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ROMANTISCHE ATMOSPHÄRE UND LADINISCHER FLAIR IN UNSEREM HOTEL IN CANAZEI!
Im Croce Bianca Leisure & SPA im Fassatal werden Sie von der Wärme authentischer und vertrauter Materialien wie Holz verwöhnt, in einer romantischen und intimen Atmosphäre, umgeben von den Dolomiten, den einzigartigsten Berge der Welt!
Idealer Ausgangspunkt für Dolomitentouren zu Fuß, mit dem Mountainbike oder Rennrad. Das Croce Bianca Leisure & Spa ist der ideale Ort, um die Dolomiten auf zwei Rädern zu erkunden.ATMOSFERA ROMANTICA, IN STILE LADINO, NEL NOSTRO HOTEL A CANAZEI!
Al Croce Bianca Leisure & SPA in Val di Fassa sarete coccolati dal calore di materiali autentici e familiari come il legno, in un'atmosfera romantica e intima, circondati dalle Dolomiti, le vette uniche al mondo!
Punto di partenza ideale per escursioni a piedi, in mountainbike o in bici da strada. Sopratutto gli amanti delle due ruote trovano nel Croce Bianca Leisure & Spa l'alleato ideale per esplorare le Dolomiti in sella.ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE AND LADIN STYLE IN OUR HOTEL IN CANAZEI!
At the Croce Bianca Leisure & SPA in Val di Fassa you will be pampered by the warmth of authentic and familiar materials such as wood, in a romantic and intimate atmosphere, surrounded by the Dolomites, the most unique mountains in the world!
Ideal starting point for hiking, mountain biking and road biking tours. The Croce Bianca Leisure & Spa is the ideal place for cycling enthusiasts in particular to explore the Dolomites in the saddle.
- 05:5270.7 mi12.0 mph11,450 ft11,450 ft
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The Maratona dles Dolomites is one of the most popular races for everyone in the Alps. Since 1987 the event has been held annually on the first Sunday in July. The event is limited to 9,000 athletes. At first it sounds like a hell of a lot of race participants, considering the demanding, unsteady and narrow route. The truth is that the registration is even regulated via a pre-registration procedure with subsequent raffle of the starting numbers, as the number of pre-registrations regularly exceeds the maximum number of participants by two to three times. Clearly - the track has to be awesome. There are three route lengths to choose from, the long distance being 138 kilometers and 4,230 meters in altitude. The short Dolomitenmarthon corresponds to the Sellaronda route (komoot.it/tour/352112258) with 55 kilometers and 1,780 meters of altitude. We recommend the golden mean with 106 kilometers and 3,130 meters of altitude, to which the journey from our starting point at the Bike Hotel Croce Bianca in Canazei is added.The route takes you to seven of the most impressive road passes in the Alps. On the way you can expect fascinating panoramic views of the spectacular mountains of the Dolomites, challenging climbs and breathtaking descents. If you haven't planned to push your limits, then enjoy the tour by also taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities for breaks that are available at the passes and along the route. Some of the crossings have historical significance and were built as military roads. Numerous traces from the past, such as at Passo Valparola and Passo Falzarego, still bear witness to the senselessness and cruelty of the First World War.You do most of the vertical meters on the first pass of the day, the Sella Pass. You cross the Campolongo pass twice from Corvara to Arabba. The first time it goes downhill to Pieve Livinallongo, to finally crank up to Passo Falzarego. The second time, the Cima Coppi of your tour with the 2,241 meter high Passo Pordoi awaits you at the end of the day. Then you can enjoy the rapid descent with twelve kilometers and 800 meters of altitude to the front door of the Bike Hotel Croce Bianca, before the well-deserved wellness program awaits you.You can find more information about the Maratona dles Dolomites / Dolomitenmarathon here: maratona.it/de
May 11, 2021
- 06:2575.9 mi11.8 mph11,075 ft11,100 ft
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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.
May 10, 2021
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The Reiterjoch (Passo di Pampeago) at 1,990 meters connects the Fiemme Valley in Trentino with the Eggental in South Tyrol. To the east of the pass rise the gray rock towers of the Latemar, to the west of the 2,492 meter high Zanggen, which belongs to the Fiemme Valley Alps. The original farm road through the beautiful alpine landscape has only been completely asphalted since 2012. The road is closed to motorized traffic, making it one of the wonderfully quiet alternatives to the Lavazejoch, which is located further to the west. The Reiterjoch is a regular part of the Giro d’Italia when the route runs through Tesero.The start and finish of the round tour is of course our Bike Hotel Croce Bianca in Canazei. The warm-up phase and the rolling out after the two passes take place on the Dolomites cycle path and on side roads through the Val di Fassa. From Tesero you can expect about 1,100 meters in altitude over 12 kilometers up to the first pass at the Reiterjoch. The driveway is demanding. The scenic impressions and the panorama are an experience. The makers of the Giro know that too. Without public traffic you can enjoy the impressions even better. Every now and then you just have to dodge cows or their legacies. At the pass you have the choice between two beautifully located huts for a break before you start the descent: 1,100 meters in altitude over eleven kilometers.In Birchabruck you have the choice of either rolling a little further to the next roundabout and cranking there over a remote road via Gummer to Welschnofen or taking the Direttissima on the country road. The detour will cost you about eight kilometers and an additional 260 meters in altitude. If you stay on the planned route, you can now expect around 880 meters in altitude on a 14-kilometer route to the Karer Pass. On the way you pass the wonderful Karersee. From the Karerpass it finally goes downhill with great views to Pozza di Fassa. From there you follow the famous Dolomites cycle path back to Canazei.
