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 - Enel, 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.
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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 - ENEL EVENT.
WE ALSO HAVE A NEW 5-NIGHT TOUR FORMAT, MEANING ONE EXTRA DAY'S RIDING IN THE DOLOMITES, FINISHING WITH THE 'MARATONA DLES DOLOMITES - ENEL' GRAN FONDO.
- Four nights accommodation – Hotel Cristallo – 4 star
- All breakfasts and evening meals at the hotel
- Airport transfers
- Experienced guide and dedicated support car on each ride
- Complimentary energy nutrition
- La Fuga welcome pack
- Guaranteed ‘Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel’ Race registration – Pen 3
Please note that Italian nationals living in Italy are not eligible to register for the ‘Maratona dles Dolomites’ with La Fuga.
What's Not Included?
- Lunchtime meals
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks/soft drinks
- Incidental expenses
- Bike Hire option available
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.
Thursday 2 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.
Friday 3 July – Day 1 – Sellaronda
Your bike will be unpacked and ready to go. 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.
Saturday 4 July – Day 2 – Easy day
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 5 July – RACE DAY
The Big Day! The hotel will serve a breakfast suitable for the day’s activities with generous helpings of pasta. We will then make our way to the race start and arrive 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 6 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)
We also have longer tours incorporating the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel – our 6-day Tour staying at the Ciasa de Munt or the Dolomites Escape Tour staying at Hotel Posta Zirm, both located in the heart of Corvara.
The Dolomites Raid also gives you the opportunity to explore the Dolomites, starting in Bellagio and finishing with the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel event itself.
Hotel Cristallo is as charming as the Dolomitic landscape that surrounds it.
Despite elegant decor and 4-star-superior facilities, it retains a quaint cosiness that makes you feel at home from the moment you check in. Combining genuine hospitality and white-glove service, we strive to offer you the perfect synthesis of exclusivity and light-heartedness.
From the quiet rooms and suites to the dining hall, and from the Mountain Lounge Bar and Smoking Room to the panoramic spa, all hotel areas are designed to inspire uncompromising well-being.
The hotel is also a perfect point of departure for exploring the local mountains and enjoying the Alta Badia’s pristine nature at every time of year.