As soon as the warm spring sun melts down the last traces of snow, Alta Badia becomes a magnet for cyclists. Curvy roads that wind through the picturesque Alpine villages, tempting to follow them towards the legendary passes of the Dolomites, arouse the desire to pedal recompensing for every effort with splendid views.
To excite further enthusiasm of the passionate cyclists, Alta Badia and the neighbouring valleys host every year numerous sporting events. Among the best known ones, there are, for example, Sellaronda Bike Days, the days when the famous “Tour of the 4 passes” around the Sella Group is closed for traffic and exclusively reserved for cyclists. But the queen of the cycling season is undoubtedly the famous Marathon of the Dolomites (Maratona dles Dolomites), an amateur contest with international fame. The Marathon offers 3 itineraries, that vary in length and difficulty, across Val Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Livinallongo, Colle Santa Lucia, Selva di Cadore and Cortina d’Ampezzo, but with the start and finish line always in Alta Badia. Try as well to compete among 9000 participants on the extremely beautiful but highly challenging trails, where everyone is, first of all, in competition with himself.
Neither mountain bikers who prefer wild trails to paved roads suffer from the lack of choice in the Dolomites. In Alta Badia you will enjoy a rich variety of MTB tracks and routes that are easily accessible thanks to bike-friendly public transport and mountain lifts. Beginners can improve their technique on relatively easy tracks while advanced riders can challenge themselves alone or with a specialized guide on the trails of any difficulty level suitable for every MTB discipline: from downhill to freeride, from touring to enduro.
Those who wish to enjoy pedalling across the mountains without much effort, can hire an electric bike. Thanks to the E-Bike Sharing project and to a wide network of charging stations the use of E-MTB in Alta Badia is easy and available for everyone.
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