We set off from Rocca Pietore to go conquer the “Queen of the Dolomites”. When we come to the village of Sottoguda we take the road that crosses the fascinating Serrai di Sottoguda, a canyon carved in the rock throughout millennia by the waters of the Pettorina torrent. We enjoy this natural scenery of rare beauty. We come out of the canyon in the Malga Ciapela quarter.
Here there’s no more time for fun and games: we’re taking on a long, unending straight away with harrying gradients that will put even the best riders to the test. This will take us up to the final turns on the passo Fedaia (2057 m) where we can stop to catch our breath.
Once on top we come to a false plain with lovely views of the pristine white Marmolada glacier to the left, as we ride along beside Fedaia Lake. Take care and be sure to recuperate your energy on the way down, because soon we’ll be pedaling up again, all the way to Canazei. Here we turn right and start climbing the passo Pordoi (2239 m), our “Cup-worthy peak” of the day, another legendary climb. Now we’ve overcome the last effort of the day and we can descend enjoying the Dolomite scenery all the way to Arabba. Here we continue downhill, first not very steeply, Pieve di Livinallongo and then down a steeper incline to Digonera to then make our way back to Rocca Pietore.