fbpx Climbs of Giro d’Italia – San Pellegrino Pass
Climbs of Giro d’Italia – San Pellegrino Pass

Climbs of Giro d’Italia – San Pellegrino Pass

Photo from: Pierpaolo Boso

San Pellegrino Pass has been several times stage or stage finish of Giro d’Italia, which in 2003 was won by Gilberto Simoni, whereas in 2006 it was the Spanish Juan Manuel Gàrate the first to cross the finish line.

From the centre of Moena, begin the first ascent, leading to the panoramic area of the village, with a breath-taking view on Rosengarten and Sassolungo. At the crossroads, turn right and follow the state road 346 (S.S. 346). Pedal easily, leaving the valley station of Lusia lifts, in the resort of Ronchi, on your left (4,5 km). Proceed alternating short stretches with strong gradients (from 10% to 14%) and long straightaways (only 4 hairpin turns), passing through the resorts of Fango and Alochet. It’s a total of 13 kilometres, 11 of whom are uphill, to climb the Dolomites pass, which during the winter is in the centre of the ski area of the same name, connected to Falcade through Col Margherita.

Return along the same route or possibility to continue towards Falcade and Valles Pass, following Marcialonga Cycling Carft’s itinerary.

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Hard
  • straighten distance 13.26 Km
  • schedule duration 1:40 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 794 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 28 m
  • skip_next highest point 1922 m
  • skip_next lowest point 1143 m

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Safety information:

  • Plan a tour based on your skills and on the weather.
  • Proceed slowly, especially downhill, enjoy the view and the silence.
  • Adapt your speed, especially in turns, to the conditions of the ground.
  • Rely on the bike guides.
  • Wear adequate clothing and equipment.
  • Respect the environment surrounding you and bring your waste back.
  • Follow the rules of the road.
  • Be careful on the cycling and walking route.
  • Help those who need it.
  • If you come across pedestrians, warn them of your approach and slow down.

Start

Moena

Coordinates

DD 46.365883 , 11.648712 DMS46° 21' 57.1788'' N 11° 38' 55.3632'' E

Destination

San Pellegrino Pass

Public Transis

Public transport lines Trentino Trasporti - Val di Fassa:

  • line no. 101 Canazei - Cavalese - Trento
  • line no. 104 Cavalese - Ora - Trento
  • line no. 123 Moena - San Pellegrino Pass - Falcade

Public transport lines SAD - Val di Fassa:

  • line no. 180 Pozza di Fassa - Vigo di Fassa - Carezza Pass - Bolzano
  • line no. 471 Dolomites passes (Sella Pass, Gardena Pass, Campolongo Pass, Pordoi Pass, Fedaia Pass). Service available in summer only

Getting there

Main access points to the valley coming from A22 Modena-Brennero motorway:

  • exit Ora/Egna, S.S. 48 delle Dolomiti - San Lugano Pass - Val di Fiemme - Val di Fassa (distance 45 km). At the roundabout in Moena (industrial area), proceed towards Canazei
  • exit Bolzano Nord, S.S. 241 Grande Strada delle Dolomiti - Carezza Pass - Vigo di Fassa (distance 40 km). From Vigo, head north for Canazei, head south for Soraga di Fassa and Moena

Other access points to Val di Fassa:

  • from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo and S.P. 346 to San Pellegrino Pass - Moena (Val di Fassa). At the roundabout in Moena, proceed towards Canazei
  • from A27 motorway (Venezia), exit Belluno/Ponte nelle Alpi, S.S. 203 to Agordo/Alleghe/Rocca Pietore. S.P. 641 to Fedaia Pass - Canazei
  • coming from Arabba, S.S. 48 to Pordoi Pass - Canazei
  • from Val Gardena, S.S. 242 to Sella Pass - Canazei

Parking

Pay and display parking at the resort of Navalge or free of charge at the entrance of the village by C. Benatti Sports Centre.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the centre of Moena, begin the first ascent, leading to the panoramic area of the village, with a breath-taking view on Rosengarten and Sassolungo. At the crossroads, turn right and follow the state road 346 (S.S. 346). 

Equipment

Helmet, gloves, clothing adequate for the itinerary and the weather forecast. Charged gps with tracks. Puncture repair and multi-tool kit. In compliance with the rules of the road, bikes must absolutely be equipped with bell, headlights, taillights, and reflectors on the back, on the sides and on the pedals.

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[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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