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ANTI-CLOCKWISE TOUR OF THE SELLARONDA
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  CHARACTERISTICS AND VARIATIONS
Characteristics
The sister of the Sellaronda is more demanding physically and goes anti-clockwise round the imposing Sella mountain range. This route is very different from the other direction and offers fascinatingly different impressions of an assumed identical tour. Three (instead of five) cable cars reduce the metres you would have to struggle up on this tour. The remaining altitude difference of just under 1,300m would not present any problems for a well-trained hobby biker. Only a few steep sections below the stony town are reserved for the aces. The same applies for this direction too, namely, it is not possible to have more descents in a day, nor a more beautiful panorama!
Only the first kilometres rising gently to Ciaslat are ideal for warming-up. The short, but ingenious trail leading to Monte Pana sets the tone for what this tour has to offer. A short ascent to Monte Pana, then the lift takes the bikers to the foot of the Langkofel. The steepest section of the tour is at the same time one of the most beautiful. Immediately below the mighty Langkofel the route rises extremely steeply in the direction of the Rifugio (mountain cabin) Comici. It is still too early for proper refreshments, even though you can eat very well here. But maybe you can drink something, soak up the panorama and move on. The path leading on to the stony town changes into a fantastic trail. A few especially steep sections and hair-pin bends here force most bikers to get off and push their bikes for a short distance.
You can roll along relaxed through the middle of the stony town downhill to the car park at the cable car to the Langkofelscharte and enjoy the stony witnesses of a rockfall that peeled away from the Langkofel several centuries ago.
Shortly afterwards the scenically impressive descent from Rifugio Valentini leading to Lupo Bianco begins. The Stella massif opposite is magnificent. The Sas Pordoi towers up steeply into the sky. The descent becomes steeper, you enter woodland that only thins out shortly before Lupo Bianco. Then there is a short, more demanding trail section immediately below Lupo Bianco.
Once you arrive in Canazei the cable car to Pecol kindly takes over the next good 900m of altitude difference. From the mountain station you have a wonderful view of the Fedaia reservoir and the Marmolada. Stop off and have something to eat at the Belvedere, slightly off route, and enjoy the panorama (at waymarker 52 continue straight ahead). There is a short descent to the mountain pass road – here by the way a downhill section branches off – and a short, nice ascent away from the main road to the Pordoi mountain pass.
It is best to escape the hustle and bustle up here and start immediately the stunning descent to Arabba, that begins only a few metres below the summit. A single trail meanders through meadows, then follows a section of ski piste to branch off again into a wonderful trail. The last of the descent to Arabba proves that ski pistes can also look beautiful in summer.
You roll along the road for a good two kilometres before reaching Renac, where the most remote section of the tour begins: the ascent via Cherz to the La Marmotta. The village of Cherz gives the impression of a place where time has stood still. It is wonderfully peaceful on the Malga Cherz mountain pastures. Very appropriately this ascent of a total of 450m of difference in altitude ends at the mountain cabin La Marmotta (the marmot).
The fast descent on the gravel road in the direction of Corvara is spiced up by a dream trail below the Capanna Nera. The last easy ascent of the tour begins in Corvara and goes as far as Colfosco. The cable car takes you on the remaining metres of altitude difference to the Clark mountain cabin above the Gardena Joch (ridge).
Soak up once more the magnificent display of rocks at the Gardena Joch before the last long descent to Wolkenstein begins. In the upper part trails and woodland paths alternate. Then there follows an extremely steep descent on gravel to Plan. Take care ! Your brakes can get very hot here. It is therefore better to stop every now and again to let them cool down.
The last metres back to Wolkenstein, where you arrive full of unforgettable impressions of a very unusual tour, are on the former railway line.
 
 
Variations
1. Alternative descent from the Gardena Joch via Plan de Gralba and the ski piste: at the hairpin bend at waymarker 103 turn sharp left and follow the mountain pass road downhill. After 1,260m turn sharp right and after 540m branch off left to Plan de Gralba. Now follow the signposts to Plan de Gralba. After 3km you join the descent from Sellajoch near to the valley station of a T-bar lift. Continue to the valley station of Piz Sella and then branch off left to Plan. After 100m bear right on the ski piste to Wolkenstein. After 1.3km, you reach the main road where you take a sharp right turn. After 60m you join the tour described here at the Casa Alpina at waymarker 113 and continue taking a sharp left turn.

