The Giro delle Dolomiti is a week-long cycling event open to everyone. In 6 stages (+ one day’s rest) participants cycle through the Dolomites on their road bicycles. One of the main features of the Giro delle Dolomiti is the combination of sporty competition on traffic-free sections of the route and cycling at a comfortable pace, surrounded by excellent local products and in a familiar, international atmosphere. Each stage includes an uphill time trial several kilometres long, which gives the Giro delle Dolomiti a competitive edge. In the 45th edition, “Giro Sprints” have also been included in the stages. These stages are almost 2 km long and mostly less steep. Most of the individual stages will be covered in groups at controlled speeds.
The Giro delle Dolomiti 2022 starts at the Fiera (Exhibition) Bolzano with the Renon stage. From the high plateau we will reach Barbian and Villanders, then through the Val d’Isarco back to the main city of South Tyrol. This stage is followed by the Vinschgau valley; through the apple orchards of the Burgrafenamt region we first reach the spa town of Meran, then Schlanders and Mals. On the third day we reach Brixen and the Würzjoch / Passo Erbe, one of the most beautiful passes in the Dolomites. From Val Badia we will descend into Pusteria valley and ride through Val d’Isarco valley to the finish in Bolzano. In the fourth stage, you will discover the Sarntal Valley and the area around Lake Durnholz / Valdurna. The last two stages are in Trentino: from Trento to Arco and Lake Garda and from the Valle dei Laghi up to Monte Bondone. On the last day the team time trial will take place, starting from Trento towards Aldeno to pedal on the same route of the European Road Championships held in Trentino in 2021.
Each day’s stages start at a different time: the exact times can be found online on the individual stage pages with an indication of the length and altitude difference; see in https://www.girodolomiti.com/giro-2022#tour
Well-trained legs, a good mood and, above all, a medical certificate for competitive cycling are the requirements. Participants will be informed in good time about safety measures in connection with the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with developments in the situation. The sixty or so highly motivated volunteers of the Giro team will take care of everything else – security, refreshments along the route or the race office – guaranteeing quality, passionate commitment and accurate information.
Individual cyclists who participate in the Giro delle Dolomiti during the week can form a team with other participants to make a team of at least 4 and at most 5 cyclists; all this to participate in the TEAM CRONO in the last stage (July, 30th in Trento). However, you can also take part in the stage individually: you are timed, but the time recorded does not influence the overall ranking of each athlete.
The stage is the crowning of an unforgettable week, which is perfect to get in touch with other cyclists, during which even those who are not good climbers can achieve excellent results. Fun is in the foreground, as always at the Giro delle Dolomiti!
The weekly ticket for the 6 stages costs 450.- Euro, while the registration for the individual stages costs 90.- Euro for each. The entry fee includes lunch, various refreshments along the route, timekeeping, road closures, mechanical and medical support, the official event jersey and much more.
There is no special “registration + hotel” package. Each participant has to register and book his or her own accommodation. But we have a number of Hotelpartners which can be found by visiting https://www.girodolomiti.com/it/giro-2022#alberghi and which offer special services for all registered participants in the Giro. Use this code —- when you make your booking.
The Giro Guest has been created especially for them: it is a special package built for accompanying cyclists who sign up for the Giro delle Dolomiti. In the same week they can enjoy themselves and take part in the day tours to explore different destinations in South Tyrol and neighbouring Trentino. The tours follow the stages of the Giro delle Dolomiti and offer a rich programme of activities suitable for all ages. Accompanied by experienced local guides, our guests can visit fascinating places, learn about the traditions of the valleys and taste local products, all while enjoying the extraordinary natural landscape. They will also be able to meet up with participants, often at refreshments or lunches set up along the GDD route.
You can book the complete weekly programme from 24 to 30 July (costs €440) or individual day tours (costs between €55 and €90 depending on the length of the trip). We also offer tours during the athletes’ rest day (Wednesday 27 July).
For the first 25 people who book the Giro Guest package, we offer a free guided tour of Bolzano with beer tasting on Sunday 24 July.
On 24 July, while the cyclists will cycle to the Ritten and the Eisack Valley, a hike is planned on the plateau north of Bolzano. Parallel to the GDD, the second stage of the Giro Guest will also take place in the Vinschgau Valley for a day of culture, marble, chocolate and apricots. While in the third stage, the “queen stage”, cycling enthusiasts will reach Passo Erbe, accompanying persons will reach Brixen/ Bressanone for a day combining history, gastronomy and traditions.
After the first three stages, on Wednesday 27 July, the GDD will stop for a rest day. But also during this day various activities will be offered to all participants, both GDD and Giro Guest. Among the proposed initiatives there will be two trips to Val Badia and Val Gardena, then the Stelvio Climb, a spectacular bike ride on the Stelvio and an Aperitivo lungo at Castel Firmiano, the headquarters of the Messner Mountain Museum.
In parallel to the fourth GDD stage in Sarentino valley, the accompanying persons will also spend the day in the heart of South Tyrol, learning more about the history and culture of the valley. After lunch, it will be possible to visit the vineyards of Bolzano and enjoy an Alpine-Mediterranean snack. Afterwards the Giro Guest, like the GDD, will move on to Trentino. On Friday 29 July we will first discover the village of Lavis and the fascinating gardens of “Giardino dei Ciucioi” and then climb the mountain of Mezzocorona. On the last day, in conjunction with the team time trial in Trento, a guided tour of the city will be organised in the morning and will end in time to attend the prize-giving ceremony which will conclude the GDD.
On the day of rest (Wednesday 27th) this year there will be several activities for all participants, both GDD and Giro Guest. Among the proposed initiatives there will be the Stelvio Climb, a spectacular bike ride on the Stelvio and an Aperitivo lungo at Castel Firmiano, headquarters of the Messner Mountain Museum, where we will celebrate the 45th edition of the Giro delle Dolomiti.
But you can also choose to book a guided tour in Val Gardena valley to get to know the Art and Culture of this splendid valley in the Dolomites, or in Val Badia valley to take a journey through the Dolomites – in its history and Ladin culture.
Yes. It is possible to rent a bike through our technical partner Camin. The cost is 50€ per day.
For the rental please fill in the document that you find in the Press & Docssection of our website and send it to our email with the subject “Bike rental – Giro delle Dolomiti 2022″.
There will be no monetary reimbursement of the registration fee paid.
There is, however, the possibility of transferring the registration to the following year for health reasons. In this case, please send us an e-mail with a copy of the medical certificate attesting to this. The committee reserves the right to decide whether to accept the request and move registration to the following year.