Sellaronda MTB Track Tour
Four passes with cult status
On the Sellaronda trail, skiers and cyclists circle around one of the most distinctive natural landscapes in the Dolomites: the Sella group. It lies at the heart of four valleys, which wind their way down in all directions from the Sella massif. The circuit leads over four passes and offers visitors breathtaking panoramic views throughout, making the Sellaronda a trail with true cult status.
Our guides will gladly accompany you on this unusual Dolomites bike tour, which counts as one of the most famous in South Tyrol: it is 58 kilometres long, leads through forests, mountain pastures, and along trails, and lasts around six and a half hours.
Panoramic tour for MTB enthusiasts
Travelled in a clockwise direction, the Sellaronda is best suited for mountain bike enthusiasts whose legs have had little training. Numerous cable lift facilities reduce the elevation gain from almost 4,000 m to 330 m. Riders are therefore able to focus fully on downhill fun in this iconic tour. Exciting trails and varied meadow and alpine paths ensure that a plethora of techniques is required along the way. And the view of the majestic Dolomite peaks is the jewel in the Sellaronda’s crown. The starting point is Selva Gardena/Wolkenstein in Val Gardena, heading up to the Gardena Pass before descending to Colfosco/Kolfuschg and Corvara in Val Badia. From there, you regain altitude with a gondola before enjoying the descent to the Campolongo Pass and on to Arabba in Livinallongo del Col di Lana. The next stages are the Pordoi Pass, Canazei, and Campitello in Val di Fassa, which are also well connected with lifts. You then step on the pedals once more to climb up to the Sella Pass before finally returning to Selva Gardena/Wolkenstein. Welcoming mountain lodges and inns make this the perfect tour.
A tour for experts
Anyone taking on the Sellaronda in an anticlockwise direction should be aware that it differs radically from its younger sister circuit. It begins in Selva Gardena/Wolkenstein in Val Gardena and not only orbits the Sella group anticlockwise, but also on a different, far more demanding route: This time, there are only three gondolas instead of five to lessen the elevation gain by 2,400 metres. The remaining 1,020 vertical metres present a tempting challenge for seasoned riders. To compensate for the physical exertion, this variant likewise offers innumerable panoramic views of the most majestic of all Dolomite peaks, and also regularly passes by lodges and inns where you can rest and find refreshment.
Those tackling the Sellaronda in an anticlockwise direction are recommended to do so in the company of an accredited bike guide, and our expert MTB leaders will ensure that everything runs smoothly.