Agugliana Climb from Montorso Vicentino

BIKE TOURING ITALY THE AGUGLIANA CLIMB FROM MONTORSO VICENTINO

Agugliana climb from Montorso Vicentino

Nice climb in the Berici Hills south of the city of Vicenza

AGUGLIANA TO MONTOROSO VICENTINO BIKE CLIMB NOTES

  • REGION: Veneto Region
  • PROVINCE: Vicenza Province
  • START: Montorso Vicentino
  • FINISH: Agugliano
  • MOUNTAIN GROUP: Berici Hills
  • ELEVATION START: 112 meters
  • ELEVATION FINISH: 320 meters
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 208 meters
  • AVERAGE GRADE: 5.3%
  • MAX GRADE: 20%
  • LENGTH: 3.95 km

Albero Matto climb from Arso

BIKE TOURING ITALY ALBERO MATTO CLIMB FROM ARSO

ALBERO MATTO TO ARSO BIKE CLIMB NOTES

  • REGION:Veneto Region
  • PROVINCE: Vicenza Province
  • MOUNTAIN GROUP:
  • START: Arso
  • FINISH: Albero Matto
  • LENGTH: 4.8 km
  • ELEVATION START: 205 meters
  • ELEVATION FINISH: 370 meters
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 379 meters

Alvisano bike climb from San Giovanni Ilarione

BIKE TOURING ITALY ALVISANO CLIMB FROM SAN GIOVANNI ILARIONE

Alberomato Climb From Vestenanova

  • REGION: Veneto Region
  • PROVINCE: Verona Province
  • MOUNTAIN GROUP: Lessini Mountains
  • LENGTH: 8.12 km
  • START: San Giovanni Ilarione
  • FINISH: Alberomato
  • ELEVATION START: 241 meters
  • ELEVATION FINISH: 562 meters
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 321 meters
  • AVERAGE GRADE: 4%
  • MAX GRADE: 12%

Bike Tour Passo Cereda in the Italian Dolomites

BIKE TOURING PASSO CEREDA | DOLOMITES

Bike Tour Italy, Passo Cereda Dolomites

Passo Cereda divides the Trento and Belluno provinces in northern Italy and is one of the lesser known climbs of the Dolomites, but an excellent route that has less traffic then some of the better know passes to the north.   The mountain pass links Fiera di Primiero with the Agordo valley

There are three routes up to Passo Cereda. For me the best ride is from Fiera di Primiero, an 8.4 km climb with an average grade of 9%.  The ride over the pass from Agordo is 3 times as long but an easy ride that makes a loop route over Passo Rolle and Passo Valles back to Agordo an excellent day.

Passo Ceredo Dolomites Map

 

From Fiera di Primiero:

  • Province: Trento
  • Length: 8.4 km
  • Average grade: 9%
  • Difficulty: 100.66

 

From Ponte Mas

  • Province: Belluno
  • Length: 35.5 km
  • Average grade: 2.8%
  • Difficulty: 78.22

Bike Tour Passo Duran | Italian Dolomite

BIKE TOURING PASSO DURAN | ITALIAN DOLOMITES

Bike Tour Passo Duran

Passo Duran passes through southern cliffs of the Civetta Mountain group and is located in the Belluno province of the Veneto region. The Duran Pass is a classic part of the Dolomite loop rides or it is a very good over and back ride from Agordo.  If you are planning a ride in the Dolomites the best ride up to Passo Duran is from Agordo and descenting to Dont.

 Passo Duran Dolomites Map

The best way to ride Passo Duran is to base yourself in Agordo, Arabba, Cortina, or Belluno and make a loop ride.  A great day of riding if you are unsupported is to ride over and back from Agordo. 

There are two roads to bike to reach the passo Duran

Bike Tour Passo Duran from Agordo Bike Tour

  • Belluno Province
  • Length: 12.5 km
  • Average grade: 7.9%
  • Difficulty: 128.88

Bike Tour Passo Duran from Dont

  • Belluno Province
  • Length:  8.16 km
  • Average grade: 7.9%
  • Difficulty:  102.14

Bike Tour Passo Duran Descent to Dont

Bike Tour Passo Staulanza in the Italian Dolomites

BIKE TOURING PASSO STAULANZA | ITALIAN DOLOMITES

Passo Staulanza, Dolomites

Passo Staulanza, at an elevation of 1773m. above the sea level, is a high mountain pass in the Dolomites in the Belluno Province of the Veneto Region. It connects the Zoldo valley in the south and the Cadore valley in the north.

Passo Staulanza summit is located in a small valley between Mount Coldai (2.395m), of the Civetta Mountain Group, and the Pelmo (3.168m) mountain, Pelmo Mountain Group, with a little restaurant and a parking lot.

Passo Stalanza Dolomites

Passo Stulanza from Dont Bike Climb

  • Length: 12.4 km
  • Average Grade: 6.8%
  • Max Grade: 11%

Bike Tour Passo Staulanza from Selva di Cadore

  • Length: 9 km
  • Average Grade:
  • Max Grade:

 

Bike Tour Passo Stelvio Riding the Climb from Bormio

 PASSO STELVIO FROM BORMIO BIKE CLIMB | ITALIAN ALPS

Passo Stelvio

Cycling Passo Stelvio from Bormio is not as famous of a climb as riding the northern side, but it still offers an epic challenge for a bike rider and a must do if you are bike touring the Alps of Italy.  The climb from Bormio to Passo Stelvio is just over 3 km shorter than the 27 km northern side, and has an average grade is just over 7%, however this ride is completely different and is just as challenging as bike touring from Prato da Stelvio.

WHAT IS THE PASSO STELVIO FROM BORMIO BIKE CLIMB LIKE

For me riding this side of the Passo Stelvio is more of a mental challenge, rather than physical, due to the enclosed nature of the climb.  I always felt I was riding in a box, there are some great views from time to time, but none of the open vistas you get on many of the climbs in Italy. Right after the town of Bormio you turn right and start climbings, the first section is a steady climb that quickly brings you up to 1700 meters, I feel the second section starts at the old tunnels.  Be sure to have a light on your bike, not so much to see through the tunnel, but to alert descending cyclist and cars.  During this tunnel section, you are also in the steepest average grades of the climb, but they last only 2 km.  The third section starts after Malga Stelvio and the water fall of Braulio, here you have the last overlayed switchbacks to ride.  This is the most enjoyable part of the climb, and you finally have some great scenery to take your mind off the effort. 

