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Mountainbiking · Alta Badia · closed
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Corvara–Colfosco
  • MTB Tour Sellaronda
    / MTB Tour Sellaronda
    Photo: Manuel Sulzer, Corvara–Colfosco
  • Sellaronda MTB Tour Alta Badia
    / Sellaronda MTB Tour Alta Badia
    Photo: A. Costa Sellaronda MTB Tour Alta Badia, Corvara–Colfosco
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56.9 km
14:35 h
3935 m
3927 m
Spectacular Dolomite peaks and legendary mountain passes: The Sellaronda is one of the most beautiful and popular circular routes in the Alps and offers all kinds of exciting options in winter or in summer. One of these is the Sellaronda mountain biking tour. The tour requires a good level of physical fitness and mountain biking experience, because there are some tricky climbs and a few difficult descents to manage. However, for the last few years there has been the option of avoiding some of the particularly steep climbs by using lifts, making it possible to complete the tour in a day.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2466 m
Lowest point
1401 m

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts in Corvara. Park at the Boé gondola lift and ride as far as the Col Alt gondola lift. First downhill and then uphill you reach the Bioch mountain hut. Follow trails and gravel tracks through the meadows of the Pralongiá high plateau to the Pralongià mountain hut and then the Cherz Plateau. The panorama from there is unique.

Then an almost flat Alpine ridgeway route and a descent through the trees take you to the Campolongo Pass. Take the Campolongo chairlift (or, if you are very fit, ride) up to the Rifugio Bec de Roces mountain hut, where a narrow gravel track leads down to Arabba, to the Porta Vescovo gondola lift. The route leads up and down along a gravel track and then along the road to the area of Pont de Vauz. With the Fodom chairlift from Pont de Vauz you can reach the Pordoi pass. Just beneath the Sas de Pordoi begins one of the longest descents on the Sellaronda circuit: 850 metres down, with several difficult stretches down to Canazei and Campitello.

From Campitello a gondola lift to the Col Rodella takes mountain bike enthusiasts up to above the Sella Pass. Next comes a section through the Città dei Sassi (Stone City), where you will probably encounter some hikers. Continue down on a supertrail to the Rifugio Comici mountain hut and to Selva, where you take the road towards Vallunga to the Dantercepies gondola lift. You go along a relatively short and flat section on a gravel road and then steeply down towards the Gardena Pass. Now comes the final technical part of the tour: The Frara single track to Colfosco.

The last part of the tour, which takes you back to your starting point, goes along a relatively easy gravel road past the entrance to the Val Mezdí valley.

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Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km
  • Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.suedtirolbus.it - www.cortinaexpress.it

Coordinates

DD
46.548100, 11.877410
DMS
46°32'53.2"N 11°52'38.7"E
UTM
32T 720589 5158970
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
56.9 km
Duration
14:35h
Ascent
3935 m
Descent
3927 m

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