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The summer is officially in full swing at inGamba. We’ve been enjoying the incredible weather at our new permanent base in the Dolomites at Corvara’s Hotel La Perla, and we’ve been very busy racing and having fun at two of our favourite events: the Maratona dles Dolomites and the Pinarello Granfondo.




Getting from Italy’s high mountains to our home in Tuscany and then to Treviso to hang out with our friends at Pinarello requires some planning and a lot of hard work, but we think it’s worth it. Guests get to experience some of Italy’s most iconic climbs before discovering something totally different in Chianti and in Veneto. It’s hard to explain to people just how much we manage to fit into a trip like this, but here are some of the stand out numbers to give you an idea.

1 – Michelin star meal at Hotel La Perla’s La Stüa de Michil restaurant.

2 – Granfondos in a week.

3 – Destinations. Alta Badia, Tuscany and Treviso.

7 – Mountain passes climbed during the Maratona dles Dolomites.

19 – Percent. The maximum gradient on the Maratona’s final – and infamous – climb, the Mür dl Giat.

100 – Days. Reportedly the time it took Austrian soldiers to build the iconic switchbacks of the Passo San Boldo after their defeat at Caporetto during World War One. It is 7km long with an average gradient of 10% and 18 hairpin bends, and it’s one of the most popular climbs around Treviso. It made its debut this year on the Pinarello Granfondo route.


The Passo San Boldo. Image: Wikipedia


284 – Minutes. The time it took for 2015 champion Luigi Salimbeni to finish the Maratona.

851 – Kilometres ridden by guests on our Maratona/La Pina double header trip.

21,100 – Total metres climbed by each rider in 11 days.



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Colin O'Brien

Colin is an author and journalist from Ireland. He first met inGamba's founder João Correia back in 2013. João handed him a bidon full of Chianti Classico and took him to a three-course lunch. They've been friends ever since.