The Stelvio, the Gavia and the mountain passes of the Dolomites are legendary destinations for cyclists worldwide. These epic peaks are also icons of the northern Italian regions where they are located. The inhabitants of these regions, with their varied cultures, histories and languages, all share a love and respect for nature in this unique landscape. Bormio, with its dark and grim peaks, and Alta Badia, surrounded by the softness of the pale mountains, form the backdrop of La Pedalata. More than a simple tour, La Pedalata is an experience in which cyclists connect with these majestic mountains.
La Pedalata TOSTA
The word «tosta» in the Italian common speech means obstinate, headstrong, persistent, who does not give up easily. This is the mood of the ride from Alta Badia to Bormio and vice versa.
For this first edition, we start early in the morning from the Hotel Funivia in Bormio with the Gavia Pass. We descend to Ponte di Legno and then ascend the Tonale Pass and the Mendola Pass. After the panoramic dive towards the Wine Road and through Bolzano, it will be uphill again to the Gardena Valley. We climb up the Gardena Pass and then descend to our destination, the Hotel Melodia del Bosco in Badia. The odometer shows 230 km and 5,500 meters of ascent.
The following day is dedicated to a well-deserved rest with a short tour in Alta Badia.
On the third day we set off early for the return journey. We start with the Gardena Pass and descend to Ortisei. Passing over the Passo Pinei and through Siusi we descend to Bolzano. Along the Wine Road we reach Merano and then ride up through the Venosta Valley to finish with the epic Stelvio Pass. We arrive at the Hotel Funivia and count just over 200 km and 4,000 metres of ascent.
This is real tough stuff!
The first edition with Klaus, Daniele «Stelvioman» of the Hotel Funivia and the renowned long-distance cyclist Omar di Felice will be from 30 May to 3 June 2021.
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If you are a strong cyclist and feel ready for an extreme tour like «La Pedalata Tosta», choose your dates and we'll offer you a customized package.
La Pedalata LIEVE
The word «lieve» in Italian means light, which makes feel little its weight, which can be borne more easily.
The routes are similar to those of the «Tosta», but the rides are at the more relaxed pace of bikepacking. The bikes are equipped with bikepacking bags provided by our hotel and the Hotel Funivia in Bormio, so that cyclists can carry their essentials for the journey between the Dolomites and Bormio. The key word is exploration and the program is designed so that cyclists can enjoy stops and overnight stays in the charming villages of these regions. The package includes rental bikepacking bags, GPX tracks and expert advice for an unforgettable adventure.
Special edition in September with Klaus and Daniele «Stelvioman» from Hotel Funivia: from 18 to 24 September 2021.
Venture into the world of bikepacking with «La Pedalata Lieve». Join us for the special September edition or choose the dates and we'll offer you a customized package.