The most beautiful Dolomite passes

The most beautiful Dolomite passes

The highest passes in the Dolomites

The majestic dolomite massifs are separated by high passes. Most of them are accessible by road, so both cyclists and motorists come to it. From each of these passes, you can also continue on great mountain hikes. Passes are usually surrounded by picturesque mountain meadows, so it's a complete feast for the eyes. Come and see the most beautiful of them.

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Passo Sella
46.509, 11.758
2 240 m / 7 349 ft

#1 Passo Sella

The most beautiful pass in the Dolomites

Passo Sella (2 240m above sea level) is one of the most beautiful dolomite passes. It lies between two interesting massifs - Sasso Lungo and Sella. It's part of a beautiful circle around the entire Sella massif

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Passo Pordoi
46.489, 11.812
2 239 m / 7 346 ft

#2 Passo Pordoi

The starting point for Piz Boe

Passo Pordoi (2 239m above sea level) is renowned for its legendary Giro d'Italia climb at Sella massif and Fausa Coppi statue. For hikers, it is also an excellent starting point for ascent to Piz Boé

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Passo Giau
46.486, 12.05
2 236 m / 7 336 ft

#3 Passo Giau

Pass under the beautiful rock tower

Passo Giau (2,236 meters above sea level) belongs to the most beautiful dolomite passes. It is the ideal starting point for hikes. Climbing to the pass from south is considered as one of the toughest in the entire Dolomites for bikers

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Passo di Valparola
46.528, 11.991
2 192 m / 7 192 ft

#4 Passo di Valparola

Pass associated with the First World War

Passo di Valparola Pass (2 192 m above sea level) in the Dolomites is interesting by the height of the Tre Sassi fortress, today the World War I Museum.

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Passo Gardena
46.55, 11.809
2 136 m / 7 008 ft

#5 Passo Gardena

A beautiful pass at the Sella massif

Passo Gardena (2,135 m above sea level) / Grödner joch / is located on the northern end of the Sella Massif directly under the impressive rock towers. Together with Sella and Pordoi passes, it is part of a famous circuit that more capable cyclists can handle in one day.

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Passo di Falzarego
46.519, 12.009
2 105 m / 6 906 ft

#6 Passo di Falzarego

Interesting starting point for hikers

The main tourist attraction of Passo di Falzarego Pass (2,105 m above sea level) is the funicular to Piccolo Lagazuoi. Walking is also possible, either with a flashlight in the tunnel or simply along the slopes. From the top of Lagazuoi there are views to the east on the Tofane massif, the Sella and Marmolada groups in the west, Civetta and Monte Pelmo in the south, Monte Cristallo, Sorapis and Antelao in the east

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Passo Fedaia
46.453, 11.889
2 057 m / 6 749 ft

#7 Passo Fedaia

Pass directly under the Marmolada

Directly below the mountain queen of Dolomites - Marmolada is known Fedaia Pass (2,057m asl). A little further is a beautiful lake of the same name.

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