Maratona dles Dolomites
This famous bicycle race starts and ends in Alta Badia.
The first Maratona dles Dolomites in Alta Badia dates back to July 1987, when its participants had to cover 175 km and cross 7 Dolomite passes. It was a big success and over the years it had become one of the most important sports events in the Val Badia. Today, many amateur cyclists from all over Europe participate at the Maratona dles Dolomites. Every year, the race counts more than 7,000 participants. And, of course, the fascinating scenery attracts also huge masses of spectators.
Every year, the Maratona dles Dolomites offers special charity registrations at an increased price, which surcharge will support charity projects. With the purchase of a charity registration the participants get a small souvenir in addition to a preferential starting grid.
In the year 2006, for example, Jetsun Pema, the sister of the Dalai Lama, was the patroness of the Maratona dles Dolomites. Together with the organisers of the race, she collected money for an important Tibetan refugee project. In return, the participants received a bracelet and a drawing of Tibetan children.
Today, the Maratona dles Dolomites is also a very popular festival, attracting many people from all over Europe.
Maratona dles Dolomites course
Length: 138 km
Altitude difference: 4,190 m
Length: 106 km
Altitude difference: 3,090 m
Length: 55 km
Altitude difference: 1,780 m
Comitato “Maratona dles Dolomites”
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