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Passo Pordoi

Race cycling · Val di Fassa
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Passo Pordoi has made the history of cycling because it has been the stage finish of the Giro d’Italia countless times but above all, because in several editions of the Giro, it was the highest pass climbed by cyclists. That is enough to give an idea of its charm. If you add the majestic beauty of the Dolomite landscape, it becomes a must for every bicycle lover.
moderate
Distance 11.5 km
1:41 h
793 m
6 m
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Update: November 20, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,240 m
Lowest point
1,453 m
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Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Start

Canazei (1,453 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.472600, 11.777060
DMS
46°28'21.4"N 11°46'37.4"E
UTM
32T 713192 5150306
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Destination

Passo Pordoi

Turn-by-turn directions

Gilberto Simoni was especially fond of this climb. It was precisely on the Sass Pordoi, at the Santa Maria mountain hut, that the cyclist announced in the winter of 2003 his second participation in the Giro d’Italia, which he also won that year. And not surprisingly, the climb is dedicated to the champion from Palù di Giovo.

The itinerary starts in Canazei in Val di Fassa, home to a population that has come from far away and speaks Ladin.

The first few kilometres are not too challenging and allow you to gaze into a landscape that tells the stories of great mountain climbers.

After two kilometres you come to face the most challenging stretch, with a slope that borders on 8%. Then the climb is again smooth up to the top where a monument commemorates the great Fausto Coppi. All around, among the many mountains you can see the outline of the Tofane, and the groups of Nuvolau and Croda da Lago-Lastoi de Formin.

Pordoi is a classic destination for cyclists. It is part of the Gran Fondo "Marathon of the Dolomites", an event that attracts thousands of passionate bikers, and it is also included in the Sellaronda, the ski route that highlights the extraordinary beauty of the Sella Massif.

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Coordinates

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46.472600, 11.777060
DMS
46°28'21.4"N 11°46'37.4"E
UTM
32T 713192 5150306
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Road Cycling

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes
  • Padded shorts and jersey
  • Sunglasses

roadCyclingTechnical

  • Water bottle and cage
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.5 km
Duration
1:41 h
Ascent
793 m
Descent
6 m

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