Dolomites by motorbike: Passo Sella

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

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Passo Sella is the most famous and beaten in the Dolomites and South Tyrol, a pleasure for those who ride a motorbike especially for the views it offers.

The Sella Pass connects Canazei to Selva di Val Gardena and is located under the imposing rock face of the Sella and the magnificent Piz Sella, with its 2.975 meters high.

Altitude (meters above sea level) 2.213
Length 24 Km
connection Canazei - Selva di Val Gardena
Number of hairpin bends 31
Winter closure -
Road conditions and notes Very good condition. Very busy in the summer.

Content index

  1. The path
  2. Useful Tips
  3. Map and information

A unique experience

The road that connects Canazei to Selva di Val Gardena it is a real spectacle, especially when driving early in the morning between the peaks of the The Dolomites. It was once a real challenge ground for sportier motorcyclists, but the increasing traffic and the need for greater road safety have forced local authorities to to be vigilant more and more on compliance with the Traffic Laws.

In summer, you must also pay close attention to the numerous cyclists, pedestrians, buses, which crowd the road. 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.

Those who want to take a break can take the Sassolungo cable car and admire the spectacle of the valley from above together with the surrounding peaks, such as the Sella Towers.

Useful Tips

Passo Sella is part of the ski area The Dolomites Superski and the famous Sellaronda, the ski itinerary that covers Canazei, in Val di Fassa, Passo Sella, Gardena Pass, goes down to Corvara and goes up towards Passo Campolongo, Arabba, Pordoi Pass and returns to Canazei.

Obviously this magnificent tour can also be done in motorcycle. You can do it in both directions or take the eight-way route: from Passo Campolongo you turn left onto the Falzarego Pass, Valparola Pass, La Villa in Alta Badia, Corvara and Arabba.

Once you have completed these laps you will understand why the Dolomites and the Sella Group are a paradise for motorcyclists, even with lower speed limits, albeit discriminating.

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