Maratona dles Dolomites



Maratona dles Dolomites
Maratona dles Dolomites
June 30th, 2013
Alta Badia - Italy
From Thursday June 27th until Monday July 1st,
5 days / 4 nights
4 nights at the 5* Sassongher in Corvara
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With the intention of always improving the quality and the diversity of its programs, Ronan
Pensec Travel is happy and proud to have been chosen as one of the official Tour Operator by
the committee of the Maratona dles Dolomites.
We are now, for the first time in 2013, in a position to offer you a high quality program to this
event including accommodation, airport transfers, the services of our experienced and qualified
guides as well as a guaranteed entry to the event.
Known as one of the most popular sportives in the world, the Maratona Dles Dolomites is even
described as "one of the biggest, most passionate, and most chaotic bike races on Earth" by the
National Geographic.
Like the Etape du Tour in France, the Maratona Dles Dolomites invites you to take in the
stunning scenery of the Dolomites, the Italian mountain range that lends its name to the this
The race is actually divided into three courses of varying difficulty: the Sellaronda course, the
Middle course and the Maratona course.
All riders start at 6:30am in the village of La Ila and complete the four pass Sellaronda course
first. After completing the Sellaronda course, riders can either choose to finish the race or
proceed directly onwards with the Middle course. As the Maratona course is an extension of the
preceding shorter Middle course, riders wishing to tackle the full Maratona dles Dolomites have
to proceed with the Middle course. All three courses lead the riders through the Dolomite
mountains around the Sella Group and over roads, where legendary rides by great champions of
the Giro d’Italia have taken place. The roads are lined with tens of thousands of cheering
spectators and the entire event is broadcast live on Italian national broadcaster RAI.
Along the courses seven refreshment stations are manned by volunteers, where riders can
strengthen themselves with foods and drinks, varying from sports drink to coffee to Strudel or
Speck sandwiches.
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With this program, we offer you to spend 4 nights in Corvara at the 5* hotel Sassongher on half
board basis (bed and breakfast with dinner - wine and drinks NOT included).
You will be one of the privileged riders who will be provided with accommodation at the finish,
enabling you to ride directly to your hotel once you have crossed the finish line. There you will
be able to refresh and take a well deserved rest.
The highlights of this package:
With a limited number of entries available (only 20), we are in a position to offer you a
very exclusive and personalized program with 5* accommodation, assistance of our
representative and mechanic.
Included in this program is the airport shuttle (on day 1 and day 5) from/to InnsbruckKranebitten airport in Austria.
You will be staying for 4 nights in the same hotel, which will spare you the hassle of
moving from one hotel to the other. The hotel we booked for you is located in Corvara
(where the finish of the race will take place) and only about 5 km from La Villa where the
start will be given. The ride from the hotel to the starting line will serve you as a short
warming up.
After the race, you will be able to ride the few meters to your hotel where you will be able
to take a shower, put some fresh clothes and relax.
Your hotel’s reservation includes the use of the hotel’s “wellness-oasis” with their pool,
sauna, steam bath, fitness-room, etc... If golf is one of other passions, you may as well
do a round on the nearby golf-course as the hotel’s guests are entitled to a 20% discount
on the green fee.
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Please arrange your own flights to Innsbruck.
The following airlines operate regular flights into Innsbruck airport (INN - )
Easyjet (
British Airways (
Lufthansa (
Austrian Airlines (
Flights are going to be in very high demand and there will be limited space for bikes on each
flight. We recommend booking early in order to secure your seat and get the best fares. Don’t
forget to secure, at time of your booking the spot for your bike on the flight.
Your guides will meet you at the airport and will accompany you on the ride to your hotel.
Due to the limited number of entries available we plan on having only one bus transfer from the
airport to the hotel. Therefore and in order to facilitate the organization, we kindly ask you to
book a flight that arrives in Innsbruck not later than 1:00pm. The bus will be scheduled to leave
around 2:00pm. On July 1st, there will also be only one transfer to the airport, therefore we ask
you to book flights that depart after 2pm.
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Thursday June 27th – Day 1:
Group: Bus transfer Innsbruck airport (Austria) – Corvara (Italy) ≈ 130 km / 2 hours
Hotel: 5* Sassongher
Our staff will welcome you at the airport and will stay with you throughout your entire stay with
We booked the 5* Hotel Sassongher ( on half board basis (drinks
NOT included) for 4 nights in Corvara, where the finish of the race will take place.
Corvara: a village in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 km east of Bolzano is the
main center of Alta Badia, a prestigious tourist area located at the top end of the Val Badia,
surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites Mountains. Because of its geographic position in the
heart of the Dolomites, Alta Badia gradually transformed itself into an avant-garde tourist area
keeping intact its alpine character
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On arrival at the hotel, you will be warmly welcomed by the Pescota family, and the whole team
will make it its highest priority to make your stay unforgettable.
