Dolomites Road Bike

Ride the Maratona dles Dolomites 'Enel 2021'

Cycle over breathtaking mountain passes enjoying the camaraderie of 9,000 cyclists from over 40 nations, in one of the most popular Granfondo road biking races in Italy! Guaranteed entry into the Maratona dles Dolomites – ride up to 138 kilometers (86 miles) over 7 passes with 4,230 meters (13,877') altitude gain.

Trip Overview

Cycling in the Dolomite Mountains is an incredible experience. But cycling in the Dolomites with 9,000 riders from over 40 nations!? Out of this world!

The Maratona dles Dolomites is an annual, single-day road bicycle race that takes riders across four to eight spectacular mountain passes in the Dolomites. Open to amateur cyclists, the Maratona is one of the biggest Italian Granfondo bicycle races – mass participation cycling events that have enjoyed incredible popularity in Europe for decades, and are beginning to gain momentum worldwide. Over time, the Maratona has attracted an increasing number of fans, to become one of the most important amateur cycling events in the whole of Europe. The 9,000 places sell out quickly each year – but through this fantastic Dolomite Mountains itinerary, you have guaranteed Maratona entry!

The inaugural ride was conceived as part of the tenth anniversary celebration of the Alta Badia-Raiffeisen Cycling Club. On 12-July-1987, 166 cyclists rode a unique route of 175 kilometers (108.7 miles), with no fewer than seven Dolomite passes to cross. Fearless spirits of the bicycle, with great courage and fair play, struggled to reach the coveted finish line: this was how the fascinating adventure of the Maratona dles Dolomites began. Its organizers certainly never dreamt that they had created an event that, in such a short period of time, would become one of the most important annual events in Alta Badia! Today, the Maratona dles Dolomites starts in the cozy town of La Villa in Alta Badia. There are three course options for cyclists to choose from – a short course of 55 kilometers (34.1 miles) with 4 passes to cross; a middle course of 106 kilometers (65.8 miles) crossing 6 passes, and a long course of 138 kilometers (85.7 miles) climbing over 8 passes - a truly challenging race! Riders can select the route best suited to their ability at the start of the event, because all of the courses begin with the same four passes and end in Corvara, participants may change to a longer (or shorter) course as they ride.

This is the trip of a lifetime - Don’t miss your opportunity to join us on what National Geographic described as "one of the biggest, most passionate, and most chaotic bike races on Earth"!

Highlights

  • Race in the Maratona dles Dolomites – one of the most popular Granfondo bicycles races in Italy!
  • Ride over breathtaking Dolomite mountain passes, enjoying fabulous ascents over high mountain passes and exhilarating descents into beautiful valleys
  • Experience the three cultures of the Dolomites – Italian, German, and Ladin – with their many traditions that make this region so unique

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Alta Badia (D)

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 5

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

Want to learn more about our Luxury Hotels?
Luxury accommodations in the Dolomites combine the ultimate in comfort and refinement. From five star hotels, Michelin star-rated restaurants, and pampering spas, just because you are in the mountains does not mean you cannot have a truly luxe Italian experience in the Dolomites! From the chic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular destination for the rich and famous, to the quiet and discreet luxury of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, you will find accommodations with credentials ranging from membership in the exclusive Relais & Châteaux to The Leading Hotels of the World!

Want to see the Dolomites in action?
Check out the high definition videos in our SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!

Want to learn about the Dolomites?
See our resource articles including for information about the people, culture, landscape, geology, and more!

Want to know what type of weather you should expect on your trip?
Check out our Climate and Weather in the Dolomites article!

Still want more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Prices for this trip are on request. Please contact us for a quote.


Cost Includes:

  • Logistics
  • Race registration guaranteed (third starting grid)
  • 4 nights accommodation in 3- or 4-Star Hotel in Alta Badia
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners (in hotels providing the Half Board option)
  • Private transfer to/from Pedraces
  • Italian VAT tax

Race registration can be sold only with a minimum of 4 night accommodation.
Guided rides on warm up days available on request.

Airport transfers available on request.

UPGRADE your hotel to 5-star, please contact us for a quotation!

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