Alta Badia will wear pink this May, the colour of the Enrosadira, the natural phenomenon which tinges the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, pink. Yet pink is also the colour of the Giro d'Italia. In fact, on 21 May 2016 the 14th leg of the 99th Giro d'Italia will finish in Alta Badia, in the heart of the Dolomites.

The Queen Stage of the Giro allows you to see the bikers pass by at least three times: head to Passo Pordoi to see the first lap; then follow the second to Arabba. You will still have time to move towards Corvara at the finish line and follow the final sprint.

Some technical information about the Queen Stage

On Saturday 21 May the Dolomite stretch will start in Alpago (BL) and finish in Alta Badia; once in Arabba, after 85 km, the bikers will face the classic roads of the Maratona dles Dolomites on the usual circuit of stunning passes running through all the Ladin valleys: Pordoi, Sella, Gardena, Campolongo, Giau, Falzarego and Valparola.

Once the bikers reach La Villa they will face the Mür dl giat (cat wall), a steep climb with an incline of 19% which was included in the Maratona dles Dolomites route back in 2014. The 210 km stretch will take bikers to cross over 5,000 m in elevation gain. The finish line is in Corvara, the same as the Maratona dles Dolomites.

The Giro hasn't been to Alta Badia since 2002: the last winner of the leg finishing in Corvara was Spaniard Julio Perez Cuapio.

Many activities during the Alta Badia leg

Saturday 21 May is packed with activities.
The ‘Giro d'Italia Fan Zone' will be positioned in the centre of La Villa. It will feature a live screen to follow all the route and support the bikers before their climb on the Mür dl Giat. You can also taste local produce and enjoy live music throughout the day at the Fan Zone.

The Après-ski becomes an Après-Leg.
The famous après-ski bar, L'Murin, in the heart of Corvara, welcomes the Giro d'Italia. In occasion of the race we have organised the Après-Leg: come along and have a blast once the bikers have crossed the finish line. A strict dress code is in place: pink only! The colour of the Giro d'Italia and Enrosadira.

For this occasion, the gondola lift of the Boé will also open, which allows you to reach an altitude of 2,000 m from Corvara in just a few minutes. The ideal place to enjoy an all-round view of the Dolomites. On the top of the Boè and Vallon lifts, you can enjoy the Movimënt- attraction "Dolomites Faces", where to discover the faces of some Dolomitic legends characters hidden in the rock.

Guided excursions on foot and by bike

During the Giro d'Italia weekend, our two-wheel fans can also bike on some of the ‘Pink Race' routes. Local expert guides will show bikers every nook and cranny of the Dolomite passes, playing ground of Vincenzo Nibali and his fellow bikers.

If you want to follow the same route, dive into the unique nature of the Dolomites, you can choose from different guided excursions in the Fanes-Senes-Braies and Puez-Odle Nature Parks. Bikers will be accompanied by local guides to explore and fully experience the mountains, as well as enjoying the Enrosadira at sundown.

Sellaronda Bike Day and Maratona dles Dolomites

The 11th edition of the Sellaronda Bike Day on 19 June, not even a month after the tyres of the best bikers in the world have graced our mountains, bikers will have the chance to bike in the wake of the princely route of the Giro d'Italia 2016. A unique day where passes will open only for bikers. During this day the roads will be closed to traffic between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm. Find all information about the evento on its website.

On Sunday 3 July the 30th edition of the most famous and beloved Gran Fondo in Europe will take place: the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel. With the leg of the Giro in Alta Badia, there's no better way to celebrate this thirtieth edition and the gem of the Alta Badia Bike Friendly project, which has been working for years on an all-round offer for the most demanding bikers.
For the detailed programme of the Maratona, click here.