Passo Fedaia - Passo Pordoi – Legendäre Dolomitenpässe
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Road Cycling Highlight
Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
Croce Bianca Leisure & Spa planned a road ride.
April 27, 2021
Two absolute highlights are on the program for this round tour. While you can enjoy one of the most scenic passes with a spectacular panorama of the Dolomites at Passo Fedaia, you can breathe cycling history at Passo Pordoi. No other climb has been climbed more often in the history of the legendary Tour of Italy. The 33 hairpin bends of the Campionissimo await you there. Between 1947 and 1954, Fausto Coppi was always the first to reach the roof of the Dolomites there when the Giro d'Italia swept over the Passo di Pordoi. A memorial was dedicated to him at the top of the pass. Your round trip starts today with an ascent. Moderate at first, then increasingly demanding, the pass road climbs eleven kilometers around 620 meters from Canazei to Passo Fedaia. At the dam you can decide whether to take the route on the left through the galleries or right over the dam on a narrow street that is closed to public traffic. The road runs almost flat around the lake for about two kilometers before you jet down into Val Pettorina. On the way, the detour through the narrow Serrai di Sottoguda gorge is an exciting change. Between up to one hundred meters high rock walls you roll on an asphalt path through the gorge. After you have crossed Rocca Pietore, the second long ascent of the day begins: On a narrow mountain road you get to Arabba and on to Passo Pordoi. This was already 13 times the highest point of the Giro d’Italia, for which there were the most points in the rating. Your Cima Coppi is 23 kilometers and 1,250 meters in altitude. In Arabba, after about 14 kilometers, you have made half of the vertical meters. Another 33 turns and you're at the pass. The incline rarely reaches more than ten percent, which means you don't necessarily have to exert yourself and enjoy the wonderful backdrop of the Sella massif, with which you can enjoy the towering Piz Boè. There is usually a lot going on at the pass and a quiet spot is the exception. On the descent to Canazei, on the other hand, there are numerous beautiful mountain inns and easily accessible huts, where you can make a stop before you get back to Canazei.
May 5, 2021