Passo Gavia

By Bernard.V


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distance 25.6 km
start height 1217 m
end height 2621 m
highest point 2621 m
ascent 1404 m
distance uphill 25.6 km
average ascent percentage 5.5 %
maximum ascent percentage 5.5 %

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At the town of Ponte di Legno, across the wooden bridge, you turn left towards the Passo Gavia. It's a gradual climb for about 4 kms. The road is paved, but after a couple of km, it turns to a dirty narrow one lane road, where it reaches suddenly 16% The Passo Gavia a really hard climb with 18% in parts. It never really gets below 10% with steady, steep grades, lots of switchbacks.Every few hundred meters there’s a little parking place carved out of the mountain, for cars to pull over and pass… The top is paved for about 3 km. Then it turns back to dirt on the way down, pretty much a one lane road with again, an incredible number of switchbacks…

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start point Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, Via Ezio Vanoni, 23032 Bormio Province of Sondrio, Italy
end point Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, SS300, 25056 Ponte di Legno Province of Brescia, Italy
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  1. 02h 03m 00s by max_sohet on 13.6.2014

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kris.martele (English)

Very lovely climb. very nice views and beautiful nature. After the hardest part, the last 3 km are "easy"

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