Dolomites

The home of heroes

Welcome to the beating heart of cycling. These mountains have made history and created legends, defining the sport that we love by pushing the greatest beyond their limits and giving amateurs everywhere something to strive for. Join us for an adventure that will leave you with lifelong memories, indelible experiences and treasured friends.

“The Dolomites are where the Giro d'Italia's stars are born, where its legends are written. For fans of Coppi, Bartali, Merckx or Pantani, the Maratona dles Dolomites is less a race than it is a pilgrimage.”


Colin O’Brien, Peloton Magazine

DOLOMITES FAST FACTS:

The Dolomites are a formidable fortress of rock spires and cliffs that have been the stage for some of the most dramatic events in the history of cycling.

TRIVIA:

  • The entire mountain range is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • The saw-toothed ridges and spires are formed from limestone being eroded over millenia

  • During the First World War, the line between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces ran through these mountains

  • During the conflict, soldiers constructed many “vie ferrate”, protected climbing paths throughout the mountain range that now attract tourists from around the world

KNOWN FOR:

  • The Giro d’Italia, one of cycling’s greatest events. Since its inception in 1909, the Corsa Rosa has been defined by the beauty and difficulty of the Dolomite climbs

  • The Maratona dles Dolomites is arguably the world’s most iconic amateur races. The long route requires more than 4,200m of climbing on some of Italy’s most infamous ascents

CLIMATE:

  • 27-15c average temperature

  • Minimal wind

  • 21 days of sun a month

TERRAIN:

  • This region is famous for its long, steady climbs

  • The inclines aren’t as extreme as in other mountainous areas of Europe but these passes are by no means easy, averaging from 5 to 10km long with average gradients between 6 and 10%

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Bill Strickland, Bicycling Magazine

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