Cycling in Italy

Stelvio, cycling's magnificent monster is back in the Giro

Three years after a torrid snowstorm wreaked havoc on the descending peloton, Italy’s cycling classic will return to one of its most fabled locations. Yes, for the first time since the controversy-plagued 2014 race, the Passo dello Stelvio is back in the Giro d’Italia.

Considered among the greatest passes in the world, Passo dello Stelvio was designed by Italian engineer Carlo Donegani, and it took 2,500 men to build the Stelvio over five years. The pass opened in the 1820s as a way for Austria’s Franz Joseph I to travel from Vienna to Milan. Since World War One the pass remains closed in winter.

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Test yourself to the full on the famous Granfondo Stelvio Santini course

Fancy yourself as a bit of a mountaineer when it comes to road cycling? Why not take on the climb Lance Armstrong famously described as the hardest he has ridden.   The Granfondo Stelvio Santini not only offers the chance to tackle the notoriously difficult Mortirolo pass, but also the Stelvio pass, both of which are considered among the toughest ascents in cycling. 

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Il Giro d’Italia inspires road cycling adventure in the Italian Alps

If ever there’s a time to be inspired to pack your bike, fold the lycra and head to Europe for some amazing cycling in the Italian Alps it’s now, as Il Giro d’Italia begins in earnest.

Described as the toughest race in the world, Il Giro is also a celebration of Italy’s people, culture and terrain. There’s no better way than to embrace all that the country has to offer, than by clipping in and embarking on your own personal tour.

At once beautiful and brutal, the world’s elite cyclists traverse the diverse terrain that punctuates the beautiful countryside.

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Kid Friendly Holiday

If you are seeking sun, sports, adventure and lots of exercise during your holidays with your children, family-friendly Canazei Val di Fassa in the heart of the Dolomites is the place to be. In Canazei, one leads a relaxed life and people approach one another openly and warmly - in such an atmosphere, children feel particularly comfortable.

Canazei's familiar atmosphere, magnificent nature, legendary landscapes and varied recreational activities invite one to spend lots of time together and to enjoy a quality family time while hiking, cycling, horseback riding or just simply, playing.

Child-friendly accommodation and family-oriented holiday all-inclusive deals and entertainment programmes for children complement the offer. Perfect conditions for perfect summer holidays with the whole family.

Peaks of gastronomy

Peaks of Gastronomy is the appetizing summer initiative in Alta Badia – in the heart of the Dolomites. It is the winning combination of enjoyable walking in the fresh, healthy air and the pleasures of delicious food and wine.

Peaks of Gastronomy 2016 is dedicated to the Giro d’Italia, the famous bicycle race held in Italy every spring; this year the queen stage of the race is in Alta Badia. On May 21, the athletes will reach Corvara after a 210 km long stage along some of the most challenging Dolomites pass roads. 

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Hike the Tru di Pra

The hiking marathon Tru Pra starting from La Val in Alta Badia, in the heart of the Ladin Dolomites, leads the hiker step by step, for about 23 km through the Rit meadows up to Ciamploret and to the Armentara meadows. The paths wind at the foot of the impressive Santa Croce massif, through flowery meadows and under a clear blue sky. It is a magical fusion of lights and colours.

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