Alta Badia, the fatherland of the bicycle marathon Maratona dles Dolomites Enel, confirmes itself as the home of cycling
Saturday, 21st May 2016 the Giro d’Italia grand tour starting in the Netherlands will reach Alta Badia with stage n. 14. This stage will be a pure mountain marathon and indeed, it will follow the route of the Maratona dles Dolomites Enel.
Starting from Alpago in Belluno, the cyclists will reach Arabba where they will have to climb some of the most impressive mountain passes, such as: Pordoi, Sella, Gardena, Campolongo, Giau and Valparola.
Before reaching the final straight in Corvara, they will face a final hurdle: The "Mür dl giat" (wall of the cat) in La Villa, 400 meters of climb with a gradient of 19%.
In total the athletes will ride 210 km with a total altitude difference of more than 5,000 meters.
Two months later, on 3rd July, 2016, the participants of the Maratona dles Dolomites Enel will cut the same goal and can measure themselves with the professionals.
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The guided hike and the guided bike tour are available for a fee and must be booked within 21.05.2106 - 6 pm in one of the information offices in Alta Badia.