You can actually mountain bike anywhere and enter and organise bike races more or less anywhere too. But a bike race that has been among the crème de la crème of bike races throughout Europe for more than 20 years and breaks records for numbers of entrants year after year is not a product of chance but rather the result of meticulous course planning combined with a unique landscape and perfect organisation.
As a result, Dolomiti Superbike is well-known as a bike race where the technical difficulties are kept within limits and therefore amateur bikers also get their money’s worth and where at the same time it is challenging enough to push professionals and ambitious athletes to their limits.
The fact that participants in the Dolomiti Superbike can ride the Dolomites and some of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site’s most beautiful spots into the bargain during the MTB race probably also contributes to its legendary status. Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese, Landro, the view towards the Three Peaks, Lago di Dobbiaco/Toblacher See, Monte San Candido/Innichberg and Sesto/Sexten are pretty unbeatable as backdrops for a MTB race in South Tyrol.
Last but not least, the MTB race in South Tyrol is simply perfectly organised. Roughly 1,000 volunteers from Villabassa/Niederdorf and the surrounding municipalities of Dobbiaco/Toblach, San Candido/Innichen, Sesto/Sexten, Versiaco/Vierschach, Prato all Drava/Winnebach and Braies/Prags contribute to the event's huge success, led by the OC team.