The Colle della Fauniera is situated in Piemonte. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Demonte,
the Colle della Fauniera ascent is 24.7 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1721 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 7 %.
Stories, information and comments from Colle della Fauniera climbers
Story by Robert Rijnders from Almere, The Netherlands, submitted on 25/06/2014
Possibly harder than the Stelvio this one. I do not recall such frequent shifts in percentages there. And taking drops into consideration, the overall elevation gain and thus average percentage is probably higher.
At any rate, the views are fantastic, breathtaking. Traffic can be a problem on the small roads. And I got stuck for half an hour waiting for cows to be unloaded from three BIG trucks, while the road was completely blocked.
Other than the Pantani monument (and the view) there''s nothing to be done/had at the summit.
My personal climb rating:
Story by Sam Matthysen from Antwerpen, Belgium, submitted on 13/08/2009
Colle della Fauniera from Demonte is a heavy climb. The first ten kilometres are a bit up and down, driving through several little Piemontese towns. Its a quiet narrow road, but with quiet traffic and new asphalt. Larger cars and busses will be in trouble while climbing the Colle della Fauniera. It is even not done. The pass is like a bike/motorbikeworld. The view and the nature in the next 14 kilometres to the top are overwhelming. Tremendous mountains cover the pain that you are feeling in your legs. The climb is exposed to the wind and the sun. The murmuring water and the hopping marmots make it even a bit romantic. The slope of the last 12 kms is though not that romantic. 8-10%, with very steep parts of 15%. At the top, a statue of Marco Pantani will greet you. Nice Kodakpoint.