From Gais to Kronplatz
DolomitesRoad cycling

From Gais to Kronplatz

LenghtLenght59 km
Elevation gainElevation gain1,100 m

They say that tough climbs are those that we will remember for a lifetime: Kronplatz is one of these.


Gais towards Bruneck and then the Badia Valley is the perfect spot for this tour. Along the Gran Ega river, the road climbs slightly up to San Vigilio (Via Longega) where the climb leading to the Furkel Pass begins (12 km). Once you have conquered the Pass, a sharp left turn leads to Kronplatz: 5 very difficult kilometres. The first kilometre is just an appetizer of what lies ahead. If you think that the switchbacks will help you catch your breath you are wrong: they are actually the most difficult part. Even the road surface made entirely from a special mixture of gravel and cement makes this challenge even bigger. Reaching the summit, in fact, is an undertaking for a select few, as during the last kilometre the road climbs at gradients up to 24%.

The itinerary follows the descent up to Valdaora, and leaving Villa Santa Caterina and San Giorgio behind, along the bike path that runs along the Aurino Creek you will be back in Gais.


Gais, Longega, San Vigilio, Furcia Pass, Kronplatz, Valdaora, Villa Santa Caterina, San Giorgio, Gais

12 hotels on the route From Gais to Kronplatz

Ideal for Sport&Wellness Hotel CristalloS

Levico Terme, Lagorai Dolomites

31 March - 22 October 2023

Hotel MesdìS

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

From 04/12/22 to 15/04/23 - from 01/06/23 to 24/09/23

Festungshotel Al ForteS

Arabba di Livinallongo, Sellaronda Dolomites

20 June - 20 September 2023

Posta Zirm Hotel

Corvara in Badia, Sellaronda Dolomites

9 June - 24 September 2023

Hotel LinderS

Selva di Val Gardena, Sellaronda Dolomites

26 May - 1 November 2023

Ideal for Hotel Panorama

Panchià, Lagorai Dolomites

26 May - 24 September 2023

Hotel Chalet del Sogno

Madonna di Campiglio, Brenta Dolomites

From 02/12/22 to 11/04/23 - from 02/06/23 to 04/10/23

Hotel Melodia del Bosco

Badia, Sellaronda Dolomites

17 May - 9 October 2023

Hotel Störes - Living nature

San Cassiano, Sellaronda Dolomites

25 May - 15 October 2023

Ideal for Hotel PiderS

La Valle, Sellaronda Dolomites

12 May - 22 October 2023

Ideal for Sporthotel Exclusive

San Vigiglio di Marebbe, Sellaronda Dolomites

1 June - 25 September 2023

Ideal for Hotel Malita

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

26 May - 1 October 2023

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