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Maratona dles Dolomites 2018

25th June to 2nd July 2018 (Event date 1st July)

The DolomitesThe date of the 2018 Maratona dles Dolomites is Sunday July 1, 2018. Closed road Italian Gran Fondo riding at its very best, The Maratona dles Dolomites is widely regarded as one of the toughest cycling events around, not for its distance but for the amount of climbing that’s packed into the route. The quality of the event but also the quality of the hotels and the location are truly outstanding. We are pleased that we are official tour operators for the 2018 Enel Maratona dles Dolomites.

We have selected a nice variety of hotels in the Alta Badia area. Your stay will be either 7 or 4 nights with arrival on the Monday or Thursday and departure on the Monday after the event. Most hotels are on a half board basis with breakfasts and evening meals included. Most hotels also have Spa and Wellness facilities to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Now also available:
Door to Door Overland Bike Transport from England & Wales at £175 per bike if booked alongside our travel packages – normal price £200 (4 night travel packages only).

For full descriptions, room types and prices of all rooms plus what’s included, please see below. Below you will find a map of the location of our hotels and of some important locations like the start, the finish and the registration and expo venue.

Why book the Maratona dles Dolomites with us?

  • We offer guaranteed entry into the event – more information below
  • We have an excellent choice of hotels for you. The Ciasa Soleil is located in the very best spot for the start and the feedback we have had over the last few years has been brilliant, the Conturines Posta is a firm client favourite. The Lech da Sompunt was a welcome addition in 2015 and has cemented itself as a fantastic, popular hotel in 2017. For 2018 we have added 2 more hotels in La Villa; the Hotel Majun and Hotel Dolomiti
  • Twin to share and single rooms are available for single travellers wanting to join our group
  • Our experienced guides are on hand to ensure you have the very best experience
  • Airport transfers from Venice airport also available
  • Door to door overland bike transport service from the UK without the need for a bike box

Airport transfers:
We give you the option to book a return airport transfer from Venice Marco Polo airport on Monday at 16.00 for the 7 night duration trip and on Thursday at 12.00 and 18.00.
Departure transfers are on Monday at 06.00 for flights departing after 12.00 and 09.00 for flights departing after 15.00.
Please note that our transfers will leave the airport at the advertised times and it is your responsibility to be there on time. We can’t wait and we will not provide alternative transport if you are not there on time.

Maratona dles Dolomites entry system:
Like many other cycling events there are start pens based around rider’s estimated performance. The times below refer to the last 4 editions of the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). We give you the option to buy your entry and guarantee your start pen.
All women are guaranteed to start in pen B unless they have taken part in the last 4 years and have achieved a time of less than 7 hours which means they are in Pen A.

Group A starts at 06.30 a.m. 

  • 138km Women under 7 hours / Men under 5 hours 20
  • 106km Women under 5 hours / Men under 3 hours 45
  • Platinum and Crystal registrations

Group B follows after Group A – available at £185

  • 138km Men under 6 hours
  • 106km Men under 4 hours 30
  • All Women not starting in the Group A
  • Gold registrations

Group C follows 1 minute after the previous group – available at £160

  • 138km Men under 8 hours
  • 106km Men under 6 hours

Group D – available at £135
Those who do not come under the time limits shown above and registrations not subject to the draw.

Maratona dles Dolomites: Event Details:
The race can be done in 3 different ways of varying difficulty: the Sellaronda course, the Middle course and the Maratona course. All riders start at 06:30am in the village of La Villa and the Sellaronda course with 4 mountain passes will be completed first. After completing the Sellaronda course riders can either choose to finish the race or carry on and do the Middle course.

As the full Maratona course is basically an extension of the preceding shorter Middle course, riders who want to tackle the full Maratona dles Dolomites have to do the middle course after the Sella Ronda course. All three courses lead the riders through the Dolomites mountains through a mountain range called the Sella group on roads closed to traffic.

This event is big in Italy. It is on Italian national TV and many spectators line the side of the road to cheer you on. This event has all the hallmarks of a closed roads cycling sportive with food stations, closed roads and a great atmosphere.

Event cut off times:

  • Corvara direction Campolongo (55km) – 11.15
  • Cernadoi direction Passo Giau (76km) – 11.45
  • Finish: 55km 1 p.m. 106km and 138km – 16.15

Times are valid for all, regardless of starting times.

Your choice of hotels...

