sections, a longer climb (hike-a-bike) will take us to the picturesque Federa lake. Now an exhilarating descent will take us to Cortina d'Ampezzo, known as the jewel of the Dolomites. After a pleasant stroll through the town center and a delicious lunch, we will board a cable car for another fantastic descent. Finally, we take a lift up to our cozy mountain hut, which awaits us beneath the impressive rock faces of Monte Cristallo. Here we will once again enjoy a tasty homemade dinner.

After tackling challenging downhill sections, a longer climb (hike-a-bike) will take us to the picturesque Federa lake. Now an exhilarating descent will take us to Cortina d'Ampezzo, known as the jewel of the Dolomites. After a pleasant stroll through the town center and a delicious lunch, we will board a cable car for another fantastic descent. Finally, we take a lift up to our cozy mountain hut, which awaits us beneath the impressive rock faces of Monte Cristallo. Here we will once again enjoy a tasty homemade dinner.

Alpine Hut

B,-,D

450/3500m

25 km

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Day 7:From Monte Cristallo to Sesto & shuttle back to Val Gardena

In the morning we will move to the iconic peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen), unique rock towers with impressive north faces. After taking the obligatory photos, an outstanding singletrack descent among breathtaking views awaits us. Then another shuttle ride will take us to the picturesque village Sesto, where we will ride a couple of fun trails before ending our journey by returning to Val Gardena.

In the morning we will move to the iconic peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen), unique rock towers with impressive north faces. After taking the obligatory photos, an outstanding singletrack descent among breathtaking views awaits us. Then another shuttle ride will take us to the picturesque village Sesto, where we will ride a couple of fun trails before ending our journey by returning to Val Gardena.

Hotel

B,-,D

3,5 hours

150/3000m

25 km

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Day 8:Homeward bound or onward bound

As our adventure comes to an end, it's time to say goodbye to the rest of the group before heading our separate ways. Now, it's time to choose: return home with memories to cherish or extend the adventure further into the unknown!

As our adventure comes to an end, it's time to say goodbye to the rest of the group before heading our separate ways. Now, it's time to choose: return home with memories to cherish or extend the adventure further into the unknown!

B,-,-

As you arrive in Selva di Val Gardena, you check into your hotel and join the rest of the group to commence your mountain biking adventure. Some of you assemble your bikes at the hotel's bike workshop, while others choose to pick up rentals from a nearby shop. With bikes ready, you have the evening to relax or explore the charming village before reconvening for a delightful dinner, setting the stage for the thrilling journey ahead.

Hotel

-,-,D

On the first riding day we will explore the area around Selva. Exciting single tracks and the first impressive panoramas will get us in the mood for the next days. During the day we will stop at one of the many huts to recharge ourselves with the tasty regional cuisine.

Hotel

B,-,D

300/3000m

25 km

Get ready for some of the most spectacular riding of your life. A breathtaking tour will take us to the enchanting eastern side of the Sella massif, stunning views, many different singletracks and a tasty lunch break included. Back at the hotel, we will pack everything necessary for the following days' traverse into our backpacks and stow our travel bags in the hotel.

Hotel

B,-,D

400/3500m

30 km

The crossing begins with a glorious descent to the charming Ortisei. We will traverse the breathtaking trails of Val Gardena before reaching Canazei. In the late afternoon we will arrive at our mountain hut for the night, which offers an outstanding panoramic view of the Marmolada (3,343 m). After making ourselves comfortable in our rooms and taking a pleasant shower, we will turn to our well-deserved tasty dinner.

Alpine Hut

B,-,D

300/3500m

30 km

Another big day featuring almost 3,500 m of descent and a few climbs surrounded by amazing landscapes. Today our journey will take us under the majestic presence of the Marmolada. Our adventure begins along a fascinating singletrack that gracefully undulates at altitude under the gaze of the Marmolada with its glacier. This exhilarating ride will lead us to a cozy hut, where we will stop for coffee and cake. After crossing one of the most remote areas of the Dolomites we will arrive at Alleghe, where we will have another, long and thrilling downhill ride. Then we’ll take a shuttle and finally a lift up to the unreal rifugio close to the unique Cinque Torri. The Rifugio offers a fine dining experience, accompanied at will with one of the excellent wines on the menu. Beyond that, guests can enjoy the unforgettable views surrounding Cortina d'Ampezzo, framed by its impressive mountain scenery. At the hut we can also do our laundry.

