|Height||Climbing height - length|
|1609m||654m - 6.4 km (San Pietro di Cadore via Valle)
654m - 7.7 km (San Pietro di Cadore via Costalta)
631m - 6.7 km (Presenaio via Valle)
|4 (5)||4-5 (5)|
|How to get there||
The natural starting point for this climb is in San Pietro di Cadore (955m), but one could also start up at Presenaio (978m) a bit further on the road to Sappada. I do recommend to take the virtually unknown road (at least until now ;-)) via Valle as it is both harder, more interesting, even less traffic and with nice views. Also you get great views by going down the other road via Costalta! The road becomes hard in the wooded section that is seldom found on maps, but it is very easy to find the right road here (all without signs) and the surface is not very good here, but otherwise it is very good. Just before the pass, you meet the road from Costalta and the pass is just above the rifugio/restaurant here. The other side down to Val Visdende is possible wth a road bike, but it is a gravel road for some kilometres.
|Other comments||The views on the way back down to Costalta are among the best in northern Italy and one could continue on a high road via Costa and then straight on to meet the road to Kreuzbergpass/Passo di Monte Croce di Comélico (1636m). See also: Passo di Col di Caneva (1842m).