Alone it‘s 42 km, together it’s a marathon - 10th February - 17th February

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General information:

Type of tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy/medium - depending on the chosen variant
Distance: depending on the chosen variant
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights   10th February - 17th February
Price: from 869,- €

Map Cross Country granfondo Val Casies

Highlights and places of interest along the route:


The Gsiesertal Lauf is a cross-country race with a long tradition. This extremely popular ski marathon has been taking place in the Val Casies at the Kronplatz holiday region for 35 years. The event has never been cancelled since its foundation in 1984 and not many cross-country events can claim that. Since its first edition, this sporting event with a total of 62,395 „finishers“ has developed into one of the bestknown and most popular races in the entire Alpine region. The participation is international; more than 30 nations take part every year. Participants can either tackle the marathon distance of 42 km or the short distance of 30 km. The skating race will be held separately from the classic style race the next day. The fit cross-country skiers can look forward to a circuit specially created for the Gsiesertal Lauf - with uphill, downhill and sprint sections. Starting point and destination is the village of San Martino. In the run-up to the race we offer you numerous training possibilities for the final touch.


Daily programme:

Anreise Toblach

Day 1: Arrival in Dobbiaco/Villabassa

Individual arrival;


Day 2: Prato Piazza (one loop approx. 7/8 km)

The high plateau with endless panoramic views;


Day 3: Obertilliach (approx. 20 - 30 km)

„Grenzland” Border Area XC Ski Track;


Day 4: Anterselva (approx. 10 - 30 km)

Cross-country skiing at the biathlon stadium;

Langlaufen im Hochpustertal

Day 5: Track inspection

Analyse the track for the race day;


Day 6: Day of rest

Enjoy the spa or sightseeing trip to Brunico;


Day 7: Gsiesertal Lauf (42/30 km, classic technique)

Race day - a staff member will take care of you during the day;

Gsiesertal Lauf

Day 8: Gsiesertal Lauf (free technique) - Departure

Race day - a staff member will take care of you during the day;

Prices 2019

Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room with half board Category A 1069.00 €
Surcharge single room Category A     70.00 €
Package price per person in a double room with half board Category B    869.00 € 
Surcharge single room Category B    70.00 €
Extra nights in VIllabassa or dobbiaco 3*** and/or 4**** hotels
Price per person in a double room on request
Surcharge single room on request


Starting dates 2019, self-guided tour:

  • Arrival on Sunday 10/02/19
    The 36th Gsiesertal Lauf takes place from 16/02/19-17/02/19

  • Minimum number of participants: 6 people

General information:

  • Arrival information:
    • By car:
      Over the Brenner motorway to Brixen/Bressanone, through the Pustertal/Val Pusteria to Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco or taking the Felbertauernstraße (in Austria) to Lienz in Osttirol, further on to Toblach/Dobbiaco or Niederdorf/Villabassa.
    • By Train:
      From Innsbruck to Franzensfeste. From there with the Val Pusteria train to Bruneck/Brunico and to the train station of Niederdorf/Villabassa or Toblach/Dobbiaco. Please check timetables on: / /

    • By airplane:
      The nearest airports are Treviso, Venice, Innsbruck and Verona. On request we can organise a private transfer.

  • Accommodation:
    Category A: accommodation in a 4**** hotel (mostly with sauna and/or indoor pool)
    Category B: accommodation in a 3*** hotel (mostly with sauna and/or indoor pool)
    Attention: The tourist tax (if requested) has to be paid on the spot.
  • Car parking:
    Free unattended parking facilities for the duration of the cross country skiing holiday at a nearby public parking area.
  • Tour information available in:
    German and English 

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