Ride, Explore, Experience
Since 1999, TriathlonTravel has been dedicated to organizing vacations for Italian sports enthusiasts and their companions in various parts of the world.
Over the past 25 years, we have offered approximately a hundred trips across four different continents.
In June 2024, we are excited to plan a special vacation designed for our friends from abroad who wish to explore our beautiful country, especially the Dolomites and Verona, the beating heart of Italian cycling and a true paradise for two-wheeled enthusiasts. Non-biking friends and partners are very welcome, and there will be plenty for them to explore while the bikers are biking.
To ensure optimal organization and to offer proper assistance to each participant, we will limit the number of participants to 16. Are you ready to ride your bike in Italy?
Dolomites & Verona Cycling Adventure
For several days, you will pedal through the gentle hills surrounding Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. You will traverse scenic roads flanked by vineyards and olive groves, visiting a local winery for a tasting of the finest wines in the area. We will also take you on a journey to discover the treasures of the ancient Roman city of Verona, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After three nights in Verona, we will set off with our private shuttles to the nearby Dolomites, an untouched haven for cycling enthusiasts, featuring epic climbs including the Pordoi Pass, which we will conquer on June 8th during the Sellaronda Bike Day.
The Dolomites also signify warm hospitality and a splendid cuisine rich in authentic flavors.
Our team, composed of Marco, Luca, Fabio, and Alessandro, is eager to introduce you to this unique blend of cycling, culture and breathtaking landscapes.
Meet the Team
Marco MarcheseThe founder and visionary behind TriathlonTravel, Marco was a former swimmer and member of the Italian National Triathlon Team until 2002. He will accompany you from the first to the last day and serve as the overall coordinator for the vacation.
Fabio QuaglieriniHailing from the world of cycling and later transitioning to triathlon, Fabio has been Marco's collaborator for over a decade. His availability, professionalism and kindness distinguish Fabio who will be with you from the first to the last day.
Luca PoltronieriOne of the historic figures of Veronese cycling, Luca is an experienced connoisseur of the region. He will be your guide and the mechanic accompanying the group during the initial three days.
Alessandro BertoliniYou will have the honor of cycling alongside a professional cyclist who competed from 1993 to 2012. Over his extensive career, Alessandro won 23 road races, including a stage at the 2008 Giro d'Italia. He participated in eight Giro d'Italia and nine Tour de France races and was a part of the Italian National Team.
Get ready for an extraordinary cycling adventure with TriathlonTravel in the Dolomite and Veneto region. Explore the beauty, culture and thrill of this picturesque region while pedaling alongside our expert team.
Through cycling we will help you discover the beauty of the Dolomites and Verona’s surroundings, characterized by rural landscapes where nature remains pristine. On the bicycle, we will also introduce you to Verona, accompanied by Adriano, a local guide who will reveal secrets and anecdotes about the city of Romeo and Juliet. We have chosen small and unique accommodations managed sustainably, focused on reducing environmental impact and primarily using local products and organic food. This vacation is designed to combine a love for cycling, the discovery of unique terrain, and Italian authenticity. We hope it will be an unforgettable experience for you. Marco, Fabio, Luca, and Alessandro can’t wait to accompany you on this journey.
Marco, Fabio and Luca will welcome you at Venice airport, and after a 2.5 hour trip in our private shuttles, we’ll arrive in Verona. Here, your journey will begin in a fabulous country manor house nestled in the hills just a few kilometers from Verona. Check-in and relax to recover from the journey and jet lag. Dinner is planned in a typical Veronese restaurant, where you will taste the genuine Italian cuisine made with excellent local products.
55 KM / 900 meters elevation gain
After a hearty breakfast, Luca and Fabio will take you to discover the enchanting landscape just steps away from Verona, amidst green hills, olive groves and lush nature. You will tackle gentle ascents that will help you to achieve good elevation gain without leaving you too fatigued. Marco will follow the group with a support vehicle. In the afternoon, you will visit a winery to learn the winemaking process and have the chance to taste some of the world-renowned wines. Under a medieval castle, at the foot of the Veronese hills, you will relish a sunset dinner under a charming pergola.
