Passo San Pellegrino - Passo Cereda - Passo Rolle – Legendäre Dolomitenpässe
Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
Road Cycling Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight
Croce Bianca Leisure & Spa planned a road ride.
May 10, 2021
Overwhelming landscape, sporty demanding - that's the best way to sum up this pass tour around the Pala group. Away from the mainstream, a super beautiful route awaits you over the Passo San Pellegrino into the Agordino, further over remote villages and quiet roads over the Passo Cereda into the Valle del Primiero, to finally the 44 hairpin bends to the Passo Rolle in the face of the imposing rock towers of the Pale di San Martino to crank up.As an exception, we recommend that you move the start to Moena today. Of course, you can also use the Dolomites cycle path until then, but you will collect another 50 kilometers for the way there and back. The best thing to do is to ask our staff at the hotel about the best options to get to and from Moena to the start. If you don't want to drive to Moena with your own car, we are happy to offer a shuttle service.From Moena you go straight to the first ascent through the Val di San Pellegrino to the pass of the same name. 735 meters in altitude await you on just under twelve kilometers. The increase rarely reaches the ten percent mark. At the pass you have the first opportunity for an espresso stop before it goes almost 30 kilometers downhill to the Agordino. You are now in the province of Belluno. There are nice detours at the longer tunnels along the route, but these are often not in good condition. Since even the main streets in the area are relatively quiet, we recommend that you drive through the tunnels at these points. Don't forget your light and safety vest.Your second long ascent begins near Agordo, the capital of the valley of the same name with its beautiful historic center. About 700 meters in altitude it goes up to Forcella Aurina at 1,299 meters. Together with the following Passo Cereda up to which you collect another 400 meters in altitude, these passes are two of the southernmost crossings in the Dolomites. The scenic route through picturesque little mountain villages offers a great panorama of the Pala Group in the north and west and the Belluno Dolomites National Park in the south and east. Original inns and bars invite you to take a break along the varied route to Passo Cereda.The descent to Tonadico is short. Finally, through the Val Cismon, the mountain classification of the day to Passo Rolle at 1,984 meters awaits you. Initially running in a narrow gorge, the view of the rock towers of the Pale di San Martino gets better and better the closer you get to the pass. The ascent is around 1,250 meters in altitude, spread over 21 kilometers. In San Martino di Castrozza and at Passo Rolle there are numerous opportunities for a stop and to admire the imposing scenery. Not far is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Dolomites: the Val Venegia. If you are out and about with a gravel bike, you shouldn't miss the route through the valley. At the end you will meet the pass road to Passo Valles, which also leads you to Predazzo.The 20-kilometer long and 1,000-meter-high descent to Predazzo meanders wonderfully through the picturesque mountain landscape, past the Lago di Paneveggio reservoir and into Val di Fiemme. There is sure to be joy. The last nine kilometers to the starting point of your tour in Moena are then only a stone's throw away. Following the course of the valley, you will collect another 300 meters in altitude, which you owe to the profiled course of the route.