Bike Touring Highlight
The Passo Campolongo, a wide saddle between the Sella in the west and the also 3,000 m above Fanesgruppe in the east, makes the connection between Corvara (Gadertal) and Arabba (Buchenstein) ago. He is the lowest of the four passes around the Sella (Sella Pass, Pordoijoch, Campolongo Saddle and Gardena Pass) and was created between 1898 and 1901. In addition to many well-developed hiking trails, the area is particularly attractive for cyclists; the Passo Campologno is
Part of the four-pass round trip around the Sella.
April 19, 2016
The Passo Campolongo (also Passo di Campolongo, dt Campolongo Pass or occasionally Campolongo saddle, Gadertal-Ladin Ju de Ćiaulunch, stone-Ladin-Jou de Ciaulonch) is a pass in the Dolomites between the Sella massif and the Fanes group in Italy. He establishes the connection between Corvara (Gadertal) and Arabba (Buchenstein).
The pass road was built in the years 1898-1901. It had no special tourist significance in the prewar period; the panorama does not reach the attractiveness of the other passes on the Sella. In the second half of the 20th century, a network of hiking trails was expanded, on which mountain bikers are also on the road in summer. West of the pass in the area of the Crep de Mont (2198 m) and the Bec des Roces (2187 m), several lifts were created.
The closed construction of the pass with hotel and apartment facilities was only with the concentration of tourism on the winter sports and connection to the Greater Dolomiti Superski.
The development on the pass today gives the impression of a closed town.
The hiking routes include descents through the Campolungo meadows to Corvara and Arabba as well as climbs into the Sella (Bec de Roces, Crep de Mont and Vallon hut); Lift rides can shorten or replace these climbs. From Vallonhütte (2488 m) you can go on via ferratas to Piz Boè, the highest crag of the Sella Group (3,152 m). There are connections to the Boè-Seekofel (2908 m) and to the Dolomite-Höhenweg Nr. 2. In the area of the Bec de Roses there are several ski runs.
Another hiking and skiing area is located on the Pralongià, where there was already in 1932 a first mountain hut.
For cyclists, the pass is part of the four-pass round trip around the Sella. In winter it is often crossed on skis as part of the popular Sella Ronda.
June 17, 2019
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