Staulanza Pass, an iconic road in the Italian Dolomites
Forcella Staulanza (Passo Staulanza) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.773m (5,817ft) above the sea level, located in the Dolomites in the province of Belluno in Italy.
The pass is traversed by the asphalted Strada Provinciale 251. The road links the Zoldo valley in the south and the Cadore valley in the north.The pass summit is located in a small valley between Mount Coldai (2.395m) and the Pelmo (3.168m) mountain with some small houses a little restaurant with a parking lot.
The pass has been climbed by the Giro d’Italia bicycle race. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Dont, the Forcella Staulanza ascent is 12.6 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 843 meters. The average percentage is 6.7 %. And starting from Caprile, the Forcella Staulanza ascent is 14.36 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 775 meters. The average percentage is 5.4 %.