★★★ Hotel Ciasa Soleil in La Villa Alta Badia:

Short itinerary for your stay at this hotel:
Thursday June 28 – Arrival day in La Villa
Friday June 29 – Option to visit Expo. Race expo is 3.5 km away. This is either by bike bus or by event shuttle. Race briefing early evening.
Saturday June 30 – Final opportunity to visit event Expo
Sunday July 1 – Maratona day. Early breakfast, 500m ride to the Maratona start. Need to be in place by 6.15 for 6.30 am start. Race finish in Corvara, approx. 4km ride back to the hotel.
Monday July 2 – Departure day

Hotel details:
The hotel Ciasa Soleil is in La Villa which is 500m from the start and 4.5km from the finish which is in Corvara.  The expo and registration are in S. Leonardo/ Badia which is about 4.5km away from the hotel as well. Hotel Ciasa Soleil is in the centre of La Villa. At the on-site wellness area you will find an indoor pool, hot tub and well-equipped fitness centre, as well as a sauna and Turkish bath. Rooms at Ciasa Soleil overlooks the surrounding mountains and all come with an LCD satellite TV and private bathroom. International cuisine and local recipes can be enjoyed at the restaurant, open for both lunch and dinner. Breakfast is buffet style and includes fresh croissants and homemade cakes, as well as cold cuts and cheese.

Hotel Ciasa Soleil’s facilities are as per the list below:

  • Access to panoramic swimming pool and garden whirlpool with a unique view over the mountains
  • Solarium terrace
  • Fitness room and sauna
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Breakfast buffet
  • 4 evening meals
  • Evening salad buffet with 2 menu choices
  • Sauna

Your stay at this hotel will be for 4 nights with breakfasts and evening meals included:

Classic single room 16m2:
£899 for the sole occupancy of this room

Classic rooms 20m2:
£799 per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room

Superior Garden rooms are 27 – 32m2 and have a garden and shower:
£899 per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room

Superior Panorama rooms are 27 – 32m2 and have a front facing balcony and shower or bath:
£879 per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room

★★★ Hotel Lech da Sompont:

Short itinerary for your stay at this hotel:
Thursday June 28 – Arrival day in La Villa.Option to book airport transfer
Friday June 29 – Option to visit Expo. Race expo is 3 km away by bike. race briefing early evening
Saturday June 30 – Final opportunity to visit event Expo.
Sunday July 1 – Maratona day. Early breakfast, 1.5km ride to the Maratona start. Need to be in place by 6.15 for 6.30 am start. Race finish in Corvara, approx. 6.3km ride back to the hotel.
Monday July 2 – Departure day

Hotel details:
Hotel Lech da Sompunt in Badia, where you can enjoy a wonderful holiday as a couple, with your friends or with the whole family, welcomes you heartily. There’s warm and cosy furnishing in Tyrolean style, friendliness, good food and cleanliness.
We have absolutely no doubts that at the end of your stay you will already be planning your next holidays with us! The hotel is located directly at Sompunt Lake and is surrounded by unique vegetation which is covered in snow in the winter.
The typical Ladin cooking, the healthy and authentic ingredients as well as the constantly changing ways of preparing the food will ensure your stay is a pleasant one. During the dinner time a recreation room and a babysitter are at children disposal.
This hotel is excellently located at just 1.2km out of the town of La Villa. All rooms have WI-FI, Sat TV, safe, phone and desk with shower, WC and hairdryer.

Hotel Includes: 

  • Solarium terrace
  • Wellness area
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Daily breakfast buffet with early breakfast on Maratona day
  • 4 evening meals

Prices (4 nights):

Twin or double room – price based on two people sharing
£469 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room
£509 per person based on 2 people sharing a triple room
£509 per person based on 2 people sharing a superior room
£519 per person based on 2 people sharing a comfort twin with living room

Single rooms
£519 per person supplement based on single occupancy of a room
£619 per person for the single use of a room with double bed

★★★ Hotel Conturines Posta:

Short itinerary for your stay at this hotel:
Thursday June 28 – Arrival day in San Cassiano
Friday June 29 – Option to visit Expo. Race expo is 7.5 km away. This is either by bike bus or by event shuttle. Race briefing this evening
Saturday June 30 – final opportunity to visit event Expo.
Sunday July 1 – Maratona day. Early breakfast, 4km ride to the Maratona start. Need to be in place by 6.15 for 6.30 am start. Race finish in Corvara, approx. 8km ride back to the hotel.
Monday July 2 – Departure day

Hotel details:
The hotel Conturines Posta is located in the village of San Cassiano, approximately 4km from La Villa. We have stayed at this hotel for the last 2 years and have excellent feedback about the service and enthusiasm of the staff.
If you stay at this hotel, you will need to ride the 4km to the start line on race day morning (downhill), ride approximately 8km to the event expo village (there is also a shuttle bus from San Cassiano for anyone who wants to use this option, and non-riders), and ride the approximately 8.5km back to the hotel from the race finish.

