Valles Pass, an iconic road in the Dolomites
Passo Valles is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.032m (6,667ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between the Veneto Region and Trentino Alto Adige Region, in northeastern Italy.
Set in incomparable surroundings, in the Dolomites, a mountain range located in the northeastern part of the country, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Strada Provinciale 81 (SP81). The pass is 13.8 km (8.57 miles) long, running west-east from Paneveggio (Trentino) on the SS50 road towards Pie' Falcade (Belluno) on the SP346 road. The road over the pass was built during the First World War in order to move supplies to the Marmolada Mountain Group fortifications.
There are 3 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Paneveggio, the ascent is 6 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 493 meters. The average percentage is 8.2 %. Starting from Cencenighe, the ascent is 19.9 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.259 meters. The average percentage is 6.3 %. And starting from Falcade Alto, the ascent is 7.3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 638 meters. The average percentage is 8.7 %.