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Marcialonga track

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Marcialonga, one of the most popular cross-country skiing competitions in the world, invites you to try a part of its exciting track.
Skating, Classic
Distance 16.4 km
2:30 h
175 m
15 m
984 m
811 m
The Marcialonga track, a cross-country ski race included in the prestigious Wordloppet circuit, runs along the entire valley floor, flanked by the Avisio stream. As you slide along the track, you can see all the villages of Val di Fiemme which are located on the slopes of Cornon, Pala di Santa and Corno Nero peaks. Halfway through the route, the track crosses the Cross Country Stadium of Lago di Tesero, which has hosted the Nordic Ski World Championships 3 times and which will be one of the "Host Sites" of the MilanoCortina2026 Winter Olympics.

Author’s recommendation

The track has several access points: Molina di Fiemme, Località Cascata (Cavalese Waterfall), the valley station of the Alpe Cermis cable car, Masi di Cavalese, Lago di Tesero, Ziano di Fiemme and Predazzo.
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Update: December 22, 2021
Highest point
984 m
Lowest point
811 m
Best time of year

Safety information

The track’s length depends on the weather and snow conditions.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - - 


Molina di Fiemme (824 m)
46.270837, 11.422996
46°16'15.0"N 11°25'22.8"E
32T 686698 5126993



Turn-by-turn directions

Skiing on the track of Marcialonga, where champions are born. A day like a Marcialonghista.  

Leave your car in the large parking area at Lido, in Molina di Fiemme. Put on some warm clothes and start skiing on the world-famous ski track of Marcialonga. Most of the ski track runs along Avisio, a stream that flows irregularly along Val di Fiemme. Many willows covered by snow are a perfect frame for the stream while you are skiing.

The beauty of the surrounding nature makes you feel good. The stretch between Molina and Predazzo is slightly uphill – approximately 200 mt. of positive height difference. The gradient si constant, but in some places, such as Cascata, Masi di Cavalese, Lago di Tesero, Panchià and Ziano, you will be forced to slow down because of the small uphill stretches. The track is always perfectly groomed and winds amid ancient farmhouses, houses, bridges and groves of spruces. 

When you are almost in Lago di Tesero, imagine yourself as one of the many champions that will be skiing in the Ski Stadium “Fabio Canal” at the 2026 Milano-Cortina Winter Olympics. In 2026, the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined ompetitions for the Milan-Cortina Olympics will also be held here. When you leave the ski stadium, continue eastwards and, after crossing a long plain that introduces you to climb neanche Panchià, a sunny falsopiano will take you first to Ziano di Fiemme and then to Predazzo. So far you have covered 18 km. If you begin to feel tired, stop, eat a sports bar, turn the tips of your skis and start pushing again, slightly downhill, towards Molina. Anyway, if your legs still want to grind out a few kilometres, continue towards Val di Fassa where, as first destination, you will reach Moena, the Fairy of the Dolomites and starting point of the Marcialonga The track continues to Canazei with its Dolomite panoramas and enchanting scenery... 

Sooner or later, however, turn back! Remember that the car is waiting for you in Molina!

Translated by the students of the 3AL Language High School, Cavalese.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The ski buses take you to the various access points of the slope: Molina di Fiemme, valley station of the Alpe Cermis cable car, Masi di Cavalese, Lago di Tesero, Ziano di Fiemme, Predazzo.

Getting there

The Marcialonga track goes along the SP232 valley road which connects Molina di Fiemme with Predazzo.


Molina di Fiemme - Località Cascata (Waterfall) - Alpe Cermis cablecar station (near the river) - Masi di Cavalese - Lago di Tesero (Cross Country Stadion) - Ziano di Fiemme - Predazzo.


46.270837, 11.422996
46°16'15.0"N 11°25'22.8"E
32T 686698 5126993
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Cross country track map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices and at the Cross Country Ski Center.

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Cross-country ski equipment, sunscreen.

Ski rental at the XC Center in Lago di Tesero.

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross-country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Skating, Classic
16.4 km
2:30 h
175 m
15 m
Highest point
984 m
Lowest point
811 m
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