Your 4 night stay at the Hotel Conturines Posta includes: 

  • Rich breakfast buffet with organic and regional products
  • A choice between several set dinners
  • Finnish sauna, steam bath, Kneipp bath
  • Welcome aperitif on the first night (small finger food, Prosecco and Juice)
  • Free Wifi in the whole house for our guests
  • Bike storage

Prices (4 nights):
Your stay at the Hotel Conturines Posta will be with breakfasts and evening meals included.

Double rooms Standard – 20m2 – single use:
£609 per person, based on 1 person in a room with double bed

Standard Double and Twin rooms consist of 1 double bed or 2 separate beds, and are between 23 – 30m2 in size:
Standard 23m2 – £569 per person, based on two people sharing a room with 2 beds or a double bed
Comfort 26m2 – £699 per person, based on two people sharing a room with 2 beds or a double bed. Single Supplement £400

★★★ Hotel Dolomiti La Villa:

Short Itinerary for your stay at this hotel:
Option to arrive on Monday 25 June for an extended 7 day’s stay – 7 nights is available for the same price as 4 nights.

Thursday June 28 – Arrival day in La Villa / Stern
Friday June 29 – Option to visit Expo. Race expo is 6 km away. This is either by bike bus or by event shuttle. Race briefing early evening
Saturday June 30 – Final opportunity to visit event Expo.
Sunday July 1 – Maratona day. Early breakfast, 1.5km ride to the Maratona start. Need to be in place by 6.15 for 6.30 am start. Race finish in Corvara, approx. 2.5km ride back to the hotel.
Monday July 2 – Departure day

Hotel details:
The 3 star Hotel Dolomiti is located between Corvara and La Villa in Alta Badia. This family run hotel is ta great place to spend a special holiday in the magic mountain world of the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Spend some time together in Alta Badia, Italy!
The Dolomites are the ideal place for relaxing and enjoying the traditional cuisine.
You can also relax in the hotel’s wellness area. The regenerating treatments will make your stay in the Dolomites a pleasant experience. Sauna area, Kneipp bath, a whirlpool in the garden and much more.

Dolomiti-Bar:
Here you can enjoy an Italian espresso, aperitifs, refreshing cocktails, special grappa or a glass of selected local wine to conclude your vacation-day in the Dolomites. For lunch you can choose delicious Italian and South Tyrolean meals from the menu of the cosy restaurant.

Lobby at Hotel Dolomiti in Alta Badia:
You will be warmly received in the classy lobby of the Hotel Dolomiti in the South Tyrolean Dolomites. The lobby is also a Wi-Fi area and here you can also use our Internet Point.

Prices:
You will stay at this hotel for 4 nights with breakfasts and evening meals included.

7 nights:
£799 per person based on double occupancy of a twin or double room
£420 per person supplement based on the single occupancy of a double room

4 nights:
£799 per person based on double occupancy of a twin or double room
£420 per person supplement based on the single occupancy of a double room

★★★★ Hotel La Majun La Villa in Badia:

Short itinerary for your stay at this hotel:
Thursday June 28 – Arrival day in La Villa
Friday June 29 – Option to visit Expo. Race expo is 3.5 km away. This is either by bike bus or by event shuttle. Race briefing early evening
Saturday June 30 – Final opportunity to visit event Expo.
Sunday July 1 – Maratona day. Early breakfast, 500m ride to the Maratona start. Need to be in place by 6.15 for 6.30 am start. Race finish in Corvara, approx. 4km ride back to the hotel.
Monday July 2 – Departure day

Hotel details:
The Spa and Wellness hotel La Majun is a 4 star hotel set in the heart of the village of La Villa in Badia. La Villa is the venue of the start of the Maratona dles Dolomites so a very good location to enjoy the event. La Majun offers a variety of leisure facilities with an indoor pool and wellness centre.
Onsite parking and Wifi are free and all rooms have satellite TV. Rooms at Hotel La Majun feature a balcony with views of the Dolomites. La Majun Hotel’s restaurant serves dishes from the South Tyrol region.

Room types:

Junior Suite (36m²):
Suite with twin bedded room and living corner, functional furniture, satellite TV, telephone, safe, balcony with a view, comfortable bath and shower, hair dryer and dressing gown.

Twin rooms (29 m²):
Twin room with 2 single beds with stylish furniture, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, safe, bath or shower, hair dryer and dressing gown.

Standard room for single use (25 m²):
Twin room with 2 single beds with stylish furniture, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, safe, bath or shower, hair dryer and dressing gown.

