Worldloppet races

Marcialonga, Val di Fiemme | 2018

Marcialonga, Val di Fiemme e Fassa 2018

Do You Like Classic Skiing?

Then Come with Us To Marcialonga, Italy on January 28, 2018

If you love participating in the Worldloppet series, you will love the longest - but enjoyable - classic ski competition in Central Europe. It is all going to happen during the last weekend in January 2018. The queen of all classic ski races in Central Europe starts in the small village of Moena in the heart of the Italian Dolomite mountain range. The distance is a mere 70 kilometers, but you will be close to the starting gates in your hotel that is only 700 meters from the departure stadium. For the first 16 kilometers, you will go up the Val di Fassa with a rise of about 350 meters. When you are on the top, you will be able to take a look at the imposing Sella and Marmolada mountain range. Once you get to Canazei, you will descend to the other side of the river in the direction of the Val di Fiemme. For the next 48 km you will be on an undulating course that is either slightly uphill or slightly downhill. The fun comes as you go through each village. Italians know how to treat their racers and they will be out in force cheering you on (just don’t accept too many glasses of wine!).

At the 67 kilometer point, the legendary Molina uphill “the Cascata” will test your stamina. But you will know that in a mere three kilometers at Cavalese, you will finish this superb race. The Molina uphill has already been placed in the history books of the Marcialonga Classic Race just as the well-known alpine mountain passes have become part of the legend of the Tour de France. And just as in the Tour de France, the crowds on the side of this mountain climb will be screaming their heads off, willing that you go up the hill even faster. As you arrive in the center of Cavalese, you will feel mysticism in the air.

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