The gravel bed of the Tagliamento River, the mountains of the Carnic pre-Alps and the plane in the Friuli region (northern Italy) form the great ambience of the 9th edition of the Tiliment Marathon Bike and the third edition of the Granfondo Periklis Ilias, well known Marathon World Champion. The Tiliment Marathon Bike has two fast and difficult race tracks (Granfondo 52 km and Marathon 104 km), both starting in a flat terrain, then the longer one hits the climb of Monte Ciaurlec with fascinating but sometimes challenging steep trails in the bush. The supporting program includes a Junior Bike and a climatic neutral cycling tour for cycling tourists. The next edition of the Tiliment Marathon will take place on April, 23th, 2017 starting from the beautiful center of Spilimbergo, small city near Pordenone. Also in 2017 the italian MTB event is a race of the UCI MTB MARATHON WORLD SERIE.