Evento > The Long Road of the Dolomites: a year-round stage for international events

THE LONG ROAD OF THE DOLOMITES: A YEAR-ROUND STAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS The route followed by the old railway is now dedicated to sports lovers The legendary "Dolomites Train", which connected Calalzo di Cadore with Dobbiaco, was a small train with few carriages, but it was both spectacular and important. During the Second World War it transported wounded men from the front, and during the 1956 Winter Olympics it succeeded in carrying up to 7,000 passengers per day. But after that peak, with roads improving and cars becoming more widely available, "the little train" was used less and less. The Section between Cortina and Dobbiaco was closed in 1962.
The old railway route has now been almost entirely asphalted and is a stage for international sporting events all year round. In winter the road becomes a wonderful cross-country skiing piste, a 23 km marvel from Cortina to Dobbiaco with climbs and descents, galleries and bridges through the breathtaking landscape of the Ampezzo Dolomites Natural Park. Between December and February, the piste plays host to the Tour de Ski and also the Cortina – Dobbiaco, one of the top international Nordic skiing races. In the summer, on the asphalt alternating with dirt track, the Cortina – Dobbiaco Run takes place: a run open to everyone which every year attracts hundreds of competitors from Italy and abroad.
Outside the big events, the old railway track makes a wonderful walking route, whether with dogs on a lead, as Nordic walking, on mountain bikes, on rolling skates or skirollers... exercise and exploration, far away from traffic and noise, immersed in Dolomite magic.

Organization: Cortina Turismo, tel. 0039 0436 866252, mail cortina@dolomiti.org, sito www.cortina.dolomiti.org.
Naturalistic guides Manuela Conte and Monica Dandrea.

Languages: Italian, English.

Prices: to be decided.
The Long Road of the Dolomites is suitable all the year long, in summer and winter.

Cortina Special Deals:
EXPO 2015 Feeding the Planet – 3 nights  – 2 persons                 
From € 240,00, hotel 3* BB  
EXPO 2015 Feeding the Planet – 6 nights – 2 persons
From € 546,00, hotel 3* BB  
From May the 1st to October the 30th
  • Lunga Via delle Dolomiti
    Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL)


Cortina Turismo is the Destination Management Organization, the tourist office that deals with the tourism promotion of Cortina in Italy and abroad.
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Via Marconi 15/b
32043 - Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL)
+39 0436 866252 www.cortina.dolomiti.org
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