Europe / Italy / Dolomites - Bassano


  • Cycle through the UNESCO-protected Dolomites, with its mind-blowing scenery and incredible landscapes.
  • The Dolomite mountains are alive with road cycling heritage. The Giro d’Italia first visited in 1937 and has been back over 40 times.
  • Climb and conquer the most iconic passes in the Dolomites from the world famous Sella Ronda to the mighty Passo Giau.
  • Discover why Bassano del Grappa is considered to be a true cycling paradise.
  • Discover the beautiful Veneto region & conquer the mighty Monte Grappa, one of Italy’s greatest cycling climbs.
  • Cycle through the world heritage Prosecco region of Valdobbiadene.
  • Discover downtown Bassano both on and off the bike.
  • A factory tour of Basso Bikes. Remember N+1.
  • Learn about history and heritage of Italy and bikes.
  • Authentic Italian food and wine.



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    🚲 RIDE

    Discover why road cycling in the Dolomites and Bassano region of Italy is unlike cycling anywhere else in the world.

    🍴 EAT

    Eating and drinking will be amongst the many sensory highlights we will experience in Italy. Quality, simplicity, taste and passion, explain why Italian food is the best in the world.

    🛏 REST

    We understand the importance of down time, comfort and peace. Your home for the week will be located in comfortable and recently renovated accommodation in the heart of the Dolomites as well as charming accommodation located in a village at the foot of the Bassano hills.


    Our daily supported rides will ensure you get to experience the beautiful landscapes and exquisite views these regions have to offer.


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    Upon your arrival at Marco Polo Airport in Venice, we will transfer you to your comfortable hotel accommodation in the heart of the Dolomites, where you can settle in and prepare for what will be an incredible tour, both on and off the bike.

    Accommodation: Hotel Melodia Del Bosco
    Welcome Dinner: Provided by Après Vélo

    Distance: 65km
    Elevation: 1900m

    A true bucket list ride for devotees of road cycling, as it passes through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world across four iconic climbs (Passo Gardena, Passo Sella, Passo Pordoi and the Passo Campolongo).

    The Sella Ronda is truly one of a kind surrounded by rocky peaks, thick forests and snow-covered landscapes.

    Accommodation: Hotel Melodia Del Bosco
    Dinner: Provided by Après Vélo


    Distance: 90km
    Elevation: 2500m

    Sometimes referred to as the beauty and the beast, the Passo Giau with its 29 hairpin bends is a relentless challenge (9% gradient over 10km) and considered by many to be the most picturesque mountain pass in the Dolomites range.

    For those with fuel in the tank, we have 2 more Dolomite classic climbs waiting for you – The Campagnolo and Passo Valparola.
    There will be heaps of chatter over the bar later in the day reliving the experience back at the hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel Melodia Del Bosco
    Dinner: Provided by Après Vélo

    Distance: 75km

    The day starts comfortably cycling through incredible scenery before climbing to the Mountain Inn in South Tyrolean, where we will get to experience the taste of traditional farmhouse cuisine.

    Accommodation: Hotel Melodia Del Bosco
    Dinner: Provided by Après Vélo


    Distance: 25km
    Elevation: 300m

    Today we transfer 2.5hrs to the historic town of Bassano del Grappa. We will offer a cruisy ride into the Marostic hills and soak up the stunning views of the area. We will also get our first opportunity to view the incredible Monte Grappa and surrounding landscapes.

    Accommodation: Hotel Alla Corte
    Dinner: Provided by Après Vélo

    Distance: 60km
    Elevation: 1500m

    The Monte Grappa awaits, an epic 27km climb. At the top is a friendly mountain café to refuel and recover.

    In the afternoon the history of cycling continues with a visit and tour of the Basso Factory where you will have the opportunity of purchasing a Basso Bike at factory price. Basso Bikes was in born in 1977 and their founder Alcide Basso continues to be as passionate as he was when he first started the company 45 years ago.

    Accommodation: Hotel Alla Corte
    Dinner: Provided by Après Vélo


    Distance: 100km

    When prosecco meets cycling. Smell the grapes as you ride to the beautiful area of Valdobbiadene, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with miles of incredible vineyards. You will roll through beautiful undulating hills finishing at Villa Sandi to experience the crisp taste of the local grapes and to enjoy a traditional Italian lunch.

