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Moments of enjoyment in Alta Badia

The summer in Alta Badia is particularly rich in events. The offer ranges from international sporting events such as the Maratona dles Dolomites and the hiking half-marathon "Tru di Pra" in La Val to the series of events entitled "Aufstieg mit Genuss", which combines life in nature with the pleasures of good food. Music festivals, village festivals, folklore evenings and folklore parades give an insight into Ladin art and culture. Children and families will be treated to events such as Thursday in Corvara with jugglers and magicians and the afternoon shows with clowns.



Step by step through the sea of flowers of the Rit and Armentara meadows

The hiking half-marathon Tru di Pra takes place every year in June with start and finish in La Val. The path leads through an impressive natural and cultural landscape on the high plateau of the Rit meadows to over 2000 m and then to the Armentara meadows under the Dolomite peaks of the Kreuzkofel. Flowering mountain meadows, cool forests, pine fields, mountain streams, a sulphur spring with radioactive water, photo points for souvenir photos, culinary stations with local products, fun and games for young and old characterise this half-marathon.



Four Dolomite passes without engine noise and exhaust fumes: a day of pleasure for all cyclists!

On the Sellaronda Bike Day, the roads of the four Dolomite passes around the Sella Massif are closed to motorised traffic from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm on a Saturday in June. Whether by road bike or mountain bike: the roads of the Dolomites and their unique scenery are reserved for cyclists only. It does not require registration, there is no limit to entry and you can start in any valley: Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Fassa or Arabba. The tour of about 53 km brings you to the Gardena, Sella, Pordoi and Campolongo Joch and has a total difference in altitude of 1600 m.



The international Dolomites Bike Marathon with start and finish in Alta Badia

Meanwhile, the Maratona dles Dolomites has become the dream of every cyclist. The first edition of this race dates back to 1987, when 166 participants gathered for the event. Nowadays, the number of participants has had to be limited to 9,000 starting positions. The race starts in La Villa and ends in Corvara and is divided into three different routes: the Sellaronda route, the middle route and the Maratona route, with 138 kilometres of 6 passes and a total of 4,230 vertical metres. It takes place on the first Sunday in July.



Explore the Alta Badia area on an e-mountain bike

With e-bikes, modern bicycles with pedal support, you can conquer every climb with little effort. At the Alta Badia E-Bike Ways event, which takes place every year in September, you can explore the valleys of Alta Badia with your own e-bike or with a rented e-MTB, choosing a route which suits you according to the desired difficulty and length. This bike tour will allow you to relax and admire the unique landscape of the Dolomites and taste the specialities of Ladin cuisine in the huts along the route.



The event for all cyclists and mountaineers, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites

At the Dolomites Bike Day, which takes place in mid-June, the Campolongo, Falzarego and Valparola passes are closed to motorised traffic. All cycling fans will be able to safely experience first hand, without competition, some of the legendary Dolomite passes which have contributed to the history of cycling, without exhaust fumes and without any noise. The route runs between South Tyrol and the Veneto region and leads through some of the most impressive landscapes of the Dolomites; it has a total length of 52 km and a total height difference of 1,370 m.



One of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the world

Every year in mid-June the Sellaronda Hero takes place, probably the most exhausting mountain bike race in the Dolomites. In an almost heroic way, the participants have to cope with a lot of kilometres, endless ascents and thousands of metres in altitude. There are two different routes to choose from: the Marathon distance runs over 85 km and 4,500 vertical metres, and the Classic distance over 60 km and 3,400 vertical metres. Both routes start in Selva Val Gardena and pass through the beautiful but demanding Dolomite passes of the Sella Massif and the Sassolungo.