The first Granfondo of the Dolomites was organized in 1995, and during the years since has grown exponentially, becoming one of the most sought after and demanding routes for amateurs! It is called the toughest Granfondo in Europe, with two routes for cyclists to choose from, both starting from Feltre (a town in the province of Belluno), the final stage reaching Passo Croce D’Aune. The arrival of the race is in  Piazza Maggiore in Feltre. The “Cima Coppi” or Top Peak of the two races is the “temible” Passo Manghen. The Granfondo is 204 km while the Mediofondo is 133.8km.    The Sportful Dolomiti Race is run every year in June, and at the last edition there were over 4000 participants. The competition draws amateurs from all over Italy and from many European and non-European countries.  In 2019 the Giro d’Italia chose the Sportful Dolomiti Race for the 20th stage of the race. In the last few years a Mini GF for young people has been added to the race, along with a 24 hour one on a town street circuit to be repeated many times.