May 10, 2021
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On this extensive tour, four Dolomite passes are on the agenda, but you will hardly notice one if you follow the route clockwise. If you turn the direction, it looks very different! The inconspicuous Niger Pass has it all if you dare to climb from the direction of St. Zyprian: ramps with up to 20 percent incline await you. So to start with, start with the suggested direction. The supposed inconspicuousness number two is the Panider Saddle between Castelrotto and Ortisei in Val Gardena. The fact that from Fiè allo Sciliar to the top of the pass, however, you have about 780 meters in altitude in front of you, then makes you respect. Both Karerpass and Sella Pass certainly no longer need an introduction.
The route begins, how should it be otherwise, at our Bike Hotel Croce Bianca in Canazei. The first ten kilometers are ideal for warming you up. The route takes you on a mix of road sections and the newly built, super-paved Dolomites cycle path, slightly downhill through the Fassa Valley to Pozza di Fassa. Many racing cyclists will still use the road until then, but the well-developed bike path is much more relaxed to ride and brings you a little closer to nature.
From Pozza di Fassa to the Karerpass at 1,752 meters, one of the most relaxed Dolomite passes awaits you. This marks the border between South Tyrol and the province of Trento. On the left is the rugged Latemar and on the right the famous rose garden with its striking silhouette of a peak. A massive storm destroyed vast areas of forest in the region in 2018. The traces are still visible everywhere. The only positive effect: Now you have a much better view of the Val di Fiemme and the Val di Fassa as well as the Val di San Pellegrino opposite. On almost ten kilometers you collect about 480 meters of altitude with a steady incline - perfect not to powder the grains right at the beginning. Between Karerpass and Nigerpass, only one hundred meters of altitude await you over eight kilometers. There is usually very little traffic on the road and you can enjoy the wonderful panorama of the Rosengarten and Latemar and, if the visibility is good, the distant view over the Eggental and Eisack Valley to the glaciers on the main Alpine ridge. There are also a few nice places to stop for refreshments along the way. The last one is located directly on the Niger Pass before you start the rapid descent via St. Zyprian to Tiers.
The next 35 kilometers to Val Gardena are characterized by a change from quiet country roads, beautiful South Tyrolean villages and sections of the route with a fabulous panorama. The scenery is dominated by the Schlern massif, which protrudes from the idyllic green landscape with its mighty gray rock faces. If you still fancy an extra portion of panorama and alpine idyll, combined with a few sporty additional meters of altitude, then you can include a detour from Seis to the Alpe di Siusi. That's about ten kilometers and 800 meters in altitude. With the gravel bike you can even take a shortcut and descend via Saltria and through the Jender valley directly to Val Gardena, where you will find the route again. Another option for racing cyclists is the steep descent past the Monte Piz mountain inn to Bulla and directly to Ortisei. Like all roads from Kompatsch over the Alpe di Siusi, this is closed to unauthorized traffic and is therefore nice and quiet. The quality of the asphalt is no longer the best, but here you will find a wonderful side route away from the classic routes.
From the Panider Sattel, your third pass of the day, if you stay on the original route, it goes briefly down to Val Gardena. The last ascent of your day tour awaits you: 18 kilometers and around 1,050 meters in altitude to the Sella Pass at 2,244 meters. Heads up! We don't just mean that as well-intentioned motivation. Because there is something to see here! The huge rock towers of Langkofel and Plattkofel accompany you on your right, while the Sella massif grows in front of you. This is really big landscape cinema and you are right in the thick of it as an actor! Once you're at the top, you just roll down the magnificent pass road to your destination, where the well-deserved wellness program awaits you and your bike at our hotel.
May 4, 2021
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From the Bike Hotel Croce Bianca in Canazei, the route begins in a wonderfully relaxed manner. For the first 35 kilometers you follow the valley course of the Val di Fassa into the Val di Fiemme to Tesero, between Predazzo and Cavalese. The route is characterized by side roads, the brand new, perfectly paved Dolomites cycle path and passages on the country road. On the way you have a great view of the surrounding Dolomite peaks, while the 190 meters of altitude are compared to about 670 meters of depth. The relationship changes abruptly on the pass road to the Lavazejoch.