Decorated in the typical South Tyrolean style, the meticulous attention given to stylish details will
make you feel just like at home. Thanks to the ideal location of the hotel, at the feet of the
Sassongher, you will be able to take in the enchanting beauty of the alpine scenery.
After checking in, you will have time to relax and why not already make the most of the hotel’s
wellness oasis, which includes an indoor swimming pool (9x6m) with 30°, a whirlpool with 37°, a
Finnish sauna, a Turkish steam bath, a Vitarium, a solarium, beauty and spa studios and much,
much more…
In the evening you will gather with the entire group in one of the hotel’s “Stube” for a gourmet
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Friday June 28th – Day 2:
Group: Day off
Hotel: 5* Sassongher
Today will be a day off. After breakfast, our guides will be available to assist you with unpacking
and re-assembling your bike. Then you will be free to either take part in our guided training ride
or to discover the area on your own.
For those of you, who add golf to their hobby’s list; please know that as a guest of the
Sassongher hotel, you are entitled to a 20% discount on the green fee at the nearby golf course
in case you want to take easy today before the agitation of the next days.
You may also want to go to the village in Badia to pick up your starting number. In order to
receive it you will need to show the voucher and an original valid ID (identity card, passport or
driving license). You will also need to hand over a copy of your medical certificate. Badia is one
of the several villages in the valley of Alta Badia approximately 9 km away from Corvara.
After your ride, our staff will be on hand for any assistance you may need.
In the evening, you will have dinner again at the hotel’s restaurant with the entire group. After
dinner, the lounge will be the perfect area to take a nice drink before going to bed.
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Saturday June 29th – Day 3:
Group: Day off, visit to the expo
Hotel: 5* Sassongher
Today, we have planned to ride the short distance down to the race expo and registration area.
You can join our group, even if you have already picked up your starting number.
The rest of the day will be free to go for a short ride and / or make the final adjustments to your
bike before the big day tomorrow.
If you need to bring some tweaking to your bike, our mechanic will be available for any last
minute assistance.
For your last dinner before the event, a dinner especially prepared to give you all the energy that
you will need for the upcoming challenge.
Sunday June 30th – Day 4:
Group: D-Day: Maratona Dles Dolomites
Hotel: 5* Sassongher
Today is the day!
The race start will be given from 6:30am on but riders are asked to be on the starting line
between 5:30am and 6:20am. After an early breakfast, the ride to the starting line will help you
warm up.
As you may know, there are 3 possible routes for the 2013 Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel.
Participants are free to select the route best suited to their ability, also during the course of the
event, entirely according to their own judgement.
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Sellaronda course: 55 km
Difference in height: 1780 m
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Middle course: 106 km Difference in height: 3090m
Maratona dles Dolomites: 138km Difference in height: 4190m
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After you have crossed the finish line, you will be able to ride directly to your hotel and regain
your strength.
Tonight we will ask you also to pack your luggage and your bike in its case in order to facilitate
the transfer to the airport tomorrow morning.
You will then get together with the rest of the group over dinner where you will exchange your
impressions about today’s challenge.
If you need assistance with your bike, don’t hesitate to ask our staff.
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Monday July 1st – Day 5:
Group: Departure – Transfer to the airport
After breakfast, you will have a little bit of time to pack your last personal items. Our bus is
scheduled to leave between 10:00am and 11:00am (time subject to changes) to drive you back
to the airport. The transfer to Innsbruck will take approximately 2 hours. In order to avoid any
rush, we ask you to book a flight that departs after 2 pm.
Our guides will accompany you on this transfer to wish you good trip back home.
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Maratona dles Dolomites 5 days / 4 nights 5* hotel Sassongher in Corvara/Alta Badia
(Room sharing in twin_2 separate beds): Euros 1160/person
In order to secure your reservation, we require a deposit payment of 40% at time of registration;
the balance being due between May 1st and May 15th 2013.
Entry to the Maratona dles Dolomites
Accommodation for 4 nights in 5* hotel Sassongher in Corvara: rooms with private
bathroom including toilets, a tub and / or a shower.
4 Breakfasts, and 4 dinners, drinks NOT included.
Transfer in a private coach from Innsbruck airport to your hotel on day 1, and back to the
airport on day 5.
Box trailer / van for the safekeeping and transport of your bike in your bike bags/ boxes.
Ronan Pensec Travel Welcome Package.
Local taxes
Services of our guides and mechanic.
Drinks during dinners
Personal hotel expenses, mini bar, telephone, room service.
Travel and personal insurance.