Bike events of 2022 in South Tyrol and the Dolomites – Outdoor Magazine

Bike events of 2022 in South Tyrol and the Dolomites – Outdoor Magazine

Bike events of 2022 in South Tyrol and the Dolomites

Italy’s South Tyrol / Südtirol is famous for its beautiful scenic trails that enchant skiers in the winter and attract cycling fans in the summer, regardless of their skill level. More than 4,600 kilometers of mountain biking trails make it a popular destination for cyclists who visit the region both recreationally and to participate in cycling races. With the latter in mind, we have prepared a calendar of events and competitions that bicycle sweepers should not miss. This summer in the Dolomites will certainly not be bored!

Rosadira Bike – Dolomiti MTB Festival 2022

This year, the fourth edition of the Dolomiti Bikefestival will take place from June 9-12. This is a four-day event in Carezza, located in the Eggental Valley, one of the most beautiful cycling areas in South Tyrol. Participants have the opportunity to discover non-obvious places and trails, take part in training sessions, meet other cycling enthusiasts, test their abilities, and above all – savor the ride of the stunning Dolomites. More information can be found on the organizer’s website:

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Hero Dolomites Bikefestival 2022

One of the world’s toughest races, the Hero marathon, takes place during the Hero Dolomites Bikefestival. Participants choose one of two mountain routes to take: of 45 or 60 km in length. The race will set off from the foothills of the Dolomites, a treasure of the region, a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site. In addition to challenging professionals, the festival offers a number of activities and competitions for amateurs and all cycling enthusiasts – including the youngest ones. On the second day of the festival, participants aged 4-12 can take part in a race along the Selva di Val Gardena trail and test their cycling abilities.

The festival will be held from June 16-19. Details can be found on the organizer’s website:

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Sellaronda Bike Day

Sellaronda Bike Day is held twice a year – on the occasion of the official opening (11.06.22) and closure (17.09.22) of the summer season in the Dolomites. During the two days, the famous serpentine Sellaronda route at 8.30-15.00 is closed to cars and given exclusively to cyclists, who have 50 kilometers of scenic, but also challenging mountain road to cover!

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Dolomiti Superbike

Organized for more than 20 years, the Dolomiti Superbike attracts thousands of cycling enthusiasts to the Pusteria Valley every year. It is one of the most popular, but also one of the most difficult races in Europe. There are two distances to choose from – 60 and 123 kilometers. In addition, there is also a competition for Juniors, in which participants between the ages of 4 and 16 can compete. Registrations take place at:

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The Dolomites Bike Day

On June 25 there will be the 5th. Edition of The Dolomites Day – a celebration of cycling and all its aspects. Participants have a total of 51 km to cover, but everyone chooses the distance they will cover. Participation is free, and the greatest reward is the incredible views of the Valparola, Falzarego,or Campolongo passes, which can be enjoyed from routes closed to cars and bicycles. Route information:

Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel

Organized for the 35th time. Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel is so popular that this year the organizers decided to limit the number of participants to… 8,000. On the third day of July, mountain biking enthusiasts will be able to take part in races of their chosen distance (55 km, 106 km, 138 km) and enjoy the beautiful views of the Pordoi, Sella, Gardena, Campolongo, Falzarego, Giau or Valparola. Participation is open to all. For more information, visit the organizer’s website: https://www.marathon.it/en/

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Giro delle Dolomiti

This year for the 45th time. The Giro delle Dolomiti, a 6-stage mountain bike journey through the mountains and passes of the Dolomites, is organized. Participants will have a total of 650 km to cover, where the difference in altitude between the sections is up to 9,700 m. The route starts in Renon and then through Winschgau/Val Venosta, Würzjoch/Passo Erbe, Sarntal/Val Sarentino, Monte Bondone leads to the town of Trento.

Eroica Dolomiti

How about a bicycle farewell to summer? On September 3 in Innichen/San Candido, in the Pusteria Valley, the 5th. Eroica Dolomiti edition. Organizers call this race a combination of “the magic of exhaustion and the pleasure of the challenge”. Eroica races are held all over the world. Participants of Eroica Dolomiti can choose from three scenic routes to run: short (75 km), medium (95 km) and long (118 km). For more information, visit:

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Kronplatzking Marathon

Also on September 3 will be another edition of the Kronplatzking Marathon, which is organized in the St. Vigil/S. Vigilio di Marebbe in the Kronplatz region, well known to all skiers. In this royal competition, you can compete for one of two trophies: the KINGMarathon (64 km) and the PRINCEClassic (49 km). The PRINCE race is open to anyone 16 years of age or older, and the KING race is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Additional information:

Cycling Day Penser Joch Pass / Passo Pennes

Want to get a taste of mountain biking, but too long distances fill you with apprehension? Cycling Day Penser Joch Pass/Passo Pennes is a great way to test your abilities – amidst beautiful views! This 26-kilometer route among mountains and mountain passes is a perfect introduction to mountain biking trips! The event will take place on August 20. More at:

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Ortler Bike Marathon

Graun im Vinschgau is a picturesque town on Lake Lago di Resia/Reschensee, famous for its protruding tower of a sunken church. It is also the starting point of the Ortler Bike Marathon, which takes place on June 4. Participants can choose from several competition routes: short (29 km) around the lake, Classic (46 km), Long (69 km) and marathon (111 km). All information can be found on the organizer’s website:

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