A long and beautiful journey down to a charming village

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Difficulty

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Difficult

Description

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

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!