West of Cortina and southeast of Brixen, the Grosse Dolimiti Runde is a 270km loop through the Dolomites with 9,500m of climbing. Also known as Ronda Grande or Grosse Dolomiten Runde, the loop is typically started in Brixen and biked clockwise over six days. The typical stages are shown below.
Stage 1 runs from Brixen to Schluterhutte which covers 35km with 2,300m of ascent.
Stage 2 runs from Schulterhutte to Faneshutte which covers 44km with 1,250m of ascent.
Stage 3 runs from Faneshutte to Rifugio Averau which covers 36km with 1,500m of ascent.
Stage 4 runs from Rifugio Averau to Alleghe which covers 33km with 900m of ascent.
Stage 5 runs from Alleghe to Grodnerjoch which covers 56km with 2,300m of ascent.
Stage 6 runs from Grodnerjoch to Brixen which covers 66km with 1,250m of ascent.
Overall, Grosse Dolimiti Runde is the 27th most popular mountain bike trail of all 45 mountain biking rides in Italy.