In this chapter we will discuss one of the most fascinating and characteristic rock formations of all the Dolomites, the Sella Group.
The Sella Group is a group of the Dolomites, located between Val Badia and Val Gardena in the provinces of Belluno, Trento and Bolzano. From its summit stands the highest peak, that of Piz Boè 3152 meters above sea level, considered one of the most scenic spots in the Dolomites and an important tourist destination both in summer, for hikers, and in winter for skiers.
The most important peaks of the group are Piz Boè 3152 meters high, Mèsules 3000 meters high, Pisciadù high 2985 meters, Piz Gralba 2972 meters high, Sass Pordoi 2950 meters high, Piz de Ciavazes 2831 meters high and the Sella Towers 2850 meters high. In the Middle Triassic, about 235 million years ago, the area now occupied by the Sella massif was only partially emerged in a small atoll and surrounded by a fairly rough tropical landscape, with volcanoes that erupted lava and tuff all day.
All this earth movement, with the volcanic products that fall into the sea, have given the modern rounded appearance of the Sella. Today these formations give us enchanted landscapes and green valleys, where man has managed to integrate and nature is still the owner.
Definitely worth trying is the Sellaronda, a skiing and road route around the Sella Group, considered among the most beautiful in the world, also known as the "4-pass tour", which passes through four Alpine passes connected to each other, from the Sella pass 2.240 meters, at the Pordoi pass 2,239 meters, at the Campolongo pass 1,875 meters and at the Gardena pass 2,121 meters.
There is no specific point for departure, just choose a suitable location close enough to the route, to benefit from the closing of the traffic and enjoy the bike route. The tour covers a distance of about 55 kilometers, referred to only four passes, with a drop of about 1,780 meters, trespassing three times over 2,000 meters. The Sellaronda Bike is a non-competitive event, open to all and with every type of bicycle, in short, a day of celebration dedicated to cyclists in one of the most spectacular places in the world.
In the program for next winter, the legendary Sellaronda, the most famous and evocative Skitour in the Alps, cannot be missing. It is a unique panoramic route, 40 kilometers long, 28 of which to be tackled with skis on your feet through the imposing rocky walls of the Dolomites world heritage site. The tour of the four passes takes place around the Sella rocky massif, through the Ladin valleys of Fassa, Badia, Gardena and Fodom, in an alternation of medium level slopes all connected to each other by modern ski lifts. The itinerary can be traveled safely in 5-6 hours, even for less experienced skiers.
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One of the most popular destinations for climbers and mountaineers, the Dolomites of Gardena and Fassa.
A totally mountain area, embroidered by incredible valleys and well-kept villages.
Also called the province of the Dolomites, extends in a totally mountainous territory, embroidered by incredible valleys and well-kept villages, natural oases and large rocky walls. The characteristics of the area reserve pleasant surprises but, the natural monuments that rise between large forests and green pastures, the Dolomites, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, are a breathtaking view that would leave the tourists in awe. This territory will welcome you and give you unique emotions, every single meeting will enrich your day and the endless red sunsets, admired from the top of some summits, will color your holidays in an unforgettable adventure.
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