Road Cycling Highlight
The Pordoi is part of the famous "Pass Quartet" of the large Sellaronda around the Sella Group. At 2,239 meters above sea level, it is the highest paved pass in the Dolomites. It connects Arabba with Canazei and has often crossed the finish line at the Giro d’Italia.
June 27, 2019
The Pordoi from Arabba is a great ascent - only the Stelvio Pass offers significantly more hairpin bends and the Dolomites offer a fantastic backdrop. The climb itself is even and rather moderate, so that you can experience the mountains with great pleasure.
July 2, 2020
Great climb to ride from both sides. From Arabba very scenic with wide panorama view, from Canazei a fascinating road through the woods with view on the big rocky sella massif.
June 20, 2021
It joins Arabba, a fraction of the municipality of Livinallongo del Col di Lana in Val Cordevole in the Venetian province of Belluno, with Canazei, a municipality in the Val di Fassa in the province of Trento. Along the descent towards Canazei you can connect with the Sella pass, turning right after 6.5 km and climbing for 5.5 km, to reach Val Gardena
The Alta via n. 2, which starts from Bressanone and reaches Feltre, crosses the Pordoi pass.
From the Pass you have the quickest access to the Sella group (whose highest elevation is Piz Boè, 3152 m) by means of the cable car produced by Hölzl which, with a single jump, reaches 2950 m a.s.l. Sass Pordoi, the southernmost spur of the Sella Group.
On the Venetian side of the pass there is an ossuary which collects, in a common tomb, the remains of 454 Germanic fallen and of 8,128 Austro-Hungarian fallen during the Great War, coming from various war cemeteries. On the external shelves, on the other hand, the remains of 842 German Wehrmacht soldiers from the Second World War, coming from the cemeteries located in the Belluno area, are buried in single or combined graves. Although it does not have impossible slopes and difficulties (average gradient just over 6% on both sides), it is famous among cyclists both for the beauty of the territory in which it is immersed, and because it has been climbed since the 1940s by the Giro d 'Italy. It is also one of the passes included in the Sellaronda and in the Maratona delle Dolomiti, a cycling long-distance race.
Since 2006 it has also been the scene of the amateur time trial valid for the AmaTour (the Amateur Cycle World Cup): the Arabba - Passo Pordoi [
July 19, 2021
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