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Maratona dles Dolomites 2024

July 7

Riders in Maratona dles Dolomites

Updated March 31, 2024 — Maratona dles Dolomites is a popular cycling event that takes place annually in the Dolomite Mountains in the northern Italian province of South Tyrol. It was first organized in 1987 and has since become one of Europe’s most prestigious and challenging cycling races, drawing thousands of participants. Strambecco rates the event as one of Italy’s best gran fondo events.

The Maratona dles Dolomites race course covers a distance of 138 kilometers and takes cyclists through seven mountain passes with a total elevation gain of 4,230 meters. The race starts in the town of La Villa and finishes in the town of Corvara while passing through other villages, such as Badia, Arabba, and Canazei. The route is known for its steep and challenging climbs, with gradients reaching up to 12 percent. The views alone will blow your mind.

The Dolomite Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to their stunning natural beauty and unique geology. The region is characterized by towering peaks, rocky cliffs, and alpine meadows and is home to various wildlife and plant species. The Dolomites are also renowned for their cultural heritage, with a rich history of art, architecture, and cuisine that reflects the area’s unique blend of Italian and Austrian influences.

When off the bike, the Dolomites offer various alternative outdoor activities for outdoor enthusiasts. The region is famous for hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, and skiing in the winter months. There are also numerous trails for mountain biking and opportunities for paragliding, rafting, and horseback riding. Take advantage of the region’s plethora of huts and rifugios that serve delicious traditional food and drink amongst the high alpine terrain.

The towns near the event, such as La Villa, Corvara, and Badia, are known for their warm hospitality and welcoming atmosphere. They offer various accommodation options, from traditional alpine lodges to luxury hotels and a wide range of local restaurants and cafes. The region is also known for its lively cultural events, including traditional festivals, concerts, and theater performances.

Those traveling from abroad to the event via car, train, bus, or airplane should look into the most ideal way to get to the area. There are many options for accommodations, as well as campgrounds and parking areas for campers.

Andiamo Cycling VIP Experience

Andiamo Cycling offers a comprehensive VIP experience for the Maratona Dles Dolomites, including a 7-night stay split between Lake Garda and the Dolomites, guaranteed event entry, a Pinarello Dogma F Disk bike rental, daily guided group rides with van support, and accommodations in 4 or 5-star hotels. The package also covers all meals, focusing on local cuisine, and offers a detailed program of pre-event rides and activities to fully immerse participants in the beauty and challenge of cycling in the Dolomites. For a detailed description and more information, please visit their website.

Maratona dles Dolomites route profile
Maratona dles Dolomites route profile
Maratona dles Dolomites route profile
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