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Old 08-06-2019, 07:12 AM
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Dolomites

Would like to do a week there in 2020. Any good camps or operators? Was thinking about it and I my current thinking is to stay in one location instead of shuttling between the Italian Alps and the Dolomites. Any reccomendations out there? I found one such company but the trip is short finishing with the maratona de dolamites. Another operator is a bit expensive and includes the Italian Alps.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:42 AM
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I'd stay at one of the bike hotels that have regular organized rides.

E.g. http://www.roadbike.melodiadelbosco.it/en/

Might be others in Corvara and Arabba, which are both on the Sella Ronda circuit. Cortina is nice but too far from Sella Ronda.

I have to say, though, if it's your first trip to the area, it's worth shuttling over to Bormio for a couple of days to also do the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo.

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Old 08-06-2019, 10:23 AM
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I'd stay at one of the bike hotels that have regular organized rides.

E.g. http://www.roadbike.melodiadelbosco.it/en/

Might be others in Corvara and Arabba, which are both on the Sella Ronda circuit. Cortina is nice but too far from Sella Ronda.

I have to say, though, if it's your first trip to the area, it's worth shuttling over to Bormio for a couple of days to also do the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo.
Mortirolo looks brutal!
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:32 AM
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I have to say, though, if it's your first trip to the area, it's worth shuttling over to Bormio for a couple of days to also do the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo.
Bormio is a great central location to explore the passos and also a fun town. Aperol spritzes everywhere. And good food.

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Mortirolo looks brutal!
It is. It's as brutal as it looks/sounds.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:55 AM
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Bormio is a great central location to explore the passos and also a fun town. Aperol spritzes everywhere. And good food.


It is. It's as brutal as it looks/sounds.
I'm considering it. I got 6 months to decide and a year to do the trip
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:02 AM
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I'm considering it. I got 6 months to decide and a year to do the trip
Our Giro trip two years ago was the best, and the best part of that best was our time in Bormio. It and Val di Fassa are the two places we'd like to revisit.
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:13 PM
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Bormio is not Dolomites... not sure where exactly you want to go. But if it's the Dolomites, check out Holimites and the Ustaria Posta hotel, which caters to bikers. Stayed there in June. Also check out Villa Tony in Corvara, the jumping off point to the Sella Ronda.

Beware that everything is climbing there. No easy days seem to exist there. Have to say it got the better of me. Had to leave out some rides I was hoping to do 'cuz I just ran out of energy. Was very hot there too in late June. Expect traffic if you go in summer.

But stunning terrain. I rode the Sella Ronda loop twice, once in each direction. It is by far the nicest 40 mile bike ride I've ever done. Wow.

PS. Holimites offered a one-day shuttle over to the Stelvio, which I did. Went up east side from Prato, down via Umbrail pass to Switz and back in valley to starting point. 48 hairpins - man, that was hard.

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Old 08-06-2019, 12:19 PM
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Wife and I stayed in Alleghe during a Cinghiale Alp and Dolomite tour, great little town and centrally located to a lot of wonderful rides in and around the Dolomites. Preferred the town and ride options to Bormio (also a very nice town, but much larger) where we started the tour.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:41 PM
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Bormio is not Dolomites... not sure where exactly you want to go. But if it's the Dolomites, check out Holimites and the Ustaria Posta hotel, which caters to bikers. Stayed there in June. Also check out Villa Tony in Corvara, the jumping off point to the Sella Ronda.

Beware that everything is climbing there. No easy days seem to exist there. Have to say it got the better of me. Had to leave out some rides I was hoping to do 'cuz I just ran out of energy. Was very hot there too in late June. Expect traffic if you go in summer.

But stunning terrain. I rode the Sella Ronda loop twice, once in each direction. It is by far the nicest 40 mile bike ride I've ever done. Wow.

PS. Holimites offered a one-day shuttle over to the Stelvio, which I did. Went up east side from Prato, down via Umbrail pass to Switz and back in valley to starting point. 48 hairpins - man, that was hard.
Hmm. You are the 2nd person who suggested holimites. i'll have to ask if they do ther excursions.
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Bormio is not Dolomites... not sure where exactly you want to go. But if it's the Dolomites, check out Holimites and the Ustaria Posta hotel, which caters to bikers. Stayed there in June. Also check out Villa Tony in Corvara, the jumping off point to the Sella Ronda.

Beware that everything is climbing there. No easy days seem to exist there. Have to say it got the better of me. Had to leave out some rides I was hoping to do 'cuz I just ran out of energy. Was very hot there too in late June. Expect traffic if you go in summer.

But stunning terrain. I rode the Sella Ronda loop twice, once in each direction. It is by far the nicest 40 mile bike ride I've ever done. Wow.

PS. Holimites offered a one-day shuttle over to the Stelvio, which I did. Went up east side from Prato, down via Umbrail pass to Switz and back in valley to starting point. 48 hairpins - man, that was hard.
Bormio was on the western side of the Dolomites when we were there!
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:09 PM
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I've stayed there twice for the maratona, it's awesome! full bike garage great food, laundry service, etc....

Would definitely go again.

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I'd stay at one of the bike hotels that have regular organized rides.

E.g. http://www.roadbike.melodiadelbosco.it/en/

Might be others in Corvara and Arabba, which are both on the Sella Ronda circuit. Cortina is nice but too far from Sella Ronda.

I have to say, though, if it's your first trip to the area, it's worth shuttling over to Bormio for a couple of days to also do the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo.
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