Virtual Route of the Week: Passo Sella

Virtual Route of the Week: Passo Sella

With the addition of Passo Sella, you can now decide which way you want to ascend out of Canazei, Italy. If you liked Passo Pordoi, then you are in for a treat because Passo Sella is an even better ride. You start the same way from Canazei, but it’s all different after the left turn when you’ll climb up one of the most spectacular ascents in the Dolomites. The view from the top is breathtaking and the popularity of the route is clear by the sheer number of cars parked along the side of the road waiting to take the local chair lift.

For those geography junkies out there, Passo Sella connects Val di Fassa with Val Gardena through main road no. 242. It is a 12 km drive to Canazei, located on a grassy saddle dividing Sassolungo from the Sella group. One of the most famous passes in the Dolomites, this pass is crowned by the wonderful Sella Towers and the Mesules barrier.

This ride will take 11.5 km and 773 ascended meters in total to reach the finish. The average percent grade is 7%. Take in the sites and let us know which ascent is your favorite out of Canazei.

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Passo Sella