Dolomites Bike Tour: Day 4
The heart of Dolomites: 3 Cime Lavaredo Passes
3 Cime di Lavaredo have witnessed the performances of the best Pros at Giro d’Italia with several stage finishes right on top of the pass. Once left Cortina the climb to the 3 Croci Pass displays the massive shape of Mount Cristallo right before the pass. Fast descent to the green pearl of Misurina Lake followed by a very challenging climb toward the 3 Cime di Lavaredo Pass located right in the middle of the most famous peaks of Dolomites.
SUMMARY OF DAY FATIGUES:
3 Croci Pass (1085 m.a.s.l.) was part of the Giro d’Italia 10 times, first time in 1966 à # 6 climb of the Giro d’Italia. DONE!
3 Cime Lavaredo Pass (2337 m.a.s.l.) was part of the Giro d’Italia 7 times, first time in 1967 # 7 climb of the Giro d’Italia. DONE!
Falzarego Pass north side (2109 m.a.s.l.) was part of the Giro d’Italia 19 times, first time in 1940 à # 8 climb of the Giro d’Italia. DONE!
Dinner in the most beautiful Maso of Valle Badia, a preserved island of Ladin culinary authenticity, food of humble origin built on the quality of the ingredients, simple preparations, a true jump in the past.
Signature dishes: Turtres and cajinci arestis (potato ravioli, stuffed with fried spinach and ricotta) – Lama de porcel cun polënta (roasting shanks in woodstove).