Dolomites by motorbike: Costalunga Pass

Dolomites and Trentino by motorbike: itinerary from Bolzano to Vigo di Fassa through the Costalunga Pass or the Nigra Pass.

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Itinerary between Val di Fassa and Val d'Ega for a motorbike ride on the Costalunga Pass, among the peaks of the Trentino Dolomites.

The Costalunga Pass, a destination for winter sports and lovers of cycling, connects Bolzano to Vigo di Fassa via Lake Carezza. The variant in the Tires valley through the Nigra Pass is also very impressive.

Altitude (meters above sea level) 1.745 m
Length 17 Km
connection Nova Levante - Vigo di Fassa
Number of hairpin bends 16
What to see in the surroundings Carezza lake
Typical dishes of the area Canederli, also in the sweet version with ricotta, apricots or strawberries.
Winter closure No.
Road conditions and notes very good condition

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The Costalunga Pass hosted several stages of the Tour of Italy and for this reason it is very popular with cycling enthusiasts. The pass offers three ski facilities that go up the slopes to the slopes of the top Pope of the Latemar and allow the ski connection with the locality of Carezza Lake and Nova Levante. The Carezza and Costalunga lifts are part of the Val di Fassa.

The pass is the starting point for numerous excursions in the Dolomite groups of Rosengarten and the Latemar. The paths that start from the pass allow you to reach the refuges on the Catinaccio: Paolina, Roda di Vaèl, the Marino Pederiva refuge and the ancient Aleardo Fronza alle Coronelle refuge (Kölner Hütte).


Starting from Nova Levante we take the SS241 which will take us after just over six kilometers to the Carezza lake, a splendid and obligatory stop. We recommend arriving early as the road is very busy with tourist buses. We continue to the town of Carezza al lago, near the Costalunga Pass from where we can decide to deviate towards the less busy Nigra Pass through the Tires Valley or point towards our goal Vigo di Fassa through the SS241.

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