PASSO GARDENA FROM COVARA BIKE CLIMB | BIKE TOURING THE DOLOMITES

For me this is one of the best climbs on the Sellaronda (4 Passes) route in the Dolomites.  However, most individuals visiting the region ride the route clockwise and therefore descends this route rather than climbing.  The climb is challenging but it is also an open climb, in the sense that you have great views and vison thoughtout the climb. As a descent the road is technical but very enjoyable but the better ride is from the Covara side.

BIKE TOURING DOLOMITES | PASSO GARDENA ROUTE NOTES

passo gardena covara

REGION Trentino Alto Adige
PROVINCE Bolzano
MOUNTAIN GROUP Sella Group
START POINT Covara in Badia
FINISH POINT Passo Gardena
LENGTH 9.2 km
START ELEVATION 1522 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 2121 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 599 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 6.5%
MAX GRADE 10%
TIME TO RIDE 45 minutes

PASSO GARDENA FROM PONTE GARDENA BIKE CLMB | BIKE TOURING DOLOMITES

Passo Gardena is one of the 4 Passes of the Sella Group and famous within the biking community.  Not very many people ride the pass from the valley but if you have the chance it is a great bike tour. This is one of the busiest roads in the Dolomites because it gives acess to day visitors coming from Bolzano.  Therefore, I try to avoid riding during the weekend or on hoildays. 

If you are riding to Passo Gardena on the Sellarounda route you will turn to reach the pass at 1862 meters a.s.l. at the Passo Sella Intersection. This will be a sharp left turn over your shoulder. 

BIKE TOURING DOLOMITES | PASSO GARDENA ROUTE NOTES

passo gardena gardena

REGION Trentino Alto Adige
PROVINCE Bolzano
MOUNTAIN GROUP Sella Mountain Group
DEPARTURE POINT Ponte Gardena
ARRIVAL POINT Passo Gardena
LENGTH 31.7 km
DEPARTURE ELEVATION 467 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 2121 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1660 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 5.2%
MAX GRADE 13%
TIME TO RIDE 2 hr 30 minutes

TRENTO TO RIVA DEL GARDA BIKE TOUR | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE REGION

 

Trento to Riva del Garda

BIKE TOURING TRENTO TO RIVA DEL GARDA BIKE ROUTE PROFILE

Trento to Riva del Garda route profile

 

BOLZANO TO TRENTO BIKE TOUR | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

Bolzano to Trento

BIKE TOURING BOLZANO TO TRENTO BIKE PATH

Bolzano to Trento route profile