Now it goes steadily upwards for about eleven kilometers. At the end of the driveway you have collected about 900 meters in altitude. The route is off the usual traffic routes and is therefore relatively quiet. Through forests, small villages and over open pastures you crank to the top of the pass. Admittedly, the hill is not an extraordinary beauty, but there is an opportunity for a short detour to the Jochgrimm. The pass is located between the peaks of Weißhorn and Schwarzhorn and is an attractive transition for gravel bikers towards Val di Fiemme, Truden or Etschtal. In winter, the area is a winter sports region and, with its great trails, is particularly popular with cross-country skiers. For pure racing cyclists, the pass is the terminus at 1,989 meters. Here is a nice stop in the mountain inn and the panoramic view of the main Alpine ridge is fantastic.
From the Lavazejoch, where the border between the provinces of South Tyrol and Trento is located, you roll more than 900 meters in altitude and twelve kilometers down to Birchabruck on the finest asphalt. There the road branches off to Welschnofen and further up to the village of Karersee and the Karerpass. If you still have good legs, we recommend another short detour: From Birchabruck you roll a little further down the valley to the next roundabout. There you leave the main road and crank up the eleven serpentines on a quiet and picturesque mountain road to Gummer and finally on the narrow high road to Welschnofen. This detour will cost you about eight kilometers and 260 vertical meters more.
After about 650 meters of altitude you will reach the Karersee. After the heavy autumn storm of 2018, here was a picture of the devastation at one of the most photogenic hotspots in the Dolomites to date, which you can find right on the road. In the meantime, the uprooted and broken trees have been cleared and fresh, new green is sprouting from the ground. The crystal clear mountain lake, in which the towers of the Latemar are reflected, has lost none of its magical impression. Confused by the parking situation at the visitor center and impressed by the impressive backdrop of the lake, you should be particularly attentive here. Also because numerous road users - on foot, on a motorcycle or in the car - can be distracted from the actual traffic.
From Karersee to the top of the pass at 1,752 meters, you are still missing 220 meters in altitude. The descent is not very steep and you can let it roll nicely. The view of the valley is super beautiful and at the end of the Val di Fassa you can already see the well-known Dolomite peaks around Canazei. In Pozza di Fassa you meet the route of the way there, which you follow with longing thoughts on wellness, pool and delicious, cool drinks to the Bike Hotel Croce Bianca.
May 4, 2021
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On this round tour you circle the entire Marmolada massif and arrive at Alleghe at the foot of the mighty rock wall of the 3,220 meter high Civetta, which slopes more than 1,000 meters almost vertically to the west. At the beautiful mountain lake of Alleghe you can even take a little swim. Alternatively, there are nice cafés and bars with mountain and lake views in the manageable village.
From our Bike Hotel Croce Bianca you start out comfortably following the Fassa valley out of the valley to Moena. We recommend the beautifully laid out and continuously asphalted Dolomites cycle path with its beautiful route away from the busy road. In Moena you leave the main valley in the direction of Passo di San Pellegrino. The pass road in the direction of Falcade is not very busy and leads you through the beautiful landscape of the Val di San Pellegrino, initially with sections in the shady forest, later mainly over open pasture areas and past numerous huts where you can stop off. You reach the top of the pass at 1,918 meters. As early as the 14th century, monks founded a hospice here. Their medal also gives the passport its name. During the First World War, the San Pellegrino was of strategic importance.If you unpack your hiking boots every now and then, the Costabella Kammweg north of the pass is a recommendation for you if your racing bike is allowed to rest for a day. Following in the footsteps of the First World War, a path leads there as a circular tour starting at the pass to the Bergvagabundenhütte, varied and spectacular through tunnels, tunnels, trenches and caverns to several fascinating peaks to the Rifugio Fuciade. From there you get back to the starting point.
The San Pellegrino pass road initially drops steeply to Falcade. You have an excellent view of the imposing rock giants of the Pale di San Martino. From the quaint Falcade Alto, where a fountain is perfectly located directly on the road, you get a great impression of the route that is still to come. In total, you rewind almost twenty kilometers and 1,140 meters in altitude down into the valley to Cencenighe Agordino at a rushing pace. On the way you will pass the village of Canale d’Agordo. At the beautiful village square of the birthplace of Pope John Paul I, you can take a relaxed break and fill your energy stores in a quiet atmosphere.
The second ascent of the day begins in Cencenighe. It remains moderate until after Caprile. The old street is parallel to the new main street in the direction of Alleghe, directly on the river. Thunderstorms and falling rocks have affected it badly. The best thing to do is to check the location directly on site to see whether the passage to Vare is currently open. Another alternative route with a little more view and quiet roads leads you shortly before Cencenighe to the west side of the valley and through the hamlets of the municipality of San Tomaso Agordino to Vare. This route variant is two kilometers and around 230 meters in altitude more than the planned route.
