Niederdorf - Villabassa is ready for the Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike. The participants representing many nations are to start on Saturday, 7 July 2018 for the two marathon distances of 60 km / 1,785 m of difference in altitude and 119 km / 3,357 m of difference in altitude.
This year both tracks need to be approached clockwise. Approximately 1,000 volunteers from Alta Pusteria will make their contribution to guarantee a successful event.
It is the marathon's legendary fame that brings athletes and mountain bike fans together in Alta Pusteria. The first Dolomiti Superbike took place in 1995 being one of the first mountain bike marathons in Europe, which is also one of the main reasons for its popularity and the increasing number of participants.
The Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike in Alta Pusteria is one of the most fascinating mountain bike marathons in the world leading the athletes through marvellous landscapes and the municipalities of Niederdorf - Villabassa, Prigs - Braies, Toblach - Dobbiaco, Innichen - San Candido, Sexten - Sesto as well as through the smaller administrative districts of Aufkirchen - S.Maria, Wahlen - S. Silvestro, Vierschach - Versciaco, Winnebach - Prato Drava and Moos - Moso.
The main highlight of the 20 year old history of the Dolomiti Superbike was the hosting of the 2008 UCI Marathon World Championship, which saw a tremendously intense finish between Christoph Sauser from Switzerland and Roel Paulissen from Belgium, with the latter becoming World Champion. In 2006, 2007 and 2013 the long distance race in Alta Pusteria was also part of the UCI Marathon World Cup. In 2004 the Dolomiti Superbike had to be interrupted due to snowfall.
The path 24 encompasses the reserve of the Tessa mountains
The highest plateau in Europe, situated in the middle of the Dolomites
A quiet and sunny position at the foot of Gitschberg Mountain
Cycle paths, lake Caldaro and lake Monticolo, the castles