New for 2019, La Fuga has created this 6-day Maratona Tour, which includes an extra day's riding and accommodation in a brand new hotel in the heart of Corvara, the Ciasa de Munt. The Ciasa is just a few metres from the start and finish line of the Maratona dles Dolomites, so if you want convenience then this is the package for you!
The Dolomites lay a claim to being the most beautiful mountains in Europe that the Alps and Pyrenees find hard to refute. The golden rockfaces, hewn into bizarre and beautiful contours, strike skywards from lush valleys and dark forests, whilst the many passes in the area are some of the most brilliantly designed mountain roads in the world, using incredibly consistent gradients to conquer the forbidding terrain. The Maratona is renowned for its fantastic yet unfussy organisation, a perfect blend of relaxed and generous Italian hospitality with the efficiency of the strong German influence in the Sudtirol region. The Maratona’s editions have seen it grow into an internationally renowned event that visitors return to year after year.
Even though there are three different route choices at the Maratona dles Dolomites, each of them can call themselves epic with some justification. Even the 55km Sellaronda course clambers over four high passes, whilst the full Maratona distance takes you over no fewer than seven Dolomitian legends. La Fuga’s base in Corvara itself places us at the heart of affairs. This small, relaxed mountain town, towered over by the iconic Sassongher peak, is noticeably more affable than its too-cool-for-school neighbour, Cortina. We’re lucky enough at La Fuga to travel far and wide, but we can promise you few cuisines anywhere as delicious as the Tyrolean cooking… you’ll enjoy it all the more after topping the beautiful passes this region has to offer.
A pilgrimage for sportive riders to some of the greatest climbs in the region. Started in 1987, the event has grown to over 8500 riders. The popularity of the event is such that even getting a place in the Maratona is a feat in itself! La Fuga, as official tour partner to Maratona has reserved entries, guaranteeing you a place on the start line.
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN OUR WEEK LONG RAID OR WEEK LONG ESCAPE FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING LINKS, BOTH OF THEM FINISH WITH THE MARATONA DLES DOLOMITES EVENT.DOLOMITES RAID & MARATONA
- Guaranteed Maratona dles Dolomites Race registration
- Five nights accommodation at Ciasa de Munt
- All breakfasts and evening meals at nearby restaurants
- Airport transfers
- Experienced guide and dedicated support car on each ride
- Complimentary energy nutrition
- La Fuga welcome pack
Please note that Italian nationals are not eligible to register for the Maratona with La Fuga.
What's Not Included?
- Lunchtime meals
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks/soft drinks
- Incidental expenses
- Bike Hire option available at additional cost
Please note tour deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Therefore please ensure you have the appropriate travel insurance in place should you have to cancel at the last minute.
Wednesday 3 July – ARRIVAL DAY
La Fuga will meet you at Venice airport and transfer you and your bike to the Dolomites. Our mechanics will be on hand to help assemble you bike ready for the weekend on arrival at your hotel.
Thursday 4 July – Day 1
85km – 2500m climbing
Passo Fedaia (Marmolada) (2131m), Passo Pordoi (2239m), Passo Campolongo (1875m)
The first full ride day in the Dolomites takes us over the Passo Fedaia better known as the Marmolada. The start of the climb takes a single track road that picks its way through a deep rock lined gorge, with numerous spectacular waterfalls adding to the drama. The climb then re-joins the main road for the final ascent to the summit with some steep pitches at the end to test your resolve.
The Fedaia features regularly in the Giro d’Italia, most recently in last year’s Giro d’Italia with Stefano Garzelli taking the points on the top of the steep climb slipping to second on the stage. Mikel Nieve from Euskatel took the stage honours but the hero on the day was Garzelli after being caught a few kilometres from the finish. To complete the loop, we will ascend another legendary climb, the Passo Pordoi from the west and return to Corvara over the Passo Campolongo.
Friday 5 July – Day 2
For day 2, we will take in a lap of the Sellaronda to give you a taste of what is to come on Sunday. Our guides will be on hand to give you expert advice on how to conquer the Maratona. We will return to hotel, enjoy a late lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon as you wish, maybe exploring the event village or the lovely town of Corvara.
Saturday 6 July – Day 3
Today’s cycle is a gentle ride around Corvara. The aim is to spin the legs and loosen things up for the challenge tomorrow. Lunch will be had at a cafe en route. The rest of the afternoon will be free to relax, enjoy the hotel and make your final preparations for tomorrow. Your bike will receive a final check over from our mechanic and your race number fitted.
Sunday 7 July – RACE DAY
The Big Day! The hotel will serve a breakfast suitable for the day’s activities with generous helpings of pasta. As the hotel is in Corvara town-centre, you will have just a few hundred metres to go to the start line, arriving with enough time to grab a pre-race espresso or two. Your guide will be on hand to pass on some last minute words of wisdom and escort you to the starting pen. After a tough and hopefully enjoyable race, we’ll meet you at the finish with some cold drinks and congratulations. Then we’ll hit the pasta party for some serious refuelling and a chance to check the results board. A refreshing shower and perhaps a power nap await you back at the hotel. The rest of the evening will be spent toasting our success and enjoying some great food and drink in the hotel restaurant.
Monday 8 July – DEPARTURE DAY
A day to relax and enjoy your last few hours in Italy. Your bike will be packed up ready for your flight home. You will be taken by coach back to Venice Marco Polo Airport for the journey home.
AirportsVenice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
The Ciasa de Munt is a newly built and renovated B&B located in the centre of Corvara. It is our most conveniently located accommodation option for the Maratona dles Dolomites, just metres away from the start and finish line for the event.
As a La Fuga rider, you will have full access to the spa area which boasts a hot tub, Finnish sauna, steam bath and a host of other facilities. The modern, stylish rooms together with the warm Ladin hospitality and ideal location means the Ciasa de Munt will be the perfect base for your unforgettable Maratona dles Dolomites 5-day Tour.