Maratona dles Dolomites 2013 Cycling Holiday
Cyclo Sportive Event...
27th June to 1st July 2013
Travel package to the Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel 2013 with guaranteed entry to this popular Italian cycling event. Sports Tours International are pleased to announce that we are now official tour operators for the Enel Maratona dles Dolomites.
This event sells out within days and last year interest was so overwhelming that all entries sold out in the first day and the website crashed several times.
The Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel 2013
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 06:30am 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 have to do the middle course after the Sella Ronda course.
All three courses lead the riders through the Dolomite mountains through a mountain range called the Sella group on roads closed to traffic.
This event is big in Italy. 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 cyling sportive with food stations, closed roads and a great atmosphere.
Please note that we only have a limited amount of entries so book now to avoid disappointment.
We will be staying at the excellent Hotel Ciasa Soleil in Alta Badia on a Half Board food basis.
Hotel facilities are as follows:
Access to panoramic swimming pool and garden whirlpool with a unique view over the mountains.
Fitness room and sauna
Lockable bike storage
Evening salad buffet with 2 menu choices, Tirolean dinner night and dessert buffet once weekly
The hotel is in La Villa which is 500m from the start and 4.5km from the finish which is in Corvara. The expo and registration are in S. Leonardo/ Badia which is about 4.5km away from the hotel as well.
Thursday 27th of June:
Arrange your own flight to Venice Marco Polo or Treviso airport. You will be met on arrival by our Sports Tours bike guide. At 14h30 from Marco Polo and 15h15 from Treviso (same coach) we will run an airport transfer from the airport to the resort of Alta Badia for you and your bike. The transfer is likely to take about 3 hours so we advise you to bring some food and drink with you.
On arrival at the hotel, we will let you settle in before having the evening meal together. Our bike guide will do a briefing during dinner and after dinner we will get together in the bar to get to know everybody on the trip.
Friday 28th of June:
After breakfast, our bike guide will assist you with unpacking and re-assembling your bike. Today we will ride part of sunday's course during a recce ride. We will ride this as a group if you wish to join but this is optional.
In the evening our guide will be on hand for any assistance you may require.
Saturday 29th June:
Today we will ride the short distance down to the race expo and registration area. 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.
Sunday 30th June:
This is it, Maratona day. You will be one of the lucky 9000 who has an entry for this event. After an early breakfast, we will ride the short distance to the start (500m). The start is at 06h30 but you ahve to be in your pen before 06h20 as this is when the organisers close the pens. If you arrive after this time, youw ill be automatically re-directed to the last pen.
After the finish we will get together at the hotel to see how everybody did over a few beers followed by the evening meal.
Monday 1st July:
Early morning transfer from the hotel to Venice Marco Polo and Treviso airports for your return flight. Please book flights that depart after 14h00 in the afternoon.
£799 per person, based on two people sharing a Twin room.
Single supplement for the sole occupancy of a twin or double room of £595.
Reduction for 3 persons sharing a triple room is £30 per person.
We are able to offer extra nights in our hotel for the at a rate of £50.00 per person per night. These packages are also bookable online, with extra nights available from the 24th July. Our representative will also be on hand in resort from the 24th July.
Twin to share
If you would like to join us as a single traveller but you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our 'twin to share' option. We will pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra. Simply click on the green button and select the twin to share option.
- 4 nights at Hotel Ciasa Soleil on a half board basis
- Guaranteed entry to the event in the third start group
- Bike storage at the hotel
- Full access to all the hotel's facilities as outlined above
- Transfers for you and your bike to and from Venice Marco Polo and Treviso airports
- A guided training ride on the Friday before the event
- The services of our Sports Tours representative which include mechanical assistance, race briefing and general support and back up
- Participant t-shirt
What's not included:
- Your flights to and from Venice airport
- Any other meals and drinks to what is included above.
- Travel insurance (Very important)
HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the green button below. At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
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