Countless komoot athletes share their experiences day after day by uploading photos and posting their highlights and tips. This input helps us make a well-functioning navigation to be your tailor-made tour guide and gives every user and outdoor fans a source of inspiration. The reward is not just the recognition of others, but also the chance to become a Pioneer. Whoever posts the best and most helpful tips and highlights will be appointed a Pioneer and enjoy a special thank you. Again and again, komoot organizes unforgettable "Pioneer Trips" in cooperation with different tourism regions. In this Collection, you will get to know the four komoot pioneers ClaireC, Cousinsneil, Jack and Jane D who will take you on a long weekend on a racing bike in South Tyrol and introduce you to three unforgettable routes in the heart of the Dolomites.
Three routes for three days: this Collection is an excellent source of inspiration for a long weekend. Three days on the racing bike mean countless quiet mountain roads and challenging passes as well as breathtaking views, idyllic mountain villages and super tasty Tyrolean specialities. With the Sella Ronda, we show you an absolute alpine classic with four well-known passes. The second route takes you to the unique mountain village of Selva di Cadore where time seems to stand still. And last but not least, our four Pioneers will take you on one of the most beautiful mountain roads in South Tyrol at the edge of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies National Park.
The starting point of the three routes is the cozy village of St. Cassiano, idyllically situated at the foot of the imposing cliffs of Cunturinesspitze, Piz Lavarela and Lagazuoi. So even before and after your ride you can be sure of a wonderful mountain panorama! Of course, you will also find culinary delights. St. Cassiano is considered a paradise for gourmets – you will find the only South Tyrolean restaurant with three Michelin stars here! Getting there is easy: the best way to drive from Germany is to take the Brenner motorway. Or, if you prefer to travel by train, you can travel to St. Lozenz or Bruneck. From there, public buses will take you to all towns in the Alta Badia.
Here, you can find the komoot profiles of our four South Tyrol Pioneers, who rode this Collection for you in advance. Maybe you would like to follow them?
ClaireC – komoot.de/user/588545192096
Cousinsneil – komoot.de/user/556760178972
Jack – komoot.de/user/637278175679
Jane D – komoot.de/user/738248008274
The Pioneer trip report on the komoot blog gives you even more beautiful impressions: blog.komoot.com/where-the-weird-and-the-wonderful-combine-pioneer-trip-to-south-tirol/13234.
The Sella Ronda is the classic in the Alps and one of the most impressive rides through the beautiful mountains. You circle around the Sella massif, master four legendary passes and follow in the footsteps of the cycling professionals who come here again and again as part of the Giro d'Italia. But above all, you will enjoy a wonderful road bike tour over asphalt and with unforgettable views.Let's start in San Cassiano, from where you take course on Corvora - here you turn on the route of the actual Sella Ronda. Now four challenging climbs are waiting for you and with the first one it starts directly: In the east of the round the Passo Campolongo leads you to 1,875 meters altitude. In the south follows the Pordoijoch, in the west the Sellajoch and in the north the Gardena Pass.The highlight of the tour is in the true sense of the word the Pordoijoch: Here you drive on the highest mountain pass of the Dolomites. Once at the top you can pause for a moment at the Fausto Coppi Memorial and imagine how the professional cyclists fly here year after year towards the summit. Luckily you are not in such a hurry and can enjoy every meter to the fullest.On the way you will always come back through cozy villages: Colfosco, Arabba or Corvora - there is nothing wrong with taking a break for a fresh coffee. By the way, a particularly enjoyable experience is possible once a year: during the Sella Ronda Bike Day, the entire route is closed to traffic so that you can experience the mountains of the Dolomites completely undisturbed. Information can be found here: sellarondabikeday.com/news.html.
On this tour you will get to know the original culture of the Dolomites, as your stage destination is Selva di Cadore. In the enchanting village with its ancient hamlets, you can feel the charm of a bygone era and get an idea of what life originally looked like here. Framed is this beautiful place of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage, the impressive massif of Monti Pallidi.But right after the start in San Cassiano a little challenge awaits you: the Passo di Falzarego, which carries you up to 2,105 meters. In the First World War, Austria and Italy fought bitterly here in the mountains - at the top of the pass, a memorial commemorates the gruesome mountain warfare in the middle of today's peaceful mountains.After you have made the pass, a wonderful, long descent awaits you until a short detour finally leads you to the idyllic Selva di Cadore. Here you have earned yourself a pleasurable break. Strengthen again and rest a bit, because on the way back, one of the four Sella Ronda passes is waiting for you - the Campolongo, which at the end is again crisp steep. When you get to the top, you almost made it. Mainly downhill you are now driving back to the starting point and can enjoy the wonderful South Tyrolean mountains in peace and quiet.
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The fact that this tour is a dead end, brings a clear advantage with it: So you can enjoy the beautiful route twice! From St. Kassian our route takes you first through the picturesque Val Badia usually slightly downhill to Zwischenwasser, where the Vigilbach flows into the Gader - where the place has its name.Here begins a long climb that leads you first up to St. Vigil and the entrance to the Enneberg Valley. Here, the wonderful nature of the Dolomites meets with rich cultural heritage and a true peculiarity of the area: For more than 2,000 years Ladin has been spoken here, as well as in the entire Val Badia, in addition to Italian and German. Maybe you have already noticed that many street signs here are trilingual?What follows now is the dream of every racing cyclist: over a narrow, totally quiet road, which is surrounded by impressive mountains and idyllic nature, it goes up and up, until you reach the beautifully situated mountain inn Pederü. Is there a better place for a break? For the delicious South Tyrolean farmhouse kitchen, you can look forward to the return journey, where you enjoy the beautiful route again - just the other way round!