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I am pleased to confirm the organisers of the Maratona Dles Dolomite have provided Gusto Cycling 35 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 3rd July 2016…. 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 6 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).

 

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!!

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!!

Bedroom at La Villa Apartments Front of La Villa, Dolomites La Villa Apartments Dolomites Scenery

 

La Villa Apartment Floor Plan 1 La Villa Apartment Floor Plan 2  La Villa Apartment Floor Plan 3 La Villa Apartment Floor Plan 4

 

 

Type “A” Apartment – Accommodating : 6 people – Size: approx 60 m2. located ground floor.
Position: on the ground floor facing East and South West;
Features: 2 double bedrooms, 1 double bedroom with an additional third bed, 2 shower rooms with one WC each, 1 kitchen with living room, 1 terrace;
Amenities: dishwasher, fridge, microwave oven, gas burning stove, TV-Sat, WLAN, hair dryer, towels, bed and kitchen linens;

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;

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;

Type “D Superior” Apartment – Accomodating: 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;

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

Apartment A (6 persons) £349 per person – FULL

Apartment B (4 persons) £420 per person – FULL

Apartment C (2 persons) £385 per person   – FULL

Apartment D (4 persons) £420 per person – FULL

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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San Kassiano Apartments – 3 km from La Villa

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

4 nights self catering in at 1 bedroom studio, Apartments and 2 bedroom apartment all self catering apartment see details below start from £418 per person based on 2 people sharing Studio Apartment A.. apartments for 3 and 4 persons are also available…..www.residencelaro.it

Apartment Type A    – Fully Booked

Apartment for 2 persons

1 studio apartment, kitchen, bathroom, shower

Every apartment at Residence CIASA LA RÔ has been lovely furnished and is characterized by traditional Tyrolean furniture as well as light pastel shades. A breathtaking panoramic view on the surrounding mountains will make your vacation even more beautiful.

In addition to that, each of our holiday apartments, no matter if one- or two room (bedroom, living room and sofa bed) also disposes of:

  • Direct dial telephone, radio, sat TV, safe
  • Bathroom with shower/bathtub, WC and bidet, hair-dryer, towels and soap
  • Separate kitchen: fully equipped with dishes, dishwasher and detergents.
  • Bedlinen, towels and kitchen towels
  • Clothes airer
  • In our apartments with balcony you will also find a small table and deck chairs.

www.residencelaro.it…….FYI Gusto Cycling have all the 6 apartments in this residence. They are:

Apartment Type A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apartment Type B – 1 left

Apartment for 3 people

1 comfortable studio apartment, kitchen, bathroom, shower

Apartment B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every apartment at Residence CIASA LA RÔ has been lovely furnished and is characterized by traditional Tyrolean furniture as well as light pastel shades. A breathtaking panoramic view on the surrounding mountains will make your vacation even more beautiful.

In addition to that, each of our holiday apartments, no matter if one- or two room (bedroom, living room and sofa bed) also disposes of:

  • Direct dial telephone, radio, sat TV, safe
  • Bathroom with shower/bathtub, WC and bidet, hair-dryer, towels and soap
  • Separate kitchen: fully equipped with dishes, dishwasher, as well as detergents.
  • Bedlinen, towels and kitchen towels
  • Clothes airer

In our apartments with balcony you will also find a small table and deck chairs.

Apartment Type C – 1 left

Apartment for 4 people
1 living room with sofa bed, 1 double room, kitchen, bathroom, shower

Every apartment at Residence CIASA LA RÔ has been lovely furnished and is characterized by traditional Tyrolean furniture as well as light pastel shades. A breathtaking panoramic view on the surrounding mountains will make your vacation even more beautiful.

In addition to that, each of our holiday apartments, no matter if one- or two room (bedroom, living room and sofa bed) also disposes of:

  • Direct dial telephone, radio, sat TV, safe
  • Bathroom with shower/bathtub, WC and bidet, hair-dryer, towels and soap
  • Separate kitchen: fully equipped with dishes, dishwasher, as well as detergents.
  • Bedlinen, towels and kitchen towels
  • Clothes airer

In our apartments with balcony you will also find a small table and deck chairs.

Apartment C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apartment Type D

Apartment for 4 people

1 large living room with sofa bed, kitchen, 1 double room, bathroom/shower, microwave oven, 2 televisions

Every apartment at Residence CIASA LA RÔ has been lovely furnished and is characterized by traditional Tyrolean furniture as well as light pastel shades. A breathtaking panoramic view on the surrounding mountains will make your vacation even more beautiful.

In addition to that, each of our holiday apartments, no matter if one – or two room (bedroom, living room and sofa bed) also disposes of:

  • Direct dial telephone, radio, sat TV, safe
  • Bathroom with shower/bathtub, WC and bidet, hair-dryer, towels and soap
  • Separate kitchen: fully equipped with dishes, dishwasher, as well as detergents.
  • Bedlinen, towels and kitchen towels
  • Clothes airer

In our apartments with balcony you will also find a small table and deck chairs.

Apartment D

 

 

 

 

Hotel in 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 (extra are drinks) with guaranteed registration for each rider.

– Rooms based on twin bedroom with en-suite facilities
4 Nights accommodation on Half Board Basis with 2 guaranteed Registrations

– Price from £549 per person based on 2 persons sharing the accommodation

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Contact Marco at marco@gustocycling.com

 

 

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 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...