The Sella Pass
DolomitesRoad cycling

The Sella Pass

LenghtLenght11.3 km
Elevation gainElevation gain765 m

This is the challenge: a distance of 11 km with an average gradient of 7%. Putting it this way it does not sound at all terrifying, as the initial section of this climb – but this is just an appetiser of what lies ahead. It is there where the mountain opens up and the grey and protruding peaks of the Dolomites explode from the valley that the slopes begin to get tough.


Often part of itineraries that make it seem much more insidious than the numbers suggest on paper, the Sella Pass climb is a must for cyclists who like to take on the challenge of the mountain: 11 km, of which the first five, from Canazei to the junction that separates the routes, shared with the road to the Pordoi pass. The junction separates the climb into two distinct parts, the first half characterised by more regular and contained slopes, while in the second part the mountain shows its true nature: increasingly narrower switchbacks become even more challenging with sudden inclines.

12 hotels on the route The Sella Pass

All prices are per person, per night, in B&B
Ideal for Hotel Panorama

Panchià, Lagorai Dolomites

from € 40,00

Festungshotel Al ForteS

Arabba di Livinallongo, Sellaronda Dolomites

from € 70,00

Ideal for Sporthotel Exclusive

San Vigiglio di Marebbe, Sellaronda Dolomites

from € 90,00

Hotel MesdìS

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

from € 85,00

Hotel Störes - Living nature

San Cassiano, Sellaronda Dolomites

from € 76,50

Posta Zirm Hotel

Corvara in Badia, Sellaronda Dolomites

from € 117.00

Ideal for Hotel PiderS

La Valle, Sellaronda Dolomites

from € 65.00

Hotel Melodia del Bosco

Badia, Sellaronda Dolomites

from € 86,00

Hotel Chalet del Sogno

Madonna di Campiglio, Brenta Dolomites

from € 120,00

Ideal for Sport&Wellness Hotel CristalloS

Levico Terme, Lagorai Dolomites

from € 50,00

Ideal for Hotel Malita

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

from € 58,00

Hotel LinderS

Selva di Val Gardena, Sellaronda Dolomites

from € 100,00

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