Single Room:

Prices:
Your stay at this hotel will be for 4 nights with breakfasts and evening meals included.

Junior Suite (36m²):
Suite with twin bedded room and living corner, functional furniture, satellite TV, telephone, safe, balcony with a view, comfortable bath and shower, hair dryer and dressing gown.
£879 per person, based on two people sharing a twin room

Standard A rooms (25 m²) – Double only:
The double rooms surprise you with a north-facing view, with balcony. Our double rooms are decorated in a modern country house style with desk, flat screen television, high-speed wireless internet, Phone, mini-bar, safe, wellness bag and bath robe.
The bathroom is equipped with shower, toilet, hair dryer, make-up mirror and bath amenities.
£679 per person, based on two people sharing a room with double bed

STANDARD B (29 m²) – These are available as Twin:
These spacious double rooms are located on different floors and surprise you with a stylish furnishing partly with a modern country house style and partly with tyrolean style. Most have a balcony. These rooms dispose of a double bed, a sleep couch, desk, flat screen television, high-speed wireless internet, Phone, mini-bar, safe, wellness bag and bath robe.
The bathroom is equipped with shower and bath tub, toilet, hair dryer, make-up mirror and bath amenities.
£819 per person, based on two people sharing a twin room

Standard room for sole use (25 m²):
Room with a double bed with stylish furniture, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, safe, bath or shower, hair dryer and dressing gown.
£699 per person, based on one person in the room

★★★ Hotel La Villa and Residence Alta Badia:

Short itinerary for your stay at this hotel:
Thursday June 28 – Arrival day in La Villa
Friday June 29 – Option to visit Expo. Race expo is 3.5 km away. This is either by bike bus or by event shuttle. Race briefing early evening.
Saturday June 30 – Final opportunity to visit event Expo
Sunday July 1 – Maratona day. Early breakfast, 500m ride to the Maratona start. Need to be in place by 6.15 for 6.30 am start. Race finish in Corvara, approx. 4km ride back to the hotel.
Monday July 2 – Departure day

Hotel details:
The hotel and residence la Villa is located at less than 500 metres from the start of the Maratona. Your stay here will be with breakfasts and evening meals included.
Completely renovated in 2006, Hotel & Residence La Villa is a modern structure, designed according to the concept of the most complete and comfortable holiday experience. In the rooms, you can feel the warmth of larch wood. The interiors are spacious and basic. The minimalist decor is designed so that guests can manage their spaces in the manner they find most pleasing.

Hotel La Villa is immersed in the tranquility of the Alta Badia where we are able to offer you an exclusive stay. The welcome offered by our expert staff, the quality of our cuisine, the comfort of our rooms and apartments , all under one roof, blend together in an elegant and welcoming retreat able to satisfy all the needs of families and couples alike, making your holiday unique.

Prices:
All rooms and suites have a separate bed room and living room with kitchenette and are equipped with: wifi, soundproofing, comfortable Simmons matresses, balcony, LCD  satellite TV, safe, telephones and wake-up call service.

Rooms:
All these apartments are comprised of a small entrance hall, double or twin bedrooms, a living room with kitchenette, table and bench and a comfortable sofa bed for one or two guests.
In the bathroom: Bathrobes for adults for the week, set of toiletries and hairdryer.
£559 per person based on 2 people sharing a room with a double bed or 2 single beds
£499 per person based on 3 people sharing a room with 3 single beds

Suites:
Spacious rooms with views over the mountains…..Large sitting-room area with a sofa bed and a separate double bedroom. Large panoramic windows and balcony equipped with table and chairs. Large bathroom with bathtub and separate toilet.
POSITION: Stunning views on Sass de la Crusc, from either 1st, 2nd or 3rd floor
LIVING AREA: Spacious living area of 55 m² + Balcony of 20 m²
£899 per person based on 2 people sharing a room with a double bed or 2 single beds

Planned itinerary for the 2018 event:

Monday 25th June – arrival day for the 7 day stay at Hotel Dolomiti:
Please make your way to your chosen hotel if you have chosen one of our 7 night hotel options.
Please arrange your own flight to Venice Marco Polo and if you have booked the airport transfers with us then you will be met on arrival by our Sports Tours bike guide.
At 16.00 from Marco Polo we will run an airport transfer to the resort of Alta Badia for you and your bike. The transfer is likely to take about 4 hours so we advise you to bring some food and drink with you. On arrival and before dinner we will get together for an introductory meeting and a chance to get to know everybody on the trip.

Tuesday 26th June:
Free day to enjoy the Alta Badia region of the Italian Dolomites.

