Hero Bike Festival

  • Thu 16
  • Fri 17
  • Sat 18
  • Sun 19

Thursday   16

09:00

FLOW TRAILS VAL GARDENA – GUIDED TOUR

Start from Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square

FLOW TRAILS VAL GARDENA

As the difficulty increases so does the thrill of each curve become greater, as for example is the case with the single trails from Pieralongia towards Passo Gardena and from Ciadinat as far as Passo Sella.

Highest point: 2,500 m
Difficulty: average-difficult

Condition of terrain: 
Ability required: 
Adventure rating:  

Lifts: 5
Lunch:
 Rifugio Comici
Start:  Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square (map)

WHAT YOU NEED?

  • mountain bike
  • water flask and snack
  • protective helmet
  • suitable bikewear, including protection against wind and rain

 
Registration for FLOW TRAILS VAL GARDENA:
€ 30,00
For bikers registered for HERO Südtirol Dolomites:
free registration
1 day lift card:
Dolomiti Super Summer 44€
Lunch:
 participant responsibility

REGISTRATION
Registration must be made by sending an e-mail to: selva@valgardena-active.com

INFO
Active & Events Office
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail: selva@valgardena-active.com

Time

Jun 16, 2016 09:00 AM

Location

Start from Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square

09:00

EXPLORE THE HERO ROUTES – FIRST PART 60/86 KM

Start from Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square

A sample of the HERO routes

We will ‚enjoy the initial part of the race route which takes us from Selva Val Gardena uphill on Dantercepies to then ride down to Corvara and then up again to Pralongià where we will stop for lunch. Then on a slight uphill to Passo Campolongo and then back to our starting point travelling back across Alta Badia to Passo Gardena: finally the last descent to Selva.

Length: 47 km
Uphill elevation gain: 2,000 hm
Downhill elevation loss: 2,000 hm
Highest point:
2,298 m Dantercepies
Difficulty: average to difficult

Condition of terrain:
Ability required:
Adventure rating:

Lunch: Rifugio Pralongià
Starting point:  Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square (map)

WHAT YOU NEED?

  • mountain bike
  • water flask and  snack
  • protective helmet
  • suitable bikewear, including protection against wind and rain

 

Registration for FLOW TRAILS VAL GARDENA:  € 30,00
For bikers registered for HERO Südtirol Dolomites:
  free admission

Lunch: participant responsibility

REGISTRATION
Registration must be made by sending an e-mail to: selva@valgardena-active.com  Please specify if you would like to do the 60 km or the 86 km route.

INFO
Active & Events Office
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail: selva@valgardena-active.com

Time

Jun 16, 2016 09:00 AM

Location

Start from Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square

10:00

HERO TESTIVAL

Selva Val Gardena, Nives square

Try out new products on the market

Try out the new products of HERO partners when visiting the BIKE & TECH EXPO

  • Bianchi: try out the bikes
  • Brose: try out the e-bike batteries
  • Uvex: try out bike helmets

Trying out all is free of charge (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail: info@herodolomites.bike
Web: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 16, 2016 10:00 AM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Nives square

10:00

PICKING UP YOUR HERO MARATHON RACE START NUMBER

PLACE Selva Val Gardena, Ice Stadium Pranives, Str. Nives 17

Are you one of the 4,016 HEROes?

When you pick up your race start number you really know the time to face the challenge of the world’s toughest mountain bike race is near. This magical HERO moment you will experience at the Ice Stadium Pranives in via Nives 17 in Selva Gardena. You can pass in the timeframe from 10.00 to 20.00. It will be your moment to savour and really step up the HERO mood in preparation for race day.

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471 777900
Email: info@herodolomites.bike
Website: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 16, 2016 10:00 AM

Location

PLACE Selva Val Gardena, Ice Stadium Pranives, Str. Nives 17

10:00

BIKE & TECH EXPO

Selva Val Gardena, Piazza Nives

A visit to the stand of the HERO partners

Here you will find the best of the best of mountain biking: a group of companies which partner with the HERO and put on show their skill and their high-class products and services. A visit to the Bike & Tech Expo is a must and here you will find all that is the actual state-of-art when it comes to mtb and accessories, clothing and equipment for the off-road sector. Take your time to update on mountain bike sector trends and you are sure to come across something just right for you.

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471 777900
Email: info@herodolomites.bike
Website: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 16, 2016 10:00 AM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Piazza Nives

18:00

It's “TIME to HERO GQ party”

Selva Val Gardena, Piazza Nives

Live music & an Astoria cheers

Come along for an early evening aperitif at Nives square in Selva Val Gardena and enjoy a glass or two of Astoria as we build up to the spectacular HERO FASHION NIGHT: live music and plenty chance to take selfies against the backdrop set-up by GQ.

