Falzarego Pass

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Falzarego Pass
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Road to Falzarego Pass
Elevation2,105 m (6,906 ft)
Length15 km (9.3 mi)
Traversed bySS48
LocationBelluno, Italy
Coordinates46°31′8″N 12°0′34″E / 46.51889°N 12.00944°E / 46.51889; 12.00944Coordinates: 46°31′8″N 12°0′34″E / 46.51889°N 12.00944°E / 46.51889; 12.00944
Falzarego Pass is located in Alps
Falzarego Pass
Falzarego Pass
Location of Falzarego Pass

The Falzarego Pass (Italian: Passo di Falzarego, Ladin: Jou de Fauzare) (el. 2.105 m) is a high mountain pass in the province of Belluno in Italy.

It mainly connects the territory of Agordo and Cortina d'Ampezzo. From the pass, starts also SP24 (Strada provinciale del Passo di Valparola) directed northbound to Val Badia passing below Sas de Stria and through Valparola Pass.

The name Falza Rego means false king in ladin and refers to a king of the Fanes, who was supposedly turned to stone for betraying his people.

A gondola rises to the Lagazuoi (2762 m.), which was the object of heavy combat and mine warfare in World War I. The tunnel that the Italians built under the Austrian lines is open to the public.

Maratona dles Dolomites[edit]

The Falzarego Pass is one of the Dolomites mountain passes riders cross in the annual Maratona dles Dolomites single-day bicycle race. As riders proceed directly from the Falzarego Pass to the higher Valparola Pass the Falzarego is not counted as one of the canonical seven Maratona passes.

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