Sella Ciampigotto (Ampezzo)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Ampezzo 1,790m 1,173m 29.0 km 4.4% 590 ****






Sella Ciampigotto - Ampezzo - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Sella Ciampigotto is a long cycling climb which links the Carnic Alps to the east, with the Dolomites to the west. The climb from Ampezzo is deceptively tough, with long flat sections interspersed with some fairly steep pitches.

The lower part of the climb also includes several cobbled tunnels. These are lit and carry little traffic so are fun to ride rather than dangerous. These finish at the beautiful Sauris Lake, where the scenery begins to open up more and the more challenging gradients start to appear.

Sella Ciampigotto is best climbed from May to October.


Sella Ciampigotto from Ampezzo - Italian Alps Cycling Climb

The climb passes this beautiful lake after a short cobbled section






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout and their is generally little traffic.




Alternative Routes

Sella Ciampigotto can also be climbed from the west, starting in Lozzo di Cadore.





Nearby Climbs


Monte Zoncolan

Monte Crostis

Sella di Razzo

Tre Cime di Lavaredo






Cycling Holidays

We climb to Sella Ciampigotto on our Dolomites & Italian Alps cycling holiday, which crosses 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: €1,630 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,350 EUR
*Bike Hire Included