Sela de Culac is a chillout in the Dolomites
Sela de Culac (Kulatsch Satte) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.020m (6,627ft) above the sea level, located in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, in South Tyrol, Italy.
Set high in the Dolomites, within Val Gardena, the road to the summit, also known as Sella del Culaç, is totally paved. It’s called Strada Statale 243 (SS243). It is very steep, hitting an 11%% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. A driveway up to the mountain pass was built in 1915, during World War I and in 1960 the first road to the summit was built. The road has been featured in the Giro d’Italia race. The route becomes busy with tourists, motorcyclists, and cyclists during the summer.
Located to the west of Gardena Pass, the summit hosts a hotel (Hotel Chalet Gerard) and a parking lot. The pass is 15.0 km (9.32 miles) long, running west-east from Plan De Gralba to Colfosco. Rock slide area. The drive offers great views, with the majestic Sasslong / Sassolungo in the background. Riding this road along the Sella massif, you will find here the classic and worldwide published typical Dolomite Alps landscape.