The Dolomites close to motorized traffic and open to bicycle enthusiasts. Many have already marked the date of Saturday 18 September with a red circle on the calendar, when the four passes of the iconic Sellaronda, namely Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella and Gardena, will be reserved for cycles from 8.30 to 15.30 with the suggestion from the organizers of the event to proceed for the path in an anticlockwise direction. It will not be a race as it happens at the beginning of July with the famous one, but an opportunity to enjoy nature without noise other than that of the breath and of your own vehicle that climbs on the climbs made famous by the epic stages of the Giro d’Italia.
No registration will be needed and you can leave at the preferred time and those who prefer not to put too much strain on their body can opt for an e-bike, so as to enjoy the day without getting tired beyond measure. During the whole Sellaronda Bike Day it will be necessary to respect both the highway code and the anti-Covid rules. More information is available on the website www.sellarondabikeday.com.
For those who prefer off-road to traditional roads, there are many routes available until the last weekend of September. These are Country Flow circuits, that is sliding paths, with containment parabolics and jumps of varying difficulty. The routes can be traveled by mountain bike or e-bike, at Piz Sorega, at Pralongiá and in the La Fraina area. Thanks to the opening of the La Fraina and Bamby chairlifts, it is possible to connect Piz Sorega and Piz La Villa with the ski lifts, open until Sunday 26 September. Thanks to the use of the ski lifts to move both at high altitude and between the towns of La Villa and San Cassiano, we want to encourage sustainable mobility.
The Dolomites, therefore, are confirmed as bike friendly and not only given that the Unesco world heritage mountains were also chosen by the singer-songwriter Francesco Gabbani as the setting for the video clip of his new song, “La Rete”: