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  • Distance 82 km
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 1 km/h
  • Min altitude 1314 m
  • Max. Alt. 2229 m
  • Alt. Gain 2430 m
  • Descent 2801 m

 

Start: Corvara, Dolomites, Italy

Three things define cycling in Italy - hairpins (tornantes), steep gradients and being overtaken by motorbikes. All three are present on this superb ride. The Passo Giau circuit is a demanding ride in the Dolomite region with an altitude gain of 2430m over 82 km. We started in Corvara and headed up and over the Passo Campolongo (1875m). Upon reaching the pass, the ride descends through the village of Arabba and continues down through small alpine villages and pine forests with wonderful views along the length of the surrounding valleys. After quite a long descent, the start of the Passo Giau begins. This is a monster of a climb - not because of its length, being only 10km, but because it is extremely steep. The average gradient is 9.1% with 29 tornantes. Towards the top of this climb you enter a large meadow and then reach the col (2236m) where the visual spectacle of the dolomites is breathtaking. The descent takes you through a series of hairpins before you start the final climb/s for the day of Passo Falzarego (2105m) and Passo Valparola (2198m). Again, the views are stunning. The initial part of the descent is dominated by hairpins before reaching the ski village of San Cassiano, down to La Villa and then a slight rise back to Corvara. In summary, you need to be Dolomite-fit to attempt this fantastic ride.

Corvara
7°
moderate rain
humidity: 95%
wind: 2m/s NNW
H 6 • L 5
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ColsAltitude (m)
Passo Campolongo1875
Passo Giau2236
Passo Falzarego2105
Passo Valparola2198