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2024

Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel

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    Ride on challenging closed Italian roads at the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel. The event is widely regarded as one of the toughest cycling events around, not for its distance but for the amount of climbing that’s packed into the route. The quality of the event, hotels and the location are truly outstanding. We are pleased that we are official tour operators for the 2024 edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel.

    Race day options

    A great choice of hotels

    The race can be done in 3 different ways of varying difficulty: the Sellaronda course, the Middle course and the Maratona course. All riders start at 06:30 am in the village of La Villa and the Sellaronda course with 4 mountain passes will be completed first. After completing the Sellaronda course riders can either choose to finish the race or carry on and do the Middle course.

    The race is an epic event that takes place on a closed road course in the beautiful Italian Dolomites. All three courses lead the riders through the Dolomites mountains through a mountain range called the Sella group on roads closed to traffic. We have selected a nice variety of hotels in the Alta Badia area. Most of our hotels also have Spa and Wellness facilities to make your stay even more enjoyable!

    Included in your package

    • 4 nights at your chosen hotel or residence
    • The services of our Sports Tours reps, mechanics and drivers
    • A race briefing
    • Breakfasts and evening meals
    • An additional food and assistance stop on the route for Sports Tours riders only
    • Bike storage room at the hotel
    • Sports Tours cycling jersey
    • All hotel taxes
    Hotel
    Hotel Lech Da Sompunt
    Hotel Lech Da Sompunt

    It is located up a short, steep hill from the main roadway between the villages of Corvara and Badia. It is a very pleasant and picturesque setting. There's warm and cosy furnishing in Tyrolean style, friendliness, good food and cleanliness. The hotel is directly at Sompunt Lake and is surrounded by unique vegetation which is covered in snow in the winter and sun the in the summer. This hotel is excellently located at just 1.2km out of the town of La Villa. All rooms have WI-FI, Sat TV, safe, phone and desk with shower, WC and hairdryer.

    Amenities:

    Free parking
    Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
    Hot bath
    Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Bar / lounge
    Game room
    Skiing
    Indoor play area for children
    Allergy-free room
    Blackout curtains
    Housekeeping
    Private balcony
    Safe
    Telephone
    Flatscreen TV
    Bidet

    Hotel La Villa and Residence Alta Badia
    Hotel La Villa and Residence Alta Badia

    The hotel and residence la Villa is located at less than 500 metres from the start of the Maratona. Completely renovated in recent years, Hotel & Residence La Villa is a modern structure, designed according to the concept of the most complete and comfortable holiday experience. In the rooms, you can feel the warmth of larch wood. The interiors are spacious and basic. The minimalist decor is designed so that guests can manage their spaces in the manner they find most pleasing. Hotel La Villa is immersed in the tranquillity of the Alta Badia where we are able to offer you an exclusive stay.

    Amenities:

    Free parking
    Public wifi
    Hot bath
    Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Free breakfast
    Bicycles available
    Game room
    Fireplace
    Housekeeping
    Room service
    Safe
    Bottled water
    Kitchenette
    Flatscreen TV

    Hotel Ciasa Soleil
    Hotel Ciasa Soleil

    The hotel Ciasa Soleil is in La Villa which is 500m from the start and 4.5km from the finish which is in Corvara. The hotel is in the centre of La Villa. At the on-site wellness area you will find an indoor pool, hot tub and well-equipped fitness centre, as well as a sauna and Turkish bath. Rooms at Ciasa Soleil overlooks the surrounding mountains and all come with an LCD satellite TV and private bathroom. International cuisine and local recipes can be enjoyed at the restaurant, open for both lunch and dinner. Breakfast is buffet style and includes fresh croissants and homemade cakes, as well as cold cuts and cheese.

    Amenities:

    Access to panoramic swimming pool and garden whirlpool with a unique view over the mountains
    Solarium terrace
    Fitness room and sauna
    Lockable bike storage
    Breakfast buffet
    Sauna

    La Majun
    La Majun

    The Spa and Wellness hotel La Majun is a 3 star hotel set in the heart of the village of La Villa in Badia. La Villa is the venue of the start of the Maratona dles Dolomites so a very good location to enjoy the event. La Majun offers a variety of leisure facilities with an indoor pool and wellness centre. Onsite parking and Wifi are free and all rooms have satellite TV. Rooms at Hotel La Majun feature a balcony with views of the Dolomites. La Majun Hotel's restaurant serves dishes from the South Tyrol region.

    Amenities:

    Free parking
    Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
    Pool
    Sauna
    Free breakfast
    Skiing
    Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    Pets Allowed (Dog/Pet Friendly)
    Allergy-free room
    Bathrobes
    Air conditioning
    Room service
    Safe
    Telephone
    Minibar
    Flat screen TV
    Non-smoking rooms
    Suites
    Family rooms

    Christiania Hotel
    Christiania Hotel

    The Christiania Hotel boasts a prime location, situated just a mere 100 meters from the departure point of the slopes and an equally convenient 100 meters from the village centre. This charming establishment offers a total of 69 well-appointed rooms and suites. Moreover, guests can indulge in a luxurious spa experience, complete with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and hammam.

