Writing bike legends with the Maratona dles Dolomites
For the past 25 years, the first Sunday morning in July, more than 9000 cyclists conquer the roads of the Dolomites. Three routes lead through the fascinating scenery of Val Badia and other alpine valley during the Maratona dles Dolomites, the most famous amateur competition in Italy. Cyclists choose between the shorter route over the famous 4 mountain passes or the Sellaronda with a length of 55 km and a difference in altitude of 1780 m over Campolongo Pass, Pordoi Pass, Sella Pass and Gardena Pass. The medium route is 106 km long and features a difference in altitude of 3090 m over the Campolongo Pass, Giau Pass and Falzarego Pass. Finally, the long route, the true marathon route is 138 km long with a difference in altitude of 4190 meters. It is however not easy for anyone, as you have to cycle over the summits of the Giro d'Italia, a dream of any cyclist. You need heart, legs and courage, even if you go slowly to enjoy the panoramic views.