In Arabba, you are really in the heart of the UNESCO World heritage – natural site, the Dolomites. It doesn’t matter in which direction you look, you will see bizarre rock formations everywhere. In the north of the picturesque village rises the steeply dropping southern side of the Sella Group. Impressive is the panorama of the Marmolada – the highest peak of the Dolomites – in the south of the village. And where there are mountains, there are also pass roads. In fact, Arabba is surrounded by plenty of pass roads. Anyone with enough power in their legs will experience a unique mountain landscape, which has maintained its original character, here in South Tyrol.
Road cycling tours tips in Arabba
Easy road bike tours are the exception in this region. If you get on your road bike here, then you should have accomplished some training kilometres already and you should not be daunted by tours with at least 2,000 altitude metres.
One day - multiple passes - only road cyclers
The famous Dolomite passes Sella Pass and Gardena Pass as well as the Pordoi Pass and the Campolongo Pass belong exclusively to road bikers once a year. On Sella Ronda Bike Day, these passes are closed for motor traffic and are available only to you and other cyclists.
Roadbike highlights of the region
- Directly at the Sella Ronda
- In the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage – natural site, the Dolomites
- Highlight tour: Marmolada Tour
The Arabba region, together with our road bike hotels, is situated in the heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Starting from here, you experience the most beautiful road bike tours and crisp Dolomites passes. The hotel proprietors, who are often passionate road bikers themselves, will tell you which tours and passes are an absolute must. They have extensive road bike knowledge and know what is needed for a successful road bike holiday. That is why they also offer lockable bike storage rooms, repair corners, bike info corners and laundry service.
Arabba is situated in over 1,600 metres above sea level and is therefore perfect for your altitude training. Road bike tours with over 2,000 altitude metres are also not rare here. On a road bike holiday in this region, you surely will experience some of the most beautiful Dolomites passes. The Sella Massif awaits you in the north. The Marmolade, the queen of the Dolomites, sits on its throne in the south. There is plenty to be discovered in the heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage natural site.