PASSO DURAN | Italian DOLOMITES

Passo Duran Dolomites

Passo Duran sits at 2546 meters a.s.l. and separates the Civetta Mountain Group and the Schiara Mountain Group of the Italian Dolomites.  Passo Duran is located in the Belluno Province of the Veneto Region and connects Agordo with the Zoldo Valley. Arriving at the pass from the western side, the town of Agordo, you see one of the classic views of the Bellunese Dolomites. 

Passo Duran is one of the classic bike tours in Italy and should be on your list of places to ride.  The pass is also is a start point or transition point to many of the great hikes in the Dolomites.  Not having bus service means that the pass is quiet and off the beaten path of large groups of tourist.  The Moiazza mountain sits to the north of the pass and there are several great vie Ferrate and Alpine climbs to explore.

 Passo Duran Dolomites

HOW TO GET TO PASSO DURAN, IN THE DOLOMITES OF ITALY

Passo Duran can be reached by car, bike, or foot.  There is no public transportation up to the pass the closest you can get is either by bus to Agordo, or by bus to Forno di Zoldo.  The closest you can reach Passo Duran by train is Belluno or Longarone. 

The best way to ride Passo Duran is to base yourself in Agordo, Arabba, Cortina, or Belluno and make a loop ride.  A great day of riding if you are unsupported is to ride over and back from Agordo.   Typically you want to ride down the valley of Agordo due to traffic and the amount of tunnels, passes nearby that you can ride over are Passo Ceredo, Passo Staulanza and Passo Giau.

PLACES TO STAY when visiting PASSO DURAN

Places to stay if you are bike touring or driving.

Agordo
Alleghe
Capria

Places to stay if you are hiking.

Agordo
Zoldo di Forno
One of the Refuigio's in the pass

OUTDOOR RECREATION ACTIVITES AT PASSO DURAN

Bike Touring Passo Duran in the Italian Dolomites

 

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