Passo Pordoi

The curvy Passo Pordoi may not be the longest or the hardest climb, but with 33 hairpins in less than 10km, it’ll take some serious work to beat that ‘bend to length’ ratio.

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Nestled between the Gruppo del Sella and the Queen of the Dolomites, the 3,343 metre high Marmolada, the Passo Pordoi links the Val Cordevole in the east with the Val di Fassa to the west. Take a few moments to watch the video and you’ll soon realise that, although relatively short at just 9.4km, the Pordoi has an enviably rich cycling heritage. First used in the 1940 Giro d’Italia, it’s witnessed more race action than many of its peers put together, with monuments at the top dedicated to great Italian champions, Fausto Coppi and Gilberto Simoni, reminding you of its history. 

Start: Arabba
Length: 9.4km
Summit: 2,239m
Elevation gain: 638m
Average gradient: 6.8%
Max gradient: 9.7%

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