Passo Valparolo 2,200m
The Passo Valparolo is the final climb of the Maratona dles Dolomites and is reached via the Passo Falzarego. The summit of the Passo Falzarego is just visible at the bottom of the steep ramp in the Passo Valparolo picture above.
To get to the Passo Falzarego and Passo Valparolo you will have climbed the four passes of the Sella Ronda circuit and survived the mythical Passo Giau.
Passo Valparola Profile
In the Maratona you will be climbing the Passo Valparola immediately after you summit the Passo Falzarego climbing 786m over 11.8km at an average gradient of 6.7%.
If the Giau Pass hasn’t finished you off the twin challenge of the Passo Falzarego and Passo Valparola might just be a pass or two too far. Don’t hang around too long at the Falzarego feed station. It is important to remember that whilst you have only got 83m to climb from the summit of Passo Falzarego to the Passo Valparola, the cumulative effect of all that climbing can really make that final ramp tough!
Passo Valparola Profile:
- Starting elevation: 1414 m
- Final elevation: 2200 m
- Length of ascent: 11.8 km
- Elevation gain: 786 m
- Average gradient: 6.7 %
- Steepest gradient: 15 %
Maratona Fact File:
- Climbs 6 and 7; the final Maratona climbs!
- Feed station on Passo Falzarego
Climbing the Passo Valparola
What is it like to climb the Passo Falzarego and Passo Valparola in the Maratona? Brevet guest Jennifer lets us in on the moment she know she’d become a Maratona finisher:
I made it to the Passo Falzarego and loved it as it felt so easy compared to the Giau. The finish area in Corvara was amazing – so many cyclists and everything you could need for recovery – the apple strudel was awesome! We also had our Brevet Clubhouse where we could leave our bikes and relax with a well earned cold beer.
Thinking of riding the Maratona with Brevet? Check out Jen’s Riders Eye View account of the Maratona dles Dolomites.
Passo Valparola Descent
After climbing over 4,000m in the Maratona over seven epic Dolomites passes you are expecting to be rewarded with a superb descent right? Well don’t worry the Passo Valparola descent doesn’t disappoint!
Check out this recon video of the Passo Valparola descent:
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 making that vital Passo Giau cut off time of 11:40 at Cernadoi in order to give you a fighting chance of seeing the summit of the Passo Valparola.
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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