Passo Campolongo 1,875m
The Passo Campolongo is the 1st climb of the Maratona dles Dolomites, it is an enchanting climb that welcomes you to the Dolomites and is essential to your Maratona success – you will climb it twice on race day!
After your first ascent of the Passo Campolongo you plunge down the steep descent to Arabba before taking on the Passo Pordoi. The second time around you will have just descended from the beautiful Passo Gardena and Brevet guests will have taken advantage of dropping off spare layers and picking up nutrition at the Brevet Clubhouse near the start finish line.
Passo Campolongo Profile
In the Maratona you will be climbing the Passo Campolongo from the northern side from Corvara climbing 353m over 5.8km at an average gradient of 6.1%.
The first section of tight hairpins is classic Dolomites climbing, spectacular scenery and punchy gradients from the off. At the golf course the Passo Campolongo reveals its mellower side and the final 3km will remind you of climbing Alpine passes through lush meadows.
Passo Campolongo Profile:
- Starting elevation: 1522 m
- Final elevation: 1875 m
- Length of climb: 5.8 km
- Elevation gain: 353 m
- Average gradient: 6.1 %
- Steepest gradient: 11 %
Maratona Fact File:
- Climb 1/6 and 4/6
- Feed station on second climb
- Cut off time: 11:09
Climbing The Passo Campolongo
What is it like to climb the Passo Campolongo in the Maratona? Brevet guest Jennifer took on the double ascent:
It is hard knowing that you have to go back up the Campolongo for a second time and also still have the two toughest climbs of the day left after that. Having someone there to cheer from Brevet really helped on the day and we had an option to leave clothing that we no longer wanted to carry around. At the top of the Campolongo the second time round there was a well-stocked feed station so I stopped here to refill my bottles and eat. I was kind of dreading what lay ahead…
Did Jen get up the Giau? Find out in Jen’s Riders Eye View account of the Maratona dles Dolomites.
Passo Campolongo Descent
The descent from the Passo Campolongo is short, steep and fast. You’ll be glad that Brevet’s Maratona itinerary includes plenty of chances to get familiar with the Passo Campolongo in the week building up to the Maratona.
Check out the descent in the recon video below and refresh your memory of the route map, as the first time round you start climbing the Passo Pordoi immediately, where as the second time you’ll have the Passo Giau up next.
Maratona dles Dolomites Cycling Holiday
Guests on our Maratona dles Dolomites Cycling Holiday benefit from our first hand knowledge of cycling in the Dolomites, including our tactics for the tricky transition section that follows the Passo Campolongo. Our tips for that section are vital if you want to make the 11:40 cut off time at Cernadoi that will determine whether you are allowed to climb the mythical Passo Giau.
If you would like to holiday like a Pro with knowledgable and friendly guides, Brevet Team Car support and guaranteed entry to the Maratona dles Dolomites then book your place on the Maratona starting line today.
Passo Campolongo Strava Segment
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Maratona dles Dolomites Climbs
Take a closer look at the climbs you will face if you take on the challenge of the Maratona dles Dolomites with Brevet:
Image Credits: Maratona dles Dolomites, Brevet