The Col di Lana tour recalls the places where the front line of the First World War ran.
Today, there are some splendid Dolomite passes around this mountain, which amaze with each new hairpin bend in terms of views and environment. Departure from Alleghe.
The usual 4 km of warm-up to Caprile, where you enter the village to attack the long, pedalable climb that leads respectively to the localities of Rucavà, Cernadoi and Passo Falzarego at 2105m. From this pass, turn left beside the Lagazuoi cable car and the toughest section of the day begins, the Valparola Pass. Just one km of climbing, but demanding on a wide, often windy road.
A flat leads to the museum area of Forte dei Tre Sassi before plunging downhill towards SAn Cassiano and La Villa.
Here begins the 7 km of gentle ascent to Corvara, provided that you do not wish to take as a variant the famous 'Mür del Giat', which for some years now has been tackled in the finale of the 'Maratona delle Dolomiti'.
In Corvara the Campolongo Pass begins with a 7 km climb, also rideable, and then a descent to Arabba and another 9 very fast kilometres towards Pieve di Livinallongo and the Digonera junction where we descend towards Caprile, taking great care in the two short tunnels we cross.
For those who started out from Alleghe, the only pitfall at the bottom of the valley will be the wind that blows upstream in the afternoon.