Maratona Sportive, Italy
Experience the Maratona, one of the world’s oldest and largest cyclosportive events
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Advanced
Group Size Small Group
The Maratona is one of the world’s oldest and largest cyclosportive events. The 2017 edition saw an incredible 33,500 cyclists apply to be one of the lucky 9,000 to take on the Italian mountains.
This is a legend of an event. At 138 kilometres in length, and with 4,230 metres of ascent, it is physically challenging to even the most seasoned cyclist.
Our exclusive Velusso Maratona experience provides you with guaranteed entry into the event, plus the opportunity to bookend the sportive with a warm-up ride and a recovery ride; making the most of your time in the mountains.
- Hotel Accommodation in 4* Sporthotel Teresa, Badia
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Guaranteed Maratona Sportive entry
- Ride nutrition and drinks
- Emergency recovery support
- Velusso Host on call
- Ride Leader
- Airport transfers
- Return flights
- Travel insurance
- Bike rental
Saturday 6th July 2019
- Arrival at the hotel mid-morning
- Buffet lunch
- Afternoon spin and bike set-up
- Evening meal at the hotel
Sunday 7th July 2019
- Energy boosting breakfast
- Maratona Sportive (86 miles)
- Late lunch at the hotel
- Relaxing in the afternoon
- Celebratory evening meal in local town
Monday 8th July 2019
- Energy boosting breakfast
- 1-2 hour recovery ride with café stop
- Lunch at a local restaurant or back at the hotel
- Guests depart hotel at 15:00
Your base for this Dolomite adventure will be the Sporthotel Teresa in Pedraces, just down the valley from Corvara – the start town of the Maratona dles Dolomites.
The hotel offers spa facilities, an on-site restaurant and bar, and free Wifi for guests.
The breakfast buffet and restaurant will help you fuel for the ride, with local recipes and traditional favourites.
Enjoy a relaxing stay looking out over the Val Badia.
We cater for all dietary requirements and ask guests to let us know their preferences before arrival. The hotel prepares three meals a day, and will be sure to accommodate any specific dietary requests. Your Velusso Host for the holiday will ensure the hotel is aware of any dietary requirements before your trip.
The Velusso cycling sportive experience is for enthusiastic cyclists who enjoy having fun both on and off the bike. Riding with an experienced Ride Leader before and after the event will allow you to explore the area, and take on helpful advice. Your Velusso Host will ensure your après-ride experience at the hotel or nearby town is relaxing and fun.
There will always be a range of fitness levels and riding abilities within a group. Our Ride Leader will ensure that we accommodate these differences in our route planning for the warm-up and recovery rides, as best as possible. Nobody will be left behind, and groups will always reform at the top of climbs, as well as riding together at a steady pace on the flats. Of course, when it comes to event day itself, you will be left to ride at your own pace, and our Ride Leader will be on-course to offer advice and encouragement.