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I am pleased to confirm the organisers of the Maratona Dles Dolomite have provided Gusto Cycling with guaranteed places for the event , these places are priceless!!….last year 35,000 entered and only 7,000 were accepted..so this is a real coup.

Maratona Dles Dolomites

Gusto Cycling is an official Tour Operator of Maratona Dles Dolomites

This is the most beautiful and stunning 1 day cycle event in Europe with just the most amazing mountain climbs and descents in the heart of the Dolomites….The event takes place on the 1st July 2018…. the accommodation packages for 4 nights with guaranteed registrations are available in apartments or hotels in La Villa where the start of the Maratona takes place.

La Villa is just 200m from the start of the event in addition self catering apartments are available in the fashionable village of St Kassian 3km away, the finish at Corvara is just 4km from La Villa.

I can offer Guaranteed entry for the Maratona dles Dolomite event and 4 nights in a variety of self catering apartments beautifully located in La Villa. Fyi I have secured a large modern chalet with 4 apartments which I have used for the last 7 years with the family Ploner see details below..In addition I have all the apartments at Residence Lo Ro in St. kassiano (3km from La Villa) and Hotel Ladinia in La Villa.

 

La Villa – Self Catering Apartments

 

There are 4 flats all in one building with secure garage for bikes…it’s located just outside La Villa (very small town) 200 metres from the start of the actual event… the race finishes approx 4km in Corvara so after the past party you have a nice 4km descent back to your accommodation….This is an excellent location when you realise you have to be at the start line by at least 6am in the morning!!

Front of La Villa, DolomitesLa Villa Apartments Dolomites Scenery
See below the floor plans for all 4 apartments:

All the rooms are all doubles….they don’t have twins in the Alta Badia Region…but the beds are big enough..the beds actually have separate mattresses and separate duvets see picture below hence they are almost twins!!

 

Type “A” Apartment – Accommodating : 4 people – Size: approx 60 m2. located ground floor.

The new apartment will have 2 double rooms, 2 shower rooms with toilet and 1 living kitchen..FULLY BOOKED

La Villa Apartment Floor Plan 1

 

Type “B” Apartment – Accommodating: 4 people – Size: approx 75 m2. located 2nd Floor with Balcony

Position: on the second floor facing East and South West;
Features: 2 double bedrooms, 2 balconies, 2 showers and WCs, 1 kitchen with living room;
Accessories: dishwasher, fridge, microwave oven, gas burning stove, TV-Sat, WLAN, hair dryer, towels, bed and kitchen linens; FULLY BOOKED

La Villa Apartment Floor Plan 4

 

Type “C” Apartment – Accommodating: 2 people – Size: approx 28 m2….located 2nd Floor with Balcony

Position: on the second floor facing East and north/east;
Features: 1 double bedroom, 1 balcony, 1 shower with WC, 1 kitchen with living room;
Amenities: dishwasher, fridge, microwave oven, gas burning stove, TV-Sat, WLAN, hair dryer, towels, bed and kitchen linens;

La Villa Apartment Floor Plan 3

 

Type “D Superior” Apartment – Accommodating: 4 people – Size: approx 75 m2…located 3rd Floor with Balcony

Position: On the 3rd floor facing East and South/West;
Features: 2 double bedrooms, 2 balconies, 2 shower rooms with one WC each, 1 kitchen with living room;
Amenities: dishwasher, fridge, microwave oven, gas burning stove, TV-Sat, WLAN, hair dryer, towels, bed and kitchen linens; FULLY BOOKED

La Villa Apartment Floor Plan 2

 

Ciasa Col Cuch

Prices are based on 4 nights accommodation with guaranteed registrations per person:

Apartment A (4 persons) £468 per person FULLY BOOKED

Apartment B (4 persons) £479 per person FULLY BOOKED

Apartment C (2 persons) £472 per person

Apartment D (4 persons) £489 per person FULLY BOOKED

Extra is local tax which is 1,50 € per person per day. Children under 14 years are exempt from levy. The local tax is payable upon departure

For details of packages please contact marco@gustocycling.com

 

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Residence La Ro – San Kassiano Apartments – 3 km from La Villa

http://www.residencelaro.it

In the beautiful village of San Cassiano for consideration – arrival Thursday – 4 nights self catering with 1 or 2 guaranteed registrations ..

