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Grödnerjoch

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  • Martin Donat

    The Grödnerjoch is one of the four Sellaronda passes and can be reached from Corvara as well as from Selva. It is located at a height of 2,121 meters below the mighty north walls of the Sella group. When you start in Val Gardena, you first go to Plan de Gralba and continue uphill via serpentines. The road now leads spectacularly below the north walls of the Murfreitspitzen before it becomes steeper again shortly before the transition. The average gradient is eight percent over 10.5 kilometers and 560 meters of altitude. Alternatively, Corvara can be chosen as the starting point. The route is about one kilometer shorter.

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    • May 13, 2015

  • Math

    One of the Dolomite passes that I prefer to do, both on one side and on the other side.

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    • October 13, 2021

  • Merle 🇧🇪

    Magnificent panorama of the area around Passo Gardena.

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    • January 7, 2022

  • V.a.B.

    One of the most beautiful passes in the Dolomites for cyclists.

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    • February 21, 2022

  • Daniel

    Beautiful route between the rock towers of the Dolomites. The almost park-like landscape at the foot of the rugged rock towers is great and the track is almost ideal for racing. The slope is even, the road is well run and also in the downhill a real pleasure. The whole Sella Ronda is very popular in the summer with all road users, who really wants to enjoy the Val Gardena, is recommended to drive in the early morning.

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    • December 17, 2018

  • Florian Hulot

    Great to drive out of Selva. You can park well and cheaply at the cable car station.
    The beginning is crisp up to the junction Grödnerjoch / Sella, but then drive loosely to the top of the pass as there are longer flat sections in between. You could eat something upstairs, in the cold seasons it is advisable to leave quickly so as not to cool down

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    • November 24, 2019

  • Martin

    long climb with an incredible panorama

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    • August 6, 2017

  • Martin®

    Imposamter pass between Sella and Puez group

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Jesus V. 🇪🇸 IG: jesus_velasco

    The Dolomites are an excellent cycling destination, once in life you have to enjoy the mythical ascents.

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    • August 20, 2019

  • Christian

    It's easier to ride from the side of Val Gardena. The view is even better when you are at the top station of Cir ski lift. You can also reach that spot by mountain bike. There are really cool downhill sections to Corvara from Passo Gardena.

    • July 8, 2020

  • ilMog Marco Contarelli

    Together with Passo Sella, it is the one from which the view sweeps most of the Dolomites

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    • September 3, 2020

  • William van der Staaij

    Climb with one of the most beautifull views of the Dolomites. Great for taking cool pictures, especially on the west side of the pass. Pie & coffee at Rifugio Frarra (at the top) is perfect!

    • June 20, 2021

  • Albrecht

    In summer as in winter, simply beautiful up here!

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    • July 4, 2021

  • Cristian

    Very beautifull!!!!!! Fantastic and steep climb.

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    • July 19, 2021

  • Berend Veneklaas

    This is a Pass that is not very well known for cycling, but it has perfect asphalt and where you can make a perfect stop with a beautiful view.

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    • November 15, 2020

  • William van der Staaij

    Climb with one of the most beautifull views of the Dolomites. Great for taking cool pictures, especially on the west side of the pass. Pie & coffee at Rifugio Frarra (at the top) is perfect!

    • June 20, 2021

  • Albrecht

    The Gardena Pass is one of four passes that you cross on the Sellaronda. A beautiful pass in both summer and winter.

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    • July 4, 2021

  • Cristian

    The first step in a long series of this route, a hard and spectacular climb, constant slopes that leave no breathing space !!!!!

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    • July 19, 2021

  • Cristian

    The Gardena pass is located in the heart of the Dolomites, nestled between imposing massifs: to the south lies the Sella, to the west the Sassolungo, to the north the Cir group, (located in the Puez-Odle Natural Park). In the vicinity of the pass there are several waterways, including the Rio Frea, which feeds the Rio Gardena.

    The pass is the starting point for many hiking trails. Among others, from here depart itineraries that lead to the Dantercepies valley, to the Pisciadù refuge and to the Cir group. Going a little further into Val Badia, you will find the starting point of the Tridentina via ferrata, one of the most famous in the Dolomites, and of the Pisciadù via ferrata. To the north, on the other hand, the via ferratas that go up to the Gran Cir and Pizzes de Cir are traced. The Alta via n. 2, which goes from Bressanone to Feltre.

    In the surrounding area there are numerous ski lifts and ski slopes, including the famous "Dantercepies" and "Cir" which, starting from the pass, reach Selva. All lifts are part of the Dolomiti Superski area. The Gardena is part of the famous skiing and cycling ring known as the Sellaronda, together with the Sella, Pordoi and Campolongo passes.

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    • July 19, 2021

  • Cristian

    Gardena Pass. The Frosty

    This is probably the section I like least of the Sellaronda. The side of Val Gardena is practically always in the shade. In addition, there is a small but cold descent before tackling the final and more demanding stretch to reach the pass. There is no sun and the mountain looms over us on our right, with the stony ground that always seems to be on the verge of collapsing and dragging us into the abyss.

    The legs get cold and the ascent to Passo Gardena becomes more difficult, which otherwise would not present great difficulties. The cold, however, is amply rewarded by the view on the stretch traveled, which appears grandiose and terrible. After the brow, Val Badia welcomes us with a long and fun descent that takes us first to Colfosco and finally to Corvara.
    sellaronda val gardena

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    • July 26, 2021

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