Two expert mountain bikers riding on a mountain path Two persons on a mountain bike ride on a narrow mountain trail
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Maratona dles Dolomites

The Maratona dles Dolomites is a bike race held annually in the month of July. It has been one of the most important national events since the first race in 1987, after which the number of interested participants and visitors continued to increase. Today, there are only a limited number of racing slots with a max of 9,000 participants possible. A drawing is also held for those without classification in order to enter the race.

The trail of the Maratona dles Dolomites has undergone numerous changes over the course of time. Nonetheless, the trails over Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella, Gardena, Giau and Falzarego are always present on the trail.

The marathon is usually divided into 3 tracks and every participant has the opportunity to choose his preference. The choice may also be made during the actual race based upon difficulty and current conditions. Tourists and cyclists either under 15 years or over 65 years of age are only allowed to participate on the moderate trail and the Sellaronda pathway.