The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

Dear friends of the Eroica Dolomiti, We would have loved to have started the countdown for the fourth edition of our vintage cycling event in San Candido in the coming days. After all, it’s a mere month until Saturday, 5 September. Unfortunately, however, we must accept the reality of Coronavirus - like so many of our colleagues who organise events. The Corona pandemic is still having a firm hold on the world. Its future development in the coming months cannot yet be predicted - although Italy and the majority of its European neighbouring countries have the virus more or less under control right now. Social distancing is still the order of the day - a measure that is good for our health, but not for our Eroica Dolomiti. If you have ever cycled on the snow-white gravel paths in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage, you know that our focus in on making new contacts, on the shared experience and on networking. This is what Eroica stands for, and this feeling is an intrinsic part of it. And it is precisely this major factor that will be lost with all the safety and hygiene measures necessary in these unique times. There are also still many unknowns and uncertainties to organise and plan the event according to our quality requirements. For this reason, we have decided with a heavy heart to cancel the Eroica Dolomiti 2020 in its traditional form. We have, however, thought of an alternative to ensure that you don’t have to make do completely without riding your historic bicycles on white gravel paths in our magical mountain world. We will signpost two routes of the Eroica Dolomiti, the 73 and 95 kilometres distances. From 5 to 20 September you can cycle these two distances on your own. This allows you to experience Cortina, Passo Tre Croci and Lago di Misurina and Prato Piazza on a nice autumn day, and to breathe in the aromatic mountain air in the holiday region 3 Peaks Dolomites. You can also collect your stamps from the respective stamping locations. When your card is full, you can collect a unique finishers packet at Tourist Information. As for the registration fee for the Eroica Dolomiti 2020 which has already been paid, it will be transferred to the next year free of charge. Then we will host the popular and renowned event in San Candido, which combines sport, culture, and history like no other event, on Saturday, 4 September 2021. We thank you for your understanding and are looking forward to welcoming you with your historic bicycles in San Candido - be it this year, when you ride the routes individually, be it next year, when we hopefully can run a "normal" event again! With kind regards from San Candido

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The Routes
Short  Route
73KM
Short Route
ELEVATION GAIN 1,258M
Very fascinating route that winds between Cortina, Passo delle tre Croci and Lake Misurina. Sapra make you appreciate the charm of the Dolomites and the view of the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo.
MEDIUM ROUTE
95KM
MEDIUM ROUTE
ELEVATION GAIN 2,254M
Things start to get serious, the average route will make you understand what are the Dolomites riding a Vintage bike.
Long Route
118KM
Long Route
ELEVATION GAIN 3,055M
This is the path of Eroica Dolomiti, in absolute dust and sweat with its 3,000 meters in altitude will lead you to touch the sky first at Prato Piazza and then at the Cornetto di Confine overlooking Austria.
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