This will be a memorable part of the trip as it is definitely one of the world’s great rides, the Sella Ronda Loop.
Welcome to the Dolomites
Today we take the opportunity to ride one of the classic rides in the world, the Sella Ronda. While the actual loop is only 52km it includes more than 1,850m of climbing with four major passes, the Pordoi, Sella, Gardena and Campolongo. This will be a memorable part of the trip as it is definitely one of the world’s great rides. Don’t forget to stop at the top of where the Coppi monument is.
It is a tough ride but the scenery at this time of year is fantastic. The first climb up is the longest, Passo Pordoi, therefore the hardest, but the other 3 passes are well spaced so most people find this an enjoyable and not too difficult day on the bike. We will have a day to remember, so enjoy the ride and don’t forget your camera!
For those searching for more of challenge today, you can make a choice later in the ride to return over the more difficult Passo di Valparola. This will give you close to 3,000m of climbing for the day, covering over four passes and through some very spectacular scenery.
The four passes of the Sella Ronda are:
Passo Pordoi – 2,239m
Passo Sella – 2,214m
Passo Gardena – 2,121m
Passo Campolongo – 1,875m
After the ride, we will return to our hotel in Arabba with time to relax in the village and back at the hotel.