Region: Italian Alps
Climbing effort: 207 cep
Elevation meters: 274
Steepest kilometer: 8.5%
Steepest 250 m: 10%
Foot: 1601 m Top: 1875 m
Mean slope: 7.1%
Length: 3.9 km
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
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Due to the small number of elevation meters (274)
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 (415 climb effort points or cep), the
Passo Sella (Sellajoch)-north (274 cep), the
Passo Pordoi-west (297 cep) and the
Passo di Campolungo-south (207 cep).
This sums up to 1193 cep.
Clockwise the lap consists of the
Passo di Campolungo-north (230 cep), the
Passo Pordoi-east (453 cep), the
Passo Sella (Sellajoch)-south (353 cep) and the
Passo Gardena (Grödnerjoch)-west (189 cep).
This sums up to 1225 cep.