Tour of the Fedaia pass

Passes: Fedaia da Caprile pass , Gardeccia, Pordoi da Canazei pass

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The Fedaia pass is an extremely challenging route which winds through mountains rich in history, the setting of numerous epic cycling achievements. One of the hardest climbs in the Dolomites, the Fedaia pass becomes extremely challenging on the straight stretch, which from Malga Ciapela leads to the Capanna Bill lodge: almost 6 km of ascent with a gradient of up to 15%. A legendary stretch where many great cycling feats were achieved. During the 1998 Giro d’Italia, Marco Pantani asked his escape partner Roberto Conti when they would reach the start of the Marmolada climb, without realising that he was already halfway up the climb. And this is how the “Pirate” began his famed cycling escape, as only he could. And the rest is history. The route ends at the Pordoi pass whose peak has been dedicated to Fausto Coppi, the “Campionissimo” (great champion).


technical specifications

Difficulty: HighLength: 70 KmElevation gain: 2570 mEquipment: ROAD

Additional Information
  • Fedaia da Caprile pass: 2057 m, ascent 14.1 km, average gradient 8.1%, maximum gradient 18%
  • Gardeccia: 1950 m, ascent 6.2 km, average gradient 10%, maximum gradient 17%
  • Pordoi da Canazei pass: 2239 m, ascent 12 km, average gradient 6%, maximum gradient 8%


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