Passo San Pellegrino, Passo Valles and Rolle
This tour is probably one of the most breathtaking at all – in all senses of the word. It takes us to the last section of the Marcialonga, one of Italy’s most famous cross-country ski races.
The tour information
We start slightly uphill towards the Moena. Once there, we turn right in the direction of the Passo San Pellegrino for about 11,5 kilometers and about 700 meters of altitude difference. The ascent steep at the beginning with gradient between 9 to 10 percent,but gets less steep after 1 kilometer. This is the moment to catch breath and relax the muscles before we hit the steepest section of the road with a gradient of 14 percent. After 1,5 kilometers, the road gets flat so that we almost believe to have made it already.
The road to the mountain pass is practically straight, with no bends. When we reach the pass at 1.850 meters above the sea level, we soak up the staggering panorama of the Dolomites and above all the breathtaking view of the Civetta.
After a short break we dive towards the junction in the direction of the Passo Valles.It shows to be moderate in the beginning, but gets very steep (18 percent) and has some tricky hairpin bends, so we need to be careful.
At the junction we turn right and hit the ascent of 6 kilometers to the Passo Valles. Again, this is a tough climb with a gradient of 14 percent. Only shortly before we reach the mountain pass with its 2.032 meters above the sea level, we can relax a little bit on a short a bit more moderate (8 percent) part of the road.
Having reached the Passo Valles, we continue steeply downhill in the direction of Paneveggio.We need to be careful, not to miss the junction towards the Passo Rolle. We need to steer sharply to the left and hit the last ascent of the tour. It is the easiest one out of the three, not so steep and we get the chance to admire the beautiful landscape of the Paneveggio wildlife park. When we get out of the woods, we get to see the magnificent view of the Pale di San Martino.
When we reach the Passo Rolle at his 1984 meters above the sea level, we turn back and follow the same road we used to climb up to get back to Paneveggio, from there along the Forte Buso lake to Bellamonte, Predazzo and finally Panchia.
Distance: 84,00 km Height variation:2060 mt Riding distance:5:00 h Difficulty: expert
Passo San Pellegrino:
Distance:11,5 km Height variation:700 mt Max.gradient: 14% Average gradient: 6,5%
Passo Valles :
Distance:7,0 km Height variation:560 mt Max.gradient: 14% Average gradient: 8,5%
Distance:6,5 km Height variation:400 mt Max.gradient: 8% Average gradient: 6%
Passo San pellegrino
Distance:11,50 km Height variation: 700 mt Max.gradient: 14% Average gradient 6,5% /b>
Distance:7,00 km Height variation:560 mt Max.gradient: 14% Average gradient 8,5%
Distance:6,5 km Height variation:400 mt Max.gradient: 8% Average gradient 6%