This summer the area of Alta Badia in the Italian Dolomites are going all out to become one of Europe’s top areas for cycling holidays.
The tourist office have created graded routes both for road cyclists and for mountain bikers and increased the number of lifts that can carry cycles.
Road cyclists can take part this summer in a series of guided road bike tours arranged by the Touist Office of Alta Badia in collaboration with Dolomite Biking Guides for just 25€. One of these routes, Passo delle Erbe / Wurtzjoch Tour passes right by our own Chalet Hotel Diamant.
It is even possible to hire electric cycles locally if you need some help with the hilly terrain!
Chalet Hotel Diamant has indoor cycle storage (locked) and an area where you can work on your bike, as well as several bikes guests can hire.
Every summer Alta Badia hosts two famous International bike events;
Maratona dles Dolomites – Sunday 05.07.15
This world famous bike marathon has been held annually since 1987 when 166 cyclists took part. Today, the race is restricted to 9000 riders but it is reported that over 32000 riders applied. We are looking forward to hosting Cycling Weekly’s riders at Chalet Hotel Diamant once again this July.
Sella Ronda Bike Day – Sunday 21.06.15 and Sunday 13.09.15
This bike festival is open to everyone and is free to join. The route around the Sella Ronda covers 70 km with an elevation of 1800 meters and passes are closed to traffic, reserved for cyclists to enjoy the Dolomites at their own pace.
Further details of Bike Friendly Alta Badia and links for route downloads and maps can be found on the website of the Tourist Office of Alta Badia:-