MARATONA DLES DOLOMITES

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - FEATURE -

Lo­ca­tion La Villa to Cor­vara, Italy Date July 2

Dis­tances 138 km (maratona), 106 km (medio), 55 km (sel­l­aronda) Cost €102 Web­site maratona.it

In 1987, 166 par­tic­i­pants rode in the in­au­gu­ral Maratona dles Dolomites. Nearly 30 years later in 2016, more than 30,000 ap­pli­cants tried to get in, and 9,000 cy­clists from all over the world rode the fondo in one of Europe’s most im­pres­sive rid­ing re­gions, the Dolomites. If you get in, you’ll meet his­toric climbs, such as Por­doi and Giau. The 138-km route has an el­e­va­tion gain of 4,230 m and a profile re­sem­bling a saw. Re­gard­less of the route you choose, you’ll want to make sure your bike and your body are up for the chal­lenge.

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