HOW TO GET TO THE PASSO STELVIO FROM BORMIO CLIMB

If you are not planning to ride in the Bormio valley, a great way to do the Passo Stelvio ride is an over and back from the Prato da Stelvio side.  You will find Bormio in the Lombardy Region, there are plenty of bike hotels in the town to use as a base for your riding.  If you come from Passo Tonale you can ride the Passo Giave to reach Bormio and then ride Passo Stelvio.  Riding up the valley to Bormio is possible, and there is a marked bike route that is used to reach Passo Mortirolo, but be warned it is not an easy ride and you have quite a bit of climbing to do to reach Bormio.

Passo Stelvio Bike Climb

 

PASSO STELVIO FROM BORMIO BIKE TOUR DETAILS

REGION Lombardy Region
PROVINCE Sondrio Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Ortles Alps
CITY Bormio
ELEVATION AT START 1215 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION AT ARRIVAL 1758 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1543 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 7.1%
MAXIMUN GRADE 13%
TIME TO RIDE
Excurionist 2 hr 30 minutes
Cycle Tourist 2 hours
Semi Pro Rider 1 hr 25 minutes
Pro rider 1 hour 6 minutes
SPECIAL NOTES Do not do this ride without proper warm gear, even though the valley can be warm at elevation you can find severe weather, arm warms, full finger gloves, and leg warmer should be in your pockets or utilize vehicle support.

Bike Tour Passo Valles Riding the Climb from Cencenighe

PASSO VALLES FROM CENCENIGHE BIKE CLIMB | DOLOMITES

Passo Valles Dolomites

BIKE PASSO VALLES FROM CENCENIGHE

Passo Valles Dolomites Bike Profile

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Belluno Province
START POINT Cencenighe
LENGTH 19.8 km
ELEVATION AT START 773 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 2053 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1180 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 7.5%
MAX GRADE 16%
TIME TO RIDE 1:50 hours

Bike Tour Pian della Fugazze Riding the Climb From Schio Bike Tour

PIAN DELLA FUGAZZE BIKE CLIMB FROM VALLE DEL PASUBIO | DOLOMITES

Bike Touring Italy's Pian delle Fugazze

In the Vicenza Province sits Piccolo Dolomite mountains that were part of the battle lines of the First World War. Now in more modern times these same mountain roads that were once used to carry supplies to troops on Pasubio and the passes to Trento, have become part of the history of cycling.

Bike Tour Italy's Pian delle Fugazze

Many heroic climbs and adventures have been made up these epic climbs, one of the most famous was made by Gino Bartali, on the route from Schio to Pian della Fugazze.  The actual climb is 11 km in length and starts just before the last township of Valli del Pasubio.  The climb starts at a gentle grade but soon the game is on and as the incline increases.  Not one of the hardest climbs in the area, but this challenging endeavour will leave a lasting impression on the biking soul.

Riding in the area around Mt.Pasubio is like opening a history book.  Prior to 1918, this mountain mass marked the frontier between the Republic of Italyand the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.  During the Great War numerous trails and roads were carved in the mountains in order to move troops to the front.  One of these roads now leads us up to Pain della Fugazze a great itinerary for cyclist as well as a wealth of cultural and natural attractions for the visitors. In the area you can climb some of the classic climbs of the Piccolo Dolomites, go horse back riding, hike the 52 tunnels of Pasubio utilized to re-supply troops during the war, mountain bike trails, or just relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air.

GETTING TO THE CLIMB

BY TRAIN: You can get to Schio by train from Vicenza, from Schio it is 23 km to the pass.  The first section of the road tends to have some traffic and trucks.  After you get to Valli dei Pasubio the traffic very light and this is also where the climb starts. 

 

Bike Tour Pian Fugazze

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Vicenza Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Piccolo Dolomites
DEPARTURE POINT Valli del Pasubio
DISTANCE 11.5 km
START ELEVATION
350 meters a.sl.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION
1162 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 812 meters
AVERAGE GRADE
7.1 %
MAXIMUM GRADE
14 %
TIME TO RIDE  
Athetic Beginner 1 hour 21 minutes
Cyclist Tourist 1 hour 01 minutes
Amateur Cyclist 44 minutes
Professional Cyclist 35 minutes

The last time the Giro d'Italia used this climb was in 2007

Bike Touring Italy's Pian delle Fugazze

Bike Touring Italy's Classic Climbs

BIKE TOURING ITALY'S CLASSIC CLIMBS

Passo Stelvio, Classic Bike Climb in Italy

Bike Riding and Touring in Italy means climbing, most bike riders; as you start to understand how to use the bike gears and your fitness level increases will migrate toward the mountains and want to challenge their skills on some of the Classic Bike Climbs in Europe.  In Italy, there is no shortage of passes and mountain roads throughout the country, however, it is in theDolomite's that most cyclist come to ride.  The Dolomite's, the Prealps, and the Alps all have a special appeal and unique setting of their own. this is a guide to help you to plan your next adventure in the mountains and find a few great routes off the main tourist route, get out where the locals ride.

I started making a log the bike routes I had climbed a few years ago and after riding many of the that well known and have some English information about them,  I started discovering more challenging routes, that have special importance to the Italian cycling community, but never climbed by visiting riders.  I will continue to add to the list and as I re-ride and develop a trip sheet for each route.

