To enthusiasts, the ascent to Fedaia Pass from Canazei represents the less demanding option compared to the Venetian side, arriving from Malga Ciapela.
Distance 16.6 km
Highest point2,068 m
Lowest point1,439 m
From Canazei, follow the state road 641 (S.S. 641), which in 17 km leads to the Dolomites pass (average gradient 4,5%), with a breath-taking view on the Marmolada. After leaving behind the settlement of Penìa, the last of the valley, the real climb begins, with constant gradients that get steeper in the final stretch, touching for a couple of kilometres 11%. Before reaching Fedaia Dam, at an altitude of 2.054 m, you pass through a series of anti-avalanche tunnels, naturally lit except for the last one, lightened up by some streetlights.
Return along the same route or possibility to continue towards Malga Ciapela > Rocca Pietore.
From the end of April to the end of June and from September to end October. During the months of July and August, traffic is particularly severe on Dolomites passes (cars, motorcycles, buses).
First refreshment points at Pian Trevisan and Fedaia Pass.
After leaving Canazei, at the roundabout, take the state road 48 (S.S. 48).
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Public transport lines Trentino Trasporti - Val di Fassa:
line no. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento
line no. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento
line no. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade
Public transport lines SAD - Val di Fassa:
line no. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Carezza Pass - Bolzano
line no. 471 Dolomites passes (Sella Pass, Gardena Pass, Campolongo Pass, Pordoi Pass, Fedaia Pass). Service available in summer only
Main access points to the valley coming from A22 Modena-Brennero motorway:
exit Ora/Egna, S.S. 48 delle Dolomiti - San Lugano Pass - Val di Fiemme - Val di Fassa (distance 45 km). At the roundabout in Moena (industrial area), proceed towards Canazei
exit Bolzano Nord, S.S. 241 Grande Strada delle Dolomiti - Carezza Pass - Vigo di Fassa (distance 40 km). From Vigo, head north for Canazei, head south for Soraga di Fassa and Moena
Other access points to Val di Fassa:
from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo and S.P. 346 to San Pellegrino Pass - Moena (Val di Fassa). At the roundabout in Moena, proceed towards Canazei
from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo/Alleghe/Rocca Pietore. S.P. 641 to Fedaia Pass - Canazei
coming from Arabba, S.S. 48 to Pordoi Pass - Canazei
from Val Gardena, S.S. 242 to Sella Pass - Canazei
Parking lot at Dòlaondes Aquatic Centre in Canazei (pay and display/free/parking disk) or by the lifts’ valley station in Alba di Canazei.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Helmet, gloves, clothing adequate for the itinerary and the weather forecast. Charged gps with tracks. Puncture repair and multi-tool kit. In compliance with the rules of the road, bikes must absolutely be equipped with bell, headlights, taillights, and reflectors on the back, on the sides and on the pedals.