The Trans-Dolomiti is a 262-kilometre bikepacking route which winds its way through the stark limestone peaks of the Dolomite Mountains, incorporating a staggering 9,529 metres of climbing along the way.
Credit for creating this loop goes to Franzi and Jona of “Tales on Tyres”. According to them the route is “based on a semi-official, non-signposted route found online. It’s relatively popular as a hut to hut route but hasn’t been bikepacked previously, to (their) knowledge.” A massive thanks goes to Franzi and Jona for the effort involved in putting this route together and doing such a great job of recording it over on Bikepacking.com (full details on the route and the GPS file can be found at the link below).
Day 1: Brixen-Bressanone to Schlüterhütte – 37km
Day 2: Schlüterhütte to Cortina d’Ampezzo – 70km
Day 3: Rest Day in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Day 4: Cortina d’Ampezzo to Arabba – 43km
Day 5: Arabba to Brixen-Bressanone – 82km
I had hoped to add some other useful resources here, but I couldn’t find any further information, or a single other blog of anyone who had ridden this route online. However, the Bikepacking.com page is so detailed that no other resources are necessary. Many others have completed the route going by the comments on the Bikepacking.com page, yet below is the only online record I can find of others who documented their journey in some format.