Dolomiti Superfly 2018
Monte Grappa will be one of the protagonists of 2018 Dolomiti Superfly! Together with the beautiful peaks UNESCO World's Heritage, our mountain will host this amazing challenge: what is it? It's a spectacular hike and fly competition, during which athletes will have to finish the circuit passing through some mandatory turnpoint, on foot or by paragliding flight! They will have 7 days available to complete the route.
Every day will have competition hours from 7 am to 8.30 pm, except for the first day (26 August) with the initial briefing at 10 am in Levico Terme and the last day (1 September) when the closing time will be at 2 pm. After that the prize giving ceremony and the final party will be held in Levico Terme too. The circuit (of 250 km as the crow flies) has three compulsory turnpoint in addiction to the starting and ending point of Levico: they're Canazei, Sesto Pusteria and Cima Grappa.
Only the pilots who will set the perfect strategy will reach the goal! They will have to consider (and not underestimate!) orography of the area, weather situation and their physical condition. The 48 athletes arrive from all over Europe (Italy, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Netherlands, Spain, France, Norway and Latvia) and also from further countries such as Argentina, USA, India, Japan and New Zealand! This is the second edition of the competition, organized by Volo Libero Trentino, and it follows the successful 1st edition of 2017.
This discipline, which mixes trekking and paragliding flight, is getting more and more popular thanks to Red Bull x-Alps, the most famous competition so far, that leads athletes across the alps from Slovenia to Monaco. Events and simple gathering of Hike&Fly lovers are multiplying and technical firms are developing lighter equipment without losing in safety.
Dolomiti Superfly will be a great event that gets our Monte Grappa even closer to the beautiful Dolomites and which we look forward to attend to!
It will be possible to follow live the athletes connecting to the official website! Volo Libero Montegrappa will also set a screen where to follow the race together at Garden Relais landing! And of course if you're here around, why not going up to Cima Grappa to say hi to the pilots?