Tour info: Cycle the Maratona dles Dolomites Guided
23 June - 03 July 2018
Please note this private trip is only customized for groups from 6 person and more.
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The legendary Maratona dles Dolomites is rated as number three of most popular and toughest Gran Fondo’s in the World. This great event started in 1987 and these days more than 8500 cyclist joining the number one Gran Fondo in Italy. The Maratona dles Dolomites is a “must do” event and a once in your life time experience for every cyclist! A fantastic 11 days cycling trip to the Dolomites with a guaranteed entry to the Maratona dles Dolomites Gran Fondo 2018. This wonderful Tour includes the famous Granfondo "Maratona dles Dolomites" Granfondo/Sportive race and a week's training around the classic Dolomites passes. You will climb Passo Gardena, Passo Sella, Passo Falzarego, Passo Valparola, Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi, Passo Giau or Tre Cime di Lavaredo! The tour will be closed as soon when reaching 8 people! You will stay in B&B Dolomiti in La Villa. This traditional B & B house offers the standards of a 3-star hotel and is rated as 9.1 on booking.com. You will also have the chance to take part of the "Sella Ronda” bike day" one week before the Maratona dles Dolomites The mighty Dolomites in North Italy are perfectly located in the northeast corner of Italy near Switzerland and Austria. This stunning area has one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the Alps. The Dolomites is a real cycling paradise for every keen cyclist. Here you will experience one of the most challenging cycling tracks and mythical climbs.
Cycling the Dolomites and completing the Maratona dles Dolomites is a "once in your lifetime experience"
Itinerary Maratona dles Dolomites 2018
Dolomiti B&B is located in La Villa, a 5-minute walk from the Gran Risa ski slopes. This traditional mountain guest house offers the standards of a 3-star hotel. Overlooking the Dolomites, the rooms feature unique styles and décor. The restaurant serves a traditional Trentino cuisine. Guests can relax in the common lounge, which features a fireplace. There is a free Wi-Fi internet point.
Day 1 Saturday 23 June
Pick up at Milan Malpensa Airport (before 12 noon!) to your B & B in La Villa. This beautiful B & B will be your basement for the upcoming tour. Evening at leisure
Day 2 Sunday 24 June
The Dolomites are waiting for you! Today you will ride the "Sellaronda course": the "Sella Ronda bike day" (62 km - 1.780 m. difference in height) which includes Passo Campolongo (5.8 km and 6.1% avg), Passo Pordoi (9.2 km and 6.9% avg), Passo Sella (5.5 km and 7.9 avg), Passo Gardena (5.8 km and 4,3%). Hotel in La Villa. Cycling distance 62 km- 1780 meters of climbing. Evening at leisure
Day 3 Monday 25 June
After Breakfast. You will ride to Cortina and climb the Passo Tre Croci and optional Tre Cime di Lavaredo (one of the toughest climb in Italy after Monte Zoncolan and Passo del Mortirolo!) Cycling distance 110 km with 2.600 meters of climbing. Evening at leisure
Day 4 Tuesday 26 June
First breakfast. You will ride a wonderful climb to Passo di Fedaia (2057m) and cycle through the spectacular gorge "Serrai di Sottoguda" with views of Marmolda (3342m) directly above, with the last glacier in the Dolomites. Cycling distance 105km - Route elevation 2.400 m. Evening at leisure
Day 5 Wednesday 27 June
Breakfast. Today on our program the climbs to Passo Campolongo and Passo Giau. The Campolongo Pass is the first of the seven Dolomites Mountain passes that cyclist will tackle during the Maratona dles Dolomites Gran Fondo. The pass is the only one of the seven to be ascended twice. The Passo Giau is 10.12 km long, with its highest point at 2236 m and a total of 10.12 km climbing. The average climbing on this Passo Giau is 9.1%.Cycling distance 85km - Route elevation 2.400 m. Evening at leisure
Day 6 Thursday 28 June
Breakfast. Today will be an easy day with more Dolomite Passes to ride (depending on the length of your Sunday's race); it’s possible to cycle the loop ride over Passo Valparola, Passo Falzarego and Passo Campolongo. Total km: 54 - Route elevation 1.350 m. Evening at leisure
Day 7 Friday 29 June
Breakfast and some other rides can be made in the mighty Dolomites. Evening at leisure.
Day 8 Saturday 30 June
Breakfast, day & evening at leisure and number pick-up at Marathon Expo. Evening at leisure.
Day 9 Sunday 1 July
The legendary Maratona dles Dolomites is rated as number three of most popular and toughest Gran Fondo’s in the World. This great event started in 1987 and these days more than 8500 cyclist joining the number one Gran Fondo in Italy. The Maratona dles Dolomites is a “must do” event and a once in your life time experience for every cyclist! The great success of the Maratona dles Dolomites is based on the excellent organisation and the beautiful region of the Dolomites. The whole ambience of the event is outstanding.
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Enjoy your day! The start and finish will be in our own village La Villa! You will tackle the following passes Campolongo (1875 m) Pordoi (2239 m) Sella (2244 m) Gardena (2136 m) Campolongo - again! (1875 m)a Giau Pass (2236 m) Falzarego (2105m) Valparola (2168m)
Day 10 Monday 2 July
After yesterday’s Gran Fondo Maratona dles Dolomites it’s time to relax. Morning free in La Villa and in the afternoon transfer back to Lake Como. Arrival in Cernobbio on the shores of Lake Como and check into our Hotel Terzocrotto. Dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 11 Tuesday 3 July
It’s time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in Italy. Transfers to the Airport Milan Malpensa will be made by the Tour guide.
Airport/ Train Information Maratona dles Dolomites
The most important gateways to the Dolomites ( La Villa) are Venice/Treviso and Milan.
Venice Airport (named after Marco Polo) is one of the main hubs to the most romantic city in the world. Many companies have direct flights from all over the world to Venice. Some random destinations are New York, Dubai, Tokyo, Beijing and all important airports in Europe. There's no train connection between Venice and the airport but the Fly bus goes to Venice main railway station, Venezia-Mestre. The airport is 12 kilometres away to downtown Venice.
The other airport to the Dolomites is Treviso airport. This airport is mainly used by Ryanair and lies 20 kilometres north of Venice. There's no train connection with the airport. You can take a bus to Treviso and from there you can take the train to Venice. The ride from the airport to Treviso is only 3 km.
Milan has three important airports; the most important airport is Milan Malpensa, from here many flights leave /arrive worldwide. There are many regular flights to/ from Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Zurich and more very important cities from all around the Globe.
The second airport is Milan Linate which has a lot of domestic and European flights to all important cities in Europe. There is a shuttle bus connecting Malpensa with Linate Airport. The ride between the two airports takes more than an hour.
The third airport is Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) and is northeast of Milan, close to the city of Bergamo. This airport is especially used by budget companies like Ryanair.
From Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central station are Malpensa Shuttle busses departing: every 30 to 60 minutes Length: 1 hour.
From Milan Linate International Airport to Milan Central station busses departing every 30 minutes Length: 20 minutes.
Bergamo Airport has no direct train connection, but there is a shuttle bus that takes you to the station in Bergamo.
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