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Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel

The world famous road bike marathon in the Dolomites with start and finish in Alta Badia

Sunday, 07.07.2024

Maratona dles Dolomites above Corvara with the Sassongher in sight

The Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel is a road-bike marathon in the Dolomites with start and finish in Alta Badia.

The first Maratona dles Dolomites event took place in 1987. 166 cyclists from Italy, Germany and Austria took part in the race.

The number of participants increased from year to year. In 1990 it was just under 1,000 participants, rising to just over 6,000 in the mid-1990s. Today the number has had to be limited to 9,000 enthusiastic cyclists who get the chance each year to take part in this unique and world famous marathon.

Just how remarkable this success story is can be seen from the fact that from 2014 there are every year over 30,000 applications from would-be participants!


As usual, there is a topic guiding and characterising it. This year the thread will be "Mutatio" - the Metamorphosis. The logo of the 36th edition appears in a violet color, symbolizing the transition from one thing to another, the convergence of opposites, and transformation. Thanks to this color, the concept was expressed, namely, lettering that is elusive, ethereal, incomplete... yet changeable. In doing so, the concept becomes complete, reflecting the idea of metamorphosis in its design.

The stages of the Maratona dles Dolomites cycling marathon

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    Standard trail
  • Sellaronda medium orange trail
    Medium trail
  • Sellaronda yellow long trail
    Long trail

The Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel: brief historical notes

The first edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites took place in 1987. At the time 166 cyclists from Italy, Germany and Austria participated. The number of participants increased steadily from year to year and in 1990, there were about 1,000 participants. In the mid-1990s more than 6,000 passionate cyclists were admitted to the marathon. In view of the growing number of requests to participate, a pre-registration system with participation draw was introduced in 2005: only 9,000 cyclists can participate in the marathon. In recent years, over 30,000 cyclists from all over the world pre-register each year for the Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel hoping to be drawn.

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