2. Hammer tour via Duron valley: do not take the lift at the valley station in Monte Pana, but continue straight ahead. This corresponds to waymarker 81 of the tour into Duron valley. Take this tour now in the opposite direction via Mahlknechtjoch into Duron valley and continue via Campitello to Canazei (waymarkers 81-38). At the church in Canazei, you again join the tour described here (waymarker 47) and follow it bearing right into the one-way street (+12km, +540m altitude difference).
 
 
  TOUR INFORMATION
Tour information
% of distance
Total distance
54,49 km
100 %
Height variation uphill
1283 Hm
Height variation downhill
3182 Hm
Maximum altitude
2369 m
Tarmac
5,08 km
9,3 %
Tarmac cycle path
8,37km
15,4 %
Gravel
23,55 km
43,2 %
Hiking trail
7,93 km
14,6 %
Single track
2,64 km
4,6 %
Carrying / pushing
0,06 km
0,1 %
Cable car / transfer
6,83 km
12,5 %
 
Riding times
Riding time without pauses
Riding time at 10 km/h
5 hrs 27 min
Riding time at 12 km/h
4 hrs 32 min
Riding time at 14 km/h
3 hrs 54 min
Riding time at 16 km/h
3 hrs 24 min
Riding time at 18 km/h
3 hrs 02 min
Riding time at 20 km/h
2 hrs 43 min
   
   
   
   
   
   
Physical condition
Overall condition
4,0
Total height variation
4,0
Total distance
4,0
Maximum altitude
4,0
Riding technique
Overall riding technique
3,4
Surface
2,9
Average climb gradient Ø
4,0
Average descent gradient Ø
4,0
   
Tour evaluation
Overall difficulty
3,7
Climb difficulty
3,6
Descent difficulty
3,8
Emotional experience
Panorama
5,0
Riding fun
4,0
     
   
  GETTING THERE AND STARTING POINT
Getting there
Take Brenner motorway A22, coming from the north via Innsbruck-Brenner, or from the south via Verona-Bozen.
The best motorway exit is Klausen/Gröden. From there in about 20 minutes you can reach St Ulrich and a few kilometres further on St. Christina and Wolkenstein on a clearly signposted mountain road.

Starting point
The tourism association is located on the left about 500m after you enter the village of Wolkenstein.
Parking is available at the the beginning of the village centre of Wolkenstein. Turn left before Nives Platz and then immediately left again into the Nives car park.
The tour begins at the tourism association Wolkenstein.
 
