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The Sellaronda MTB Tour is an excursion in mountain bike in an area of outstanding beauty around the "Sella" group in the Dolomites, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
moderate
Distance 79 km
6:00 h
5,315 m
5,354 m
2,481 m
1,407 m
Thanks to the use of the ski lifts, it is easier to reach the Dolomite passes "Val Gardena", "Campolongo", "Pordoi" and "Sella", and then enjoy a landscape that is as unique as it is rare, on paths and adrenaline-pumping descents.

Author’s recommendation

This is a trail for expert moutain - bikers.

The vademecum of the "sustainable mountain biker":

  • choose the route according to your abilities
  • find out about the accessibility conditions of the path
  • respect the signs
  • stay on the dedicated path
  • moderate pace and speed (especially downhill)
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Update: August 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,481 m
Lowest point
1,407 m
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Safety information

Choose a route and speed that corresponds to your abilities, the condition of the land and routes, traffic signs, weather and ski lift opening times.

Always let someone know where you are going and the approximate duration of the hike and avoid going alone.

The telephone number in case of emergency is 112 or 118 (ambulance).

Tips and hints

Mountain- bike guides:

http://www.dolomitesbike.com/it/

Before the start, it is reccomended to get informed about the weather, which changes rapidly in the mountains, and the conditions of the route.

Start

Center of "Arabba" (1,644 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.555703, 11.767677
DMS
46°33'20.5"N 11°46'03.6"E
UTM
32T 712147 5159514
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Destination

Center of "Arabba"

Turn-by-turn directions

From the centre of "Arabba", head towards the top of the "Pordoi" pass and then descend on the other side to the junction with the "Sella" pass.

From here, descend to "Pian de Gralba", where you will find the junction for the Gardena pass.

Once in "Corvara", cross the town and head towards the "Campolongo" pass, then descend again to "Arabba".

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

By car
  • From Innsbruck A22 Brennero highway to the Bressanone tool booth, continue through the Pusteria valley, Badia valley and the Campolongo Pass
  • From Verona/Milan A22 Brennero highway up to Egna Ora tool booth, continue for Fiemme valley, Fassa valley, Pordoi Pass, Arabba
  • From Venice A27 highwayway tool booth Belluno follow the Agordina 203 to Agordo, Caprile, Arabba

By train

Nearest railway stations

  • Belluno - 70 km
  • Brunico - 48 km
  • Ponte Gardena - 51 km

By bus

By plane

  • Venice Treviso/Venice Marco Polo - 160/170 km
  • Innsbruck - 140 km
  • Verona - 270 km
  • Milan Bergamo/Milan Malpensa - 310/400 km

Parking

Free parking is available near the "Porta Vescovo" cable car and near the Church of "Arabba".

Coordinates

DD
46.555703, 11.767677
DMS
46°33'20.5"N 11°46'03.6"E
UTM
32T 712147 5159514
w3w 
///jock.marsh.equip
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

The mountain biker's kit:
  • merino wool T-shirt
  • short trousers (shorts)
  • long gloves
  • anti-glare photochromatic glasses
  • convertible helmet
  • knee pads
  • elbow pads
  • flat shoes
  • flat pedals

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
79 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
5,315 m
Descent
5,354 m
Highest point
2,481 m
Lowest point
1,407 m
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