San Pellegrino Pass
DolomitesRoad cycling

San Pellegrino Pass, whatever you do, don’t call it a minor pass

LenghtLenght11.7 km
Elevation gainElevation gain740 m

Compared to the Pordoi or perhaps the Sella Pass, the San Pellegrino Pass might seem minor, but that’s really not the case… Try it for yourself to believe it!


Looking at it on paper, the San Pellegrino Pass might be considered a minor pass compared its more illustrious neighbours, the Pordoi and the Sella Pass. Nevertheless, the constant elevation changes are felt immediately and the pedals don’t seem to turn as effortlessly as they did in the milder stretches at the bottom of the valley. The long straight sections are the characteristic traits of this ascent, the switchbacks are in fact a mirage, like the end of the climb, which does not stop at the sign that reads “Passo San Pellegrino”, continuing for another kilometre further up.

12 hotels on the route San Pellegrino Pass

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

Hotel Störes - Living nature

San Cassiano, Sellaronda Dolomites

25 May - 15 October 2023

Ideal for Hotel Panorama

Panchià, Lagorai Dolomites

26 May - 24 September 2023

Ideal for Hotel Malita

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

26 May - 1 October 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

Ideal for Hotel PiderS

La Valle, Sellaronda Dolomites

12 May - 22 October 2023

Hotel Melodia del Bosco

Badia, Sellaronda Dolomites

17 May - 9 October 2023

Festungshotel Al ForteS

Arabba di Livinallongo, Sellaronda Dolomites

20 June - 20 September 2023

Hotel MesdìS

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

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

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