Why Alta Badia is the ultimate destination for cycling

If you want calf-testing climbs up the Dolomites, or adrenaline-soaked plunges taking in fabulous mountain-pass views, Alta Badia in northern Italy is cycling nirvana.

Alta Badia is famous for cramming several stunning mountain passes into one area. Road cyclists can get their pedals stuck into star-routes of the Giro d’Italia and the amateur Maratona dles Dolomites. Favourite passes include Pordoi, Sella, Gardena, Falzarego, Giau and Valparola. Between May and October, expert local bike guides can be hired to lead you around these legendary roads.

You’ll also find bike-friendly hotels, 300 days of sunshine a year, and a cycling season from May to October – and the rugged beauty here at the centre of South Tyrol is hard to beat. Alta Badia has held onto its Ladin culture since Roman times, and unspoiled local charm comes free with every cycling quest.

Read the full article on: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/south-tyrol-holidays/alta-badia-cycling/

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