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail: info@herodolomites.bike
Web: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 16, 2016 06:00 PM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Piazza Nives

21:00

HERO CHARITY FASHION NIGHT

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

MTB enjoys a fashion evening starring Team Mountain Bike Freestyle “approved by 100% Brumotti” and in aid of charity

The new trends for the summer season 2016 will be presented in an action packed fun fashion show in Medal Plaza in Selva Val Gardena. Spectacular entertainment set off by the crazy and gravity defying manoeuvres of the Team Mountain Bike Freestyle “approved by 100% Brumotti”. It’s your chance to witness a fashion parade featuring famous brands in an unusual and scintillating scenario – fashionwear, sportswear, bikewear, and mountain bike accessories will be the order of the evening. The evening is being held in favour of the fund collection for Sporthilfe Alto Adige, an organisation which supports the development of young sporting talent in South Tyrol.

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail: info@herodolomites.bike
Web: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 16, 2016 09:00 PM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

Friday   17

09:00

PANORAMA TOUR ALPE DI SIUSI

Start from Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square

Biking in a great natural landscape

The HERO is much more than a single race and as proof of such in the days leading up to the main race we are offering both race participants and their family and friends the chance to explore and discover parts of the Dolomites (a UNESCO World Heritage) – on two wheels naturally enough. Our mountain bike guides will accompany you along spectacular routes with breathtaking views – and without too much effort -, as for example the tour of Alpe di Siusi.

Thanks to the cablecar from Ortisei we can save ourselves 800 metres of elevation gain, and arrive direct up at Europe’s largest plateau area. Once up we can bike along paths and tracks perfectly marked and ready to welcome both leisurely orientated bikers and also the Hero bikers looking to have a light training run in preparation for the big day to follow. There is a lot of scope to stop off, relax and have a snack along the way and the route really is an ideal one for the holiday excursionist.

Length : 29 km
Downhill elevation gain:
435 m
Downhill elevation loss:
1,216 m
Highest Point:
2,001 m
Difficult:
easy-average

Condition of terrain:     
Ability required:     
Adventure rating:
    

Lifts: 1 (cablecar Ortisei/Alpe di Siusi)
Lunch:
  Malga Gostner, Alpe di Siusi
Map itinerary:
http://www.mtb-dolomites.com/ita/panoramatour_seiser_alm.htm
Start:
  Active & Events office – Selva Val Gardena, Nives Square (map)

 

WHAT YOU NEED?

  • mountain bike
  • water flask and snack
  • protective helmet
  • suitable bikewear, including protection against wind and rain

 
Registration for PANORAMA TOUR ALPE DI SIUSI:
  € 30,00
For bikers registered for HERO Südtirol Dolomites:  partecipazione libera
Lift cost for all participants:  € 12,00 for the cablecar Ortisei-Alpe di Siusi. Also valid is the GardenaCard and Dolomiti Super Summer period card.
Lunch:
 participant responsibility

REGISTRATION
Registration must be made by sending an e-mail to: selva@valgardena-active.com

INFO
Active & Events Office
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail: selva@valgardena-active.com

Time

Jun 17, 2016 09:00 AM

Location

Start from Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square

09:00

EXPLORE THE HERO ROUTES – FINAL PART OF THE 86 KM ROUTE

Start from Active & Events office - Selva Gardena, Nives square

Discover the HERO routes ... in good company

Let’s go together to bike over the final part of the race route. From Selva Val Gardena we bike to Monte Pana and then from there towards Alpe di Siusi as far as Saltria. From there we go on to rifugio Tirler and then to rifugio Zallinger where we shall take a short break to draw breath! After our snack we will wizz back downhill to Selva Val Gardena.

Length: 18 km
Uphill elevation gain:
700 hm
Downhill elevation gain :
700 hm
Highest point:
2280 m Passo Duron
Difficoltà:
medio

Condition of terrain:
Ability required:
Adventure rating:

Starting point: Active & Events Office – Selva, Nives Square (map)

WHAT YOU NEED?