    Amenities:

    Free parking
    Free High Speed Internet (WIFI)
    Pool
    Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Bar / lounge
    Ski rentals
    Ski school
    Housekeeping
    Private balcony
    Room service
    Safe

    Hotel Conturines
    Hotel Conturines

    The Hotel Conturines is a 3 star family runned hotel in third generation, ideally located in the heart of the San Cassiano village, in a very quite position only 300 m from the Piz Sorega cable car. It is an inviting holiday refugium for active guests and connoisseurs. We, the Manco Family, are proud to welcoming you amidst the wonderful Dolomites for an unforgettable vacation.

    Amenities:

    Free parking
    Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
    Sauna
    Bar / lounge
    Skiing
    Walking tours
    Indoor play area for children
    Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
    Room service
    Safe
    Telephone
    Flatscreen TV

    4 nights
    £849
    £975
    £1039
    £1389
    £925
    £899

    * Please note that the price is based on 2 people sharing a room with double bed or 2 single beds. Single supplement fee for a single occupancy of a room.

    Itinerary

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    4 July

    Arrival day

    Please make your way to your chosen hotel. Please arrange your own flight to Venice Marco Polo airport and if you have booked the airport transfers with us then you will be met on arrival by our Sports Tours bike guide at the time you have booked. From Marco Polo we will run airport transfers to the resort of Alta Badia for you and your bike at 13.00* and 18.00*. The transfer is likely to take about 3 hours so we advise you to bring some food and drink with you. On arrival and before dinner we will get together for an introductory meeting and a chance to get to know everybody on the trip.

    *The transfer will depart the airport at 13.00 and at 18.00 so please ensure that your flight arrives at least 45 minutes before this time so that you are at the bus and ready to depart for this time. If your flight arrives after 13.00 or you are not able to get through arrivals before 13.00, the bus will depart and you will need to wait for the 18.00 transfer.

    5 July

    Preparation Day and Race Briefing

    Our bike guides and mechanics will assist you with unpacking and re-assembling your bike if needed. Our guides will be on hand for any assistance you may require and we will enjoy the excellent food at the hotels. There will be a race-briefing this evening hosted by the team at 18:00 (TBC).

    6 July

    Registration Day

    After breakfast today we will ride the short distance down to the race expo and registration area where you will collect your race bib. Please remember, your Official Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel medical certificate must be uploaded once you have completed online registration in May 2024, you will be unable to show your medical certificate at the Expo. You can sample the atmosphere and the rest of the day is free for you to rest before tomorrow’s event or go for a short ride. Evening meal at the hotel.

    7 July

    The 2024 Maratona does Dolomites - Enel

    Race day! You will be one of the lucky 8000 who has an entry for this event. After an early breakfast, we will ride the short distance to the start. The start is at 06h30 but you have to be in your pen before 06h15 as this is when the organisers close the pens. If you arrive after this time, you will be automatically re-directed to the last pen. After the finish we will take a short ride back to your hotel and see how everybody did over a few beers followed by the evening meal.

    8 July

    Departure Day

    We will provide 2 morning transfers from the hotel to Venice Marco Polo airport for your return flight if you have booked this service. Our early transfer will depart at 06.00 for flights after 12.00 and the next one will be at 09.00 for flights departing after 15.00.

    Entry options +

    Guaranteed entry with choice of starting pen available from £120-£140 (includes chip)

    Airport transfers +

    Available at £45 per person each way

    The course +

    The race can be done in 3 different ways of varying difficulty: the Sellaronda course, the Middle course and the Maratona course. All riders start at 06:30 am in the village of La Villa and the Sellaronda course with 4 mountain passes will be completed first. After completing the Sellaronda course riders can either choose to finish the race or carry on and do the Middle course. As the full Maratona course is basically an extension of the preceding shorter Middle course, riders who want to tackle the full Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel have to do the middle course after the Sella Ronda course. All three courses lead the riders through the Dolomites mountains through a mountain range called the Sella group on roads closed to traffic. It is on Italian national TV and many spectators line the side of the road to cheer you on. This event has all the hallmarks of a closed roads cycling sportive with food stations, closed roads and a great atmosphere.

    Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

    If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

    Do you cater for children? +

    Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

    Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

    Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

    Can I extend my stay along the way? +

    Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

    How can I pay for my holiday? +

    Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

    Do I need travel insurance? +

    Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

    What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

    Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

    Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

    Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

    Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

    Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

    Can I travel on my own? +

    Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

    What is twin to share? +

    On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

    Is the entry guaranteed? +

    All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

    Do I need to pay a deposit? +

    A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

    How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

    Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

    When will I receive my tickets? +

    Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

    What is included in the price? +

    What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

    What is not included in the price? +

    What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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