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    Passo Valparola


    Connecting Passes

    The route takes you from Brunico to Cortina d’Ampezzo. Once you pass the alpine village, you’ll encounter the climb up to Passo Falzarego.

    From the top it’s just a mere pedal push to reach Passo Valparola, peaking at roughly 2,180m, before going all the way down through Val Badia and back to Brunico.

    Discover the Route

    Major Climb

    The climb starts in Cortina d’Ampezzo and winds over countless switchbacks, nestled in dense woods leading to a rocky mountain backdrop.

    Once you reach Passo Falzarego, it’s one last effort for a couple of meters of altitude before you reach the highest spot of the ride, the Passo Valparola.


    Alpine Weather Conditions

    When cycling in alpine terrain, the weather is often unpredictable. Within minutes, the weather can change dramatically and temperatures can drop significantly.

    Therefore, make sure you’re equipped with protective gear so you’re ready for the high altitude elements.

    RaceWear for Alpine Conditions

    Base Layer 4 Plus Navy Blue
    Color: Navy Blue | Size: S-M
    The long sleeve Q36.5 Base Layer 4 uses a unique seamless construction and intelligent materials to ensure you stay warm and dry while training in cold conditions. By introducing Emana® yarn and Hollow Fiber to the weave of the base layer, it is possible not only to keep your torso dry, but to help you generate body heat to keep you warm.
    Variants from £105.00
    Rain Shell Jacket Navy Blue
    Color: Navy Blue | Size: M
    This rain jacket is a true emergency friend designed to do only one thing: protect you perfectly and accompany you on every single ride thanks to its minimal weight.
    Bat Winter Jacket Navy Blue
    Color: Navy Blue | Size: M
    An advanced, multi-layered winter jacket that delivers exceptional thermal insulation and protection from damp weather during the colder rides of the season.
    £239.40 £342.00
    Gregarius Winter Bib Tights
    Size: M
    One reason you might feel a lot slower in winter is because your leg muscles are not allowed to warm up enough. The Q36.5 Winter Bib Tights employ advanced materials that allow the body to breathe while also pulling moisture away from the skin. The thermoregulatory properties combine with the intelligent cut and 3D moulded chamois to offer all-day comfort in the toughest winter conditions.
    Neck Warmer & Headband Navy Blue
    Color: Navy Blue | Size: ONESIZE
    Minimal neck cover for extra thermal protection and insulation for your face on the coldest days.
    Variants from £2.00
    Under helmet cap Sottocasco Black
    Color: Black | Size: ONESIZE
    The low volume underhelmet thermic hat
    Variants from £38.00
    Super Termico Winter Gloves
    Size: M
    If you are regularly facing arctic conditions on your winter bike rides, then nothing less than the Super Termico Winter Gloves are required. Insanely warm and protective, the Super Termico Winter Gloves use a stretchy laminated exterior fabric combined with a fleecy interior to provide water and wind protection while insulating against the coldest temperatures when even the water in your bidon freezes.
    Winter Rain Overshoes
    Size: 40-43 / 8-10.5
    A rainproof overshoe that could quickly become your go-to winter overshoe, the Anfibio features a 3-layer fabric that includes an integral waterproof membrane to keep you warm and dry during rides from 2°C to 18°C.