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Sellaronda

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The Sellaronda, or Tour of the Four Passes, is one of the most fulfilling cycling routes. A 66 km tour on road, with four mountain passes to climb, just as many Ladin valleys to cross and amazing Dolomites landscapes that fill your eyes.
Open
difficult
Distance 66 km
5:50 h
2,060 m
2,061 m
2,245 m
1,438 m
From Canazei, set off to Pordoi (S.S. 48), a pass that has been several times stage finish of Giro d’Italia (27 hairpin turns, average gradient 6,7%, 13 km). Proceed downhill towards Arabba, and then turn left towards Campolongo Pass (S.S. 244). Descend to the village of Corvara, before climbing Gardena Pass (S.S. 243). Going downhill, reach Plan de Gralba, from where you’ll take the state road 242 (S.S. 242) on the left, ascending to Sella Pass. Return to Canazei (20 hairpin turns).

At Pordoi Pass, first stop by Fausto Coppi’s memorial, reminding the legendary ventures of this champion. At the inauguration in July 2000 took part the daughter Marina and Coppi’s three gregarious, Ettore Milano, Franco Giacchero and Michele Gismondi. Second stop by Gilberto Simoni’s Wilier Triestina Cento1, embedded since 2011 in a rock-and-steel monument. This is the very same bike the rider from Trentino entered the Arena of Verona with, at the end of his last Giro d’Italia, in 2010.

Author’s recommendation

Recommended periods: 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).

Climb of Giro d’Italia from Canazei to Pordoi Pass: average gradient 6,7%, with maximum peaks of 10%, hairpin turns: 27. First refreshment points at Pian de Frataces, Pecol and Pordoi Pass. E-bike charging station and kit for minor repairs by the valley station of Pordoi cable car.

Descent of Giro d'Italia from Sella Pass to Canazei (crossroads on S.S. 48): 12 km, average gradient 7,9%, with maximum peaks of 13%, hairpin turns: 20. Refreshment points in Val di Fassa at Sella Pass, Pian de Schiavaneis and Pian de Frataces.

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Update: April 22, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
2,245 m
Lowest point
1,438 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 0.62%Forested/wild trail 0.86%Path 0.47%Road 97.80%Unknown 0.22%
Asphalt
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
0.3 km
Road
64.6 km
Unknown
0.1 km
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Safety information

  • Plan a tour based on your skills and on the weather.
  • Proceed slowly, especially downhill, enjoy the view and the silence.
  • Adapt your speed, especially in turns, to the conditions of the ground.
  • Rely on the bike guides.
  • Wear adequate clothing and equipment.
  • Respect the environment surrounding you and bring your waste back.
  • Follow the rules of the road.
  • Be careful on the cycling and walking route.
  • Help those who need it.
  • If you come across pedestrians, warn them of your approach and slow down.

Tips and hints

Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa

Strèda Roma, 36

38032 Canazei (TN)

Phone +39 0462 609500

info@fassa.com

www.fassa.com

Start

Canazei (1,439 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.474505, 11.770398
DMS
46°28'28.2"N 11°46'13.4"E
UTM
32T 712673 5150499
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Destination

Canazei

Turn-by-turn directions

It follows exactly the Sellaronda Bike Day’s itinerary. The non-competitive event, which takes place every year in June and September, reserves the Dolomites passes around the Sella massif only for cyclists for the whole day. Start and finish in Canazei.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Getting there

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

Parking lot at Dòlaondes Aquatic Centre in Canazei (pay and display/free/parking disk) or by the lifts’ valley station in Alba di Canazei.

Coordinates

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46.474505, 11.770398
DMS
46°28'28.2"N 11°46'13.4"E
UTM
32T 712673 5150499
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Equipment

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.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
66 km
Duration
5:50 h
Ascent
2,060 m
Descent
2,061 m
Highest point
2,245 m
Lowest point
1,438 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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