Alpine Hut

B,-,D

40 min

500/3500m

25 km

After tackling challenging downhill sections, a longer climb (hike-a-bike) will take us to the picturesque Federa lake. Now an exhilarating descent will take us to Cortina d'Ampezzo, known as the jewel of the Dolomites. After a pleasant stroll through the town center and a delicious lunch, we will board a cable car for another fantastic descent. Finally, we take a lift up to our cozy mountain hut, which awaits us beneath the impressive rock faces of Monte Cristallo. Here we will once again enjoy a tasty homemade dinner.

Alpine Hut

B,-,D

450/3500m

25 km

In the morning we will move to the iconic peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen), unique rock towers with impressive north faces. After taking the obligatory photos, an outstanding singletrack descent among breathtaking views awaits us. Then another shuttle ride will take us to the picturesque village Sesto, where we will ride a couple of fun trails before ending our journey by returning to Val Gardena.

Hotel

B,-,D

3,5 hours

150/3000m

25 km

As our adventure comes to an end, it's time to say goodbye to the rest of the group before heading our separate ways. Now, it's time to choose: return home with memories to cherish or extend the adventure further into the unknown!

B,-,-

What's included in the price

Included

including shuttles and lift tickets during the trip 

4 nights at a 4* Hotel in Selva di Val Gardena, 3 nights in alpine huts

As specified in the daily program, breakfast and dinner (half board) in all accomodations 

Not included

It is important to check whether the departure is guaranteed or not before booking your transport for the trip. On each departure, we must have a minimum number of confirmed participants before we can guarantee the departure.

in addition to those provided with the included meals as specified in the program

request for availability and price

Tipping is a common and expected part of being a tourist in many of the destinations we visit. This is given in cash during the trip and therefore cannot be included in the tour price.

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance about travel insurance.

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions. TIP: We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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Clothing

Wool or synthetic. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

Fleece or wool. 

Waterproof jacket and pants.

For evenings and leasure days.

Full-finger gloves, for protection.

Pants/shorts, long/short sleeved shirt (wool or synthetic), thin and light windbreaker. Padded bike shorts if preferred. Dress according to the weather and temperature.

Footwear

Flat or click.

Equipment

Avoid bringing a suitcase, they are more difficult to transport between hotels.

Waterproof pack bags to keep everything dry, keep equipment organized and reduce volume. It is especially important to have dedicated waterproof bags for important equipment on your, trip such as sleeping bag, down jacket, electronics.

For use in the backpack during the day. On trips where the bag is carried by porters/mules etc. it is also important to pack things inside the duffel bag in waterproof packing bags.

Remember new/extra batteries.

Personal medicines and, for example, band-aids, blister plaster, sports tape, throat lozenges, nasal drops, Paracetamol/Ibuprofen, stomach regulators, etc.
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

Passport, tickets, bank card, proof of vaccination andproof of insurance. Remember to have a copy of important documents on your phone and/or somewhere in your bag. 

Full suspension bike for mountain biking on trails.

Day pack for biking. Space for neccesary servicekit/spare parts, extra clothing, water, snack etc.

And possibly other types of preferred protection gear.

Multitool, mini tire pump, minimum two spare tubes and patch kit (or tubeless tire repair kit and minimum one tube for tubeless tires), tire levers, two pairs of spare brake pads, chain links and derailleur hanger matching your bike model is mandatory. Chain and component lubricant, zip ties, and a spare shift cable are also useful to bring.

 

Useful

Clothing
Footwear

Or similar. Must be lightweight and with low volume to use inside. 

Equipment

Toilet paper, antibac, and waste bags for the paper. Remember leave no trace.

Resorb, electrolytes, isotonic drink etc. For energy, fluid balance and taste.

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

If youre a light sleeper.

The ideal bike for this trip is a full-suspension trail/enduro bike with approximately 160 mm of travel. It is recommended to bring your own bike, however, it is possible rent one in Italy (also e-bike). Please contact us well in advance if you want to rent a bike. NOTE: If you are renting a bike, bring your own pedals and tools to install them.

Your bike shoes should be water-resistant and suitable for walking during hiking sections.

We recommend a daypack in the size of 20-25 liters, and a water bottle or CamelBak with around 2 liters capacity (there are many places to refill along the way). To fully enjoy more challenging terrain and descents, it is recommended that the backpack does not weigh more than 7 kg and does not interfere with the head/helmet.

Bike helmet, knee pads, and tools/spare parts are mandatory to bring.

Swimwear - the hotel in Val Gardena has indoor pool, sauna and hot tub.

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