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.

13 hotels on the route The Sella Pass

Hotel PiderS

La Valle, Sellaronda Dolomites

12 May - 22 October 2023

from € 65.00 per night per person

Sport&Wellness Hotel CristalloS

Levico Terme, Lagorai Dolomites

31 March - 22 October 2023

from € 50 per night per person

Hotel LinderS

Selva di Val Gardena, Sellaronda Dolomites

26 May - 1 November 2023

from € 100 per night per person

Sporthotel Exclusive

San Vigiglio di Marebbe, Sellaronda Dolomites

1 June - 25 September 2023

from € 90 per night per person

Hotel Malita

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

26 May - 1 October 2023

from € 58 per night per person

Posta Zirm Hotel

Corvara in Badia, Sellaronda Dolomites

9 June - 24 September 2023

from € 117.00 per night per person

Gran Chalet Soreghes

Campitello di Fassa, Dolomites

Until the 18 April - From 2 June to 9 October 2022

Hotel Störes - Living nature

San Cassiano, Sellaronda Dolomites

25 May - 15 October 2023

from € 76,50 per night per person

Hotel MesdìS

Arabba, Sellaronda Dolomites

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

from € 85 per night per person

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

from € 120 per night per person

Hotel Melodia del BoscoS

Badia, Sellaronda Dolomites

17 May - 9 October 2023

from € 86 per night per person

Festungshotel Al ForteS

Arabba di Livinallongo, Sellaronda Dolomites

20 June - 20 September 2023

from € 70 per night per person

Hotel Panorama

Panchià, Lagorai Dolomites

26 May - 24 September 2023

from € 40 per night per person

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