BIKE TOURING GUIDE TO THE MOUNTIAN ROADS OF ITALY

bike touring dolomites

BIKE TOURING CLASSIC CLIMBS IN THE ITALIAN DOLOMITES- Some of the best rides in Europe on spectular roads with exceptional scenary. 

bike touring alps

BIKE TOURING CLASSIC CLIMBS IN THE ITALIAN ALPS - Long climbs to the top of Europe, not alot of passes but plenty of mountain top finishes on quite roads.

bike climbs in the prealps of italy

BIKE TOURING CLASSIC CLIMBS IN THE PREALPS OF ITALY -

BIKE TOURING THE CLASSIC CLIMBS IN THE APENNINE MOUNTAINS

bike touring climbs in the apennine mountains

Bike Touring Monte Grappa

BIKE TOURING MONTE GRAPPA | PREALPS

italy monte grappa

Monte Grappa is located in the Veneto region of Italy and offers some of Europe's hardest bike climbs. For many Italian cyclist Monte Grappa is considered, one of the most beautiful and challenging climbs in Italy, its length and percentage of grade on the old military roads, make it a challenging climb from any side you tackle. Many people train all year just to bike one of the varied routes to reach the summit, without putting a foot down.

The "classic" route is the "road Cadorna", built during WWI and named after the commanding General, to bring supplies and troops to the summit of the massif. The road starts in the center of the town of Ezzelino Romano and runs for 27 km to reach the top. The hardest parts are the initial (8 km) and the final, while the intermediate section also has 3 km of false flats.

Ascents are also possible from various sides of the Mt. Grappa, from all three provinces Vicenza, Belluno, and Treviso, that share the massif. From the Belluno Province you can go from Caupo or the Valley of Seren. Moving towards the eastern side of the mountain meet the ascent of Semonzo and a series of roads that lead into "malga roads" of Grappa, a very scenic road: you can go from San Liberal (Watchtower-Archeson), from Possagno (viadegli Alpini extremely hard), or by Monte Tomba,·Cavaso coming from the tomb, from Pederobba (Monfenera) or Alano di Piave. There are also numerous opportunities for off road mountain biking with routes of varying difficulty, height and length of military roads, now forest and trails.

The Monte Grappa climbwas used in the Giro d'Itala several times in the seventies and eighties with two mountain top finishes. In 2010, the Giro returned to Monte Grappa during the 14th stage from Ferrara to Asolo, the gruppetto did not reach the summit but classic route up fromSemonza.  Every year in July takes place the classic race for amateurs Bassano/Monte Grappa. Among the historical list of winners you will find, Gino Bartali (1934), Gilberto Simoni and Damiano Cunego.

Each year a non-profit group offers bicycle rides a chance to earn a medallion for riding various numbers of the slopes throughout the year.  The idea is for you register and then you have your climbing sheet stamped at designated locations you can earn your prize.· The only draw back for non locals is that the prizes are awarded at the end of year.

The 10 recognized Road Bike Routes up Monte Grappa: some of the hardest bicycle climbs in Italy

1 - Bike Monte GrappaFrom Romano d'Ezzelino (VI)- Stamp is at Osteria PEDROCCHI - the "Cadorna" road - Km 27 - Slope med. 6% - 10% max
The Cadorna Road was built during World War 1 (1916), later after the war, it was made a national symbol of Italy.

2 - Bike Monte Grappa From Semonzo of Borso del Grappa (TV)- Stamp at Locanda TILLY's -Called the 'Giardino Road' (strada Giardino) - 20 km - Slope med. 8% - max 14%
Built in 1918 for General Giardino, Commander of the Grappa Army Group and was originally 5.50 meters wide and was used as an alternative to move troops and supplies quickly to the front. The strada Giardino was built because the Cadorna road was exposed to enemy fire at some points.

3 - Bike Monte Grappa From Fietta in Paderno del Grappa (TV)- Stamp at Osteria HOCH HOLLE - Path of the "Watchtower" (Vedetta) - Km 22 - Slope med. 10% - 18% max
Old path, converted into a road during the Great War, it is now totally paved.

4 - Bike Monte Grappa From POSSAGNO (TV)- Stamp at Osteria FROM ICO - Road "of the Italian Mountain Troops" (strada degli Alpini) - Km 22 - Slope med. 10% - max. 18%
Strategic military road, was named in memory of the troop that built it through hard work and sweat.

5 - Bike Monte Grappa From CAVASO del TOMBA (TV)- Stamp at the Bar Pizzeria Tennis BASSO - Road "Tomb of the Mount" (strada del Monte Tomba) - Km 23 - Slope med. 10% - 14% max
A classic way to climb from the plains over Mount Tomba to reach the top of Monte Grappa.

6 - Bike Monte Grappa From PEDEROBBA (TV)- Stamp at the Bar KIKKO - Road "Monfenera" - Km 25 - Slope med. 7% - 15% max
Almost constantly immersed in the green woods of beech or pine, is a classic ascent of Grappa.

7 - Bike Monte Grappa From Alano di Piave (TV)- Stamp at·Caffè SPERANZA (Coffee of HOPE) - Street "del Grappa" - Km 22 - Slope med. 10% - 12% max
A nice variation to climb the Monte Grappa Top tomb, crossing the previous four routes

8 - Bike Monte Grappa From Seren del Grappa (BL)- Stamp at the Bar VITOCCO - Road "New Church" (strada Chiesa Nuova) - Km 23 - Slope med. 7% - 20% max
After the first ramp, a short break as you pass· the village of New Church, then it is tough climb all the way to the top.

9 - Bike Monte Grappa FromCaupo of Seren del Grappa (BL) - Stamp all'Hostaria AL MENTA - Road "Cadorna" - Km 28 - Slope med. 6% - 12% max
Northern section of the classic road the crosses Monte Grappa, the Feltre to Bassano del Grappa link and vice versa.

10 - Bike Monte Grappa From Cismon del Grappa (VI)- Stamping to the National Bar - Road "Col dei Prai" - Km 26 - Slope med. 8% - 20% max
This route is two old forest and pastoral roads, that is closed to motorized transit, departing from St. Laurent Street just north of downtown Cismon del Grappa that was paved for the first time this year (2011). They are linked by two sections - one 200 and one of 600 meters - of dirt road between 12th and 14th km. This route links up with the Cadorna road from Seren del Grappa as it passes through Forcelletto.

ARRIVAL (all climbs) and finish stamp for all routes are Cima Grappa - Bassano Refuge
Via Madonna del Covolo, 161 - Crespano del Grappa (TV). Note that some routes finish point is at the intersection with the main route up so you may have 3-4 km of extra biking to do to reach the summit.

