The jagged, snow covered peaks of the Dolomites provide some great riding. High passes and mountain twisties provide great excitement for riders during the summer months. These same peaks provide winter recreationists with good skiing.
Roads and Riding
Roads through the Dolomites are generally good. Expect some high passes, sharp turns and views across valleys to the surrounding snow-capped mountains. The road can be narrow on descents. There may be snow on the road beginning in October, and it may last until April.
Climate and Environment, When to Go
The temperature in the mountains, even in summer, remains pleasant. If you ride in springtime, you will more likely be able to see snow on the surrounding peaks, which with their jagged profile, is spectacular. Weather in the mountains is changeable, especially in spring and autumn. It pays to be prepared with warm, layerable clothing and waterproof riding gear. The Dolomites are a pleasure to ride anytime, from April through very early October.
Sights, People, Food and Drink
Riding in the Dolomites means rounding corners and glimpsing jagged snow-covered peaks tucked between the beautiful mountains across the valley. This part of Italy was once part of the Tyrol of Austria, so many of the inhabitants of the Dolomites speak German. Food here, takes the best of the Italian and Austrian tradition and combines it.
Facts For the Traveler: Alto Adige/Südtirol province
|Land area:||7,400 sq km|
|Official language:||German, Italian.|
|Religion:||mostly Roman Catholic|
|Time zone:||Central European Time (GMT+1)
|International dialing number:||code: 39, international access code: 00|
|Visa:||Tourists from most countries (EU, USA, etc) do not need visa. A valid passport is required only.|
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