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Epic Cycling & Maratona dles Dolomites, Italy

Price €4350 8 Days
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Epic Cycling & Maratona dles Dolomites, Italy

€4350 per person
Maratona dles Dolomites, the cycling’s most iconic sportive. The Maratona dles Dolomites 2019, is an annual single-day road cycle sportive covering several unique and spectacular mountain passes in the Dolomites. The Dolomite mountains have been declared a United Nations World Heritage Site. “The Dolomites are widely regarded as being among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world”. It is open to amateur cyclists only and on closed roads, with 9,000 riders from over 40 nations participating.

This week we combine the best rides and most epic climbs in the Italian alps. We start with enjoying the beauty of Lake Como and on our last Como day, we challenge the ride all the way to St Moritz (Switzerland) with the Maloja pass. And before we hit the Dolomites we make a quick visit at Passo dello Stelvio 2750m, one of Europe’s highest paved passes and on every cyclists “To do” list. Read more in the Tour Plan, here above.

With nearly 15 years’ experience in the professional peloton, we can help you accomplish that higher level of cycling prowess, but at all times ensuring everyone enjoys the experience. Our guides, soigneurs and mechanics will support every rider along the way.

GROUP SIZE

This package requires:

Minimum 5 RIDERS

DIFFICULTY

Maratona dles Dolomites package 2019 has got three distances to choose between:

DIFFICULTY 3/5

Distance: 55km
Climbing: 1780m

DIFFICULTY 4/5

Distance: 106km
Climbing: 3130m

DIFFICULTY 5/5

Distance: 138km
Climbing: 4230m

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  • Departure
    Milano
  • Our Services
    Accommodation
    Airport Transfer
    Concierge Service
    Daily Massage
    Dedicated Mechanics
    Event Entry
    Following Car on Training
    Laundry Service
    Meals on Half Board basis
    Personal Guide
    Rental bike
  • Not Included
    Car service in Alta Badia
    Pick-up starting number transportation
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Monday, July 1st | Arrival
36km & 200m Benvenuto in Italia We welcome you at the airport in Milano and drive you to the accommodation at Lake Como . Our mechanics will unpack and prepare your bike, for you that bring your own bike. Today's ride is an easy coffee spin together.
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Tuesday, July 2nd | Madonna del Ghisallo
85km & 900m Just around the corner from Como our own Gustav Larsson won his medal at the UCI World Championships time trail 2009 in Mendrisio, still has vivid memories of the action and will be sure to regale you with some colorful highlights. Today's ride will not be in Mendrisio, we turn towards the famous Madonna del Ghisallo also an epic race area for Gustav after all years Giro di Lombardia.
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Wednesday, July 3rd | Maloja Pass
135km & 1900m We start in Como and enjoy the beauty of the lake before we start the gentle climb to St Moritz via Maloja Pass. In St Moritz we take the car to Bormio and prepare us the best for tomorrow's challenge. One of the worlds most epic climbs, Passo dello Stelvio 2757m, the second highest paved pass in Europe. On the "To do List " for every cyclist.
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Thursday, July 4th | Passo dello Stelvio
22km & 1600m Let the fun start. In Bormio the Passo dello Stelvio climb starts. It is a 21,5 km long climb with average 7,1%. It is just one of the most amazing climb that every cyclist has to do minimum once, see here . On the top a hot shower and lunch is waiting before we jump in the cars to get to the Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa in the Dolomites and start to prepare for the Maratona dles Dolomites . Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa will all greet you with a welcome cocktail. Your table is booked at the Hotel’s Wine Bar & Grill Restaurant and includes an á la carte 3 course menu.
5
Friday, July 5th | Preparation
55km & 1500m We start the day with a ride in the area and you will get a small taste of the beautiful climbs that you will be enjoy on Sunday. A relaxing massage in the afternoon and then that evening a real treat for all food lovers. You’ll start with a gourmet aperitif in the library followed by a visit to the kitchens of the St Hubertus *** Michelin Restaurant and a personal meeting with the Chef. You'll then be treated to a stunning 6-course tasting menu.
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Saturday, July 6th | Gentle Ride
20km & 300m D-Day is almost here! Today’s cycle is a gentle ride around San Cassiano. The aim is just to spin the legs and loosen things up ready for the challenge tomorrow. This is your chance to totally unwind and just enjoy the enchanting Dolomites. Your bike will receive a final check-over from our mechanics and your event number fitted. Gustav & Veronica will offer some final advice and strategy for a perfect event. Early dinner at the Hotel and early bedtime.
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Sunday, July 7th | Race Day!
138km & 4230m We will serve breakfast starting from 4am. Your bike will be ready waiting for you. After the event, we’ll all head back to the Hotel for a refreshing shower and some serious carbs. Then let the celebrations begin with another pleasant dinner and stunning wines at the Hotel Restaurant where we will share our stories to end this memorable day.
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Monday, July 8th | Return
Enjoy your final Ladinian breakfast and, before leaving or we drive you back to the airport, take a moment to contemplate these glorious mountains and what you have accomplished the day before. We are happy to custom a longer stay for you at Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa. The Dolomites offers also one of the best hiking and climbing experiences. For the more advanced hikers, we gladly arrange some amazing climbing together with certified guides. VIA FERRATA ACTIVITIES The breath taking pinnacles of the Dolomites have always been well known to hikers and climbers from all over the world. During the First World War, the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies fought against each other on the vertical walls of these wonderful mountains. In order to succeed, they had to fix iron ladders and wire cables to the rock, often under enemy fire. Today, many of these itineraries have been converted to recreational use and can be tackled by whoever wants to go a step further from hiking, towards the magical world of mountaineering. The World Famous Vie Ferrate (“iron routes”). Or if you prefer after some intense days in the mountains with a lot of altitude meters and the hustle and bustle of the Maratona some more relax among the sights of Venice or Milano for a few days. We will custom the experience after you requirements. Our goal is to create an unforgettable cycling experience for you

Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa

Our premium Maratona dles Dolomites package at Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa is a real treat for you and your partner/friends. We can offer a tailor-made experience just for you and our favourite stay include any of the Suite options. The Rosa Alpina restaurant 'St Hubertus'  has been awarded a 3rd Michelin star for 2018 and the package includes a 6 course tasting menu and a meeting with the Chef.
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