CyclingUp: Passo Sella-south

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Region: Italian Alps
Climbing effort: 620 points
Elevation meters: 797
Steepest kilometer: 10.3%

Steepest 250 m: 12%
Foot: 1442 m    Top: 2239 m
Mean slope: 7.2%
Length: 11.0 km

From: Canazei
Road conditions (2016): average
Other race bikers: >25 per hour
Motor vehicles: >180 per hour
Scenerie and road: (5/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes



For me the Passo Sella (Sellajoch in German) forms the most beautiful point of the Sellaronda. The views of the nearby Langkofel, the nearby Sellamassif and the distant Marmolada are breathtaking. On this pass, there is also less tourist fuss than on the Passo Pordoi and the Passo Gardena. The ride begins in Canazei at the junction of the SS48 and the SP641. Though the road soon leads into the forest, there are still occasional glimpses of the surrounding Dolomite massifs. In this beginning part, the road is not very steep (4-8%). After five and a half kilometers, at a bifurcation at an altitude of 1810 meters, one arrives at the Sellaronda. Here we turn to the left. From here, still 429 elevation meters and 353 climb effort points await the cyclist. This section also contains the steepest kilometer of the Sellaronda(10.3%). Beautiful is the view of the wild Val Lastiès, which is lying first in front and later to the right of the climbing cyclist. The pass itself is magnificent, as described above.

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