Maratona dles Dolomites day! In the morning, at 04.00hrs, enjoy an early breakfast before you head out to ride the Maratona for a start at 6.30hrs! Fuel up with Italian pasta: the perfect ingredient to boost your energy!
You have three course options to choose from:
Short Course: 55km / 34.1 miles – 4 Passes – Altitude gain 1780 m/ 5,839’
Passo Campolongo (1,875m / 6,151′), Passo Pordoi (2,242m / 7,356′), Passo Sella (2,240m / 7,349′), Passo Gardena (2,137m / 7,011′)
Middle Course: 106km / 65.8 miles – 6 Passes – Altitude gain 3130 m/ 10,269’
Passo Campolongo (1,875m / 6,151′), Passo Pordoi (2,242m / 7,356′), Passo Sella (2,240m / 7,349′), Passo Gardena (2,137m / 7,011′), Passo Campolongo (1,875m / 6,151′ – again), Passo Valparola (2,200m / 7,218′)
Long Course: 138km / 85.7 miles – 8 Passes – Altitude gain 4230 m/ 13,877’
Passo Campolongo (1,875m / 6,151′), Passo Pordoi (2,242m / 7,356′), Passo Sella (2,240m / 7,349′), Passo Gardena (2,137m / 7,011′), Passo Campolongo (1,875m / 6,151′ – again), Colle di Santa Lucia and Passo Giau (2,236m / 7,336′), Passo Falzarego (2,109m / 6,919’), Passo Valparola (2,200m / 7,218′).
All three courses lead riders through the Dolomite mountains around the Sella Group and over roads, where legendary rides by great champions of the Giro d’Italia have taken place. The roads are lined with tens of thousands of cheering spectators, and the entire event is broadcast live on Italian national TV broadcaster RAI. Along the course, seven refreshment stations are manned by volunteers, where riders can strengthen themselves with food and drink, varying from sports drinks to coffee, and strudel to speck sandwiches.
As a participant, you are free to select the route best suited to your ability at the start of the event, and may also alter your course during the event. All riders complete the four pass Sellaronda course first. After completing the Sellaronda course, riders can either choose to finish the race or proceed directly onwards with the Middle course, followed by the Maratona course. All courses end in Corvara in Badia (end 1,561m / 5,120′).
When you complete the ride, enjoy the huge post event celebration – meet people from around the world and enjoy special foods prepared for the event! Enjoy the scenery, the fabulous support, and cherish your finisher certificate from the best ride of your life! You can even get instant results and information about your ride by providing your mobile phone number and email address (details at race registration). At the end of the race ride back to La Villa.