Wednesday 27th June:
Free day to enjoy the Alta Badia region of the Italian Dolomites.

Thursday 28th June – arrival day:
Please make your way to your chosen hotel if you have chosen one of our 4 night hotel options. Please arrange your own flight to Venice Marco Polo airport and if you have booked the airport transfers with us then you will be met on arrival by our Sports Tours bike guide.
At from Marco Polo we will run airport transfers to the resort of Alta Badia for you and your bike at 12.00 and 18.00. The transfer is likely to take about 4 hours so we advise you to bring some food and drink with you. On arrival and before dinner we will get together for an introductory meeting and a chance to get to know everybody on the trip.

Friday 29th June – preparation day and race briefing:
Our bike guides and mechanics will assist you with unpacking and re-assembling your bike if needed. Late afternoon we will do a race briefing and in the evening our guides will be on hand for any assistance you may require and we will enjoy the excellent food at the hotel.

Saturday 30th June – registration:
After breakfast today we will ride the short distance down to the race expo and registration area. You can sample the atmosphere and the rest of the day is free for you to rest before tomorrow’s event or go for a short ride. Evening meal at the hotel.

Sunday 1st July – The 2018 Maratona dles Dolomites:
This is it, Maratona day! You will be one of the lucky 9000 who has an entry for this event. After an early breakfast, we will ride the short distance to the start.
The start is at 06h30 but you have to be in your pen before 06h15 as this is when the organisers close the pens. If you arrive after this time, you will be automatically re-directed to the last pen.
After the finish we will get together at the hotel to see how everybody did over a few beers followed by the evening meal.

Monday 2nd July – Departure day:
We will provide 2 morning transfers from the hotel to Venice Marco Polo airport for your return flight if you have booked this service. Our early transfer will depart at 06.00 for flights after 12.00 and the next one will be at 09.00 for flights departing after 15.00.

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For full descriptions, room types and prices of all rooms plus what’s included, please see above.

We have selected a nice variety of hotels in the Alta Badia area. Your stay will be either 7 or 4 nights with arrival on the Monday or Thursday and departure on the Monday after the event.
Most hotels are on a half board basis with breakfasts and evening meals included. Most hotels also have Spa and Wellness facilities to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Now also available:
Door to Door Overland Bike Transport from England & Wales at £175 per bike if booked alongside our travel packages – normal price £200 (4 night travel packages only).

Special offer at the hotel Dolomiti in La Villa; 7 nights for the same price as 4 nights:

4 nights – Thu to Mon:
£799 per person based on double occupancy of a twin or double room
£420 per person supplement based on the single occupancy of a double room

7 nights – Mon – Mon: 
£799 per person based on double occupancy of a twin or double room
£420 per person supplement based on the single occupancy of a double room

What’s included:

  • 4 nights at your chosen hotel
  • All hotel taxes
  • A race briefing
  • 4 evening meals
  • Bike storage at the hotel
  • Full access to all the hotel’s facilities as outlined on each individual hotel page
  • An additional food and assistance stop on the route for Sports Tours riders only
  • The services of our Sports Tours reps, mechanics and drivers
  • A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini – More information

Also available:

  • To take part in the 2018 Maratona dles Dolomites you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date. For an example copy of the kind of form have a look here, Maratona Dles Dolomites Medical certificate. Alternatively our partners offer online medical certification.
  • Door to Door Overland Bike Transport from England/Wales at £200 per bike (£175 if booked as part of a travel package) – More information (not available on 7 night options)
  • Guaranteed entry to the event available from £135 (includes chip)
  • Airport transfers (available at £100 return at set times)
  • Travel insurance (Very important) – please visit our insurance page

HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the green button below.
At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.

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Important Information:

Race entries – Italian Residents:
For this event we are unable to offer event entry to those guests that are resident in Italy (either Italian nationals or overseas nationals living in Italy). If you are resident in Italy, you will need to obtain your entry through the Maratona does Dolomites organisation.

If you already have an event entry through the Maratona organisation and would like to book our hotel services, you are welcome to do this.

Medical certificate:
To take part in the 2018 Maratona dles Dolomites you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date. For an example copy of the kind of form have a look here, Medical certificate example cycling. Alternatively our partners offer online medical certification.
PLEASE NOTE, AT REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT A DOCTOR’S NOTE STATING THERE ARE NO KNOWN MEDICAL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT COMPETE. FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL MEAN YOU NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT

Sports Travel – Keeping safe:
For some tips on how to stay safe whilst you travel, please have a look here.

Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another traveller (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.

General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page.General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.

Travel Insurance:
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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