  ROADBOOK
No
km
Next
Hm
Sym
Location
Direction
Route
Time 22 km/h
Time 10 km/h
1
0,00
0,05
1557
Tourist information office in Wolkenstein/Selva
Straight on downhill
A -6%
00:00
00:00
2
0,05
0,05
1554
Café Mozart
Sharp left onto permanent hiking trail
R -8%
00:00
00:00
3
0,10
0,06
1550
Casa Elisabetha
Sharp right downhill
R -4%
00:00
00:00
4
0,17
0,20
1548
End of tarmac
Straight on
S -3%
00:00
00:00
5
0,37
0,08
1543
Fire station
Straight on
R -4%
00:01
00:02
6
0,45
0,43
1540
House of Culture
Bear left
R 0%
00:01
00:02
7
0,88
0,18
1541
Junction at signpost 30
Straight on
R -3%
00:02
00:05
8
1,06
0,51
1535
Junction with hiking trail 22A
Straight on following road
R 7%
00:02
00:06
9
1,57
0,25
1567
Transformer, bus stop La Selva
Bear right to Monte Pana
R 3%
00:04
00:09
10
1,81
0,89
1572
Junction to Fischburg
Straight on to Monte Pana
R 3%
00:04
00:10
11
2,71
0,04
1592
End of tarmac
Straight on
S-12%
00:07
00:16
12
2,75
0,12
1587
Junction
Straight on
S 1%
00:07
00:16
13
2,87
0,09
1590
Ciaslat (towards Sellajoch/Passo Sella)
Straight on
S -9%
00:07
00:17
14
2,96
0,50
1581
End of gravel path
Straight on
P -5%
00:08
00:17
15
3,46
0,08
1562
Beginning of tarmac
Straight on
R -9%
00:09
00:20
16
3,54
0,58
1555
App. Prensanueva
Bear left to Monte Pana
R 12%
00:09
00:21
17
4,12
0,09
1625
Junction to S. Cristina, Selva/Wolkenstein
Bear left following road
R -2%
00:11
00:24
18
4,21
1,58
1624
Crossing with bottom of Monte Pana lift
Take lift up
X 20%
00:11
00:25
19
5,79
0,81
2040
Top of Monte Pana lift
Bear left to Comici, Sellajoch/Passo Sella
S-10%
00:15
00:34
20
6,60
0,30
1968
Junction
Bear right to Comici, Sellajoch/Passo Sella
S -1%
00:18
00:39
21
6,90
0,06
1963
Junction to Wolkenstein/Selva
Straight on to Comici, Sellajoch/Passo Sella
W 3%
00:18
00:41
22
6,96
0,34
1965
Junction 22c (gate)
Straight on
W 13%
00:18
00:41
23
7,30
0,52
2008
Junction with hiking trail (snow gun connector)
Bear left
W 13%
00:19
00:43
24
7,82
0,47
2077
Intersection with gravel road
Right uphill
S 13%
00:21
00:46
25
8,29
0,11
2137
Junction to Ciampinoi
Bear left to Sellajoch/Passo Sella
S 13%
00:22
00:49
26
8,40
0,02
2153
Comici Hut
Strait on to Passo Sella, City of Stone
S -5%
00:22
00:50
27
8,42
0,74
2152
Junction
Straight on
S -0%
00:22
00:50
28
9,16
0,53
2148
Junction
Bear right to City of Stone
P 16%
00:24
00:54
29
9,69
0,06
2226
Beginning of pushing section
Straight on
P 14%
00:26
00:58
30
9,76
1,27
2235
End of pushing section
Straight on
W -5%
00:26
00:58
31
11,02
0,06
2183
Bottom of Langkofelscharte lift, end of City of Stone
Straight on
S -4%
00:30
01:06
32
11,08
0,11
2181
Car park of Langkofelscharte lift
Sharp right uphill
W 9%
00:30
01:06
33
11,19
0,16
2190
Junction near chapel
Straight on
W 13%
00:30
01:07
34
11,35
0,10
2212
Crossroads (to Salei Hut)
Straight on Valentini Hut
R -9%
00:30
01:08
35
11,46
0,35
2203
Valentini Hut
Left downhill
S -12%
00:31
01:08
36
11,81
1,46
2154
End of gravel road
Straight on
W-11%
00:32
01:10
37
13,27
0,75
2009
Val 2000
Right to Lupo Bianco
S-16%
00:36
01:19
38
14,02
0,94
1893
Wayside cross
Sharp left downhill
S-16%
00:38
01:24
39
14,96
0,15
1738
Bridge over stream
Straight on to Canazei
S-12%
00:40
01:29
40
15,11
0,05
1724
Junction
Straight on
S 0%
00:41
01:30
41
15,15
0,12
1724
Plan de Frataces 1725
Bear right
A -4%
00:41
01:30
42
15,28
0,14
1720
Lupo Bianco (lake)
Bear left Canazei 655
P -7%
00:41
01:31
43
15,42
0,20
1713
Junction
Straight on
P-25%
00:42
01:32
44
15,62
0,18
1662
Bend 8
Stay on trail
S -4%
00:42
01:33
45
15,80
1,33
1654
Intersection with gravel road
Sharp right downhill
