Passo Sella

Passo Sella

Passo Sella is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.244m (7,362ft) above the sea level, located between the provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol in Italy. The views around you are terrific.

The pass is traversed by the winding and narrow Strada Statale 242 road. The asphalted road over the Sella Pass (also known as Sellajoch) connects the Val Gherdëina in South Tyrol and Canazei in the Fascia Valley in Trentino. Huge coaches sneak constantly across the pass summit and spit out endless streams of tourists that disappear after a few minutes when they have taken hundreds of pictures and jammed the souvenir shop. Avoid the first three weeks of August.

The pass has been featured in the Giro d’Italia. It has been the Cima Coppi or highest point of the race. It’s one of the most famous passes in the Dolomites, but not overly busy. To reach the summit, starting from Plan de Gralba - Northside, the ascent is 5.45 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 373 meters. The average percentage is 6.8 %. The maximum grade is 12%

This pass is crowned by the wonderful Torri del Sella and Mesules. You can enjoy a really stunning view on the Sassolungo group (3,181 meters). The views are breathtaking! In 1872 the mountain pass road was built. At the summit there are 2 hotels.

 

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