Cent Cols Challenge Dolomites

San Pellegrino Terme, Province of Bergamo, Italy

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Sep 1 - 11, 2019
Group size: 6 - 20
Cent Cols Challenge Dolomites
San Pellegrino Terme, Province of Bergamo, Italy

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€3500
Deposit: €650
Sep 1 - 11, 2019
Group size: 6 - 20

About this trip

“This event offers an experience of Italian « grandeur » that might be hard to beat. The scenery and roads are almost ‘operatic’ : oozing drama, romance, and almost tiringly high in emotion. Only three of the ten stages actually take place in the region of the Dolomites National Park , where the classic, iconic ‘monuments in rock’ provide an unforgetable centrepiece to our long journey. A never-ending stream of views, perfect road design, and a relentless double-digit gradient-fest where 10% is good news is our daily menu ! From Lake Garda to Monte Zoncolan, via many roads-less-ridden, particularly in the Veronese region, this is a tough ride, especially for the knees : rarely will you find ten conscecutive days like these which each confirm why you are so addicted to cycling ! Viva La Vita.”

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 3 star hotels
  • Food
    All meals, apart from lunch on the Rest Day, as well as two roadside feeds mid-stages
  • Ride Support
    Luggage transfer, mechanic, support staff
  • Pre-Event advice
    Monthly Newsletters advising on all aspects of the event.
  • Jersey
    Exclusive to CCC riders. Not for sale to public.
  • Flights
  • Airport Transfer
  • Drinks
    At evening meals clients will be expected to pay for their drinks.

Available Packages

Twin-share room
€3500
Deposit: €650
Single Room
only 3 left
€4200
Deposit: €650
€3500
Deposit: €650

Twin-share room

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We do not come to conquer mountains, we come to meet them. They will always be greater than us. There will always be another one to climb. We often give animalistic adjectives to climbs in order to ‘honour’ them; beast, brutal, savage. Those who ‘conquer’ them are praised as being ‘animals’ or ‘machines’. I can’t relate to any of this. I neither seek to smash a climb nor trash myself. Quite the contrary: I seek to reach the top feeling that I have ridden well, feel strong and can look forward to the next one. I focus on forgetting myself: absorbing myself in the smells, the light, the views, and my own sensations. It’s all part of an incessant dialogue between myself and my surroundings. I’m a romantic, albeit a very stubborn one. I’m in love with the beauty of the climb and the places that it takes us. Moments of liberating happiness only occur when one is locked into the present moment. Digging deep into one’s own reserves helps us to do that.