HERO Südtirol Dolomites 2016 - 60 KM

On the streets of one of the most competitive and attractive route for mountain bike lovers, the HERO Südtirol Dolomites. One of the most anticipated seasonal event for those who enjoy cycling in the unique landscape of the Dolomites, UNESCO Heritage Site.
Be ready to face the "Four Passes" of the Sella mountain Group (Campolongo-Gardena-Pordoi-Sella) mainly off road, one of the most spectacular and hard "classic" in the world.

Technical description:
There are two routes, this is the shortest one: 60 km and 3400 of difference in height.
It starts from Selva Gardena towards Corvara: after the ascent of Dantercepies you get to Passo Gardena (2,298 m.) to descend to Corvara, entering in Val Badia. After a stretch of asphalt to pass the town you go towards the town of Campolongo, taking the left towards Arlara Monte. After a short climb (maximum gradient of 26%) you will remain at altitude, passing by Ciampai, Piz Sorega, Bioch Refuge and Pralonghià Refuge (2,157).

Then you go down (some parts are on a Ski slope) towards Passo Campolongo (1,875). Here begins the descent to Arabba with a first part on a dangerous dirt road. Crossed the town you go up to Passo Pordoi (2,240) in 7 Km. After a few kilometers - some parts are very technical - you go down to Pian de Schiavaneis and Baita Creps at Sella. Here begins the climb of 4km to the fourth pass, the Sella (2,100 m).

Completed the "4 Passes", to return to Selva Gardena you will remain at altitude in the locality of Città dei Sassi, then on the slopes of Sassolungo downstream .

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Technical data

City of departure: Selva di Val Gardena

Departure: Selva di Val Gardena

City of arrival: Selva di Val Gardena

Arrival: Selva di Val Gardena

Length (Km): 60

Difficulty: Extreme

Discipline: MTB

Type of Itinerary: Full day

Difference in height (m): 3400

Difference in downhill (m): 3400

Highest point (m): 2272

Lowest point (m): 1532

Duration (h.): 6

Off road: 90

Cycling: 10