  • mountain bike
  • water flask and snack
  • protective helmet
  • suitable bikewear, including protection against wind and rai

Registration EXPLORE THE HERO ROUTES :  € 15,00
For bikers registered for HERO Südtirol Dolomites: free registration

REGISTRATION
Registration must be made by sending an e-mail to:

INFO
Active & Events
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail: selva@valgardena-active.com

Time

Jun 17, 2016 09:00 AM

Location

Start from Active & Events office - Selva Gardena, Nives square

10:00

HERO TESTIVAL

Selva Val Gardena, Nives square

Try out new products on the market

Try out the new products of HERO partners when visiting the BIKE & TECH EXPO

  • Bianchi: try out the bikes
  • Brose: try  out the e-bike batteries
  • Uvex: try out bike helmets

Trying out all is free of charge (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail:
Web: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 17, 2016 10:00 AM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Nives square

10:00

BIKE & TECH EXPO

Selva Val Gardena, Piazza Nives

A visit to the stand of the HERO partners

Here you will find the best of the best of mountain biking: a group of companies which partner with the HERO and put on show their skill and their high-class products and services. A visit to the Bike & Tech Expo is a must and here you will find all that is the actual state-of-art when it comes to mtb and accessories, clothing and equipment for the off-road sector. Take your time to update on mountain bike sector trends and you are sure to come across something just right for you.

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO

HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471 777900
Email: info@herodolomites.bike
Website: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 17, 2016 10:00 AM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Piazza Nives

14:00

HERO KIDS 2016

Selva Val Gardena, Tublà da Nives meadow

The mini marathon for the champions of tomorrow

The young bikers between 4 and 8 years of age will use their own mountain bikes to take part in the HERO KIDS, a non-competitive mini marathon in the centre of Selva Val Gardena. It is one of those occasions hen for once the roles are inverted and it will be the mums and dads looking on as the young ones have fun. The prizegiving for all the participants will take place early evening and then all can gather to watch together the match between Italy and Sweden, the second match of the 2016 Football European. At half-time there will be an abundant draw of prizes to satisfy our HEROes of tomorrow.

START/FINISH
Selva Val Gardena, Tublà da Nives meadow (map)

PROGRAMME
2:00 p.m.    Start HERO KIDS
3:45 p.m.    Prizegiving HERO KIDS


Kids between the age of 4 and 12 may take part. Maximum number: 500 

Registration  http://www.sellarondahero.com/en/race/sellaronda-hero-marathon/the-race/hero-kids-2016

Registration fee: €20

The cache-pack includes a HERO jersey and a HERO bag.

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471 777900
Email: info@sellarondahero.com
Website: www.sellarondahero.bike

Time

Jun 17, 2016 02:00 PM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Tublà da Nives meadow

15:00

FOOTBALL PARTY

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

Time to support one or other football team

Come and join us in Medal Plaza to watch the European Championships Football game between Italy and Sweden on the maxi screen in Medal Plaza. At half time there will be an abundant prize draw related to the HERO Kids mini marathon.

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail:
Web: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 17, 2016 03:00 PM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

Saturday   18

07:10

HERO SÜDTIROL DOLOMITES 2016

Selva Val Gardena, Str. Meisules 213 / Tourism Association

4,016 are away!

At 7.10 punctual the seventh edition of the HERO gets going, the Elite women athletes   lined up in the first starting grid; ten minutes later it will be the turn of the Elite men. At 7.30 the amateur athletes will get going and grid by grid they will set off on their mountain challenge, the last grid of the HERO Südtirol Dolomites 2016 starting at 8.55. At the start line there will be the flags of 50 counties flying, there being participants from 50 countries taking part.

PROGRAMME

07.10                 Elite women bikers start

07.20                 Elite men bikers start

07.30 – 08.55    General start of HERO Südtirol Dolomites

10.00 – 12.00    Live transmission on TV Rai Sport

10.45 approx.    Arrival of the winner of 60 km route

11.45 approx.    Arrival of the winner of 86 km

12.00                 Flower ceremony

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
Phone +39 0471 777900
Email:
Website: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 18, 2016 07:10 AM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Str. Meisules 213 / Tourism Association

12:30

PASTA PARTY

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

At last, time to tell your version of the race, but sat down and with a bowl of pasta to enjoy!

Time to tell your tale, your adventure, your victory. Memories which will last a year and take you through to the HERO 2017! We’ll see you at the pasta party, ready to celebrate your triumph! Friends and family can buy a voucher and enjoy the moment with the newly crowned HEROes..

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail:
Web: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 18, 2016 12:30 PM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

21:00

HERO GREAT FINALE!

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

Closing party: 100% HERO!

Before the curtain finally falls on the HERO 2016 the one thing not to miss is the Saturday evening show which officially marks the closure of the HERO BIKE FESTIVAL. All present will have contributed to transforming a simple race into the realisation of a cherished dream, and for this very reason all are invited to come along and celebrate the accomplishment. To help the party mood along there will also be performers, musicians and the presence of the Team Mountain Bike Freestyle “approved by 100% Brumotti” and their acrobatic evolutions. A night dedicated to HEROES – get ready to have fun.