S -12%
00:43
01:34
46
17,13
0,24
1494
Bridge
Bear left over bridge
R -19%
00:46
01:42
47
17,36
0,21
1452
Church of Canazei
Cross into one-way street
R -5%
00:47
01:44
48
17,57
0,13
1440
Intersection with main road
Left to Pecol cable car
A -1%
00:47
01:45
49
17,70
1,32
1439
Bottom of Belvedere lift
Take cable car
X 13%
00:48
01:46
50
19,03
1,27
1926
Middle station
Change lifts
X 21%
00:51
01:54
51
20,29
0,33
2365
Top of Pecol cable car
Straight on
S -11%
00:55
02:01
52
20,63
1,97
2328
Near start of downhill section
Bear left downhill
S -11%
00:56
02:03
53
22,59
0,08
2107
Hotel Gonzaga, bend 19
Sharp right Passo Pordoi
P 18%
01:01
02:15
54
22,67
0,02
2119
Benches
Bear right
S 13%
01:01
02:16
55
22,69
0,94
2121
Reservoir
Sharp left uphill Passo Pordoi
W 10%
01:01
02:16
56
23,63
0,15
2221
Sass Pordoi cable car
Bear right uphill
A 11%
01:04
02:21
57
23,78
0,40
2238
Passo Pordoi
Straight on downhill
A -8%
01:04
02:22
58
24,18
0,04
2203
Signpost “Benvenuti a Belluno”
Sharp left Proprietà privata
S -14%
01:05
02:25
59
24,22
0,67
2197
Barn
Right to Arabba 680
W -9%
01:06
02:25
60
24,90
0,52
2136
Back of Ristoro Lezuo
Left to Arabba
W-19%
01:07
02:29
61
25,41
0,27
2036
Intersection with gravel road
Straight on
W-11%
01:09
02:32
62
25,68
0,38
2006
Inconspicuous path junction near 2 huts
Left to Arabba
P-16%
01:10
02:34
63
26,06
0,65
1948
Start of wider path
Straight on
W-13%
01:11
02:36
64
26,71
0,24
1863
Intersection with bend
Straight on downhill
A -7%
01:12
02:40
65
26,95
2,46
1844
Imbiss Peter snack bar
Sharp right onto ski piste
S -10%
01:13
02:41
66
29,41
0,03
1607
Intersection with gravel road near bottom Porto Vescovo lift
Left downhill
S-15%
01:20
02:56
67
29,44
0,05
1602
Junction with gravel road
Straight on downhill
S -6%
01:20
02:56
68
29,49
0,13
1599
Bridge over stream
Cross bridge
S -1%
01:20
02:56
69
29,62
0,10
1598
Casa Cantoniva
Bear right downhill
A -6%
01:20
02:57
70
29,71
0,06
1593
Church of Arabba
Bear left into Zona traffico limitato
R -1%
01:21
02:58
71
29,77
0,07
1592
Ristorante Posta
Bear right
A -9%
01:21
02:58
72
29,84
2,18
1586
Arabba roundabout
Straight on to Belluno
A -5%
01:21
02:59
73
32,02
0,98
1491
Bar Bianco in Renac
Bear left to Cherz
R 13%
01:27
03:12
74
33,00
0,84
1613
Junction to Masozi
Straight on uphill
R 7%
01:29
03:17
75
33,83
1,59
1673
End of Cherz village
Straight on uphill
S 7%
01:32
03:23
76
35,42
2,24
1767
Cherz Hut
Straight on to Incisa Hut
S 7%
01:36
03:32
77
37,66
0,19
1928
Incisa Hut (Water source)
Straight on
S 3%
01:42
03:45
78
37,86
1,12
1938
La Marmota
Straight on to Capanna Nera, Corvara
S -8%
01:43
03:47
79
38,98
0,86
1849
Crossing with hiking trail 25
Straight on Corvara 24
S -9%
01:46
03:53
80
39,84
0,23
1776
Near Capanna Nera
Bear left to Corvara 24
S -10%
01:48
03:59
81
40,07
0,11
1753
Golf course
Right to Corvara 24
S -9%
01:49
04:00
82
40,18
0,47
1743
Electricity mast by golf course
Right to Corvara 24
P -1%
01:49
04:01
83
40,65
0,47
1733
Intersection with bend
Bear left downhill Corvara
S -14%
01:50
04:03
84
41,12
0,11
1671
Hotel Arlara
Right
R -5%
01:52
04:06
85
41,22
0,45
1666
Sporthotel Panorama
Sharp left downhill
R -14%
01:52
04:07
86
41,67
0,32
1607
Junction with Str. Col
Left downhill
R -14%
01:53
04:10
87
41,99
0,16
1564
Pension La Fontana
Right downhill
A -6%
01:54
04:11
88
42,15
0,28
1555
Corvara mountain guide office
Left into Str. Rü Tort
R -6%
01:54
04:12
89
42,42
0,22
1541
Hotel Arkadia, near bottom of Boè lift
Left to Colfosco
S 5%
01:55
04:14
90
42,64
0,81
1553
Junction under drag lift
Straight on Borest trail
S 0%
01:56
04:15
91

