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Maratona dles Dolomites

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It’s the Granfondo that, on the first Sunday of August, gathers on the roads of the Dolomites passes – closed to vehicular traffic for the occasion - 9.000 cyclists (professionals and amateurs) from over than 70 countries. 
Distance 116.3 km
10:25 h
3,449 m
3,453 m
2,245 m
1,390 m
From Canazei, take the state road 48 (S.S. 48). There’s a total of 23 hairpin turns to deal with ‘till Sella Pass, that you reach after 12 km and 806 m of elevation gain (average gradient 6,9%, with stretches up to 13%). Start going down towards Plan de Gralba and then climb Gardena Pass (average gradient 4,5%, with maximum peaks up to 10%) and descend to Corvara. From this resort in Val Badia, start going up again to Campolongo Pass (average gradient 6,1%, with stretches up to 11%). Going downhill, you reach Arabba. Cool down cycling along the valley of Fodom before facing Falzarego Pass (S.R. 48) which, with gradients that aren’t prohibitive and long straightaways, leads to the foot of Lagazuoi, where the last tough kilometre of the provincial road 24 (S.P. 24) ascends to Valparola Pass (average gradient 6,7%, maximum of 15%). Following the provincial road 37 (S.P. 37), reach La Villa. Return towards Corvara along the state road 244 (S.S. 244). Conquer again Campolongo Pass. Descend to Arabba, turn right and, along the state road 48 (S.S. 48), climb up again to Pordoi Pass. Return to Canazei (13 km, average gradient 6,7%, with stretches up to 10% and 27 hairpin turns).

Author’s recommendation

Recommended periods: from the end of April to the end of June and from September to end October. During the months of July and August, traffic is particularly severe on Dolomites passes (cars, motorcycles, buses).

Climb of Giro d’Italia from Canazei (junction on S.S. 48) to Sella Pass: 11,6 km, average gradient 6,9%, with maximum peaks of 13%, hairpin turns: 23. First refreshment points in Val di Fassa at Pian de Frataces, Pian de Schiavaneis and Sella Pass.

Descent from Pordoi Pass to Canazei: 11,97 km, average gradient 6,7%, with maximum peaks of 10%, hairpin turns: 27. Refreshment points in Val di Fassa at Pordoi Pass, Pecol, Pian de Frataces. E-bike charging station and kit for minor repairs by the valley station of Pordoi cable car.

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Update: April 22, 2022
Highest point
2,245 m
Lowest point
1,390 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 1.19%Path 0.07%Road 98.72%
Forested/wild trail
1.4 km
0.1 km
114.8 km
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Safety information

  • Plan a tour based on your skills and on the weather.
  • Proceed slowly, especially downhill, enjoy the view and the silence.
  • Adapt your speed, especially in turns, to the conditions of the ground.
  • Rely on the bike guides.
  • Wear adequate clothing and equipment.
  • Respect the environment surrounding you and bring your waste back.
  • Follow the rules of the road.
  • Be careful on the cycling and walking route.
  • Help those who need it.
  • If you come across pedestrians, warn them of your approach and slow down.

Tips and hints

Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

Strèda Roma, 36

38032 Canazei (TN)

Phone +39 0462 609500


Canazei (1,442 m)
46.474912, 11.770183
46°28'29.7"N 11°46'12.7"E
32T 712655 5150544



Turn-by-turn directions

Maratona dles Dolomites officially starts from La Villa, in Val Badia, in front of the Gran Risa slope, which during the winter hosts the Alpine Ski World Cup. As an alternative, you can start from Canazei.

Public transport

Public transport lines Trentino Trasporti - Val di Fassa:
  • line no. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento
  • line no. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento
  • line no. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade

Public transport lines SAD - Val di Fassa:

  • line no. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Carezza Pass - Bolzano
  • line no. 471 Dolomites passes (Sella Pass, Gardena Pass, Campolongo Pass, Pordoi Pass, Fedaia Pass). Service available in summer only

By road

Main access points to the valley coming from A22 Modena-Brennero motorway:
  • exit Ora/Egna, S.S. 48 delle Dolomiti - San Lugano Pass - Val di Fiemme - Val di Fassa (distance 45 km). At the roundabout in Moena (industrial area), proceed towards Canazei
  • exit Bolzano Nord, S.S. 241 Grande Strada delle Dolomiti - Carezza Pass - Vigo di Fassa (distance 40 km). From Vigo, head north for Canazei, head south for Soraga di Fassa and Moena

Other access points to Val di Fassa:

  • from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo and S.P. 346 to San Pellegrino Pass - Moena (Val di Fassa). At the roundabout in Moena, proceed towards Canazei
  • from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo/Alleghe/Rocca Pietore. S.P. 641 to Fedaia Pass - Canazei
  • coming from Arabba, S.S. 48 to Pordoi Pass - Canazei
  • from Val Gardena, S.S. 242 to Sella Pass - Canazei


Parking lot at Dòlaondes Aquatic Centre in Canazei (pay and display/free/parking disk) or by the lifts’ valley station in Alba di Canazei.


46.474912, 11.770183
46°28'29.7"N 11°46'12.7"E
32T 712655 5150544
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Helmet, gloves, clothing adequate for the itinerary and the weather forecast. Charged gps with tracks. Puncture repair and multi-tool kit. In compliance with the rules of the road, bikes must absolutely be equipped with bell, headlights, taillights, and reflectors on the back, on the sides and on the pedals.

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116.3 km
10:25 h
3,449 m
3,453 m
Highest point
2,245 m
Lowest point
1,390 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available


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