70 KM i/ 1300 meters elevation gain
It is best to fuel up with breakfast before facing the Monti Lessini, the mountains surrounding the Verona area. On this day, we will take you to an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level to discover enchanting mountain villages. We will climb the Torricelle hills surrounding Verona before reaching the city to visit it by bike with our guide, Adriano. Afterwards, you will cycle for about ten kilometers to reach our country manor house to relax before dinner.
60 KM / 800 meters elevation gain
After enjoying an excellent final breakfast at our country manor house and packing your bags, we will head towards the Dolomites. After a two-hours transfer, you will start cycling and immediately savor new landscapes that will capture your heart. You will have the honor of cycling with Alessandro Bertolini, a former professional cyclist. From the town of Bressanone, you will ascend with an elevation gain of about 800 meters, riding along beautiful cycling paths to the village of San Vigilio di Marebbe, reaching our hotel where you can recharge by relaxing in the spectacular pool and spa, a true gem that will soon make you forget the challenges of the ride. Dinner at the hotel restaurant will delight you, allowing you to discover the authentic flavors that characterize typical Dolomite dishes.
75 KM / 1700 meters elevation gain
Today is the Sellaronda Bike Day. Breakfast will be perfect to prepare you for the four legendary Alpine passes: Sella, Pordoi, Campolongo and Gardena. Alessandro and Fabio will cycle with you, along with several thousand other cyclists peacefully taking over the Dolomites roads for this incredible day dedicated to two-wheelers, with the complete closure of car traffic. Everyone at their own pace will enjoy unique landscapes that will captivate you to the point of likely requiring some obligatory stops for unforgettable photo opportunities. In the afternoon, you could spend your time in the hotel wellness center or walking to discover new scenic wonders until dinnertime. We are ready to surprise you with a traditional dinner in an Alpine refuge.
55 KM / 1100 meters elevation gain
I hope you’ve saved some energy for the last, rather challenging ride: the Passo delle Erbe. It is another well-known destination for cycling enthusiasts with an average gradient of 9%, offering fabulous scenery. You will be accompanied by Alessandro and Fabio, while Marco provides support with the van. Following the ride, you will have some free time to explore the beautiful landscape or come back to the hotel and enjoy again the SPA. ”Show-cooking dinner” at the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast, it is time to return to Verona where you can extend your Italian journey to explore new locations. If your vacation is coming to an end, we will take you back to Venezia airport for your return flight.
For booking from January 15th, 2024 to February 15th, 2024 (€ 2.881,00)
For booking from February 15th to April 15th, 2024 (€ 3.155,00)
- Transfer with our private shuttle from Venice airport to Verona and vice versa (only for those who return on Monday, June 10th)
- 1 welcome lunch
- 6 dinners
- 6 overnight stays in a double/twin room with breakfast
- City taxes
- Guided bike tour of Verona city
- 1 visit to a winery with tasting
- Snacks during the rides
- Mechanical assistance
- TriathlonTravel staff assistance
- TriathlonTravel bike uniform for each participant.
- 5 lunches
- Single room supplement of € 350,00 (we can only guarantee one single room in the first 3 days, during the stay in Verona)
- Travel and flight insurance are not included (we recommend all participants to purchase travel insurance for the entire trip, in case of illness, accidents or last-minute cancellations).
- Registration must be confirmed with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The travel is limited to 16 people.
- To secure your booking a non-refundable deposit of USD 450 is required.
- The balance is due April 4th, 2024.
- After paying the balance, 25% is non-refundable.
- For cancellations after May 4th, 50% is non-refundable.
- For cancellations after May 27th, 75% is non-refundable.
- Payment should be made by bank transfer to:
IANTRA Srl – IBAN IT56Q0503411715000000014661
BIC / SWIFT BAPPIT21015
[Bank transfer reason]: “Journey Dolomites & Verona 2024 by TriathlonTravel”
Need to Be Known
- In case of adverse weather conditions, the program may undergo changes.
- Double/twin room occupancy must be booked in pairs.
For those who prefer not to travel with their own bike, you can rent one from us.
The cost may vary, depending on the model requested or available. The fees are € 200,00 – 350,00 from June 4th to 10th, 2024.
TriathlonTravel would like to thank AMA Stay for the permission to publish some of their pictures, which are © 2024 AMA Stay – All rights reserved.
We also thank Sellaronda Bike Day for the permission to use some of their pictures, which are © 2024 sellarondabikeday.com – All rights reserved.