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Passo Sella

Passo Sella

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Recommended by 512 out of 520 road cyclists

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  • Martin Donat

    The Sellajoch is one of the four passes on the Sella Ronda and at 2,244 meters the highest of the Dolomites. You have two options - depending on how you drive the loop: The south ramp is the more relaxed option at 11.5 kilometers and around 750 meters in altitude. Coming from the west, 1,721 vertical meters spread over 36.5 kilometers are much more demanding. If you turn the tables, you can expect corresponding downhill fun. ;)

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    • March 26, 2018

  • Exciclisti pro 🇮🇹

    Perhaps the most beautiful pass of all the Dolomites

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    • September 15, 2021

  • Merle

    Magnificent panorama of the region around Sella Joch.

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    • January 10, 2022

  • Wi La

    Once or twice a year there is also the Sellarondabikeday. You can "enjoy" the whole thing without traffic. But all the more are on the road by bike.

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    • August 12, 2019

  • Björn Sievers

    First pass on the Sella Ronda, if you drive from Selva counterclockwise.

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    • July 9, 2017

  • Christian

    Really awesome to ride in that area! Iconic climbs with ridable gradients!

    • July 14, 2020

  • Albrecht

    The Sellajoch connects the Gardena Valley with the Fassa Valley. Coming from Val Gardena, a moderate ascent throughout, on the south side, the Fassa Valley, much steeper, therefore also much more winding. Magnificent view from the top of the pass with the Sella massif on the east side, the Sassolungo on the west and the Marmolada glacier on the south-east.

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    • July 4, 2021

  • Martin

    Nice climb, great descent

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    • August 6, 2017

  • Dimitrios

    Especially the climb from Canazei requires a lot of fitness. In addition, the busy traffic calls out the nerves. If that does not scare you, you'll enjoy the Sellajoch.

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Martin®

    Long ascent of Selva with magnificent views of Sassolungo, Sella and rose garden

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Clemens ☀️

    A must for every passport junkie

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    • January 17, 2020

  • Marvin Matheis

    Difficult but beautiful pass with great views

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    • June 11, 2020

  • Christian

    Passo Sella. What else do you need to know?

    • July 14, 2020

  • Cristian

    The Sella pass is one of the most popular destinations for cyclists from all over the world, as it has been climbed several times by the Giro d'Italia and represents one of the legendary passes to which the competitive events of the strongest cyclists of all ages are linked.

    It is one of the four of the Sellaronda Bike Day event (also called "Giro del Gruppo del Sella" or "Tour of the four passes"), which involves climbing, in succession, the Campolongo, Gardena, Sella, Pordoi passes, starting from Arabba . You can also start the Sellaronda Bike Day from Corvara in Badia, Selva di Val Gardena or Canazei.

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    • July 19, 2021

  • Frank 'Bogie' Olsthoorn

    Very impressive rock body to cycle around. Doable steady very nice climbs! Great surprising views around every corner!

    • August 11, 2020

  • karmatrack

    Beautiful step! It is worth conquering it just for the view it offers once you get to the top.

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    • August 23, 2020

  • karmatrack

    Beautiful step! It is worth conquering it just for the view it offers once you reach the top

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    • August 23, 2020

  • Peter

    Better fewer cars in autumn

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    • September 12, 2020

  • Jens M.

    Fantastic views of the Langkofel

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    • September 20, 2020

  • William van der Staaij

    Most fascinating climb of the Dolomites for me with impressing rocky mountains and snow until early summer. Panorama view from the top is mindblowing.

    • June 20, 2021

  • Cristian

    The Sella Pass is the most spectacular and the most demanding, the one that offers us the best view of the mountain range, also because it is beaten by the morning sun. In reality, the first six kilometers are on a shady and not very scenic road. Then, after turning left at the Sella / Pordoi junction, we begin to see the illuminated mountain. We face the most demanding climb of the Sellaronda and reach the highest point of the route.

    Almost 800 meters of elevation gain on about 11 kilometers of ascent. Average gradient around 7%, maximum 11%. In the end we will not remember these data, but the breathtaking views, the blue sky that stands out above the gigantic rock towers and the sense of conquest we felt by reaching the pass with our strength, admired by the multitude of tourists who arrived by motorbike. or car. The descent towards the crossroads for Selva di Val Gardena is also spectacular and forces us to stop a couple of times to take some pictures.
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    The road flattens out and the sunlit Sella mountains appear
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    • July 26, 2021

  • Cousinsneil

    It's an amazing climb, long but super easy going. You can ride as fast as your legs allow and still be able to pedal when you get tired. I'm looking forward to going back again.

    • April 7, 2020

  • hugo

    Dream tour, highlight in South Tyrol

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    • August 4, 2020

  • hugo

    a must in South Tyrol

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    • August 4, 2020


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Location: South Tyrol, Italy

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