Bike Touring Passo Campogrosso from Recoaro Terme Climb | Vicenza

BIKE TOURING PASSO CAMPOGROSSO FROM RECOARO TERME CLIMB | VICENZA PROVINCE

recoaro terme campogrosso

passo campogrosso recoaro

  • START: Pecoaro Terme
  • FINISH: Passo Campogrosso
  • LENGHT: 12.19 km
  • START ELEVATION: 445 a.s.l. meters
  • FINISH ELEVATION: 1464 a.s.l. meters
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 1019 meters
  • AVERAGE GRADE: 8.4%
  • MAX GRADE: 14%

Bike Touring Passo Giau | Dolomite's

BIKE TOURING PASSO GIAU | Italian DOLOMITES

Passo Giau Italian Dolomites

Passo Giau is located in the Belluno Province, of Veneto Region.Passo Giau separates the peaks of the Croda da Lago and Averau mountains, which are part of the Pelmo Dolomite Group.  The pass sits above the Cortina to the north and the Agordo valley to the south west.

Passo Giau is one of the best bike rides in the Italian Dolomites.  The route is challenging so you need good legs or great gearing, with some sections reaching 15% it is considered one of 'THE' rides to do within cycling.  The pass is included in the 2012 Giro d'Italia and a must do ride, plus the views at the top are not to be missed.The best places to base yourself is either Cortina or Alleghe.  I like Alleghe since it gives you more flexibility to more rides during your stay.  Cortina is good for riding Tre Cime di Laverado and the classic Passo Giau loop but then you would need to re-ride the same routes to get to other classic climbs.  Alleghe on the other hand is in the perfect position to ride the Giau, Duran Staulanza, 4 passes Padoi, Sella, Gardena, and Campolungo, plus Passo Fadia, and S. Pelligrino. 

For me the best route to ride the pass is from the southwest side that starts at Colle Lucia or Selva di Christina.  This route is the same utilized in the Giro d'Italia and considered the harder and classic way.  Coming from Pocòl on the Cortina side is a nice ride but you do not have the same openness and dynamic scenery to enjoy.

Passo Giau Map

BIKE TOURING ROUTES TO REACH PASSO GIAU:

Bike Touring Passo Gaiu Riding the Climbing Pocol (and Cortina):

  • Belluno Province
  • Length: 8.6 km
  • Average grade: 8.3%
  • Difficulty: 113.77

Bike Tour Passo Giau Riding the Climb from Caprile

  • Belluno Province
  • Length: 10.12 km
  • Average grade: 9.1%
  • Difficulty: 142.8

Bike Touring Passo Pordoi | Dolomites

BIKE TOURING PASSO PORDOI | DOLOMITES

Photo of Passo Pordoi in the Italian Dolomites

Passo Pordoi is and has often been part of several important bike races, like the Giro d’Italia.  At the pass there is the Fausto Coppi monument, showing the importance of the area to Italian Cycling. In the summer Passo Pordoi is a starting point for high-level walks, via ferrate, and easy excursions for the whole family, such as the "Viel dal Pan", an ancient path that was used by merchants to reach Veneto or Trentino.

To get the summit, starting from Canazei, the Passo Pordoi ascent is 13 km long. Over this distance, you climb 786 meters. The average percentage is thus 6 %. And starting from Arabba, the Passo Pordoi ascent is 9.4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 637 meters.

The other passes in the area that Passo Pordoi can be linked to for a great ride are Passo Sella, Passo Gardena, Passo Campolongo, Passo Valparola, Passo Fedaia.

BIKE TOURING ROUTES UP TO PASSO PORDOI

 

Bike Touring Passo Sella | Dolomites

BIKE TOURING PASSO SELLA | DOLOMITES

bike touring passo sella

Passo Sella is part of the famous 4 passes rides or Sellarounda Bike Tour, and should be on a cyclist must do list when considering a tour of Italy.  Located in the Italian Dolomites the pass sits along the main Dolomite road.  You have two routes to ride up to the pass from the northern valley of the Gardena or south from Val del Femme.  I find the ride up from the southern slopes to be one of the sections for stunning views. 

Map of the Sella Mountains

BIKE TOURING ROUTES UP TO THE SELLA PASS OF THE DOLOMITES

Bike Tour Passo Sella Riding the Climb from Passo Pordoi Intersection

Bike Touring Passo Stelvio Riding the Climb from Prato dello Stelvio

PASSO STELVIO FROM PRATO DELLO STELVIO BIKE CLIMB | ITALIAN ALPS

bike tour italy's passo stelvio

For anyone wishing to Bike Tour the Alps of Italy the Stelvio Pass should be on your 'must ride list'.  The Stevlio Pass is one of the highest paved mountain roads in Italy and has been part of bicycle history since the Giro d'Italia first passed over it in the 1950's. Passo Stelvio is located in the Adamello mountain group and marks the regional boundary between Trentino Alto Adige Region and Lombardy Region.

WHAT IS THE PASSO STELVIO RIDE LIKE

To be honest Passo Stelvio is not for everyone, and if you attempt to ride without the proper gears or fitness level this is one of those bike climbs that can make you hurt, put your foot down, and overall humble you as a cyclist.  The climb itself is not overwhelming due to the steepness, but it is a very long climb with a continuous effort, instead most riders have problems due to not understanding how to pace themselves or not eating and drinking properly during the attempt. 

The ride can be broken into three sections: the first section is difficult to find a pace due to the changing grades, the second section is a grind because you are isolated in the forest, and the last section is a thrilling panoramic view that can challenge your mental toughness due to fatigue and altitude. 

GETTING TO PASSO STELVIO FROM PRATO allo STELVIO

The classic route up to Passo Stelvio is to start in Bolzano and ride to the top, but this normally means you have some type of a support vehicle or you are ending your ride with a descent down into Bormino.  However, if you want to shorten the ride you can take a train from Bolzano to Merano then ride theVal Venosta Bike Path or take the Venosta train up the valley to a closer start point.  If you opt to ride from Bolzano it is good to do so with a group and have vehicle support.  If you are a solo rider I suggest you shuttle up to Castelbello on the train, from here you have a good 20 km to warm up your legs before the climb.  If you are planning to ride both sides (over and back) I suggest taking the train to Malles or Spondinig to start, over and back will be a 70 km ride with over 4000 meters of climbing.

