Sesto Dolomites & Tre Cime di Lavaredo Highlights
Riding challenging climbs such as the Kronplatz and the Three Peaks of Lavaredo;
Endless opportunities for cyclists, such as the famous Pustertal Valley bike path;
The climbs are not as long as in other Dolomites routes, but the gradients are deadly.
Sesto Dolomites & Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Around Sesto, the opportunities for lovers of the two wheels are endless: green landscapes, mountains rising into the blue sky and idyllic villages make the heart of every cyclist pound with excitement. The view alone is worth the journey to reach the heart of the Dolomites.
From Dolomite mountain passes and classic racing routes, to the famous Pustertal Valley bike path ideal for family outings, all the way to the legendary climbs that have shaped the history of the Giro d’Italia, such as the Kronplatz and the Three Peaks of Lavaredo.
3 Epic Road Bike
It’s not a true GranFondo, but, as dubbed by the organising committee, it’s a Grandonnée, that is, halfway between a GranFondo and a Randonnée, whose motto is "More ride, less race".
Traditional dumplings made with bread, milk and eggs, typically flavoured with the addition of speck, ham, cheese and parsley. In every valley, they are cooked in different ways: with buckwheat, steamed or thin and pressed. The dish was a staple for farmers and peasants and it was eaten on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. In times of famine, the cubed ham was replaced with turnips.
Cutting the dumplings with a knife is a terrible insult to the cook: tradition, in fact, requires that you break them up with a fork.
There are also sweet variations of this traditional dish, with the addition of cinnamon/cloves, strawberries or berries.
“Radicchio dell’orso” (alpine blue-sow-thistle)
Alpine blue-sow-thistle is a wild plant with a bitter taste that grows at an altitude of 2,000 metres at the edges of the snow. It is pickled in a sweet and sour brine and is used in many recipes.
“Torta di fregolotti”
Cake made with butter and almonds with a crumbly consistency, perfect for recharging your batteries after a long day of biking or for starting off your day with a bang.
Located between the provinces of Belluno and Bolzano, the Sesto Dolomites encompass a rather broad area situated within the Three Peaks natural park. Of all the Dolomites groups, this is the only one that gets its name from a village, that of Sesto (or Sexten).
Named after the village of the Three Peaks, Sesto owes its name to the three imposing peaks: Cima Grande (the middle “big peak” standing at 2,999 m), Cima Ovest (“western peak” standing at 2,973 m) and Cima Piccola (“little peak” standing at 2,857).