Passo Costalunga (Bolzano)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Bolzano 1,752m 1,341m 26.0 km 5.6% 820 ****






Passo Costalunga - Bolzano - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Passo Costalunga from Bolzano is a long cycling climb which takes you from the city of Bolzano into the Dolomites. Make sure you avoid the busy SS-241 road and follow this quiet and picturesque route, which is a lot of fun to ride, even if it lacks really spectacular scenery.

The climb has fairly steady and modest gradients, by the standards of the Dolomites, and so you can settle into a nice rhythm and really enjoy the climb. It is largely same as the climb to Passo Nigra from Bolzano, and it is worthwhile doubling back to also visit that pass.

Passo Costalunga is best climbed from May to October.


Passo Costalunga from Bolzano - Italian Alps Cycling Climb

The mountain scenery here is pleasant, rather than spectacular






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in condition throughout.

The road is mostly very quiet, although there is some traffic towards the top as you join the main road.




Alternative Routes

Passo Costalunga can also be climbed from the east, starting in Vigo di Fassa.





Nearby Climbs


Passo Nigra

Passo delle Erbe

Passo Sella

Passo Pordoi

Passo Fedaia

Passo Campolongo

Passo Gardena






Cycling Holidays

Passo Costalunga is climbed on our Dolomites & Italian Alps holiday, which tackles the iconic cycling ascents of Northern Italy from Zoncolan to Mortirolo.

In the links below you can find out more about this and some of the other tours that we run in high mountains.




Monte Zoncolan
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 9 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,730 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,230 EUR
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,530 EUR
*Bike Hire Included