Bike tour Passo Stelvio

 

RIDING THE STELVIO PASS FROM THE NORTH SIDE

Bike Tour Passo Stelvio

REGION Trentino Alto Adige Region
PROVINCE Bolzano Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Adamello Mountain Group
POINT OF DEPARTURE Prato allo Stelvio
LENGTH OF CLIMB 25.4 km
ELEVATION AT DEPARTURE 916 meters a.s.l.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 2,758 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1,842 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 7.3%
MAXIMUM GRADE 14%
AVERAGE TIME TO RIDE 1:40 to 3:20 hours
SPECIAL NOTES Weather on the Stelvio can change quickly and vary from the valley so ensure you have a jacket, gloves and leg warmers with you.  This is a ride best done withsupport.

ROUTE NOTES:

The Bike Touring route up Passo Stelvio, on the northeastern side, starts in the small village of Prato allo Stelvio, and presents a climb 25.4 meters long and a medium grade of 7.4%.  There are 48 marked switchbacks to work your way through that will help you move from 916 meters above sea level to 2758 meters above sea level. The total elevation gain is 1842 meters and the fit cyclist should give themselves 2 hours and 30 minutes to make the climb.

 

Bike Touring Passo Stelvio

SECTION 1

Leaving Prato allo Stelvio you will see the Passo Stelvio Sign this is where the grade starts to increase and you have a 6 to 7 km section to get a good rhythm established.  It is very important to not over ride your limit.  During this section you will be following close to the stream 'Trafoi', there is one tunnel but it is open on the left side so there is no need for a light. This section ends once you cross the bridge over the stream. 

Bike Touring Italy's Passo Stelvio

SECTION 2

Passing over the bridge you will start one of the harder sections and the first continuous grind that makes Passo Stelvio so hard, but this is also where you start to have a wonderful view of the Livrio and Punta del Chiodo glaciers.  At 8.5 km you will start the 48 switchback countdown and your next check point is Trafoi (1534 meters), a small community that has a couple of bars, and there is a water point just before the town. After passing through Trafoi you will enter a section that will wind up through the woods on multiple switchbacks until the 14 km mark. 

Bike Touring Italy's Passo Stelvio

 

SECTION 3:

Right after the village of Trafoi you will find one of the hardest sections with small ramps up to 14% and an average of 9%. For the next 9 kms you will have a very little time to rest, you are in the woods most of the time but there are great views that will let you start to experience the grandeur of the climb.  This section will take you up past switchback 27 and Hotel Franznshohe, (a water point if you are in need). This is where you will have the final view of the stairway of switchbacks that take you to the pass.

Bike Touring Italy's Passo Stelvio

The last set of switchbacks up to the Stelvio Pass.  There are small ramps above 11% but for the most part it is very pedal-able. This is the section that makes the climb so famous, you will feel the fatigue and the effects of higher elevation, but is you can also lift your head and take in the atmosphere.  This is one of the most picturesque locations in the Alps and on a clear day this is a stunning ride.

Bike Tour Passo Stelvio

Do not forget to look back at times.

Bike Touring Italy's Passo Stelvio

At the pass you will find the Cima Coppi sign (named after the famous Italian cyclist), great views, and perhaps the best Italian Hot Dog Grill in the area.

Bike Touring Passo Zovo from Novale Climb | Vicenza

BIKING TOURING PASSO ZOVO FROM NOVALE CLIMB | VICENZA PROVINCE

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Nice climb in the Vicenza Province that connects the Valdagno Valley to Schio.  The climb has a few short steep ramps but for the most part it is a nice spin to the top.  This is the best route to use to reach the Vicenza Plain and the towns of Vicenza or Bassano del Grappa. 

BIKE TOURING ROUTE NOTES FOR THE PASSO ZOVO CLIMB

passo zovo novale

  • START: Novale, via dell Oro
  • FINISH: PASSO ZOVO
  • LENGTH: 4.63 km
  • START ELEVATION: 294 a.s.l. meter
  • FINISH ELEVATION: 634 a.s.l. meter
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 340 meters
  • AVERAGE GRADE: 7.3%
  • MAX GRADE: 22%

Bike Touring Passo Zovo from Schio Bike Climb | Vicenza

BIKE TOURING PASSO ZOVO FROM SCHIO CLIMB | VICENA PROVINCE

passo zovo

Excellent bike climb utilized to move from the upper Vicenza Plains area over to the Valdagno Valley.

BIKE TOURING ROUTE NOTES FOR PASSO ZOVO

passo zovo schio

  • START: Schio
  • FINISH: Passo Zovo
  • LENGTH: 5.76 km
  • START ELEVATION: 220 a.s.l. meters
  • FINISH ELEVATION: 626 a.s.l. meters
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 406 meters
  • AVERAGE GRADE: 7%
  • MAX GRADE: 15.5%

Bike Touring the Italian Dolomites Classic Climbs

BIKE TOURING THE ITALIAN DOLOMITES

bike dolomites

The Dolomites of Italy offers some of the best cycle touring in Europe with a large varity of climbs and valley routes to select from.  The scenary you will discover during your rides is spectacular and unqiue to the Dolomites.  There are many great rides and options to consider when you plan your trip, below are few tips to get you started.

WHEN TO BIKE TOUR THE ITALIAN DOLOMITES

The best time to ride the Dolomites is during the months of June, July, August, and September.  You can also ride in late May and October but you will find most of the hotels closed. Also there is usually snow on the passes thorough the later weeks of May and always a good chance it can snow while you are there. Always make sure you have a full kit because weather can change quickly.  For multi pass rides it is best to utilize a support vehicle.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR A BIKE TRIP IN THE ITALIAN DOLOMITES

When you are planning your bike tour to the Italian Dolomites remember that weather can always change and should have multi layered kit. The best way to tour the Dolomites is to have a support vehicle so you can dress up and down as needed.  There are plenty of water sources along the roads so one bottle on the bike is enough but two bottles will be useful on hotter days.

