Motorcycle

Motorbike itinerary: Montebelluna to the Pordoi Pass

Difficulty:

Easy

Length:

206 km

Hours:

06:00

Schematic Route

  • Starting point: Montebelluna.
  • Get to Feltre along the SS 348 via Valdobbiadene and Quero.
  • In Feltre enter the SS 50 and continue to Fiera di Primiero via Imer
  • Continue along the SS 50 to San Martino di Castrozza and Passo Rolle (1970 m).
  • From Passo Rolle drive along the SS 50 towards Moena via Predazzo.
  • From Moena continue along the SS 48 to Canazei.
  • From Canazei get to Passo Pordoi (2239 m) along the SS 48.
  • Get to Arabba along the SS 48.
  • From Arabba continue along the SS 48 to Rocca Pietore via Livinallongo.
  • In Rocca Pietore enter the SS 641 and get to Passo Fedaia (2057 m).
  • Return back to Canazei along the SS 641.

Detailed itinerary

The journey starts in Montebelluna, a modern town with ancient origins, as the recent finds of Paleovenetian necropolis north of the town demonstrate. An interesting visit is to the "Piazzetta del Mercato Vecchio" where there is the Column of the Ducali of 1593 and to the Natural Science Museum.
From Montebelluna get to Feltre a little but nice town on a hill at the western boundaries of the Val Belluna. Axis of the old town centre is Via Mezzaterra, that you can reach passing under Porta Imperiale, the gate built in 1400. Along the street you will meet many noble buldings, among which the most important is Salce-Aldovini-Mezzanotte in front of the church of San Giacomo Maggiore. Moreover it is worth a visit to Piazza Maggiore with the Pretorio Palace, The Ragione Palace and the overhanging church of San Rocco.
Next stage is in Fiera di Primiero, where you can visit the gothic parish church of the Assunta, dated XV century and the Palace of the Mines, built in the XV century.

Along the road that leads to Passo Rolle you will meet San Martino di Castrozza, in the east of Trentino, at the foot of the well-known Pale di San Martino, near the boundary with the Veneto region. Set in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Dolomites, this town represents an excellent destination for skiers and excursionists. Climbing from the south of the Alpe Tognola (2163 m) or from east to Cima della Rosetta (2609 m) you can admire the Group of the Pale.

As you get to Passo Rolle (1970 m), turn towards Moena, the village also known as the "Fay of the Dolomites" for the red colour that at dawn and sunset covers the surrounding mountains. The Church of San Vigilio, built in the XII century, and the near frescoed church of San Volfango testimony the Ladin origin of this village, and the tradition of the wooden containers lives on in the Pinter Workshop, i.e. the cooper's workshop.
From Moena get to Canazei, another important skiing resort in the Trentino Dolomites, at the foot of the Sella Group and the Marmolada.
From here you get to the 2239 m of Passo Pordoi, along the boundary line between Trentino and Veneto, from where you descend again towards Arabba, well-known town for the skiing resort close to the Sella Group.
From Arabba continue to Passo Fedaia via Livinallongo and Rocca Pietore. Livinallongo del Col di Lana lies in the Ladin territory of Fodòm, Italian only since 1919. We suggest a visit to the Museum of Ladin People to discover the history of this village and its traditions. In Rocca Pietore you can visit the late-gothic parish church wit a "flüdealtar" of a German School, dated back to 1500.

Now you can make a further stop in Sottoguda before continuing to Passo Fedaia. Here in fact you find the deep gorge of the Serrai di Sottoguda, where a stream flows for 2 km between high rocky walls. At the end of the Serrai you will meet the chapel that gives the name to Malga Ciapela (indeed in dialect "Ciapela" means chapel). From here the cableway brings you uo to the Marmolada, where you can enjoy a wonderful view on the Dolomites surrounding the larges glacier of the region.

Back on the road, reach Passo Fedaia (2057 m), and then ride towards Canazei again. Along the road to Passo Fedaia in Penia (1556 m) you will meet the "Sia", the last water sawmill of the valley. From the pass you can observe the Marmolada (3343 m) so close that it seems you can touch it.