The Maratona dles Dolomites is, like the classic Marmotte Alpes in France, one of these events that is hard – and expensive – to get a ticket for.
While an entry itself carries a fee of €150, which is perhaps reasonable, there is hardly a guarentee that you will actually get one.
Unless you buy a package via the Official Tour Operators and you’ll be lucky to get away with a package costing less than €2,000…
However, and to be honest, these all inclusive – accommodation and food – packages usually are multi-day events, including other scheduled rides.
At any rate, this has long been on my bucket list and I eventually cycled it all by myself, accompanied by Paula in the team car, during my Giro d’Italia of 2020 (Stage 6).
Which is probably what a lot of other people will do, albeit that you will have nothing to show for it in your hall of fame at home.
The latter includes a second ascend of the Campolongo, but down in Arabba, you’ll turn left instead of right.
(At the time of writing, its homepage featured a photograph of the Campolongo – which is the first climb after the start in la Villa – with a gazillion cyclists, giving you a good impression of the number of participants.)