Planned for 2022
Gravel Land Alta Badia
Enjoy a week of the finest gravel enjoyment in one of the most beautiful spots that the world offers for cycling. This is exactly what Gravel Land Alta Badia is all about. From “Basecamp” at the Hotel Melodia del Bosco, participants of this exclusive event will start each day on a new gravel adventure through the Dolomites. Led by local guides, you will roll in small groups over fantastic mountain passes and along lonely gravel paths - the Giara Blancia, as they’re called here.
The routes lead through the Armentara meadows, over the gravel paths of Passo Juel, or through the lunar landscape of the Valparola Pass. The focus is less on KOMs & PRs, as it is on experiencing nature in the Alps and the enjoyment of beautiful South Tyrol - and not just on the bike.
During some of the breaks on the rides and after each of the Gravel Land Alta Badia routes, await exciting off-the-bike experiences as well. A barbecue followed by a night ride, a visit to a cheese dairy, a typical Ladin dinner on the farm, or a night camping in a tent nestled in a cozy sleeping bag up in the mountains. The program also includes participation in the Dolomites Bike Day, during which the three passes Campolongo, Falzarego, and Valparola are all closed to road traffic.
Testing: the latest gravel bikes and more
What else is integral to a really great gravel time in the mountains? Exactly: really great gravel bikes. That is why depending on size and availability, we will provide participants with the latest gravel bikes each day, some of the well-known and some less well-known brands, so that they can be tried out to their hearts' content on the daily rides through the Dolomites. In other words, you can simply leave your own bike at home. Other accessories related to gravel cycling can also be tested on-site, from lighting to bikepacking bags and more.
From espresso to dolce: Italy is synonymous with culinary delights. And, of course, there are also vegetarians and vegans at Gravel Land Alta Badia. Both in the Hotel Melodia del Bosco and in the delicious "away games", fans of a purely plant-based diet will get their money's worth as well.
Well-rounded: together with our partners, we put together a generous welcome package for all participants with "content" that really gets you ahead and does not end up in the next garbage can.
Gravel Land Alta Badia combines gravel and enjoyment in the finest way. So even the routes leading over the often steep paths of the high mountains deliver a mix of both.. That being said, we offer options for two different performance levels. And if you need a little extra power, just try out an e-gravel bike.