Descending from Passo Giau you will arrive to Pocol at 1539 meters a.s.l. and have the option to turn right and desend down into Cortino or turn right and ride up to Passo Falzarego and perhaps also Passo Valparola.  This is a great part of a loop ride from Alleghe or a transition ride over to Arabba to start the Sellarounda (4 passes climb).  This is better side of Passo Falzarego to ride up while the opossing side is one of the best descents in the Dolomites.  The climb is not very difficult and there are only a couple of short sections above 10%.  But on a long day this climb can still be very challenging.  Do not forget to plan time to stop to take the lift up to see the Tofane.

passo falzarego map

Bike Touring in the Italian Dolomites should include a ride up Passo Falzarego.  The ride from the Pocol intersect is a route normally connected with the Passo Giau ride.

Passo FalzArego Bike Tour from Pocol Climb Notes

falzarego valparola from pocol bike tour

  • Length: 10.4 Km
  • Start Elevation: 1540 meters a.s.l.
  • Highest Elevation: 2105 meters a.s.l.
  • Average Grade: 5.5%
  • Max Grade: 12.5%