European Cycle Events are an Official Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel tour operator
The first Maratona dles Dolomites was on 12th July 1987. This was a celebration of the first 10 years of the cycling club Societá Ciclistica Alta Badia-Raiffeisen. The 175 kms route snaked through seven Dolomite passes: Gardena, Sella, Fedaia, Duran, Forcella Staulanza, Falzarego and Valparola. It started and ended in Pedraces. There were 166 participants. The first to pass the finish line was the Austrian Wolfgang Steinmayr, a former Austrian Olympic cyclist aged 43, who rode for over ten hours. There was also a single woman riding; Trui Beemsterboern from Holland, who finished just one hour later. The organising committee of the time never imagined that it was the start of an event that would become part of non-professional cycling contest history worldwide.
To bring this up to date, the penultimate climb, the mighty 9.9 kms Passo Giau, will give you plenty to think about with 922 meters of pure climbing at an average gradient of 9.3% and a maximum of 15%. It’s also a very different story now from those early days, with 30,000 entries and just 12,000 + cyclists being allotted places to ride.
Thursday 4th July 2019 to Monday 8th July 2019.
Your Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel challenge is on Sunday 7th July 2019.
The Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel – has to be the ‘must do’ sportive on your ‘must-do bucket list’. You will be one of 10,000 cyclists on closed roads climbing over seven mountain passes in the most spectacular scenery you are ever likely to encounter. Four passes are over 2,000 meters. You will climb a total of 4,000 meters. There are just 2 kms of flat road on this Gran Fondo. You may have the legs, but you also need the will. “I really enjoyed it although it was very tough” Sir Bradley Wiggins, 2017.
There are 3 distances for the Gran Fondo Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel (This link shows you the 2018 distances which may change slightly for 2019)
- Maratona: 138 kms – 4,230m ascent
- Middle: 106 kms – 3,130m ascent
- Sellaronda: 55 kms – 1,780m ascent
TOUR COST PER PERSON
- £849.95 when booked before 30th September 2018
- £899.95 when booked after 30th September 2018
- £949.95 when booked after 31st December 2018
Single rooms, subject to availability, an additional £150.00
Non-riding partner – deduct £100
PLUS – £125 per bike for safe and secure bike transportation to and from the UK, direct to your hotel.
No hidden extras.
*Non-sharing, single room supplement additional cost depends on availability and hotel pricing. Please ask us if you want a non-sharing room and we will advise you of the cost.
*Non-riders are very welcome, please deduct £50 from the tour price
WHEN AND WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PAY?
£200.00 deposit secures your place and entry.
£200.00 to be paid by 30th September 2018.
£200.00 to be paid by 1st December 2018.
Balance to be paid by 31st March 2019.
Please take a look at our payment and cancellations Terms and Conditions.
WHAT DO WE INCLUDE IN YOUR TRIP?
- Transfer to and from Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
- Bed and breakfast and evening meals at a perfectly located 4-star hotel
- Guaranteed Gran Fondo entry
- Guided ride out, or do your own thing
- Some other tour operators add these costs to your trip cost
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
- Hotel personal tax
- Your other personal hotel costs, such as your bar bill, etc
- Other personal expenses
- Personal insurance
It is recommended that you take out personal insurance.
Fly into Venice, Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
Ensure you are cleared through customs by 14:00
Coach departs at 14:30
Coach departs from the hotel at 10:30 a.m.
3-hour (approx.) transfer, so book your return flight with this in mind.
- British Cycling Licence number (Gold, Silver or Bronze)
- Date of birth
- Medical Certificate, date to be current with this event
- Jersey Size