Road cycling is growing everywhere, and the Dolomites are the ideal place to best experience this unique sport. The Giro-Maratona duo goes precisely in that direction: to allow others to discover the beauty of cycling along these magnificent roads. In particular, the growing success of the Maratona benefits not only Alta Badia, but also the entire Dolomites area. It's the perfect opportunity to put the spotlight on all of the valleys that overlook these awesome mountains, forming part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
. With the natural parks of Fanes-Sennes-Braies and Puez-Odle
, with the mountain passes that have written cycling history, with the hundreds of kilometres of trails to follow during the summer and the Dolomites Superski area during the winter, these are ideal destinations to spend unforgettable moments surrounded by stunning nature.
That's not forgetting the famous Ladin hospitality
, founded on antique traditions, exceptional cuisine, widespread cordiality and a simple yet elegant way of living and interpreting the mountains.
Of course, it's not just road cycling that makes a holiday in the Dolomites so spectacular: today, mountain biking, ‘freeriding' and touring
all form an integral part of mountain sports vocabulary. An E-bike sharing service
has recently been introduced in Alta Badia: latest generation electric bicycles stationed in the various towns and plateaus, available for anyone who wants to experience the thrill of climbing the Dolomite passes without too much effort, and without polluting.
Last but not least, we mustn't forget the Sellaronda Bike Day
. This yearly event, held on a Sunday in mid-June, allows participants to cycle along the Dolomite passes around the Sella group, on roads that are closed to traffic and reserved exclusively for cyclists.
All information and details of Maratona dles Dolomites 2016 on its website www.maratona.it