The RiDE three-day tour of the Dolomites

The Dolomites are one of Europe’s foremost riding areas. Here’s three days in bike heaven.

The Dolomites: just about the most scenic place to ride a bike. This is Passo Gardena

The Dolomites: just about the most scenic place to ride a bike. This is Passo Gardena

We’ve structured this as a three-day motorcycle tour, to allow three days to get to the start from the UK and three days to get back again - so the whole trip fits in with a week off work (and the two weekends). However, if you have more time, the tour can easily be extended as it stops at towns where we’ve based our daytrip routes.

The tour starts impressively and builds up fast. From Vipiteno it heads to the heart of the Dolomites, covering so many great passes - Passo di Giau, Falzarego, Gardena, Sella, Pordoi, Fedaia… It’s hard to imagine a better day on the bike. From Cortina the roads get higher and narrower, over the Sella Ciampigotto, Passo Pramollo and Monte Zonclan, on the Southern Dolomites from Maniago to Riva del Garda, including Passo Cereda and Weeble’s favourite, Passo Rolle.

We have plotted an optional fourth day, returning from Riva del Garda to Vipiteno over the Stelvio and Gavia passes. In addition, you can download the tour to run in the opposite direction from Riva to Vipiteno.


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Day 1: Vipiteno to Cortina d’Ampezzo. 190 miles. 6 hours
Day one map,  Day one GPX file 

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Day 2: Cortina d’Ampezzo to Maniago. 185 miles. 5.5 hours
Day two map,   Day two GPX file

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Day 3: Maniago to Riva del Garda. 185 miles. 5.5 hours
Day three map ,  Day three GPX file  

Or download the entire GPX file