Race cycling • Val di Fassa
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.
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). <p>At Pordoi Pass, <b>first stop by Fausto Coppi’s memorial</b>, 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. <b>Second stop by Gilberto Simoni’s Wilier Triestina Cento1</b>, 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.</p>