Mendola Pass
DolomitesRoad cycling

Mendola Pass: can you resist the charm of a panoramic road?

LenghtLenght15.00 km
Elevation gainElevation gain963 m

The Mendola panoramic road, built between 1880 and 1885, connects Appiano and Caldaro to the Non Valley (in Trentino). The long stretches without curves, a distinctive trait of this itinerary, make it possible to ascend breathing in the fresh air, filling your lungs and allowing your gaze to wonder across the magnificent landscapes of the surrounding valley.


The wide road that leads from San Michele to the Pass unwinds along 17 switchbacks that cut through the mountain, with splendid views that extend all the way to Lake Caldaro. The slopes are regular, never excessive. Like any tourist place, the peak bustles with souvenir shops, bars and restaurants.

This itinerary is a must for cyclists in the area (even the Giro d’Italia has climbed this summit on more than one occasion). Not by chance, every year (the last Saturday in September) traffic is closed, giving cyclists free rein of the road.

12 hotels on the route Mendola Pass

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

Hotel Melodia del Bosco

Badia, Sellaronda Dolomites

17 May - 9 October 2023

Ideal for Hotel Panorama

Panchià, Lagorai Dolomites

26 May - 24 September 2023

Posta Zirm Hotel

Corvara in Badia, Sellaronda Dolomites

9 June - 24 September 2023

Ideal for Sport&Wellness Hotel CristalloS

Levico Terme, Lagorai Dolomites

31 March - 22 October 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 Störes - Living nature

San Cassiano, Sellaronda Dolomites

25 May - 15 October 2023

Ideal for Hotel Malita

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

26 May - 1 October 2023

Hotel MesdìS

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

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

Hotel LinderS

Selva di Val Gardena, Sellaronda Dolomites

26 May - 1 November 2023

Festungshotel Al ForteS

Arabba di Livinallongo, Sellaronda Dolomites

20 June - 20 September 2023

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