The Dolomites STONEMAN Trail

Cairns along the route mark the trail

The Dolomites STONEMAN Trail is at first a dream – then a challenge – and finally an unforgettable bike experience based on different stages to the most rewarding mountain bike spots in the Dolomiti di Sesto.

These are the facts of the Dolomiti Stoneman Trail marathon:
115 km (71.4 miles) – 4,000 m (13,123 ft) of elevation gain – five checkpoints to pass through. A very tough, 3 km (1.8 miles)-long steep ascent to the Sillianerhütte hut, a single trail and then the 10 km (6.2 miles)-long demanding Demut-Passage on 2,400 m (7,874 ft) height, technically speaking the most difficult part, where especially bike pros have their fun.

Starting points: start your adventure right here:
At the starting area of the Dolomites STONEMAN Trail, participants get their race package with wristband, tour map, elevation profile and giveaways. It is possible to start the Dolomites Stoneman race at four different starting points.

Sesto/Sexten: Stoneman-Spirit-Info-Point at the Valley Station Monte Elmo/Helm
San Candido/Innichen: Erlebnisbad Acquafun
Sillian: Hotel Bergland
Padola: Tourist office

Necessary checkpoints:
No time measure, seals at the checkpoints are therefore very important!

  • Markinkele 2,545 m (8,349 ft)
  • Leckfeldsattel 2,390 m (7,841 ft)
  • Passo Silvella 2,329 m (7,641 ft)
  • Padolà 1,200 m (3,937 ft)
  • Mountain Station Croda Rossa/Rotwand 1,900 m (6,233 ft)

Finish
The goal is that of mastering the Dolomites STONEMAN Trail marathon in one, two or three days. Those who are able to do so will be listed on the website www.stoneman.it among the finishers, and get a STONEMAN trophy – handmade by the former MTB pro Roland Stauder himself.

  • STONEMAN gold: if all five seals are collected in one day
  • STONEMAN silver: if all five seals are collected in two days
  • STONEMAN bronze: if all five seals are collected in three days

What is so special about the Dolomites STONEMAN Trail?

  • This tour is your personal challenge without racing stress
  • The routing is unique, leading through the fascinating backdrop of the Dolomites
  • Trophy and perpetuation on the website

Some advice for this adventure:
Only those who manage 1,500 m (4,921 ft) of elevation gain in one day are able to master the Dolomites STONEMAN Trail in three days.
For laid-back bikers Roland Stauder recommends an alternative route based on three daily stages, without the Demut-Passage: for example starting from Sesto.

Day no. 1 – dark green part: Sesto-San Candido-Dobbiaco-Rifugio Lachwiesen hut-Silvesterplatz-Hochrast-Prato alla Drava-San Candido-Sesto (1st seal)
Day no. 2 – yellow part: Sesto-San Candido-Prato alla Drava-Sillian-Leckfeldalm-Sillianerhütte hut-Hornischegg-Malga Klammbach-Moso-Sesto (2nd seal)
Day no. 3 – blue part: Sesto-Moso-Malga Nemes-Passo Silvella-Col Roson-Dosoledo-Padola-Valgrande-Passo Monte Croci-Prati di Croda Rossa-Moso-Sesto (3rd seal)

Roland Stauder
The former MTB pro Roland Stauder created the Dolomites STONEMAN Trail, as every other trail of this kind. After 10 years of professional biking, being the winner of the World Cup Marathon and Transalp Challenge, among others, the sportsman from the Val Pusteria Valley had the idea to initiate this extraordinary bike adventure.