Maratona dles Dolomites
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Our packages include 4 - 5 nights in Corvara or La Villa, guaranteed sportive entry in pen 3, Airport transfers from Venice, daily guided warm up ride, and mechanical support.
There are many amazing sportives around, but for our money there are only three that every cyclist has to ride at some point in their lives. The other two are in France, riding a stage of the Tour at the Etape du Tour and experiencing the brutality of Paris Roubaix. The third in our list is this one, the most beautiful sportive in the world and a glorious place to ride a bike. The Maratona dles Dolomites has been thrilling cyclists from around the world for 30 years. The route is incredible, starting with a loop of the Sella Ronda over four classic climbs followed by a couple of longer climbs depending on which route you choose.
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Wednesday 1st July
Arrival day for the 5 night packages. Transfer leaves Venice at 11.30pm so please arrange flights to arrive by 11am. We will arrive in Corvara at 2.30pm. There is an option of a warm up spin before our welcome dinner at 7.30pm.
Thursday 2nd July
First warm up ride, we take in the Passo Giau - 89km with 2800m of elevation and a chance to see the hardest climb before the sportive. Our warm up rides are at a relaxed pace (25km/h average on flats) with a coffee stop.
Arrival day for the 4 night packages. Transfer leaves Venice at 11.30am so please arrange flights to arrive by 11am. We will arrive in La Villa at 2.30pm for our welcome dinner at 7.30pm.
Friday 3rd July
Second warm up ride is the Sella Ronda - 4 climbs, 52km with 1800m of elevation, possibly the most stunning 50km of riding on the planet.
We will get back by lunch and at 2pm we drive to collect race packs.
Saturday 4th July
Final warm up ride, a short but punchy spin over the stunning Falzarego. Todays ride is 54km1600m of climbing. We return by lunch leaving the afternoon free to relax, get your bike checked by our mechanic and prepare for the sportive.
Sunday 5th July
Maratona day! Pens open at 5.30am for a 6.30am start. Breakfast is from 4.30am with home cooked porridge. Our feed stop is at 75km near where the mid and long route split. Your chance to grab some savoury food before the home stretch. In the evening we have some post sportive beers to celebrate!
Moday 6th July
Departure day. We leave Corvara & La Villa at 6.30am to arrive in Venice at 9.30am - please book flights to depart after 11.30am.
There are three route options from 55km to 138km with a max of 4,230m of elevation. One of the good features of this sportive is that you can choose your route mid ride depending on how well you feel. All routes start at 6.30am from Corvara and start with the four climbs of the Sella Ronda. The short route finishes when you come back into Corvara while the other two go back over the Campolongo to the next route split. The long distance heads over the mighty Giau & Falzarego whereas the medium skips the Giau. Both end with one last nasty short climb up the Mur dl Giat with an unwelcome 19% gradient before finishing back in Corvara.
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