San Kassiano ((1537 m.s.l.), at the foot of Mt. Lavarela, Its upmarket village offer charm, well-being and gourmet cuisine and the pedestrian area is perfect for shopping and peaceful atmosphere.

Walks along the Armentarola valley, with its Alta Badia cross country skiing centre provide breath-taking, spectacular sunsets which tinge the Dolomites with pink.

FYI…San Kassiano is located 3km downhill to La Villa where the start is…and 7km from the Finish at Corvara which is 4km from La Villa.

 

Prices for Studio Apartment A 1 bedroom apartment (20m2) (only 2 available) – £465 per person this is based on 2 persons sharing the apartment for 4 nights accommodation and guaranteed registrations for 2 persons FULLY BOOKED

1 apartment type A of 20/23 m² with kitchen, a bed and living room, shower and hairdryer, tv-sat, in Residence La Rô***

 

Prices for Studio Apartment B  1 bedroom apartment 28m2  – £485 per person this is based on 2 persons sharing the apartment for 4 nights accommodation and guaranteed registrations for 2 persons. FULLY BOOKED

1 apartment type B, 30 m², kitchen, a bed-room, bath-room with shower and hairdryer, tv-sat, balcony, in Residence La Rô ***

 

Prices for Apartment C 2 x 1 bedroom apartment 35m2 – £485 per person this is based on 3 or 4 persons sharing the apartment for 4 nights accommodation and guaranteed registrations for 3 persons.The lounge has a pull out sofa bed for the 3rd person.

1 apartment type B, 30 m², kitchen, a bed-room, bath-room with shower and hairdryer, tv-sat, balcony, in Residence La Rô ***

 

Prices for Apartment C 1 x 2 bedroom apartment 35m2 (only 1 available) – £465 per person this is based on 3 persons sharing the apartment for 4 nights accommodation and guaranteed registrations for 3 persons. For 4 people it is £469 per person. The 2nd room for the 3/4 person is a bunk bed – see website . 

1 apartment type C of ca. 35/40 m², two bed rooms (one with bunk bed), bath-room with shower and hairdryer, tv-sat, balcony, in Residence Ciasa La Rô***

 

Prices for Apartment D 1 x 2 bedroom apartment 60m2 (only 1 available) – £499 per person this is based on 4 persons sharing the apartment for 4 nights accommodation and guaranteed registrations for 4 persons.

1 apartment type D of 60 m² with kitchen, living-room, bed-room, bathroom, shower, hairdryer, tv-sat, in Residence La Rô ***

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Hotel Cristallo 4 star wellness and spa – Great location

http://www.hotelcristallo-altabadia.it/it/home-page/index

Located 2km from La Villa (where the start is ) & 3km from Corvara (where the finish is)

All packages are for 4 nights accommodation with half board including buffet breakfast and guaranteed registration per person

http://www.hotelcristallo-altabadia.it/en/camere/standard 1 room left £789 per person based on two persons sharing the room – Now Fully Booked 

http://www.hotelcristallo-altabadia.it/en/camere/superior 2 rooms left £894 per person based on two persons sharing the room sharing the room with guaranteed registrations for 2 persons (only one room left)

Access to free wellness and indoor swimming pool

 

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At Corvara (where the finish is and 4 km from the start) NOW FULL

2 rooms on a bed and breakfast is available for 4 nights and guaranteed registration per person

Cost is £549 per person based on two persons sharing the room

http://www.montipallidi.net/en/

The room has a bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, TV, phone and a private panoramic balcony
(included in the price, parking, garage for bikes,
bike storage, equipment storage Mountain, and Wifi)
Excluded from the prices local tax. (except for children under 14 years).