You should ride your own bike anytime for the best comfort, and when riding the classic climbs it is even more important because you should be more familar with the way the bike handles.  Most cyclist will be most comfortable riding a compac gear set up with a 50/34 in the front and a 12-29 on the rear cog.  Most of the climbs are around 12 km or less and with average grades over 6%. You will find lots of short sections of 12 to 18 percent on many of the better known climbs.  Riders who are visiting while not in the best riding shape can consider using Mountain Bike gearing and do less climbs per day and still have a wonder riding experience.

WHERE TO BASE YOURSELF TO BIKE TOUR THE DOLOMITES

The Dolomites are located in the Veneto Region and Trentino Alto Adige Region.  Many bike tour operates combine rides in the Dolomites and Passo Stelvio, which is in the Italian Alps. This creates a dead space or long transfer between riding areas, if ybut the best rides in in the Dolomites you can base yourself in Arabba, Alleghe, or Covara.

BIKE TOURING LOCATIONS IN THE ITALIAN DOLOMITES

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bike touring passo sella

BIKE TOURING PASSO SELLA

bike touring passo gardena

BIKE TOURING PASSO GARDENA

bike touring passo campolongo

BIKE TOURING PASSO CAMPOLONGO

bike touring passo duran

BIKE TOURING PASSO DURAN

bike touring passo staulanza

BIKE TOURING PASSO STAULANZA

passo giau

BIKE TOURING PASSO GIAU

bike touring passo falzarego

BIKE TOURING PASSO FALZAREGO

bike touring passo fedaia

BIKE TOURING PASSO FEDAIA

bike touring passo san pellegrino

BIKE TOURING PASSO SAN PELLEGRINO

bike touring passo cereda

BIKE TOURING PASSO CEREDA

bike touring passo brocon

BIKE TOURING PASSO BROCON

passo costalungo

BIKE TOURING PASSO COSTALUNGA (KARERPASS)

 bike touring passo croce d'aune

BIKE TOURING PASSO CROCE D'AUNE

bike touring passo manghen

BIKE TOURING PASSO MANGHEN

bike touring passo rolle

Bike Touring The Lapio Bike Climb | Colli Berici

BIKE TOURING LAPIO CLIMB FROM LAGO FIMON | VICENZA PROVINCE

Riding the bicycle in Italy means climbing and enjoying the contours of the land. Within the Colli Berici are multiple numbers of climbs you can link together for a great challenge, to get to one hidden town to another, or to train for the mountains that are only 50 km away, or just.  When the weather starts to change and upper elevations start to close due to snow or in early season before the melts, there are plenty of variations to ride that will help you find the form without resorting to a set of rollers all winter. 

ROUTE NOTES FOR THE Lapio Climb - from Lago di Fimon

Bike Tour Itaiy, Lapio map

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Vicenza Province
HILLS/COLLI Berici Hills
NEAREST CITY Vicenza
START POINT Lago di Fimon
LENGTH 1.2 km
START ELEVATION 14 meters a.s.l.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 164 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 150 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 12.5%
MAXIMUM GRADE 18%

 

Bike Tour Italy, Vicenza Province

The Lapio Climb from Lago di Fimon is only 2 km in length, but it presents a steep wall that will challenge you and most local rides do not do this climb often, when I invited some guys, I had linked up with on a ride, to join me they were quick to say 'no grazie'.  As soon as you turn off the lower road you understand why.  The road

I find many of the short climbs like this a challenge due to not having time to get your rhythm and setting in for the long haul.   The route starts just before you arrive to Lago di Fimon, you will pass a sign posting for Lapio prior to this climb but that is the Lapio "normal" route and the main road, this small road is not used often but be aware of cars.

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The first 500-800 meters are 15% average and my computer hit 18% a couple of times.  The road is in kept in good shapebut there is usually a bit ofwash out along the sides so be sure to be careful if a car does come pass.  After 800 meters there is a short break and then you are into the heart of the climb.  My computer stayed steady at 15% and jumped up to 20% for about 15 meters. You know you are almost done when you see the Lapio community sign. 

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After the Lapio sign and curve there is another right hand curve with a really steep inside corner, there is also a water grate in the curve so be careful when crossing. Right after this curve the climb is down to 2-3% for about 200 meters until the road intersects with the primary road leading up to Lapio.

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Vicenza can be reached by Train for Venezia, Padova, and Verona. The ride from the train station to the base of the climb is approximately 7 km.

Bike Touring the Mortirolo Climb in Italy

BIKE TOUR PASSO DEL MORTIROLO | ALPS

Bike Touring Mortirolo in the Italian Alps

The Mortirolo Pass (Passo di Mortirolo) 1852 meters a.s.l. is a mountain pass in the Alps in Italy. Also known as Passo di Foppa, it connects Mazzo di Valtellina (province of Sondrio) and Val Camonica (province of Brescia). The road from Mazzo di Valtellina is one of the most demanding climbs in professional road bicycle racing, having been used in the Giro d'Italia stage race. 

There are 9 different routes up to Passo Mortirolo and each has it's specific difficulties. This is not a climb fo the pristina beauty of the climb, no great visita's or subline moments were you are taken in by the beauty of the area.  The Mortirolo is about the physical challenge of the climb and the pain of estasy for the challenge of the grade.  Each route up exceeds offers grades beyond the norm for average cyclist but for those that love the challenge of the climb each route is a must to do.

