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…
The Passo Gavia is situated in Lombardy
and belongs to the
Starting from Ponte di Legno,
the Passo Gavia ascent is 17.3 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1363 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 7.9 %.
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Since 2005, the Passo Gavia will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Giro d'Italia 2014 : Ponte di Legno - Val Martello on 27/05/2014
Giro d'Italia 2013 : Ponte Di Legno - Val Martello /Martelltal on 24/05/2013
Giro d'Italia 2008 : Rovetta - Tirano on 31/05/2008
Passo Gavia from Ponte di Legno in 3D, on Googleearth!
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