Cycling holidays Dolomites
There are numerous mountain bike routes throughout the whole of the Val di Fassa and those who want to participate in the sport are spoilt for choice. You can choose particularly easy and accessible routes.
The cycle path of the Dolomites crosses the valleys of Fassa and Fiemme, along the river Avisio, with a total length of 48 km and a difference in altitude of 650 m.
Once at destination, it is possible to return to the point of departure by bus (by local public transport or by Bike Express Fassa Fiemme bus service). Every day, except Saturday, from 24th June to 9th September 2012, thanks to the service Bike Express Fassa-Fiemme (a 30-50 seated coach provided with bike trolley), one can cycle from Canazei (1.465 m) down to Molina di Fiemme (965 m), the two termini of the valleys, and get back uphill on the convenient shuttle.
The Sella group is one of the main symbols of the Dolomites and of the Ladin valleys. If in winter one skis around it, in summer it can be reached on foot or by mountain bike.
Bikes can be carried on the lifts (cable cars, gondolas and chairlifts), so reaching the four passes - Gardena, Campolongo, Pordoi and Sella - is easy. As in winter by skiing, the tour can be done in both directions, clockwise (orange signs) or counter-clockwise (green signs). One can start from any of the villages around the Sella massive: Canazei, Campitello di Fassa, Selva Gardena, Corvara or Arabba. The slopes, which are rather difficult, are mostly "single trails" which occasionally join the main roads.
Enthusiasts of this sport will certainly know of the new Val di Fassa Bike, the international mountain bike race, whose route runs entirely round the peaks and forests of Moena.