THE 9 ROUTES UP TO PASSO FOPPIA (THE MORTIROLO)

  • From Grosotto,  14.4 km,  Elevation Gain 1262 meters, Average Grade 8.76%, Time to Ride 1 hour 30 minutes
  • From Tovo, 13.7 km, Elevation Gain 1320 meters, Average Grade 9.6%, Time to Ride 1 hour 37 minutes
  • From Mazzo, 12.4 km, Elevation Gain 1300 meters, Average Grade 10.4%, Time to Ride 1 hour 34 minutes
  • From Grosio, 14.8 km, Elevation Gain 1222 meters, Average Grade 8.25%, Time to Ride 1 hour 35 minutes
  • From Monno, 10.2 km, Elevation Gain 800 metes, Average Grade 7.8%, Time to Ride 1 hour 2 minutes
  • From Aprica, 25 km, Elevation Gain 650 meters, Average Grade 2.6%, Time to Ride 2 hours
  • From M. Padrio, 9.4 km, Elevation Gain 920 meters, Average Grade 9.7%, Time to Ride 1 hour 10 minutes
  • From Guspessa, 12.8 km, Elevation Gain 1157 meters, Average Grade 9%, Time to Ride 1 hour 27 minutes
  • From Tirano, 32 km, Elevation Gain 1417 meters, Average Grade 4.4%, Time to Ride 2 hour 30 minutes

Bosco del Cansiglio from Vittoria Veneto Bike Climb

PIAN DEL CANSIGLIO FROM VITTORIA VENETO BIKE CLIMB | PREALPS

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Great ride and climb just northeast of Vittorio Veneto and Conegliano.  You can get to either place to start the ride.  My suggestion is that if you are arriving on the train jump off at Conegliano and finish your route in Vittorio Veneto.  You you are planning on an overnight stay in the area I like Vittorio Veneto as a more relaxed location and better base for more rides where you do not have to deal with traffic.

 pian cansiglio vittorio

The route profile shown above is the ride I did starting at the Conegliano train station and ending in Vittorio Veneto.  It looks inviting to ride the opposite way, but it is not a very good ride. 

Riding out of Conegliano follow signs to Vittorio Veneto - Colle Umberto - Sarmode - Bosco del Cangsilgo - Farra - Vittoria Veneto.

From the walled city of Conegliano, the birthplace of the famous artist Cima da Conegliao (15th century) you take a secondary road toward Vittoria Veneto.  This is a good flat section to warm up the legs.  In Sarmode you will start the log climb up to the Cansiglio.  The area you are riding through is the birth place of Ottavio Bottecchia, Italy's first Tour d'France Winner and were the annual race 'Giro del Belvedere' is held. 

The climb is 15.5 km and one of the longest in the area.  There are no stretches that allows a rest and average grade is 6.5%.  On the lower part of the climb you get some great views of the Piave and lower valley, around 800 meters the environment changes and you are in the Cansiglio woods.  The climb tops out atCrosetta, (where many of the Italian and European Mountain Bike championships have been held), this upper plain is still covered by silver fir, spruce, and beeches which were once cut to provide wood for the Venezia sailing fleets.  Surrounding the upper plain are mountain peaks ofPizzoc, Monte Cavallo and Alpago, along the main route you will see the right turn that will take to the Mt. Pizzoc peak. This is a nice extra 500 meters of elevation gain and offers you some great photos.

There are plenty of places to stop for a caffe at the local hotels and sports centers but you might want to stop at the small village still made up of the Cimbri population whom are originally from the Bavaria area of Germany.  Today's inhabitant's still maintain the language and lifestyle of the orginal settles.  The upper plain lasts for about 7 km and when you cross the provincial border into Belluno you will start the steep and technical descent toward Spert. 

At the Spert you will follow the signs toward Vittoria Veneto riding along the shores of Lago S. Croce, (well known for wind surfing).  This is a nice road with little traffic most of the day and you will follow it down into Vittoria Veneto.

Monte Bondone From Aldeno Bike Climb

MONTE BONDONE FROM ALDENO BIKE CLIMB | PREALPS

Aldeno

Bike Tour Profile of Monte Bondone from riding from Aldeno

Monte Bondone is a great ride in the Trento Province of the Trentino Alto Adige Region.  The ride up from the town of Aldeno is an excellent challenge and each year part of the classic Charle Gaul Granfondo.  Located on the northwestern side of Monte Bondone this ride is 22 km long on well paved roads that can be busy on some sections.  

Monte Grappa Bike Climb from Sermanzo

MONTE GRAPPA FROM SERMANZO BIKE CLIMB | PREALPS

Bike Tour Italy, Monte Grappa

BIKE TOURING Monte Grappa: One of the best middle mountains climbs in the Prealps of the Veneto, route 2 bike climb is from Semonzo, in Borso del Grappa (TV).    This road is called the 'Giardino Road' (strada Giardino) and is a 20 km ride with a medium grade of 8%, the max grade encountered is 14%. The road was Built in 1918 for General Giardino, Commander of the Grappa Army Group and was originally 5.50 meters wide and was used as an alternative for moving troops and supplies quickly to the front. The strada Giardino was built because the Cadorna road was exposed to enemy fire at some points.

(If you are riding the 10 route challenge you get your Stamp at Locanda TILLY's.)

Riding up to Monte Grappa starting from the village of Sermanzo is one of the climbs used in the 2010 Giro d'Italia.  For years these rides have been seen as an end of season goals, ultra-challenging climb days, and training grounds for the upper elevations. 

THE ROUTE CAN BE BROKEN INTO THREE SPECIFIC BLOCKS:

  • FROM THE CHURCH AT SEMANZO TO TURN 20
  • TURN 20 TO 1360 METERS
  • 1360 METERS TO TURN 28

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INSERT ROUTE PROFILE

SECTION 1: On the main road you will see the brown tourist sign to Cima Grappa, this is your key word sign for the entire ride.  The climb officially starts at the church of Semanzo and for the next 6 to 7 km you will be riding in the woods and conquering switch backs.  It is very important not to push hard during this first section.  Average grade is around 8% and you will work your way up to turn 20.

Bike Touring Italy, Monte Grappa

Many of the right hand turns offer you a great view of the Vicenza Plain and in the distance you can see the Euganei and Berici Hills.

Bike Tour Italy, Monte Grappa

This part of the mountain is popular for para-sailing, the steepness of mountain and warm winds from the sea gives gliders a great up-lift.

Bike Tour Italy, Monte Grappa

Turn 20 marks the end of the first section.  Keep in mind that if you are running low on water, stop at the Restaurant 'Deltapiano' (around 890 meters) to fill up otherwise you will run into problems later.

SECTION 2: This section will help you make up some time, but it also has one of the hardest sections at 14%.

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At turn 21 you will continue right following the white Cima Grappa sign.

Bike Tour Italy, Monte Grappa

There are a few short down hill sections and you pass through two rock tunnels. Both very short and but look out for descending rides or cars. 

