Passo Pordoi

Passo Pordoi

Passo Pordoi (Pordoijoch) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.239m (7,346ft) above the sea level, located in the Dolomites in the Alps, between the Sella group in the north and the Marmolada group in the south, in Italy. The pass is traversed by the SR48 road.

The road over the pass is called SR48. It's known as Strata Statale delle Dolomit and it connects Arabba (Livinallongo del Col di Lana) with Canazei (Fascia Valley). It's the highest surfaced road traversing a pass in the Dolomites. Located 12 km away from Canazei, it features as many as 28 hairpin bends. It is one of the 4 passes of the Dolomites Road, built in the beginning of the 20th century to link Bolzano with Cortina, and encourage the development of tourism in the Ladin valleys.

The pass is a very touristic place, specially in summers. If you really need to visit the Dolomites in the months of July or August, then you need to ride across the Passo di Pordoi before 10:00am. Otherwise, you should choose  the months of June or September. Starting from Arabba, the ascent is 9.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 637 meters, and the average percentage is 6.8 %. A memorial to Fausto Coppi stands at the summit of the pass. This pass is the second of seven Dolomite mountain passes that riders cross in the annual Maratona dles Dolomites.

 

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