 

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Hotel Ladinia – La Villa – Start of the Maratona Event

Stay in Hotel Ladinia 3 star owned by the family Varallo located right in the centre of La Villa where the event actually starts….in fact the start is pretty much outside the hotel!!

Located in a wonderful panoramic position in the center of La Villa Hotel ideal for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful Dolomites.

http://www.hotel-ladinia.com/en/hotel-alta-badia/1-0.html

I can offer the following:-

– Arrival Thu or Fri for 4 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast & half board basis (drinks are extra) with guaranteed registration for each rider.

– Rooms based on twin bedroom with en-suite facilities

4 Nights accommodation on Half Board Basis (drinks extra) with 2 guaranteed Registrations

– Price from £621 per person based on 2 persons sharing the accommodation

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4* Hotel Savoy And Wellness Centre in La Villa – Start of the Maratona Event

The hotel is located next to the start of the race and 4km from the finish

http://www.savoy-altabadia.it

The Savoy Hotel is located in the town of La Villa in Alta Badia, only 15 metres from the valley station of Piz La Ila – Gran Risa ski lift, one of the most famous slopes of the Ski World Cup. Our hotel is surrounded by the beautiful mountain massif of the Dolomites with peaks like Sas dla Crusc, La Varella, Sassongher, Sellagroup and Gardenaccia. Come and discover these magnificent places ideal for a vacation in the middle of nature, both in winter and summer. Here at the Savoy Hotel, we are happy to welcome you for an unforgettable stay!

The Savoy of La Villa is a cosy 4-star hotel that offers spacious and comfortable rooms, a wellness area with a pool where you can relax and pass the time during rainy days, and a restaurant that serves typical dishes from both traditional and international cuisine, and is also open for guests who do not stay at the hotel.

– Rooms based on twin/double bedroom with en-suite facilities

4 Nights accommodation on Half Board Basis (drinks extra) with 2 guaranteed Registrations

– Price from £782 per person based on 2 persons sharing the accommodation

 

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Hotel luch da Peci – ST.Kassiano

www.luchdapcei.it/en/

In the beautiful village of San Cassiano for consideration – arrival Thursday – 4 nights self catering with 1 or 2 guaranteed registrations ..

San Kassiano ((1537 m.s.l.), at the foot of Mt. Lavarela, Its upmarket village offer charm, well-being and gourmet cuisine and the pedestrian area is perfect for shopping and peaceful atmosphere.

Walks along the Armentarola valley, with its Alta Badia cross country skiing centre provide breath-taking, spectacular sunsets which tinge the Dolomites with pink.
FYI…San Kassiano is located 3km downhill to La Villa where the start is…and 7km from the Finish at Corvara which is 4km from La Villa

We have at Luch De Pcei rooms available in the hotel on a bed and breakfast basis

Arrival 28th June for 4 nights on a bed and buffet breakfast basis with 2 guaranteed registrations is £529 per person based on 2 persons sharing the room

 

Apartments Lucadapeci 60m2 – 3 km from La Villa (Start of the Maratona Event)

A double bedroom, a living room with comfortable double sofa bed, dining table, kitchenette with dish washer, a big bathroom, the living room and the bedroom are adjoining rooms, but, in order to guarantee a better privacy, both of them have a separated exit which connects each room to the bathroom. The Bathroom are from the Comfort Rooms. The Bedroom is from the Superior Apartment ( for 2 Person) and Living room is form the Big apartment 60 m2.

Every apartment is equipped with the following facilities and furniture: telephone, satellite TV, locker, dish washer, hair dryer, wooden floors, Tyrolean style custom-made furniture, precious and refined hangings.
Balcony with sun beds and clotheshorse. Bed and kitchen linen.

