The Dobbiaco-Cortina Folk Race is one of the most traditional races in Italy and has been taking place since 1977. After the Marcialonga, it is the second largest cross-country race in Italy. Internationally, the course
from Cortina to Dobbiaco has become famous due to the repeated staging of the Tour de Ski since 2010.
The traditional 42 km Classic route runs along the former railway line of the Dolomite Railway, which was
built during the First World War and abandoned in 1962. The route of the former railway line has become
a popular venue for sporting events, also thanks to the constant gradients and the many architectural and
natural beauties: Forests, lakes, bridges, tunnels and old stations, surrounded by the fascinating Dolomite
Included and Not Included Services
Accommodation in hotels 3** or 4*** category
Information meeting on the evening of arrival
Race number, registration, race package
Waxing service for the skis
Transfer/shuttle to/from the race
Pre-race support by Team Robinson
Telephone service hotline for the duration of the cross-country trip
Arrival at the starting point of the tour
Return journey at the end of the tour
Drinks, tourist tax and all extras
Not mentioned entries
Everything not explicitly mentioned under „Included services“.
DAY 1: Arrival at Hochpustertal (Dobbiaco)
Individual arrival at the hotel in Hochpustertal. Free, unguarded public car park near the hotel.
DAY 2: Preparation for the race
You will explore the race course today and warm up for tomorrow‘s or the day after tomorrow‘s race. The skis can be tested and there will be a professional ski waxing service in the afternoon. The start number distribution will also take place on this day.
DAY 3: Race or rest day
The Cortina-Dobbiaco race will take place. The award ceremony will take place after the race. If you do not compete in the race until tomorrow, you can take a leisurely rest day today. You will receive your start numbers for the start on Sunday today and also the waxing service.
DAY 4: Race and departure
If you race today, you will have the race start on that day. The award ceremony will take place after the races.
Individual departure or possibility of an extension.
Prices and dates
By car: via the Brenner freeway (A22) to Brixen - exit Franzensfeste / Pustertal - through the Pustertal (state road SS49) to Niederdorf or Toblach, depending on the hotel you arrive at, or via the Felbertauern road to Lienz in East Tyrol and further to Italy in Hochpustertal (Niederdorf or Toblach, depending on the arrival hotel).
By train: to Innsbruck via the Brenner Pass to Franzensfeste or from Verona via Bolzano to Franzensfeste. From here to Hochpustertal (direction Innichen - Lienz). Railroad station Niederdorf or Toblach, depending on the starting hotel.
By plane: low cost flights to Treviso or Venice
Hotels 3** or 4*** category
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
Free unguarded parking on a nearby public parking lot for the duration of the cross country skiing trip.
from Venice to Dobbiaco at the price of € 320,00 per bus (up to 8 persons). From Verona to Dobbiaco at the price of € 350,00 per bus (up to 8 persons). (Reservation and payment required at time of booking)
We suggest travel insurance.