During 2021 as Italy reopens to travel on location that could be on your adventure list is the Dolomites and Passo Stalunza. Passo Stalunza can be traversed via hiking trails or ridden by bicycle. Reachable by public transportation this is a great add on adventure from Venice.
Passo Staulanza, sits at an elevation of 1773m. above the sea level, it is a high mountain pass located in the Italian Dolomites. Passo Staulanza (or Forcella Staulanza) is part of the Belluno Province in the Veneto Region in northeast Italy. The Passo Staulanza connects the southern valley of Zoldo with the Cadore valley in the north, as well the pass separates Mount Coldai (2.395m) of the Civetta Mountain Group with Monte Pelmo (3.168m), of Pelmo Mountain Group. There are good facilities in the villages leading up to the Pass but at the summit of the pass there is only one rifugio.
Passo Staulanza is part of the classic bike tour routes of the Dolomites. The Giro d'Italia has crossed over the pass several times as a transition to other classic climbs. A classic loop route is our of Cortina d'Ampezzo or Alleghe.
Passo Staulanza also sits on the Alto Vie 1 trail, an upper mountain multi day trail in the Italian Dolomites. Both the Civetta Mountain Group to the west and the Pelmo Mountain Group to the east offer great hikes and several classic Alpine climbs.
Passo Staulanze is located along state road 251, which runs from the town of Longarone (just north of Belluno and along the train line), to Selva di Cadore. The road is surprising large and well maintained, and since it an upper mountain road there are no large trucks and traffic is mild on most days.
You can reach the Passo Staulanza using the local bus service. From the South you take the bus from Longarone. From the North taking a bus from Agordo or Arabba.
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