CyclingUp: Passo di Campolungo-south

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Region: Italian Alps
Climbing effort: 254 points
Elevation meters: 274
Steepest kilometer: 8.5%

Foot: 1601 m    Top: 1875 m
Mean slope: 7.1%
Length: 3.9 km

From: Arabba
Road conditions (2016): average
Other race bikers: >25 per hour
Motor vehicles: 60-180 per hour
Scenerie and road: (2/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes



Due to the small number of elevation meters (274) and climb effort points (254) the climb from Arabba to the Campolungo is among the smallest of this site but it is important as a member of the Sellaronda. The slope of the Campolungo-south is mostly 8%. The first and last few hundred meters are easier.

The Sellaronda is a lap with a length of 52 kilometers through the Dolomites. This lap is not only very popular because four passes are crossed over a short distance but also because of the extremely impressive mountain massifs. The disadvantage is that this is known to many people. Cyclist have to share the road with a horde of cars and motorcycles. Each of the four ascents is not really that hard and even if one adds the hardness of the four ascents, the sum amounts only to about 80% of the hardness of the eastern ascent to the Passo dello Stelvio. Also, the slope of the steeper parts of the climbs is mostly moderate with 7 or 8%. Only the southern ascent to the Sellajoch has a steepest kilometer in the double-digit range (10.3%).

Counter clockwise the Sellaronda consists of the
Passo Gardena (Grödner Joch)-east (510 climb effort points or cep), the
Passo Sella (Sellajoch)-north (337 cep), the
Passo Pordoi-west (365 cep) and the
Passo di Campolungo-south (254 cep).
This sums up to 1466 cep.

Clockwise the lap consists of the
Passo di Campolungo-north (282 cep), the
Passo Pordoi-east (556 cep), the
Passo Sella (Sellajoch)-south (434 cep) and the
Passo Gardena (Grödnerjoch)-west (232 cep).
This sums up to 1504 cep.

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