As a Giro d'Italia stage, with six passes and more than 3000m elevation gain to conquer, this loop is a real challenge to the Dolomites.

Route

117.5 km

Time

6-7hours

Difference

3417 m

Sloping

10° max

From Cortina d’Ampezzo ride up to Passo Falzarego, then descend as far as Livinallongo of Col di Lana.

Continue towards Arabba before climbing up to Passo Pordoi . After a short downhill stretch the road ascends again to Passo Sella (on the right).

The ups and downs continue: ride down to Val Gardena then turn right uphill to Passo Gardena. Descend as far as La Villa and attempt the demanding climb up to Passo Valparola and Falzarego, before enjoying the long ride back to Cortina.

Recommended period:

From May to October

Recommended clothing:

Cycling clothing, bike shoes and gloves, sunglasses. Rain jacket and spare T-shirt.

Minimum recommended age:

18 years

Hazards:

Intense traffic during high season and weekends may compromise the quality of the experience

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1/2 day.

€45

1 day.

€ 55

2 days.

€ 105

3 days.

€ 152

4 days.

€ 194

5 days.

€ 233

6 days.

€ 269

+1 day.

€ 36

Livelli di difficoltà

Facile: Itinerario relativamente semplice che richiede un lieve sforzo fisico, presenta dislivelli ridotti. Se non indicato diversamente il percorso si adatta a tutti. Il dislivello complessivo in salita è compreso fra i 200 e 400m.

Medio: Itinerario relativamente impegnativo che richiede un discreto sforzo fisico, presenta dislivelli medi. Il percorso è per quelle persone dotate di un discreto allenamento fisico. Il dislivello complessivo in salita è compreso fra i 400 e 800m.

Difficile: Itinerario impegnativo che richiede uno sforzo fisico enorme, presenta dislivelli considerevoli e grande chilometraggio. Il percorso è idonea per quelle persone dotate di un buon allenamento fisico. Il dislivello complessivo in salita è compreso fra gli 800 e 1500m.

Intenso: Itinerario molto impegnativo che richiede uno sforzo fisico intenso, presenta dislivello notevole e grande chilometraggio. Il percorso si adatta solo a persone molto allenate. Il dislivello complessivo in salita è compreso fra gli 1500 e 2200m.

Estremo: itinerario estremamente difficoltoso che pretende uno sforzo fisico enorme, che presenta dislivelli massacranti e un chilometraggio molto lungo. Il dislivello complessivo in salita è sempre oltre i 2000m.

Grading system

Easy: Relatively flat and wide, no challenging features, requires little physical effort. Climbs and descents are mostly shallow, total elevation gain between 200-400 m. Suitable for most people in reasonably good health

Medium: Slightly demanding itineraries requiring some physical effort. A good standard of fitness is required. Gradients are moderate and total elevation gain is between 400-800 m.

Difficult: demanding itineraries where great physical effort is required.  High gradients and considerable mileage. Suitable for cyclists with a higher level of fitness. Total elevation gain is between 800 and 1500 m.

Severe:  highly demanding itinerary where great physical effort is required. High gradient and considerable mileage. Only suitable for cyclists with a higher level of fitness. Total elevation gain is between 1500  and 2200 m.

Extreme: extremely demanding itinerary where huge physical effort is required. Grueling climbs and tiresome mileage. Total elevation gain is always above  2000 m.

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Snow Service does not organize tours nor offers guiding services. We only suggest the safest and easiest itineraries you can enjoy with our products.