This trip is Non-Hosted allowing you to take control of your arrangements but if you prefer a supported and hosted package, click here.
This trip is ideal for Seasoned Cyclists.It is a tough sportive set against a spectacular backdrop.
British Cycling say: Pace yourself. The climbing is tough so don’t go too hard too quickly. Check out our advice on pacing a sportive.

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Our Maratona trip offers entry to one of the most prestigious sportives in Europe. Every year tens of thousands apply but most don't get in. Why not instead guarantee yourself entry with Love Velo, one of the organiser's official tour operators. This trip is not hosted or supported but if you would prefer to have that level of comfort, check out our hosted Maratona trip here.
DAY 1Thu 29/06/2017 - Arrival

Arrive in Venice. Transfers are not included but we can organise a transfer for you from Venice Marco Polo airport if you would like. Please ask our cycling experience team when you make you...Show More

DAY 2Fri 30/06/2017 - 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! ...Show More

DAY 3Sat 01/07/2017 - 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 en...Show More

DAY 4Sun 02/07/2017 - 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...Show More

DAY 5Mon 03/07/2017 - Departure

Return to Venice.


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.


The summer can be beautifully warm but as you are in the mountains, the weather can be changeable. We suggest that you pack clothing for all weathers as the difference in weather can be stark from one week to the next.


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Non Hosted Maratona

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Your stay will be at a great family owned 3* hotel in La Villa, located very close to the starting pens for the Maratona. 
Your stay will be half board but we can upgrade this to full board on request. Just ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry. 
The Maratona dles Dolomites offers 3 different routes, a 138km, 106km or 55km route. The race is held on closed roads and you don’t need to decide on the route you wish to ride until you are racing.
Race entry is guaranteed. We do also have a very limited number of spaces in the second starting pen and subject to availability, can upgrade your starting number. This is of huge advantage as it allows you to start your ride ahead of the pack making the first climbs easier and quieter with less chance of bottle necking.
The race is expertly organised with full medical assistance on the route.  
Travel to the Dolomites is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights.  
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. Please note that sportives can often be classed as races by insurers and so you need to ensure you are covered to race. The insurance should also as a minimumcover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.   
This is a non hosted holiday but if you prefer to join our supported and hosted tour, just click here.
Transfers are not included but we can organise a transfer for you from Venice Marco Polo airport if you would like. Please ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry.  
We can organise bike hire for you if you don't want to bring your bike to the Dolomites. The bike is a Merida Reacto 909. It is equipped with a Compact 50/34 and an 11/28 cassette.