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.
PLEASE SEE THE ACCOMMODATION TAB - WE ONLY HAVE REMAINING ACCOMMODATION FOR OUR 4 DAY PACKAGE AT HOTEL GARNI BRACUN
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.
- Four nights accommodation – star rating depends on which package selected – see accommodation tab
- All breakfasts and evening meals at the hotel/restaurant
- Airport transfers
- Experienced guide and dedicated support car on each ride
- Complimentary energy nutrition
- La Fuga welcome pack
- Maratona dles Dolomites Race registration
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 28 June – 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 29 June – Day 1
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 30 June – Day 2
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 1 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 2 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 have 3 different hotel accommodation packages available.
The Garni Bracun is a lovely 3 star bike friendly Bed & Breakfast. The Bracun is located in a strategic position, just a short walk from the centre of Corvara, in a quiet panoramic area at the foot of the Sassongher mountain and surrounded by the wonderful Dolomites. Each night you’ll eat at the local restaurant La Tambra just a short walk from the hotel.
Single Occupancy: €TBC
Double Occupancy: €TBC
Non Rider price: €TBC
Hotel Capella – SOLD OUT
The Hotel Cappella in Colfosco is an excellent 4 star hotel features an extensive spa and a two gourmet restaurants. Overlooking the mountains on all sides this hotel is located in the centre of Colfosco only a short distance from Corvara. You’ll be able relax on the terrace or in the grounds when not riding and be within a few minutes of the hotel after completing the granfondo.
Single Occupancy: €2550
Double Occupancy: €2225
Non Rider price: €1599
The Hotel Armentarola is located on the outskirts of the village of San Cassiano. This superb 4 star hotel has outstanding local hospitality. You’ll really feel part of the Sud Tirol mountain culture here as the hotel invite you to join in local traditions and tastings at aperitivo hour. You’ll be able to relax and prepare for the challenge ahead with the range of treatments available at the spa or just sit and relax in the grounds surrounded by nature and amazing vistas.
Single Occupancy: €2375
Double Occupancy: €2150
Non Rider price: €1559