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Maratona dles Dolomites

The Maratona dles Dolomites is Italy’s most beautiful cycling sportive and it’s 9,000 places sell out in seconds every year.

  • Half board hotel
  • Italian Alps —Corvara in Badia - Corvara
  • Activity Type
    • Sportives/races
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 20 in 3 bedrooms
  • Features
    • Bar
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Garden
    • Private parking
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Secure bike storage
    • Table tennis table
    • Terrace

Service

Brevet are an official Tour Operator for the 2016 Maratona dles Dolomites and have guaranteed Maratona entry. Our Maratona dles Dolomites cycling holiday includes warm up rides in the Dolomites to get you ready for the big day.

Included

  • 7 day cycling holiday with guided riding and Team Car support
  • 6 nights in a traditional Tyrollean spa hotel
  • Nutritious all you can eat healthy breakfasts
  • Post ride lunches designed for cyclists
  • Three course evening meals
  • Private transfers from Venice Marco Polo airport
  • 3 on the road guides and 1 Team Car Driver
  • The highest guide to guest ratio of all Tour Operators in the Dolomites
  • 12 week sportive training plan to get you fit
  • Maratona dles Dolomites sportive entrance fee included
  • Exclusive post race hospitality tent with well earned beers awaiting you
  • 4 days of training rides in the Dolomites
  • Sign on day warm up ride with Race Village tour
  • Tour de France Grand Depart Pasta Party
  • Cycle guiding and Brevet Team Car stocked with nutritional bars and hydration tablets

Optional Extras

  • Beverages
  • Bike Hire

Itinerary

Tuesday Bike Set Up and Welcome Ride

  • Distance: 12km

  • Passo: Passo Campolongo (1,875m)

  • After the transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport we will set up the bikes and head out on a short Welcome Ride to introduce you to riding in the Dolomites!

  • Our first climb of the week takes us up the Passo Campolongo (1,875m), this is a good opportunity to recce the first climb of the Sella Ronda loop on race day.

  • With a client to guide ratio of 6:1 we focus on riding in small groups with riders of a similar pace and we always regroup at the top of every climb. For the next three days this allows you to get used to climbing in the mountains and learn to pace your efforts evenly. Our support car carries extra nutrition, water and layers and is a welcome sight at the top of the climb. Just remember to smile at the camera on the way up!

Wednesday – Passo Falzarego and Passo Valparolo

  • Distance: 52km

  • Passo: Passo Campolongo (1,875m), Passo Falzarego (2,105m) and Passo Valparola (2,200m)

  • The second loop of the Maratona circuit takes in the twin challenge of the Passo Falzarego (2,105m) and Passo Valparola (2,200m). Before we get to the high lunar landscape of these twin passes we will ride up the Passo Campolongo (1,875m), a key climb in the Maratona route that you will climb twice on race day.

  • This ride is a crucial recce ride to understand the pacing needed to meet the cut off time that will allow long course riders to take on the Passo Giau on race day.

Thursday – Sella Ronda Recce

  • Distance: 55km

  • Passo: Passo Campolongo (1,875m), Passo Pordoi (2,239m), Passo Sella (2,244m) and Passo Gardena (2,121m)

  • Today we ride the first part of the Maratona dles Dolomites course. The famous 55km Sella Ronda circuit includes Passo Campolongo (1,875m), Passo Pordoi (2,239m), Passo Sella (2,244m) and Passo Gardena (2,121m). Today’s ride is a great opportunity to start working on pacing your efforts on the climbs so that you don’t get carried away on race day.

Friday – Option 1: Anti-Clockwise Sella Ronda

  • Distance: 55km

  • Passo: Passo Gardena (2,121m), Passo Sella (2,244m), Passo Pordoi (2,239m) and Passo Campolongo (1,875m)

  • The same ride two days in a row? Think again. This wonderful circuit has a completely different feel when completed anti-clockwise. This option is for the riders who are here to climb and savour every KM.

Friday – Option 2: Passo Gardena – Espresso Ride

  • Our Friday morning spin up the Passo Gardena for espresso and apple strudel on the terrace overlooking the Dolomites is a popular option amongst guests wishing to taper before Sunday. This 18km out and back ride departs a little later allowing you a precious lie in and is ridden at a conversational pace.

Saturday – Rest Day and Race Village

  • Distance: 15km

  • A gentle ride to San Leonardo and back to collect our race numbers allows us to take in the atmosphere of the Maratona Village.

  • After a Tour de France Grand Depart Pasta Party the afternoon is a great opportunity to book a massage or relax in the hotel spa.

  • Dinner at our conveniently located hotel right next to the start of the Maratona dles Dolomites will allow you to get in plenty of carbo loading pasta and get an early night.

Sunday – Maratona dles Dolomites

  • Maratona: 138km with 4,190m of climbing

  • Middle: 106km with 3,090m of climbing

  • Sellaronda: 55km with 1,780m of climbing

  • Race day! Today you’ll add a number of mythical Italian climbs to your cycling palmarès starting with the Passo Campolongo (1,875m), Passo Pordoi (2,239m), Passo Sella (2, 244m), Passo Gardena (2,121m), Passo Giau (2,236m) and finally the Passo Valparola (2,200m).

  • The hotel is just a few minutes from the start so you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxed start to the day. Breakfast will be served early in our cycling friendly hotel. Our guides will be riding with you and will escort you to our priority starting pen, so if you want to join a pace making group from within our team then you can start off together!

After the race we will refuel at the pasta party, catch up over well earned beers at the Brevet Club House and head back to the hotel for a celebratory dinner.

Monday – Venice

  • After transferring to Venice Airport guests with evening flights may have time to loosen off the legs and learn about the beautiful city of Venice. You can store your bags securely at the airport and it’s quick and easy to take a return water taxi into Venice.

  • There is more to life than just cycling and flying to Venice and not seeing Italian Casanova Capital would be a waste. Check out these recommendations for convenient airport and city centre hotels so that you can extend your holiday and have some time to explore Venice.

Accommodation

We have carefully chosen the best cycling friendly hotel in Corvara. Located just a few hundred metres from the Maratona dles Dolomites finish line.

Our hotel in Corvara is perfectly located at the foot of the Passo Campolongo and Passo Gardena and just a short 5 minute downhill ride to the Maratona dles Dolomites start line.

We work closely with the hotel staff to have a tasty nutritious meal waiting for you when you have stepped off your bike following our warm up rides in the Dolomites.

Location

Sportive Distance: 138km (Maratona), 106km (Middle) and 55km (Sellaronda) Warm Up Rides Total Distance: 152km – 189km

Famous climbs:

  • Passo Campolongo (1,875m)
  • Passo Pordoi (2,239m)
  • Passo Sella (2, 239m)
  • Passo Gardena (2,121m)
  • Passo Valparola (2,200m)
  • Passo Falzarego (2,105m)
  • Passo Giau (2,236m)

F.A.Q.