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.
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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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
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