One pedal after another, you will conquer the 2239 metres of this pass which has become part of the history of the Giro d’Italia and a mandatory route for competitive cyclists and enthusiasts. Waiting to greet you on the pinnacle, apart from a marvellous view, you will find the monument dedicated to Fausto Coppi who headed this climb for as many as 5 times.
The 33 challenging bends awaiting you on this route have witnessed the greatest cycling champions competing in the various editions of the Giro d’Italia tour, regaling us a spectacular sight consisting of sport, competition, and marvellous scenery. Particularly memorable was Coppi’s sprint on the Pordoi in 1947 which earned him an 8’ lead over Bartali.
A symbol of cycling, with its unique view of the Dolomites and the valley below, the Pordoi climb is one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in the world and a mandatory destination for all cycling enthusiasts.
Curiosities and tips
- In 1940, Coppi nearly succumbed to the Pordoi and had to get off his bike in pain. It was his friend and rival Bartali who convinced him to carry on, by throwing snow at him and urging him not to give up
- The climb from Arabba covers 9.4 kilometres and an altitude difference of 637 metres
- With its 2239 metres, the Pordoi Pass has been the Cima Coppi on several occasions, that is to say the highest point of the Corsa Rosa