PASSO GIAU FROM CAPRIA BIKE CLIMB | DOLOMITES

Bike Touring Italy's Dolomite's, Passo Giau from Selva

One of the best rides and a classic bike ride in the Dolomites is the climb up Passo Giau from Selva di Cadore.  The route actually starts in the valley at Capria where you have a short climb up to Selva di Cadore.  From there the route up is 10 km at an average of 9%.

RIDING PASSO GIAU FROM CAPRILE

Bike Tour Italy's Passo Giau

 

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Belluno Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Civetta Mountain Group
POINT OF DEPARTURE Caprile
LENGTH 15.6 km
START ELEVATION 998 meters a.s.l.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 2236 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1238 meters
MAXIMUM GRADE 14%
AVERAGE GRADE 9.5%
TIME TO RIDE  1:35
SPECIAL NOTES  
  • Difficulty Rating: 142.88

ROUTE NOTES:

From Caprile you have a 5 km climb that runs between 6% to 8%, during this section you must not get too excited and set a good pace so as not to burn out your legs.  

Bike Touring Italian Dolomte's, Selva di Cadore

After reaching Selva di Cadore you will find a fountain if you need water.  It is best to ensure you are filled up at because you will not find other water points along the climb.  Right after the left turn you will have short downhills before reaching the state of the real climb.  At the Passo Giau climb you will have the hardest section of with a short section of 14%.  Once you reach the bridge the climb continues at an average of 9-10%.

Bike Touring Italian Dolomite's. Passo-Giau-tunnel

The third tunnel is one that gives you a great view, but the pass you see on the right of the tower is not Passo Giau, your destination you will see to the far right of the longer band of rock.  This is your 2/3 mark, and the difficulty is averages around 9% for the remaining ride.

passo-giau-top

At the top you have one of the best views of the Dolomite's.

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