|Corvara from the start of the first climb|
The Maratona dles Dolomites has easily the most spectacular setting of any Granfondo in Italy. The shattered pinnacles of massive rock mountains ring the course, and the slight gaps in between them is where the Granfondo slips through.
More from Part 1 of the recent reconaisance of the whole Maratona route
|View from top of Giau|
Part 2 - If the first half of the Maratona is about going up into the high peaks and staying there, the second is about revisiting similar heights but each time descending the whole way back into the much greener valleys. The climbs are long and you drop all the way back down before the next one.
Part 3 - more pictures from around the course