Passo Sella to Canazei

Dolomites

Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi

Campitello-Mazzin-Col Rodella

Canazei-Belvedere

Trentino-Alto Adige

A long and beautiful journey down to a charming village

Also in Trento, Italy

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
7.1 km
Ascent
44 m
Descent
852 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
12˚
Passo Sella to Canazei Map

This is a great journey, with a wide variety of detours and options.

Description

Start by riding away from the Gran Paradiso chairlift and following an easy, busy track which leads to the Passo Sella. The track is shared use and there will be pedestrians on it, so take it slowly and be respectful.

Once on Passo Sella, take in the huge vista across the southern part of the Dolomites and across towards Passo Pordoï. Ride briefly towards the Rifugio Salei and then drop off left onto the fun and flowy Rodeline trail.

Having ridden the initial section of Rodeline there are several options - either ride the 2 lower sections of it as well, follow some steep but non-technical jeep tracks, or detour onto one of the other trails around such as Joel. There really are a lot of trails in this area so simply piece together whatever looks the most fun! The forests can be something of a maze, but provided you're in the right valley and always heading towards Canazei, you shouldn't go too far wrong!

Regardless of which route you take you'll eventually find yourself on a shared use jeep track which leads down to the outskirts of Canazei village. It's a bustling little place with copious options for eating and drinking, so - if you can spare the time - have an explore before carrying on with your journey around the Sella towers.

Once you've had a look around Canazei, locate the Pecol gondola (which in turn links to the Col de Rossi lift) and ride it up for yet more views and trails!

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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