Pordoi Pass
DolomitesRoad cycling

Pordoi Pass: the Fausto Coppi climb

LenghtLenght11.4 km
Elevation gainElevation gain805 m

Each switchback brings to mind the names of great cycling champions, such as that of Fausto Coppi who here in Pordoi had no rivals, always managing to outdo his opponents. On countless occasions this climb decided the fate of the Giro d’Italia. See for yourself!


As it is a mountain pass, it can be climbed from two directions, west from Canazei and east from Arabba. We recommend the climb from Canazei, where the road ascends for 13 kilometres with an average gradient of 6% distributed over 28 winding switchbacks that cut through Alpine meadows and shady pine forests. From this side the view is more spectacular, as cyclists can enjoy a breathtaking view over the Sella Group.

12 hotels on the route Pordoi Pass

Hotel LinderS

Selva di Val Gardena, Sellaronda Dolomites

26 May - 1 November 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

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

Posta Zirm Hotel

Corvara in Badia, Sellaronda Dolomites

9 June - 24 September 2023

Hotel MesdìS

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

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

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

Ideal for Hotel Panorama

Panchià, Lagorai Dolomites

26 May - 24 September 2023

Festungshotel Al ForteS

Arabba di Livinallongo, Sellaronda Dolomites

20 June - 20 September 2023

Ideal for Hotel PiderS

La Valle, Sellaronda Dolomites

12 May - 22 October 2023

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