Mountain bike challenge The hardest mountain bike race in Europe set in one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, the Dolomites. The Hero Südtirol Dolomites is a classic mountain bike race attracting both individual competitors and members of sport associations. There are two races crossing (largely off-road on dirty roads and mountain paths) over three legendary Dolomitic passes - Gardena, Campolongo and Pordoi - as well as the Duron pass, leading around the spectacular Sella (3,152 m) and the Sassolungo Massifs (3,181 m). The "Marathon" course, measuring 86 km and 4,500 m of altitude gap,will confer the title Hero of the "Hero Südtirol Dolomites "; the "Classic" course, measuring 60 km and 3,200 m of altitude gap, is for those who like enjoying the breathtaking view on the Dolomites, Natural World Heritage Site of the Unesco. More than 4,000 bikers from 40 countries will line up to compete over this fascinating mountain bike route. Is there a Hero in you?
Hero Südtirol Dolomites route: Selva di Val Gardena, Gardena Pass/Dantercepies, Corvara, Campolongo Pass, Arabba, Pordoi Pass, Canazei, Campitello di Fassa, Val Duron, Duron Pass, Selva di Val Gardena.
A dry desert, majestic summits, and luxuriating nature. There could hardly be an environment as different as these three, yet today they share one common denominator: the HERO World Series circuit. The hardest mountain bike in the world, created back in 2010 in the Dolomites, will travel beyond its national border, taking place in two exotic locations on two different dates: Dubai and Thailand.