Dolomites cycling: hundreds of itineraries not to be missed

Dolomites cycling trail: the Venice-Munchen

Mountain-biking enthusiast will discover one of the best European bike trails in northern Veneto, extending for 560 km and passing 3 states, connecting Munchen in Germany and Venice in Italy, passing through Austria: it’s Dolomites bike trail!

The track gets very steep because it passes very high points of the Alps, offering breath-taking views. In the Italian tract, the route goes from Alto Adige all the way down to Venice, passing Cortina, Belluno, Conegliano and Treviso. This side of the Alps offers a different landscape every few kilometers, enhancing your biking experience.

Dolomites bike trail: the landscape

Dolomites bike trail: the landscape

Cortina and Dolomites cycling trail 

Cortina d’Ampezzo, the “pearl of the Dolomites”, is the starting point for many bike trails that may satisfy any biker, from the bold to the relaxed. Possibilities are countless, but let us give you some advice:

Pordoi’s Pass: a very demanding route, with 1000 m of height drop. From Cortina, the route goes west, passing Falzarego’s Pass and Col di Lana, ending on Pordoi’s Pass. Something to write home about!

Braies Lake: 43 km long route, it connects in about 3 hours Cortina and one of the most suggestive lakes in Sudtirol.

Gogna’s Peak: a breath-taking route, a must see! 42 km long, it has a height drop of 1011 meters but there are shortcuts here and there, because all the villages on the trail are wonderful and worth seeing. The whole route starts in Cortina and goes east for 8 km, till Tre Croci’s Pass, at Crystal Mountain’s feet. After this rise, there are 4 km before a crossroad: heading north, you can reach Misurina Lake, and you can stop there, if you are tired, the way back is all descending and easy! Otherwise you can proceed toward Gogna’s Peak on an easy 25 km long track, which runs along the borders of the beautiful Tre Cime (three peaks) natural park.

Dolomites bike trail: Braies lake, PH Fabio Visconti

Dolomites bike trail: Braies lake, PH Fabio Visconti

Dolomites bike trail: Belluno-Feltre

A particularly cute tract of the Venetian mountains is the bike track that connects Belluno and Feltre: it’s a track of its own, deranging from the Munchen-Venice, and running through Piave river’s wonderful valley. It’s 42 km long and not very steep, ends in Feltre where other bike trails start again, for example:

Feltre – Bassano del Grappa: a long but relaxing trail that follows Brenta river’s course, perfect for children too and with many tourist attractions, like Oliero’s caves.

Feltre – Val Canzoi: this track takes about one hour to complete and connects Feltre to the Dolomites’ National Park, following the beautiful Caorame creek, with its many small waterfalls and crystal waters.

Dolomites bike trail: Val Canzoi, PH G.F.S.

Dolomites bike trail: Val Canzoi, PH G.F.S.

The ancient Claudia Augusta road

This route of the Dolomites dates back to the Roman Empire, starts from the Venetian lagoon in Altino town, and reaches Augsburg in Germany through the Alps, offering a wide array of different landscapes. Proceeding up to Feltre, passing Marca Trevigiana and Follina, you will reach Alto Adige and eventually Austria and Germany.

Dolomites bike trail: Treviso

Dolomites bike trail: Treviso