Price for this apartment is £445 per person based on 4 persons for 4 nights accommodation and guaranteed registrations for 4 persons

Price for this apartment is £495 per person based on 3 persons for 4 nights accommodation and guaranteed registrations for 3 persons

The apartment is cleaned daily, except on Wednesdays and Sundays.

On request (and at bakery’s price) every morning we offer fresh milk and bread.

You can also choose to have breakfast taking advantage of our rich buffet: there you will find our home made products (yoghurt, cheese, smoked ham…) and other delicious food (various kinds of cereals, cakes, croissants, various sliced raw and cooked meats, fruit salad, juices…)

You can visit website: http://www.luchdapcei.it/en/ for more information.

Superior Apartment: (1 apartment available)   

This apartment is 37 m2 . Big bedroom, dining table, balcony, kitchenette with dish washer, big bathroom with shower and toilette.

Price for this apartment £516 per person based on 2 persons sharing the apartment for 4 nights accommodation with breakfast and guaranteed registrations for 2 persons.

Contact Marco at marco@gustocycling.com

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Feedback from 2016

Ian & Catherine WaudbyThanks, it was a really special event and thankfully a good day, and the accommodation was perfectly placed for the Maratona and everything else (although I wasn’t looking forward to the cycle back to the apartment after the event).

Ian & Catherine Waudby – 2016

 

Thanks for organising the trip to the Maratona again this year as usual the organisation by yourself and the Maratona Committee was fantastic, the weather this year was perfect and the day went really well the course was as stunning as ever and atmosphere on the day was terrific with TV helicopters, medical and mechanical support and great food stops.

The atmosphere for the week was fantastic with thousands of cyclists filling the roads and cafes there was a great buzz in Corvara. We stayed on after the Maratona and had a great week walking in the mountains using the excellent ski lifts. Looking forward to next year and hopefully a sub 8 hour long course. Thanks once again for all the information before we went and speak soon….
Phil V – UK
Phil 1phil 2

 

Many thanks for sorting out the voucher at such a late stage . The whole experience was very enjoyable .Casa Col Cuch was in a beautiful location with superb views. The apartment was spotlessly clean.

Having ridden in the etape last year , we were very impressed with the reception that we got from the maratona organisers. We also thought that the ‘gift bag’ presented to us was very generous with free gilet and cycle top etc. There was also a great ‘cycling buzz ‘ in the villages on the Sat and Sunday .

I would like to go back but haven’t decided for definite. I would wholeheartedly recommend your company to any one who is thinking of competing in the Maratona.

Many thanks again,

Eileen and Michael – 2016

 

The Adventure of the Maratona Dles Dolomites

12th July 1987 – A unique route of 175 Km, with no fewer than seven Dolomite passes to cross; 166 fearless spirits of the bicycle that with great courage and fair play struggle to reach the coveted finishing-line: this was how the fascinating adventure of the Maratona dles Dolomites began, attracting year after year an increasing number of fans, to become one of the most important amateur cyclist events in the whole of Europe. Conceived as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Alta Badia-Raiffeisen Cycling Club, its organisers certainly never dreamt that they had created an event which in such a short period of time would have become one of the most important annual events in the Alta Badia valley, attracting thousands of fans, many of whom enthusiastically take part every year.

The great success of the Maratona dles Dolomites is certainly based on the splendid setting of the Dolomites, the striking routes that follow legendary runs where great champions have written a rich and glorious page in the history of cycling.

The great organisational effort that involves a whole community with the specific aim of presenting a high level and smoothly organised competition capable of coordinating such a high number of competitors, must not be forgotten. Seven thousand cyclist have taken part in Maratona dles Dolomites over recent years, divided into the various categories and routes offered.

One of the reasons for the great satisfaction that encourages us to continue despite all the difficulties, is the enthusiasm and friendship that we find in all the contestants, who every year create not only a competition but a celebration of sport, where it is especially the desire to prove oneself against the magnificent surrounding scenery that remains alive.