43,46

0,52
1561
Camp site
Bear left to Mittagstal/Val Mezdì
S 7%
01:58
04:20
92
43,98
0,67
1593
Bridge over stream
Bear left to Grödner Joch/Passo Gardena
S 9%
01:59
04:23
93
44,65
0,44
1651
Junction (Water source)
Right Plans Frara Colfosco
W 1%
02:01
04:27
94
45,09
2,67
1662
Bottom of Colfosco cable car
Take cable car
X 15%
02:02
04:30
95
47,76
0,16
2219
Top station
Straight on
S -7%
02:10
04:46
96
47,92
0,47
2208
Clark Hut
Straight on downhill
S -13%
02:10
04:47
97
48,39
0,08
2155
Junction
Straight on
S 9%
02:11
04:50
98
48,47
0,22
2162
Intersection with gravel road
Bear left downhill
S -13%
02:12
04:50
99
48,69
0,14
2131
Hotel Cir
Left downhill
R -10%
02:12
04:52
100
48,83
0,19
2121
Grödner Joch/Passo Gardena
Sharp right downhill
A -3%
02:13
04:52
101
49,02
0,17
2115
Car park
Straight on downhill
A -5%
02:13
04:54
102
49,19
0,70
2103
Junction to Wolkenstein/Selva 654
Straight on downhill
A -6%
02:14
04:55
103
49,88
0,35
2059
Crossing with hiking trail in bend
Bear left downhill Wolkenstein/Selva
P -16%
02:16
04:59
104
50,23
0,52
2005
Intersection
Straight on downhill
W -10%
02:17
05:01
105
50,75
0,55
1962
Junction with hiking trail 653
Bear right to Selva 654
S -11%
02:18
05:04
106
51,30
0,07
1905
Junction
Straight on to Selva 654
S -4%
02:19
05:07
107
51,37
0,19
1903
Junction
Straight on steeply downhill to Selva 654
S -25%
02:20
05:08
108
51,56
0,86
1851
Junction Trail
Straight on downhill
S -18%
02:20
05:09
109
52,41
0,05
1683
Intersection with tarmac road
Straight on downhill
R -14%
02:22
05:14
110
52,47
0,19
1675
Bend in main road
Straight on downhill to Selva 654
S -20%
02:23
05:14
111
52,66
0,27
1673
Wooden bridge
Straight on downhill
R -13%
02:23
05:15
112
52,93
0,14
1606
Hotel Plan Alpino
Right downhill
A -10%
02:24
05:17
113
53,07
0,77
1593
Casa Alpina
Bear right (left along sports ground)
R -1%
02:24
05:18
114
53,84
0,28
1581
Hotel La Tambra
Bear left onto course of old railway
R -2%
02:26
05:23
115
54,12
0,09
1577
Hotel Sun Valley
Sharp left downhill
R -12%
02:27
05:24
116
54,21
0,04
1567
Intersection with main road
Sharp right
A -3%
02:27
05:25
117
54,25
0,09
1566
Hotel Krone
Bear left following main road
A 0%
02:27
05:25
118
54,33
0,17
1566
Bottom of Ciampinoi lift
Straight on
A -5%
02:28
05:25
119
54,50
0,00
1557
Tourist information office in Wolkenstein/Selva
End of tour
A 0%
02:28
05:26
  EXPLANATION OF EVALUATION FACTORS, SURFACE AND SLOPE
Explanation of evaluation factors
• Overall difficulty based on climb difficulty (60%) and descent difficulty (40%)
• Climb difficulty based on total distance uphill (30%), overall height variation uphill (30%), surface uphill (10%), average slope   uphill (25%), highest altitude reached (5%).
• Descent difficulty consists of total distance downhill (10%), overall height variation downhill (10%), surface downhill (50%),   average slope downhill (30%).
• Physical condition based on total distance (40%), with overall height variation (50%) and highest altitude reached (10%).
• Riding technique based on surface (50%), with average slope uphill (30%) and average slope downhill (20%).
• Writer’s subjective evaluation of panorama and riding fun.

Explanation of surface and slope
A = Tarmac road
steep uphill
from + 15%
R = Tarmac cycle path
uphill
up to + 14%
S = Gravel
level
ca. +/- 4%
W = Hiking trail
downhill
up to - 19%
P = Path, Single Trail
steep downhill
from - 20%
T = Carrying / pushing
X = Cable car / transfer

Route: the percentages indicate the average climb (+) or the average descent (-) to the next waymarker.
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Tuff Alm & Hofer Alpl
Valley Tour Alpe di Siusi
Tschafon - Monte Cavone Tour
Schafstall & Tagusa Tour
Sant’ Osvaldo Tour
Laurinhut Tour
Strada del Latte
Ciampinoi
Anti-clockwise Tour Sellaronda
Tour below the Geisler
Val Duron
Sciliar & Croda del Maglio
Alpe di Tires Tour
Cabinovia della Val Duron
 
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