One of the perks of choosing Hotel Cristallo for your holidays in the Dolomites is that we help our guest discover the Ladin culture, history and traditions first-hand.
One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the local life is to participate in the events that regularly take place in Alta Badia… here is a list!
On this day, all the infamous pass roads in the Dolomites are reserved for bikers only.
The third edition of the Dolomites Bike Day, a major bike event in the Dolomites, features a new highlight this year.
A stretch of about 108 km is closed for all motorized vehicles and can be accessed by bikers only, mastering the total distance or only parts of it, according to individual skills.
This route is the longest for a Bike Day in Europe yet and leads bike enthusiasts over five legendary mountain passes, which were once part of the Giro d’Italia across the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage, and over a few mountain passes, which are part of the track of the the Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel in July.
Passo Pordoi, Fedaia, Valparola, Falzarego, and Campologono offer the breathtaking setting for this amateur bike event. Every biker can participate free of charge and choose his or her own route length individually, according to fitness and stamina.
The roads and passes between Alta Badia, Veneto and Trentino are closed for motorised traffic from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. and thus free for race-, mountain- and e-bikes, tandem and historic bikes as well as bikes pulling bike trailers for kids.
For more information please visit the following link: https://www.dolomitesbikeday.it/en/
Event for amateur bikers around the Sella massif
The Sellaronda Bike Day is a bike event without competition for all bike enthusiasts.
On this Saturday, the day of the Sellaronda Bike Day, the passes around the Sella mountain group (the so-called Sellaronda) are closed for all motorized vehicles and free for bike fans only. From 8:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m., these roads in the Dolomites are reserved for bikers only: on race bikes, MTBs, tandem bikes, monocycles, or even historic high wheelers.
You do not need to register for the Sellaronda Bike Day. Everyone starts the tour in his or her favourite valley: Alta Badia, Val Badia/Gadertal, Val di Fassao, or Arabba. There is no maximum number of participants and everyone bikes just the way and how long he or she wants. Admire the panoramic view of the Dolomites along the track, take a break on the mountain passes or in the villages, and pedal together with like-minded bikers: the Sellaronda Bike Day is a unique and jolly get-together on wheels.
The tour of approx. 53 km leads over Passo Gardena/Grödner Joch, Passo di Sella/Sellajoch, Passo Pordoi, and Passo Campolongo, with a total altitude difference of approx. 1,600 m.
We recommend you to do the tour counter-clockwise.
For more information, please visit the following link: https://www.sellarondabikeday.com/en/news.html
Bike marathon over the mountain passes of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage
The Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel is a marathon for race bikers over the most beautiful mountain passes in the Dolomites. Start and goal is Alta Badia.
Ert – art
The Maratona dles Dolomites – Enel offers three courses, which are closed for traffic and reserved for the bikers only: the Maratona course of 138 km and 4,230 m of altitude difference, the middle course of 106 km and 3,139 m of altitude difference, and the Sellaronda course of 55 km and 1,780 m of altitude difference.
For more information, please visit the following link: https://www.maratona.it/en/
TWO RACES, ONE EVENT
From 19 to 21 December 2020, the Alpine Ski World Cup will take place in Alta Badia: the biggest champions will compete on the suggestive and vertiginous Gran Risa, one of the most popular slopes in Italy.
The exclusive lounges and grandstands are perfect for watching the athletes cross the finish line and share with other ski enthusiasts the excitement of a legendary event, in which every movement and every fraction of a second can make the difference.
THE BIGGEST CHAMPIONS TAKE ON THE GIANT SLALOM
Do not miss the two men's giant slalom races and the parallel giant night-time slalom races on the Gran Risa, the legendary slope in the heart of the Dolomites.
From Alberto Tomba and Bode Miller to Marcel Hirscher – numerous champions have triumphed on this track, which is one the most technical and challenging ski slopes of the world.
AUTHENTIC EMOTIONS BEFORE AND AFTER THE RACE
Alta Badia, a popular destination for mountain lovers, is just waiting to be admired and explored. In our valley, Ladin tradition and state-of-the-art services make for precious moments of enjoyment – 365 days a year.
The weekend of the Alpine Ski World Cup is dominated by fun on the slopes, but there will also be exciting surprises: exclusive events will animate the days of the World Cup and guarantee three days of pure fun.
For more information, please visit the following link: http://www.skiworldcup.it/en