PASSO CAMPOLONGO | DOLOMITES
Passo Campolongo sits at 1875 meters a.s.l., and is one of the 4 passes surrounding the Sella Mountain Group in the Italian Dolomites. Passo Campolongo is crossed each year by, cyclist in the summer and skiers in the winter and is one of the climbs included the Maratona dles Dolomites each year, and the route on every cyclist's bucket list, for riding in the Italian Dolomites.
There are two routes leading up to Passo Campolongo, one from Corvara and the other from Arabba. There is always a debate on weather the clockwise or counter clockwise route, for the 4 passes, is hardest. I have enjoyed riding the route both directions and feel the clock wise route is the more exciting and visual route, and the counter clockwise route is a bit harder, and I do not like the traffic you find climbing Passo Gardena from Corvara, or Passo Sella from Selva di Valgardena.
Passo Campolongo connects Corvara in Badia, in the Trentino Alto Adige Region, with Arabba in the Veneto Region. The pass separates the Sella Mountain Group to the west with monte Pralongia to the east. The area is well known for the grassland that is utilized to graze Cattle. There are excellent hikes starting from the Pass and some great Mountain Bike Trails.
HOW TO GET TO PASSO CAMPOLONGO IN THE ITALIAN DOLOMITES
There is no train to reach Passo Campolongo, but you can get a Dolomiti Bus from Arabba or Corvara to reach the pass. If you are bike touring you can reach the pass from Arabba by coming come Alleghe, Passo Fedaia, Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego or Passo Pordoi. You can reach the pass from Corava by riding from La Ville, Brunico, Passo Gardena, or Passo Valparola.
WHERE TO STAY AND EAT WHEN VISITING PASSO CAMPOLONGO