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Road bike tour to the legendary Giau pass

Road biking · Alta Badia
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  • The Valparola pass Alta Badia
    The Valparola pass Alta Badia
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Map / Road bike tour to the legendary Giau pass
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Distance 82.5 km
7:18 h
2,303 m
2,303 m
2,227 m
1,326 m
The Giau pass is the great challenge for all those who undertake the Maratona dles Dolomites, 10 km with long sections at 10.5% slope with the last kilometre at 10.2% slope. A climb that will remain among the cyclists’ memories.
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Highest point
2,227 m
Lowest point
1,326 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.585461, 11.904193
DMS
46°35'07.7"N 11°54'15.1"E
UTM
32T 722489 5163197
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Turn-by-turn directions

The epic Giau pass is a blessing and a curse for all cycling enthusiasts, and you will be tackling it from Colle Santa Lucia, the more difficult ascent. Before reaching the Giau, you will take on the Campolongo and Belvedere; then, the Falzarego and Valparola to return to Alta Badia.

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Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A13 and the A22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as S. Lorenzo/St. Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona - Bolzano: take the A22, 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.sii.bz.it

*By air

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

Coordinates

DD
46.585461, 11.904193
DMS
46°35'07.7"N 11°54'15.1"E
UTM
32T 722489 5163197
w3w 
///admire.unsaid.dishwater
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
82.5 km
Duration
7:18 h
Ascent
2,303 m
Descent
2,303 m
Highest point
2,227 m
Lowest point
1,326 m

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