Sella Ring
Sella - title photo
     photo by: Francis     

The Sella Ring is the heart of the Dolomites. Four high passes form a 50km circuit surrounding the Gruppo di Sella, a rocky massif with sheer walls, rising to 3152 metres. More curtains of rock surround the roads on all sides, in one of the most vertical landscapes to be found anywhere in the Alps.

If the passes had to be ranked in scenic order, it would be Gardena and Sella joint 1st, with Pordoi close behind and Campolongo some way below.

The roads are not as quiet as elsewhere in the Alps, with Gardena perhaps the busiest, but it is not a serious problem, and Passo di Sella is very narrow and quiet, as well as being splendidly scenic. Opinions differ on whether to ride the circuit clockwise or anti-, but we have always ridden it anti-clockwise.