Val di Fassa is one of the favorite destinations for cyclists, who find in the asphalt strips the ideal base for pedaling. It is a pleasure for lovers of two wheels on the road to tackle the great climbs of road cycling in Val di Fassa.
Our land offers some of the most important ascents and descents that have marked the most glorious, heroic and well-known pages of the Giro d’Italia, in the wake of myths such as Fausto Coppi and Gilberto Simoni. The Pordoi Pass preserves the memory of their passage with a commemorative plaque in the case of the champion and a bike-trophy for the Trentino Gibo. Images of the snowy scenery of the cycling bumps at Passo Fedaia are still known today by experts in the sector, alongside the climbs to the Sella, San Pellegrino and Carezza passes, as well as Gardeccia (in the arrival of the 1976 and 2011 pink stages).
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Starting directly from our hotel you can make various routes, in particular we propose below our top 5 Dolomites passes in Val di Fassa (starting from Canazei).
It is one of the mythical passes of the Alps, a much-celebrated pass frequented by enthusiasts of all levels.
DEPARTURE DIRECTLY FROM OUR HOUSE. Once you reach the SS48 road, continue north for almost six kilometers to the Sella / Pordoi junction, then turn right and cover seven kilometers with several hairpin bends, without any particular slopes. The views are unique and enchanting that help to better endure fatigue. The Sella group looms over the road traveled, while in the distance the view opens on the Catinaccio and the famous sculpted peaks of the Sassolungo. Difference in altitude: 570 mt. Length: 12 km. Average slope: 5%. Difficulty: difficult.
DEPARTURE DIRECTLY FROM OUR HOUSE. On reaching the SS48 road, continue north for almost six kilometers to the Sella / Pordoi junction, then turn left to reach the Sella pass, which is more demanding than the first. Continue for a further 5.5km. At the pass you cross the hill under the vertical walls of the Sella but above all in the presence of Sassolungo, which here appears in its majesty. The same peaks dominate the green slopes that slope down towards Val Gardena while the horizon is closed to the north by the Puez-Odle. Difference in altitude: 570 mt. Length: 11.5 km. Maximum slope: 10%. Difficulty: difficult.
DEPARTURE DIRECTLY FROM OUR HOUSE. Canazei is the start of this demanding climb in the presence of the queen of the Dolomites, the Marmolada. The climb is notable for the never prohibitive slopes: it is substantially not very tortuous with the exception of the central section which offers a handful of hairpin bends, after which it is necessary to pass two tunnels, however bright. It crosses the hill between the Marmolada and the Sasso di Mezzodì after having skirted the Fedaia lake. Difference in altitude: 550 mt. Length: 11 km. Difficulty: difficult. More severe is the Venetian side that climbs through Malga Ciapela (in this area it is certainly worth a visit to the serrai di Sottoguda) with slopes in very steep sections, even more than 15%.
DEPARTURE DIRECTLY FROM OUR HOUSE. A good downhill stretch leads from Canazei to Vigo di Fassa (12 km) from where the climb to the Costalunga pass begins. The road is quite lively in its initial section. The first part of the route is rough and the whole climb is concentrated, while in the second half the difference in height is minimal. Difference in altitude: 400 mt. Length: 10 km. Average slope: 5%. Difficulty: medium.
DEPARTURE DIRECTLY FROM OUR HOUSE. From Canazei you reach Moena (15 km) from where you begin to walk through the San Pellegrino valley, up to the pass of the same name, along the SS346, which is located at an altitude of 1930 m asl. This side is not as hard as that. which goes up from Canale d’Agordo: the lower the average slope, the lower the maximum peaks. Difference in altitude: 735 mt. Length: 11.5 km. Average slope: 14%. Difficulty: difficult.