Thanks to Holimites

Monday, 31 March 2014

All sponsors get a note of thanks and travel and tour operator Holimites has been here for March. They offer travel and stays in the Dolomites, home of some of Italy’s best mountain passes.

I’ve covered the Passo delle Erbe in the Roads to Ride series with help from Holimites’ Igor Tavella but if you want to see more climbs, pictures and browse holiday packages, click on the ad above. Be warned, you might find yourself in the Dolomites sooner than you think.

That could be you in the picture above. As well as trips for spring as the snow melts and the summer’s Maratonia Dles Dolomites there’s also a week of action in September that’s got more passes than Lionel Messi, 120km a day over the big and small cols with names like the Passo Duran, Passo delle Erbe, Pordoi, Giau, Rolle… and many more.

Dolomites Police: A quick note on the Dolomites for pedants and geologists. They’re a distinct part of the Italian Alps but many a commentator will label the Italian Alps as “Dolomites”, especially when the Giro goes to the north-east of Italy. But climbs like Monte Zoncolan aren’t in the Dolomites, but the Carnic Alps and there’s the Julian Alps and many more labels. But it’s a tribute to the Dolomites that they capture the imagination and nomenclature alike and anyone booking with Holimites is likely to travel beyond the Dolomites to explore nearby roads.

Grazie
If you’re a new or infrequent reader, yes this is an advertorial piece. It’s a custom that all sponsors get a public note of thanks. Rather than just renting some pixels on screen, their support makes the site happen, paying for photography accounts, bandwidth, coffee and more. I’m only too happy to use a page to explain what they’re about and say thanks in public.

See more at holimites.com and Twitter users can follow @holimites

Photo credit: main image by patitucciphoto.com.

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Ankush March 31, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Grazie mille Holimites!

Antonio March 31, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Looked at the website and I’m really tempted to book this year or maybe next.

Francisco March 31, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Inrng raises the bar even in the handling of ads. I had genuine pleasure in reading this piece; lucky is the advertiser that gets showcased with such good taste.

HodH March 31, 2014 at 2:05 pm

+1. It’s an open and honest style, and the advertiser get’s to be a collaborator and enabler of the blog rather than an interloper.

Larry T. March 31, 2014 at 3:18 pm

BRAVI to these guys for sponsoring you. We say the Dolomites must be where God takes His vacations – truly a magical place. Interest in visiting seems to be up, we sold-out our Legendary Climbs tour, held each year in July, back in November of last year. We could make it bigger, but then yours truly wouldn’t get to ride any of it.

Igor March 31, 2014 at 4:47 pm

We are looking forward now to show some secret spots of the Dolomites roads to all our future guests and we hope to repeat the inrng sponsorship again soon!

By the way … snow is melting slow right now in the Dolomites but we are already riding your bikes in order to get in shape for the coming Dolomites Cycling Weeks

othersteve March 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Larry T. Hope God can push watts? not much flat in the Dolomites. ( although he is light)

Thanks guys for sponsoring the site, if and when I get back to Italy!

Larry T. April 1, 2014 at 11:15 pm

He’s GOD after all and I’m sure you’ve heard the joke about how up in Heaven he goes around acting like he’s Eddy Merckx? If not, surely some old-timer on here can tell it way better than yours truly.

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