Bike Touring Italy | Classic Bike Climbs


Photo of Marmolada Mountains in the Dolomites of Italy

Passo Fedaia is one of the highest paved passes you can ride in the Dolomites and a great climb and challenge. The ride takes you over the Marmolada Mountain Group of the Italian Dolomites (Monte Marmolada is the tallest of the Dolomite's) and past Lago di Fedaia, formed by one of the tallest dams in Italy, this is the site of the opening scene, of the movie "The Italian Job". The best side to ride is from Caprile, the road is quite and well paved.  The Canazei side tends to have more day traffic of tourists coming up to see the Dam and Lake, there are also a few tunnels to ride through. This is a great loop ride if you are staying in Arabba, Canazei, or Alleghe making your day a nice 50 mile day of riding.  Otherwise it can be rode as part of a transition day to move to another part of the Dolomites.

Passo Fedaia Dolomites Map

There are two routes up to Passo Fedàia.

Bike Touring Passo Fedaia From Caprile (the most challenging route)

  • Length: 14.1 km
  • Average %: 7.5%
  • Difficulty: 133.02

From Canazei

  • Length: 14 km
  • Average grade: 4.4%
  • Difficulty: 70.52

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