    Body and Bike Transfer will be arranged back to our hotel

    Accommodation: Hotel Alla Corte
    Dinner: Provided by Après Vélo


    Distance: 50km

    Final and easy spin in the Marostica Hills for coffee at Asolo, a comune in the Veneto Region of northern Italy and known as "The Pearl of the province of Treviso”.
    A great place to enjoy an espresso and talk about our favourite moments of the trip.

    Accommodation: Hotel Alla Corte
    Farewell Dinner: Provided by Après Vélo at Danieli Restaurant in the heart of Bassano del Grappa.


    27th June - CIAO TO ITALY

     Unfortunately your Italian adventure has come to an end. Transfer to Marco Polo Airport in Venice at a designated time (TBA).


    The Après Vélo itinerary may be subject to slight route changes, and other modifications subject to circumstances.



    ✈ City: Venice, Italy
    📍 Pick Up Location: Marco Polo airport
    🕐 Pick Up Time: 19th June, 2023. Exact time TBC.


      ✈ City: Venice, Italy
      📍 Drop Off Location: Marco Polo airport
      🕐 Drop Off Time: 27th June 2023. Exact time TBC.



      Please note that we have limited accommodation space at each hotel. BOOK NOW whilst you can to reserve your spot.






      4 nights accommodation in the perfect location in the heart of the Dolomites.

      Surrounded by the Dolomites, Melodia Del Bosco is in the Alta Badia region, 600 m from the Santa Croce ski slopes. It features a restaurant, a large wellness centre, and Wi-Fi access.
      Hotel Melodia Del Bosco is a hotel that combines design and natural materials. Its elegant rooms are decorated with light-wood furniture, and each one comes with a balcony and a flat-screen TV.

      The free wellness centre is complete with a Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, Alpine herbs sauna and a steam bath, as well as a relaxation area and gym. Massages are available on request and come at an extra charge.

      Melodia del Bosco hotel’s restaurant serves traditional dishes of Italian and South Tyrol cuisine along with international specialities. Drinks are served on the terrace with sun loungers.




      4 nights accommodation conveniently situated in the Bassano Del Grappa, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

      The 3 star elegant hotel is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and comfort of your stay, including a wellness area for some downtime.



      • Welcome Dinner.
      • Daily breakfasts.
      • 6 x Mid Tour Dinners.
      • Prosecco tasting/ long lunch.
      • Farewell dinner.



        • Ride support with safety focus and professional guide. We recognise that no rider is the same and we ensure that no-one is left behind whilst Living the Ride with us in Italy.
        • Support van providing mechanical assistance if required.
        • On road nutrition & hydration support.



          • Transfer (with luggage & bike) from and to the airport at the designated pick up time on the 19th and 27th June (Times TBA).
          • Transfer (with luggage &bike) from the Dolomites to the Bassano region.
          • Transfer (with luggage & bike) from the Prosecco lunch back to the hotel.



            • 1 x Massage in the Dolomites.
            • 1 x Massage in Bassano.


              BASSO FACTORY TOUR

              • Opportunity to purchase a Basso bike at factory price.



                • Complimentary Après Vélo cycling jersey and souvenir t-shirt.



                  • Receive a gallery of lifelong memories with incredible images taken on tour.


                  NOT INCLUDED

                            • Airfare.
                            • Travel insurance.
                            • Alcohol.
                            • Top end Basso bike hire if required (Extra cost). Talk to us when booking.
                            • Café stops.
                            • In-room hotel charges.
                            • Gratuities.
                            • Activities off the bike.


                  NON-RIDING PARTNERS

                  We understand and recognise that for many, an overseas trip is part of a shared dream. It is for this very reason that APRÈS VÉLO ENCOURAGES AND WELCOMES NON RIDING PARTNERS TO ATTEND OUR CYCLING TOUR OF ITALY.

                  There are an abundance of activities that non riding partners can partake in throughout the week.
                  Here is just a short list to wet your appetite:

                            • The landscapes of the Dolomites are spectacular, especially if you are a casual hiker, photographer or avid driver.
                            • Visit the beautiful towns of Ortisei, Bolzano, and Cortina d'Ampezzo, situated in the Dolomites region.
                            • Carefully curated tours, designed to showcase the best that Bassano has to offer.
                            • Try the world Famous Grappa on the Ponte Vecchio.
                            • Visit Museo Civico, the town museum situated in the former convent alongside the church of San Francesco in Piazza Garibaldi.
                            • Take bus and have lunch in Marostica square.
                            • Climb the Ezzelini castle.
                            • Shopping of course.
                   *These activities are not included in the tour price.

                  Non Riding partners will receive a 20% discount off the quoted prices.

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