The region of Cortina d’Ampezzo is definitely worth a road bike holiday! This winter and mountain sports centre is located in 1,200 metres above sea level, in the Italian province of Belluno in Veneto, thus in the heart of the Ampezzo Dolomites. The Dolomites became a UNESCO World Heritage – natural site in 2009 and should be on your bucket list for this reason alone.
A variety of tours and passes to choose from
Due to its location is Cortina d’Ampezzo the perfect starting point for tours across challenging mountain passes.
All you have to do is decide which one to take first:
- The Tre Croci Pass uphill to the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo?
- The Giau Pass?
- Or rather across the Pordoijoch, which has been the Cima Coppi – the highest point of the Giro d’Italia – thirteen times already?
Whatever you decide: your thighs will be burning for sure.
Cortina is also one of the most popular and elegant holiday destinations in the Dolomites. Anyone interested in history will also get here what their heart desires: The Lagazuoi Open-Air Museum provides interesting insights into World War I when Austrians and Italians faced each other in terrible battles in the local mountains.
Roadbike highlights in the region
- 7-Pass Tour
- Perfect starting point for tours in the UNESCO World Heritage – natural site, the Dolomites