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  • Guaranteed entry to one of the most prestigious sportives in Europe
  • Fully hosted trip providing great insight and local knowledge along the way
  • Ride the famous Sella Ronda route and climbs including the Giau and the Cat Wall
  • Enjoy stunning views across the rugged Dolomites
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Maratona Dles Dolomites

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What we love About Maratona Dles Dolomites

We love...Guaranteed Entry
As an official tour operator of the organisers, we can guarantee entry to one of the most prestigious sportives in Europe. Your chances in the ballot are 1 in 3 or 4 so guarantee your entry with Love Velo instead of taking a chance.
We love...Spectacular Views Over the Rugged Landscape
The Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provide the perfect backdrop to this prestigious event. Throughout the ride you will be treated to incredible views spanning this rugged Italian landscape.
We love...Climbing in the Dolomites
The Pordoi, Sella, Valparola and Giau all sit at over 2200 metres. Climb the first three on the medium route or take them on as well as the legendary Giau on the long route. Incredible climbs await you on the 55km, 106km or 138km course.

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Day by Day

Day 1Thu 04/07/2019 - Arrival

Arrive in Venice. Love Velo will be waiting to take you to your hotel if you wish to make use of the airport transfer. Check in, relax and make full use of the spa. Apperitivos are served tonight in the wine cellar, followed by dinner.

Day 2Fri 05/07/2019 - Go for a spin

Today is a day to spin your legs and make sure your bike is problem free. We wouldn’t recommend cycling for more than about 30km as there is no flat in the area – save your legs for the big day!

You will be able to pick up your registration pack and race number from the organiser’s village today.

Day 3Sat 06/07/2019 - Rest Day

We would recommend that you rest today and prepare yourself for tomorrow. Book a massage, use the spa or have a walk into town but stay relaxed. It is important to eat well but don’t forget to ensure you’re well hydrated all day as this will have a big effect on your performance tomorrow.

Day 4Sun 07/07/2019 - Race Day

It’s an early start this morning. Breakfast is served from approximately 5.15am and you must be in your start pen by 6.15am which is 15 minutes prior to the race starting. Please note that if you are not in the pen 15 minutes before the start, the organisers will direct you to the back pen.

Roads are closed to traffic so you will freewheel from the hotel to the race start.

Race face on, good luck!

Day 5Mon 08/07/2019 - Departure

Check out and catch our transfer back to Venice.

Key Stats

5.8km long at 6.1% average
Passo Campolongo
9.2km long at 6.9% average
Passo Pordoi
5.5km long at 7.9% average
Passo Sella
5.8km long at 4.3% average
Passo Gardena
9.9km long at 9.3% average
Passo Giau
11.8km long at 6.7% average
Passo Valparola from Andraz
11.5km long at 5.8% average
Passo Valparola from Pocol
360m long with a maximum 19% slope
The Cat Wall

How's the Weather? in Dolomites

The SpringMarch to May
Northern Italy has a mild climate in the Spring making it a perfect time to ride.
The SummerJune to August
The summer is hot and you're likely to experience good weather with warm temperatures. July & August are exceptionally warm so bear this in mind when riding the Maratona.
The AutumnSeptember to November
September is a great time to visit Lake Garda as temperatures have begun to decrease following the summer heat. Cycling will be hugely enjoyable in the early Autumn. November has the most rainfall so plan your trip to be home before then.
The WinterDecember to February
Temperatures are low in Winter and you're likely to experience rain. Northern Italy is therefore best avoided at this time of year.

Area InformationFor Dolomites

The Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provide a unique and spectacular backdrop to your cycling. There is no flat in the Dolomites, you are either pushing hard up the climbs or revelling in the thrilling descents.

Our favourite climb is the Falzarego which offers stunning views across the rugged Dolomites. For descending, look no further than the awesome 20km freewheel from Arabba to the start of the Passo Giau.