FREE ENTRANCE (map)

INFO
HERO Südtirol Dolomites
T. +39 0471 777900
E-mail:
Web: www.herodolomites.bike

Time

Jun 18, 2016 09:00 PM

Location

Selva Val Gardena, Medal Plaza

Sunday   19

08:30

SELLARONDA BIKE DAY

4 passes around the Sella Group

Cycle in the silence of the mountains.

For eleven years now a great and silent event has been held along the roads of  the Dolomites. It is the Sellaronda Bike Day, a day when motorised vehicles are not allowed and when twenty two thousand (22,000 is correct!) cyclists take over the famous passes - Passo Sella, Passo Gardena, Passo Pordoi and Passo Campolongo. It is not a race, it is not a competition, there is no registration necessary. It is simply an enjoyable bike day out around the Sella Group in the heart of the Dolomites. From 8.30 to 15.30 the roads along the four Passes will be closed to motorised vehicles.

STARTING POINTS

The starting points are the principal villages in the four valleys around the Sella Group: Canazei, Arabba, Corvara e Selva Val Gardena. In Val Gardena the official start is at the Maciaconi crossroads in S. Cristina at 8:30. For safety reasons it is advised to navigate the four Passes in an anti-clockwise direction and the wearing of a helmet is strongly recommended.

TECHNICAL ZONES ON THE TRACK

  • Junction Miramonti (Passo Gardena/Passo Sella)
  • Passo Pordoi
  • Arabba

Technical assistance provided by Vittoria. Replacement parts to be paid for.

PARTICIPATION
Participation is free of charge and there is no need to register.

INFO
Val Gardena Marketing
Phone +39 0471 777777
Email: info@sellarondabikeday.com
Website: www.sellarondabikeday.com

Time

Jun 19, 2016 08:30 AM

Location

4 passes around the Sella Group

HERO 86 KM / 4.500 HM

  • Selva Gardena 1.563 m
  • Gardena/Dantercepies Pass 2.298 m
  • PEAK PRIZE
  • Corvara 1.568 m
  • Campolongo Pass 1.875 m
  • Arabba 1.605 m
  • Pordoi Pass 2.239 m
  • Canazei / Campitello 1.450 m
  • Duron Pass 2.280 m
  • PEAK PRIZE
  • Selva Gardena 1.563 m

HERO 60 KM / 3.200 HM

  • Selva Gardena 1.563 m
  • Gardena/Dantercepies Pass 2.298 m
  • PEAK PRIZE
  • Corvara 1.568 m
  • Campolongo Pass 1.875 m
  • Arabba 1.605 m
  • Pordoi Pass 2.239 m
  • Sella Pass 2.100 m
  • PEAK PRIZE
  • Selva Gardena 1.563 m

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Your training programmes

Train using the HERO charts prepared by Mapei sport

Mapei Sport was one of the first to recognise the importance of providing a professional asssitance to amateurs taking part in sporting competitions, and today Mapei Sport is one of the most well known and appreciated sport centres operating in the field. The Hero is pleased to announce its partnership with Mapei Sport: Go to the site and look for the table best suited to you so as to prepare for the season’s most important race. Every month to race day the tables will accompany you on your journey to becoming a Hero!

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Bike CHECK

Using a MTB and the mechanics' guide

Bianchi technicians have compiled a guide of checks to carry out at the start of the season when we take our MTB out of winter hibernation, and also, most importantly, in the week before the race.

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ROAD TO HERO 2016

THE BIKE CLOTHING

Setting new standards – the new ALP-X PRO line

GORE BIKE WEAR® has been a partner of the world’s toughest mountain bike race – the Sellaronda HERO – ever since it started in 2010. Rapidly changing weather conditions, big differences in altitude and technically demanding sections characterise this race, which demands a lot of the athletes and their clothing. GORE BIKE WEAR® has taken up this challenge and has developed a unique solution for performance-oriented mountain bikers. Thanks to its versatility and flexibility ALPX PRO, a completely new line for the spring/summer 2015 collection, is setting new standards.

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ROAD TO HERO 2016

ENERGY STRATEGY

To become a hero of Sellaronda Hero you need your head, legs, heart and the right nutrition.

It is not easy to become a hero. You work towards it, step by little step. Becoming a Sellaronda Hero is a challenge that pushes your endurance to its utmost limits and requires technique, outstanding equipment, the ability to adapt. Like an off-road vehicle, you must be able to deal with mud or dust, or a dirt road, single track, or going up and down over roots and rocks, in the wilderness. Becoming a hero means applying technique, endurance and a trained mind - in other words, physical and mental preparation that must be achieved, among other things, through nutrition and dietary supplements, before, during and after competitions.

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