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. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Bormio,
the Passo Gavia ascent is 25.6 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1404 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.5 %.
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