The Ortler Bike Marathon is back, surprises and amazes and goes out of its way for bikers, from the highly demanding to those purely "just for fun". The 6th edition will be staged on Saturday 4 June, which will mark a crossroads between past and future: although the setting is always the same, Val Venosta, the South Tyrolean event presents itself with 4 new routes and an unprecedented one, for mtb, starting point, no longer in Glorenza but in an equally magnificent location such as Curon Venosta in South Tyrol. A romantic and fascinating territory, known all over the world for its bell tower, largely submerged, which emerges solitary from the clear waters of Lake Resia and which annually attracts millions of tourists, also celebrated by Netflix in the recent TV series "Curon" . Number 4 is the leitmotiv: the race will take place on Saturday 4 June, will propose 4 tracks, 4 lakes touched (S.Valentino, Resia, Lago Verde and Lago Nero) and Gerald Burger returns as president of the committee after 4 years of absence. . But there is also the number 3 that stands out, because the competition also touches the "stone of the 3 borders", the point where Switzerland, Italy and Austria meet. For those who have training in the legs, the stainless bikers, the Ortler Bike Marathon presents itself with 111 km and a difference in height of 3905 meters, also going to cross over into Austria and lap the two picturesque Lago Nero and Lago Verde. Then for the iron bikers there is the "Long", a succession of dirt roads, meadows, mule tracks and single tracks up and down, with 69 km and a difference in height of 2400 meters, in practice the shortened marathon but which in terms of beauty and commitment it is no less. For bikers of ... copper there is the Classic, 46 km with 1650 meters of altitude, suitable for everyone but not to be underestimated. Finally, for light bikers, those of 'aluminum', there is the Short, dedicated to the less trained, to accompanying persons and to beginners, 29 km with 850 meters of elevation gain.
An event therefore to be discovered.