 

 

 

Feedback from 2016

We had a great weekend. Really enjoyed the race and the hotel was fantastic. Thank you for setting up.

Symon E – UK

 

Everything worked really well. Location and facilities were great. Advance info was very informative. Difficult to think of any improvements.

Richard S – UK

 

It has been a great event. Accommodation, location, Organisation and even the weather were perfect. Thanks again. We are looking forward tone to year!

Christian S – Germany

 

Feedback from 2015

Dear Marco,

I’ve put the following together which I hope is suitable for publication on your website. It is my real pleasure to endorse you and your company so absolutely.

“This was my first year of doing the Maratona dles Dolomites. I decided that I didn’t want the uncertainty of entering the lottery for a place and was really fortunate to stumble upon Gusto Cycling and in particular, Marco. Marco could not have been more helpful. The package I took involved 4 nights stay in San Cassiano which is just 4 km downhill from La Villa (which is the start point of the Maratona).

The accommodation was just perfect. It had a balcony looking out to the magnificent Dolomoties, a kitchen diner and a smart bathroom with shower. I was really surprised to find that the room was cleaned throughout our stay. San Cassiano is a wonderful village with some great restaurants and is at the foot of the climb of Passo Valparola (on the Maratona you descend the Valparola in the opposite direction and go right past San Cassiano).

I have already told Marco that I’d like to book through him to do the Maratona next year. My only reservation in writing this endorsement of Gusto is that it may mean that I am the unlucky one who misses out on a place at the Maratona because, quite rightly, Marco will be inundated with requests for the brilliant maratona packages that he offers. If that does happen i’ll be incredibly sad but it will be your gain to obtain a place and accommodation through Gusto.

Marco is clearly someone who prides himself on offering a first rate service to all his customers and this is exactly what I received from him. Marco always responded to my emails on the very same day I sent them and was a real pleasure to deal with. The only thing he can’t really help you with is your training – that, as I came to find out very painfully, is something you have to do on your own!”
Very best wishes,
Paul B – London

 

“….just wanted to thank you for arranging our stay and participation in the 2015 Maratona, the apartment was in a great spot with fantastic views onto the mountains and ideal for the start. The family couldn’t have been more helpful. The whole event was a fantastic experience, from the atmosphere before the event to collection of the race numbers and great “goody bag” including a Maratona cycle shirt and gillet through to the race day itself with great organisation and feed stations this has to be one of the premier events and certainly one I won’t forget, once again many thanks for all your help and support…”
Phil Vaughan – Nottinghamshire 2015

 

The event was fantastic. Both Matt and I said it was the best day we had had on a bike, ever! The organisation was fantastic, especially the e mails and text messages that were sent on a regular basis. We were e mailed photos and videos the next day, which was great.
The accommodation was fabulous – with an amazing view from the balcony. The apartment was equipped with everything we needed, which meant we could eat in on a couple of occasions. It was very modern, comfortable and very very clean! The garage facilities were excellent.
Thank you for arranging this trip Marco, we have excellent memories of our time there. Sara R. Sheffield

 

We had a great time…The Maratona was a fabulous event…Thought the accommodation was good- fabulous location and perfectly positioned for the Maratona and to be caught up in the pre and post ride atmosphere. Sally C.

 

The whole experience was fantastic. The accommodation was first class, the cleanliness, the location, the host, the views all awesome. The organisation of getting to & from & getting the keys to the apartment was first rate.With the lady hosting the apartment incredibly friendly & efficient. I would definitely recommend a holiday to Sella Ronda & La Villa to anyone even if they weren’t into cycling
Leigh T...

Summary
Event
Maratona dles Dolomites
Location
La Villa,Italy ,Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol
Starting on
July 1, 2018
Ending on
July 3, 2018
Maratona Dles Dolomites is the most beautiful 1 day cycle challenge with breathtaking scenery. Approved operator with guaranteed places and accommodation