Guarantee YOUR Place on the Start Line of the 34th Maratona dles Dolomites
A jaw dropping 31,200 people have pre registered for the 34th edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites, and, with only 9,000 places up for grabs, that gives people less than a 30% chance of getting a slot!
However, if you book with Sports Tours International, not only can you GUARANTEE yourself one of these sought after entries, but you can also benefit from our range of expert services, years of cycle tour experience, and excellent accommodation (with secure bike storage) at your choice of a range of 3* and 4* hotels, in locations ideal for the Maratona, and with a range of price options, to suit all budgets. We can also offer a vast array of additional extras, that you can utilise to ensure you have the perfect package for your Maratona weekend. These include; overland bike transport or bike rental (if you do not you do not wish to travel with your bike), guaranteed entry you ride in the 2020 edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites Enel, and airport transfers, to and from the airport, for you and your bike. All of this, plus much much more (detailed below) will remove all the stress from your Maratona experience and leave you free to concentrate on what matters most – THE RIDING!
About the Maratona
One of Italy’s oldest, biggest, and ‘most passionate’ Granfondo cycling races, the Maratona dles Dolomites was first held on 12 July 1987. It was run to mark the first 10 years of the cycling club Societá Ciclistica Alta Badia-Raiffeisen, and only 166 riders participated in that inaugural event. Over the years the Maratona has grown exponentially, both in reputation and in the size of its field, as now the race features 9000 amateur riders from over 70 countries who flock to the iconic Dolomite mountain range each year, to take on a cycling challenge like no other!
The event is unique, taking those who ride it on a once in a lifetime journey through the striking, jagged rock faces of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Italian Dolomites.
There are 3 routes on offer to all riders;
The Maratona: 138 km long with 4,230 m of altitude
The Medium route: 106 km long with 3,130 m of altitude
The Sellaronda route: 55 km long with 1,780 m of altitude
However, unlike at other events, everyone sets off together, from the village of La Villa. The event starts at 6:30 am, and it takes around half an hour for all riders to pass the start. The Sellaronda route is completed first, featuring 4 mountain passes, after which riders can choose either to retire from the event, or to continue their Dolomites adventure. The middle course covers a total of 106 kilometres, and takes in en route , six stunning mountain passes. The full Maratona course works as an extension of the preceding Sellaronda and Medium courses, and those who do take on the full course, will ride 138 kms throughout the course of the day, with a total altitude gain of over 4200 metres. Over the years, the even has become a big deal in Italy, and is now shown on Italian television. On the day, enthusiastic crowds line the course, cheering on the riders in their thousands, as they make their way through their individual cycling challenge. With closed roads, on course nutrition and mechanical support, and some of the best scenery in the world, this event really is Italian cycling at its best!
Why Book the 2020 Maratona dles Dolomites with US?
Sports Tours International are proud to be an official tour operator for the 34th edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites 2020. This means that, by booking with us, you can guarantee yourself an entry for the race (rather than taking the risk of missing out), and benefit from the support (and additional race perks) that come from booking with an expert team, with over 40 years of sports travel support behind them.
Included in your trip with US is:
4 nights at your chosen hotel – with additional nights available on request
All hotel taxes
A race briefing
Breakfasts and evening meals at times to suit with the running order of the event
Bike storage at your hotel
An additional food and assistance stop on the route, available only to Sports Tours International riders
The services of our Sports Tours reps, expert mechanics and drivers
A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Castelli
To personalise your trip you can also chose from the following list of additional extras:
Overland bike transport service from England/Wales
Guaranteed entry for the Maratona with a choice of starting pen
Airport transfers from and to Venice Marco Polo Airport
We’ve Got Your Back!
One of the main benefits of booking with a reputable travel tour provider is the sports travel expertise and security/ protection that comes with it. All of our travel packages are protected by ABTA this means that, if, for whatever reason, your tour can no longer go ahead, you will be entitled to a refund,if you are yet to travel and hotel costs and transport home if you are already abroad. We also have a range of services that we can provide to our customers to further ensure peace of mind, and the smooth running of your trips, we offer a range of Sports Travel Essentials. (Please click here to view our page.) These include our bespoke sports specific travel insurance and online sports medical certification services. NOTE – for the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel 2020 we can NO LONGER accept cycling licenses. Each rider must be in possession of a valid medical certificate in order to participate.