The most beautiful sportive on the planet. Set in Corvara in the heart of the dolomites, the Maratona dles Dolomites takes in some of the best climbs in the region on closed, smooth roads. Riders from all over the world have been coming here for the last 33 years to ride this incredible sportive. Three route choices making this suitable for most abilities.
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Lots of climbing but either shorter rides or an easier day mixed in. Challenging but suitable for most riders.
Mix of climbing & flatter days suitable for most riders.
Rolling terrain with the occasional climb. Social riding suitable for all riders.
The Maratona dles Dolomites is a single-day sportive that sells out within minutes. The first event took place in 1987 and has been described by National Geographic as passionate, big and chaotic. The event welcomes 12,000 cyclists each year, who are drawn by the magnificent mountain terrain, challenging route and, no doubt, the TV interest. The locals get just as excited about the event as the cyclists taking part, lining the roads in traditional dress, playing music and of course cheering as participants pass by. With three routes to choose from, there is something for all ability types.
Our base for many years in Corvara is the brilliant Hotel Gran Fanes. Set a 2 minute walk from town, the hotel overlooks the Campolongo. The same family has run this hotel for generations and the local dishes in the evening are delicious. There is a good spa downstairs to recover after a long ride and the terrace outside is perfect for us all to get together for a beer.
Sportive Breaks will provide transfers from Venice (VCE) to Corvara across two days. The journey takes approximately two hours and forty-five minutes. Our guides will be in arrivals to meet you.