Sightseeing in Dolomites
23 March 2016 - Anthony Laplagne
At Europe Active, we may be biased but we are convinced that cycling holidays are one of the best ways to truly experience your destination of choice.
And, if you are planning to see an area as awe inspiring as the Dolomites, then this is especially true! From your bike, you will be closer to the scenery, to the culture and to the locals.
So, to help you make the most of your Dolomites cycling trip, we’ve put together this handy overview:
1. Vast and various
The Dolomites take in 18 peaks over 350,000 acres. There’s so much to see! So, a bicycle holiday will guarantee you see as much of it as possible. What’s more, the scenery is varied as well as vast. Traveling through the National Park of the Belluno Dolomites you’ll experience everything from glaciers to waterfalls and forests.
2. The perfect mix of scenery and culture
Cycling in the Dolomites also means that you can experience the perfect mix of scenery and culture. You’ll be able to cycle through breath taking surroundings as well as stopping off at cultural highlights like Buonconsiglio Castle. At Europe Active, our ‘Heart of the Dolomites’ tour starts and finishes near the castle as well as the Cattedrale di San Vigilio in Trento. So you’ll be able to come off your bike to take in these gems – the former of which houses artefacts from as far back as Ancient Egypt and the Pharaohs.
3. Reaching your peak
The Queen of the Dolomites, or Marmolada Tower, is the highest summit of the Domolites range at 3342m. It’s a breath-taking spectacle of nature that makes you feel like you’re looking at the top of the world. On our ‘Heart of the Dolomites’ tour you’ll be able to cycle around it before making your way up the magnificent Passo San Pellegrino.
4. Test yourself on the two giants
You can test yourself, and your legs, on the two giants of the Dolomites – the Passo dello Stelvio and the Passo di Gavia.
The switchabacks of the Stelvio are the stuff of cyclist’s dreams and pretty much sum up cycling in the Dolomites! So…cycling + Dolomites = Perfection!
By cycling in the region you can experience leisure cycling and more challenging cycling tours – the choice is yours. For more information on Europe Active’s bicycle holidays, including our bike rental options, visit our website at cycling.europe-active.co.uk.