Alleghe at the foot of the Civetta is a well-known winter sports resort and has a lot to offer in terms of sport even in summer. Racing cyclists, mountain bikers, hikers and mountaineers meet here. At the lake you can really relax or even go swimming before the final mountain stage awaits you. In Caprile you leave the main valley and follow the mountain road that meanders through the Val Pettorina up to the Passo Fedaia. We recommend you lay your route through the Serrai di Sottoguda gorge. The ascent is a little steeper than the main road, but all the more spectacular. Because the little road leads through a narrow gorge with walls up to one hundred meters high. It's nice and cool here on hot days in summer. Don't forget to bring a few euros with you to enter.
The last meters of altitude to the pass will be crisp again, but reward you with spectacular views of the Marmolada and its glacier, the deep blue Lago di Fedaia and a subsequent dream descent to the starting point at the Hotel Croce Bianca. Your after-work drink and a cozy lounger to relax await you there.
May 5, 2021
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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
- 05:0739.6 mi7.7 mph6,925 ft6,925 ft
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The Sellaronda over the four legendary Dolomite passes - Passo Pordoi / Pordoijoch, Passo Campolongo / Campolongopass, Passo Gardena / Grödner Joch and Passo Sella / Sellajoch - is considered to be the most beautiful racing bike round tour in the Dolomites, probably even in the Alps.This route corresponds to the recommended route of the Sellaronda Bike Day, which takes place twice a year. On these days, the entire route is closed to public road traffic from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. and belongs to the cyclists alone. The access to Canazei is also part of the road closure for cyclists. Thousands of cyclists take part in this event every year and are thrilled. On all other days, the Sellaronda is of course also an incredible experience, but due to its popularity, a lot of traffic is to be expected. If you can organize it, you should start as early as possible so that you can at least enjoy the first pass without engine noise.Counterclockwise you have the legendary four passes in front of you in the following order (with the inclines to be mastered and the length of the ascent):
Passo Pordoi (2,241 meters) - 796 meters in altitude / 12.4 kilometers
Passo Campolongo (1,879 meters) - 281 meters in altitude / 4.1 kilometers
Passo Gardena (2,120 meters) - 597 meters in altitude / 9.3 kilometers
Passo Sella (2,234 meters) - 368 meters in altitude / 6.4 kilometersIn total, you collect almost 64 kilometers and over 2,100 meters in altitude. The numbers alone do not make the passes tour a legend, but the imposing backdrop of the Dolomites. In the center is the Sella Group with its highest peak, the Piz Boè (3,152 meters). You have the best view of this at Passo Pordoi, where the monument to Fausto Coppi is also located. On the descent from Passo Campolongo to Corvara you have a mega view of the Pralongia on your right and the spectacularly towering summit of the Sassongher (2,665 meters), which rears up prominently behind the village. Between the craggy Cir peaks and the steep flanks of the Sella, the pass road meanders over the Gardena Pass towards Val Gardena, before finally on the way to Passo Sella you will see the mighty, leaden-gray north-east wall of the Sassolungo, 1000 meters high, and the rock fields at its feet Stone city, you can marvel at. At the pass you have a wonderful view of the glaciated Marmolada and the Fassa Valley, before you roll down almost 800 meters through this magnificent backdrop until you reach our Bike Hotel Croce Bianca.Information on the dates of the Sellaronda Bike Day and other events can be found here: sellarondabikeday.com
May 5, 2021
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The Sellaronda over the four legendary Dolomite passes - Passo Pordoi / Pordoijoch, Passo Campolongo / Campolongopass, Passo Gardena / Grödner Joch and Passo Sella / Sellajoch - is considered to be the most beautiful racing bike round tour in the Dolomites, probably even in the Alps.The most popular way to circumnavigate the Sella is to go counter-clockwise. This system is also followed, for example, by the Sellaronda Bike Day, which takes place twice a year. We recommend the opposite direction here. This results in completely different impressions and beautiful perspectives on the imposing landscape along the panoramic route. Of course, you shouldn't cycle against the current on Sellaronda Bike Day.Clockwise you have the legendary four passes in front of you in the following order (with the inclines to be mastered and the length of the ascent):
Passo Sella (2,234 meters) - 780 meters in altitude / 12 kilometers
Passo Gardena (2,120 meters) - 310 meters in altitude / 5.6 kilometers
Passo Campolongo (1,879 meters) - 350 meters in altitude / 6.4 kilometers
Passo Pordoi (2,241 meters) - 640 meters in altitude / 9.1 kilometersInformation on the dates of the Sellaronda Bike Day and other events can be found here: sellarondabikeday.com
May 6, 2021