Dobbiaco - holiday in the Dolomites, the "UNESCO World Natural Heritage"
Due to the breath-taking view of the Three Peaks, Dobbiaco (1,256 m) is also called the Door to the Dolomites. The village is located very close to the renowned peaks of the Dolomites. The village in Alta Pusteria does not only offer a healthy climate and many sports options in summer and winter. The cultural variety with the Gustav Mahler Music Weeks, the living traditions and the Santa Maria Pilgrimage site are also very big.
What else could an athlete's heart long for: perfectly groomed slopes, traditional huts, first-class cross-country tracks with the Fis-slopes at the new center of cross-country-ski "Nordic Arena" with different levels of difficulty, comfortable snow-shoe hikes, romantic outings on horse-drawn sleighs to the Dobbiaco Lake, accessible hiking paths also in winter - the village of the Three Peaks really has a lot to offer.
Cross-country paradise Dobbiaco/Alta Pusteria
Dobbiaco is renowned as an international world cup competition venue. It features 120 km of perfectly groomed cross-country tracks. Alta Pusteria with the villages Sesto, San Candido, Dobbiaco, Villabassa and Braies features a connected cross-country network of 200 km in total. The Val di Landro Valley in Dobbiaco offers a cross-country track in the Dolomites-"UNESCO World Natural Heritage" leading past the world-renowned Three Peaks - hence a unique possibility.
Whether you are training for a ski marathon, testing your limits on the FIS-homologised slopes, or prefer to do your rounds on floodlight tracks at night time (from X-Mass daily from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) - here you will definitely find the right cross-country track for your requirements. The cross-country stadium "Nordic Arena" in Dobbiaco is the ideal setting for beginners, but also an ideal starting point for various cross-country routes.
Nordic Arena Dobbiaco
This modern stadium offers for Dobbiaco a lot of new sportive activities. In the summertime the cross-country-ski-slopes are exchanged by the Corse of Roller skating. The highest climbing-hall of Italy is the highlight of the sport complex. Every year the worldcup of cross-country Tour de Ski comes to Dobbiaco and all the competitions you can see at the stadium.
Norway's Marit Bjørgen was untouchable today in the 10 km classic individual start in Toblach, Italy. She led at both intermediate check points.
The 8th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski with performance by Craft Sportswear came to a close leaving many with great memories from the seven days of competition. For this Tour de Ski, it was one of many firsts.
Therese Johaug of Norway has won her first Tour de Ski and become the first Norwegian woman to do so. She started the day 23 seconds behind teammate Astrid Jacobsen and in the end led a trio of Norwegian ladies on the podium. Heidi Weng held off a late charge from Finland's Krista Lahteenmaki to take third.
Therese Johaug of Norway has always dominated the final climb up Alpe Cermis to end the Tour de Ski, but today one day before that final climb she put in another dominant performance in the 5 km classic in Val di Fiemme.
Astrid Uhrneholdt Jacobsen (NOR) won ladies 15 km pursuit free in Toblach (ITA).
From worldofxc.com The long stage from Cortina to Toblach in the men’s class is the premiere stage of the Tour de Ski – with more than 30 kilometers of skating on an A-to-B course, this stage can shake up the overall standings considerably like it did in earlier years – see the 2013, 2012 and 2011 analysis here. In the women’s class we will also have a very interesting pursuit race – although the women will “only” ski a 15 km race on a 5 km course which is skied 3 times.