FAQ about Marcialonga

How do I register in the race?
Click on Book Marcialonga and fill in the booking form. You pay a booking fee when you have received a confirmation and an invoice of the booking fee. You find all information about the prices on the Booking page. The tours usually sell out fast, book well in time to secure your place in the race.

When do I have to register?
The best thing is to book our tour well in time. When it is full it is full. Marcialonga's aim is to put the skiers in the first place and therefore, they put priority to give everyone a great skiing experience and not more participants. 

Do I have to be a member of a ski club?
No, we register you in the race and you do not have to be a member in a ski club.

How do I travel to Marcialonga?
In Europe by train to Bolzano or Trento and then bus to Moena. If you come from overseas, you probably fly and the most convenient airports are Verona, Innsbruck, Venice, or Milan. From Venice you can take a taxi or rent a car. From Verona, you can easily go by train and then bus to your destination for maximum 20 Euro one way. From Innsbruck, you can also take the train + bus if you arrive before noon.

How do I get to the start?
Our hotel is in Moena where the start is - we walk to the start. Some ski to the start. It takes maximum 15 minutes by foot or skis. If you stay in one of our apartments in Cavalese, you take the free bus to the start, about 40 minutes.

How do I get back from the Finish?
There are free buses from Cavalese where the 70 km skiers finish. There are also free buses from Predazzo where the 45 km skiers finish. The last transit bus leaves at 7 pm from Cavalese. If you stay in Cavalese in an apartment, you walk home from the Finish.

Will I be seeded in other races with my result in Marcialonga?
Yes, your result in Marcialonga will seed you in the Worldloppet's races.

Here you find the seeding table for Marcialonga

Is there any waxing service?
Yes, prior the race, Globalrunners and other guests can help you with advice on how to wax your skis. We have a lecture about waxing Friday evening, both theoretical and practial, for those who wish. If you want to leave your skiis for waxing by local specialists, there is a shop close to our hotel. It costs around 60 Euro (a little more if your skis are not cleaned). You leave them on Saturday and pick them up in the afternoon.

During the race there are waxing service stations along the trails. The last one is just below and before the hill up to Cavalese.

Is there a rope and maximum time?
Yes, but the limits are generous. Rope is drawn in Canazei, Predazzo and Molina where those who have not passed have to leave the race. 

Where are the depots?
Please check the picture at the end of this page. Along the trials, you will be served with energy, first aid, waxing service and a pole and a ski are possible to borrow if yours break.

Food and drink
Marcialonga offers you water and sports drink, tea and at the end coffee. Private depots even offer wine. Dried fruits, oranges, bananas, sugar lumps, ham sandwiches and various cookies are also at your disposal.

When do the buses leave on the race day?
You need no bus to the start, we walk and reach the start in 15 minutes. After the finish, there are buses to Moena, leaving regularly until 7 pm. These buses are included in the price of the tour. If you stay in an aparment in Cavalese, there are free buses to the start and you walk home from the Finish area.

What is included in the price of the tour? 

  • Part in a double room 4 nights at a very nice, four star hotel with spa, bar/café/restaurant, library, ski- and waxing room.
  • Large breakfast buffet
  • Registration in Marcialonga
  • Medal and pasta after finish
  • Bus from the finish in Cavalese back to Moena if you stay in Moena
  • Bus to the start if you stay in our apartments in Cavalese
  • Waxing lesson in theory and practice
  • Tour leader and service by Globalrunners

Please note that this package is for non-Scandinavian guests living outside Scandinavia. If you wish, we can also help you with train bookings and transfer at an additional fee.

If you are from Scandinavia, please check the Marcialongatour for Scandinavians here.

When is the last day to book the tour?
It all depends on when the tour is fully booked. If it is full, we will be happy to put you on a waiting list.

How do I know how many kilometers are left?
There are clear signs along the trail how many kilometers you have left before your reach the Finish.

How do I get my start kit and chip?
We collect this for you and deliver it to all skiers the evening before the race at the hotel where we also have information meetings every evening.

How do I know that I am registered in the race and in which start group I will start?
You can look you up in the start list on www.marcialonga.it in the autumn before the race.

Can I forward my registration to someone else?
No, the start belongs to Globalrunners and if you cancel the tour, for whatever reason, we will give your start in the race to someone who replaces you and gets your place on the tour including the start in the race.

How is the timing arranged?
By chip on the back of your bib. This chip has to be returned right after finish. Volunteers will help you with this. 

Can I be seeded?
Yes, results in ealier Marcialonga races will seed you. If you participate in Marcialonga for the first time, also races in Worldloppet and Visma Ski Classics will seed you if your result is maximum 2 years old. These races are included in Worldloppet: 

America: American Birkebeiner · Gatineau  · Ushuaia
Asia: Sapporo International Ski Marathon  · Vasaloppet China
Europe: Bieg Piastów · Birkebeinerrennet · Demino Ski Marathon · Dolomitenlauf · Engadin Skimarathon · Finlandialoppet · Fossavatn Ski Marathon · Jizerská padesátka · König-Ludwig-Lauf ·Marcialonga · Tartu Maraton · Transjurassienne · Vasaloppet
Oceania: Kangaroo Hoppet · Merino Muster

Is it hard compared to Vasaloppet and Vasaloppet 30 or 45?
According to us and most of our guests, Marcialonga is usually not as demanding as Vasaslopet and Tjevasan and Kortvasan. You have to get up to Canazei, it is not a steep uphill climb. After Canazei you will as you see on the profile of the race below head downwards through Val di Fassa and it is easy to pole. In Val di Fiemme it is fairly flat. The last hill is about 2 km and it is steep. If you are an elite skier, maybe this hill is your goal with the whole trip. Most people prefer to get more grip wax below the hill and then continue with the help of the audience cheering and the loudspeakers at the finish line. Our experience is that this last hill is far easier than its reputation - you will for sure make it!

What is the hotel like?
Our hotel is a very nice, locally owned and managed 4-star hotels in the very center of Moena. There are mainly doubles but also single rooms, triples and suites. You have free access to a large spa, a big skiroom with our waxing tables with profiles and wifi everywhere. In the hotel, there is a bar, a café and two restaurants.

Can I come earlier and/or leave later?
Yes, no problem. Just tell us when you fill in the booking form. Additional nights means additional payment for these and you will not have any tour leader during these additional days. 

Height curve for Marcialonga and depots. Please click on the picture and you will get a larger one.
The trail with the villages you pass. Click on the photo for enlargement.