Da Dobbiaco a Cortina d'Ampezzo -
The historic Granfondo Dobbiaco-Cortina has been held since 1977 and is the second largest Granfondo in Italy.
It achieved international fame by hosting the Tour de Ski in 2010 on the route from Cortina to Toblach.
The Granfondo is an international race on the FIS 2023/2024 calendar and one of the stages of the Skiclassics Challengers series.
It has been held since the first edition with departure from Dobbiaco (BZ) and arrival in Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL), on a course suitable for athletes and amateurs, which winds largely along the old railway that connected the two towns until the early 1960s.
The event attracts thousands of skiers and includes two race days, Saturday 3 February the race in classic technique, 42 km long, and Sunday 4 the race in free technique/skating, 35 km long.
The public can watch the races at the start, along the course, and at the finish line in Piazzale Autostazione in Cortina d'Ampezzo, where there will also be the prize-giving ceremony; a good opportunity to see champions and enthusiasts at work as they test themselves over long distances with 'narrow' skis on their feet.
A Pasta Party will be organised for participants at the end of the race.
Registrations are made online.
Race office bib collection Dobbiaco: Grandhotel Kulturzentrum.