Dolomites by motorbike: Pordoi Pass

The spectacular Pordoi Pass is one of the most beautiful in the Dolomites and in South Tyrol to do by motorbike.

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Passo Pordoi, a must for two-wheel tours in the Dolomites, with many curves and hairpin bends is also the second highest road in Italy at 2.239 meters. Information and advice on the route by motorbike or bicycle.

The Pordoi is part of the Sella Group and connects Canazei, in Val di Fassa, with Arabba, in the heart of the Dolomites: the stretch of road is quite demanding but not complex.

Altitude (meters above sea level) 2.239
Length 22 Km
connection Canazei - Rocca Pietore
Number of hairpin bends 65
Winter closure -
Road conditions and notes Very good condition. Very busy in the summer.

Content index

  1. The path for everyone
  2. Useful travel tips
  3. Map and information

The peaks in the lake

The road is simply spectacular. From a naturalistic point of view, there are numerous peaks that frame this splendid route and many rest points where you can stop and take photos and videos.

Just as there are many refreshment points, just as many tourists in summer from all over the world, as well as cyclists and mountaineers, creating not a little traffic and making the road less smooth in both directions.

Much appreciated is the cable car of Passo Pordoi which takes you to discover the magnificent views from the peaks of the "Sassi".

Useful tips and curiosities

Like all the The Dolomites, also the Sasso Pordoi, during the First World War, was the scene of very hard battles. Here you will find a memorial and a war cemetery that houses over 9.000 fallen.

In addition to traffic, we also recommend that you pay attention to the numerous sharp hairpin bends. Better to go out of season or early in the morning or before sunset, a true spectacle of colors and lights on the Dolomite peaks.

To this itinerario you can add the others as well passivated of the area like Fedaia Pass, Sella Pass, Passo Giau and many others among South Tyrol e Veneto.

Where to sleep and eat

There are many shelters and restaurants on the road, our advice is to avoid those at the top of the passes, which are often very crowded and expensive.

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