Bike Tour Italy, Monte Grappa

From Malga Campocroce to the 1360 meter you encounter the hardest section of the climb, a 2 to 3 km stretch with an average grade of 10% and one section of 14%.

SECTION 3: At 1360 meters you crest a small rise and finaly get to see the top of the climb.  From here there is a short down hill and contour before working your way up the last wall of the climbs.  In the valley below you can spot the Piave River and the Asolo hills. 

Bike Tour Italy, Monte Grappa

You Can See The Top!!

Bike Tour Italy, Monte Grappa

From turn 26 to 28 is your last grind with a couple of 11% sections.

Bike Tour Italy, Monte Grappa

The end of the climb.  Once you round the turn there is a short ramp that intersects with the main route where you can descend or turn right and continue another 1 km to the summit.  The last section to the summit very ride-able at 7%.  At the top there is a Refugio where you can grab a bit to eat before you continue your adventure.

Monte Grappa Bike Climb Descending to Seren del Grappa 

 

Monte Grappa from Possagno Bike Climb

MONTE GRAPPA FROM POSSAGNO BIKE CLIMB | VICENZA PROVINCE

monte grappa possagno

  • START: Possagno
  • FINISH: Monte Grappa
  • LENGHT: 23.8 km
  • START ELEVATION: 268 meters a.s.l.
  • FINISH ELEVATION: 1740 meters a.s.l.
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 1472 meters
  • AVERAGE GRADE: 6.2%
  • MAX GRADE: 20%

Monte Parodi from La Spezia Bike Climb

MONTE PARODI FROM LA SPEZIA BIKE CLIMB | LIGURIA

This climb was used in the 2015 Giro d'Italia and a great cycle day to enjoy if you are visiting the Cinque Terre area. 

Bike Touring Italy | Monte Parodi Route Notes

monte parodi

REGION Liguria
PROVINCE La Spezia
MOUNTAIN GROUP Northern Apennine
LENGTH 8.7 km
START POINT La Spezia
FINISH POINT Monte Parodi
ELEVATION START 22 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 624 meters a.s.l
ELEVATION GAIN 602 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 6.9%
MAX GRADE 13%
TIME TO RIDE 45 minutes

Monte Zoncolan From Ovaro Bike Climb

MONTE ZONCOLAN FROM OVARO BIKE CLIMB | PREALPSMonte Zoncolan

Monte Zoncolan is located in the Friuli Venezia Region of Italy.  Just north of the town of Udine is Tomezzo, a cross roads type village at the start of the Julian Dolomites and Alps.  Mt. Zoncolan sits just to the northwest of the town, Tomezzo is the best location for a bike touring base.

The Monte Zoncolan bike climb, starting from Ovaro, Udine, is considered one of the hardest bike routes utilized in Gran Tours, in Europe, if not the hardest. I have road almost all the Italian climbs, and I would agree, that Zoncolan is not a climb to take lightly regardless your fitness level and is a must ride for those you like to ride uphill. The climb has a 6 km section with grades continuously greater than14%, that will challenge you as a rider.   If you are a rider that gets excited at the challenge of extending your limits the Zoncolan is a perfect platform. 

Suggested gears; you should have at least a compact with a 29 in the rear or use a triple.  For riders of less fitness having a Sram "Apex", is not a bad selection the 32 can come in handy especially if you are planning a week riding the classic climbs.  What makes a difference on this climb are the total km you have ridden to arrive to the base, the standard loop from Tolmezzo is 84 km, with 37 km being done to arrive a the base.

MONTE ZONCOLAN BIKE CLIMB FROM OVARO

REGION Friuli Venezia Region
PROVINCE Udine Province
CITY Tomezzo
MOUNTAIN GROUP Juilia Alps
LENGTH 10.5 km
START ELEVATION 525 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 1735 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1210 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 11.5%
MAX GRADE 22%
TIME TO RIDE
Cycle-tourist - 2 hr
Semi Pro - 1:30 hr
Pro - 1 hr

Monte Zoncolan

MAP TO MONTE ZONCOLAN BIKE CLIMB

Monte Zoncolan

 ROUTE NOTES FOR THE MONTE ZONCOLAN BIKE RIDE

Monte Zoncolan

Turning right in Ovaro (coming from Tomezzo) you start the climb and the first km is at an average grade of 11.5% until you pass the church of the Camine.  From here the route lessens to 6.8% until the township of Liariis where you will turn right following the Monte Zoncolan (brown) sign. From here you have a flat section to prepare yourself for the challenge ahead.

Monte Zoncolan

Pass through the small village and as you round the curve coming out of the last houses you will be at the ramp starting the "salita della'inferno" now being translated at the Hell Climb.  There is a water fountain on the left side of the road to refill if you have yet to do so.· Do not do this climb with out water, you may have a hard time getting the bottle out to drink but you will need water.  The next 6 km is some of the hardest climbing I have done on a road bike, from 657 meters elevation to 1049 meters the grade is all above 15%, then a 200 meter rest at 8% you return to above 15% with a ramp of 20% at the 1300meter elevation.

Monte Zoncolan

During you climb you have the hero's of cycling to keep you company. Marking the distance are signposts with champion riders from the Giro d'Italia.  At the 1569 meter elevation mark the extreme part of the climb ends and the remaining sections are manageable.

Monte Zoncolan

Just over the 9 km mark at 1639 meters elevation you will come to the first of three tunnels. They are not lighted by you can see through, they are only wide enough of a small car so if one is coming toward you stop and wait for they to clear the tunnel.

Monte Zoncolan

The last short ramp after the tunnel is a nice serpentine road with grades averaging 10% to the top, but here you can see the top you are now in a lower alpine environment with wonderful views. There is often wind at the summit so dress according and carry a jacket even in the summer.

Monte Zoncolan

At the top you will find a sculpture to cyclist and the sign for the saddle of Monte Zoncolan, 1750 meters above sea level.  The best descent is on the opposing side, the road is two lanes and modern to service the ski resort.  Watch for cars during the descent. 

Mortirolo from Grosio Bike Climb | Alps

MORTIROLO FROM GROSIO BIKE CLIMB | ALPS

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The bike climb up this side of the Mortirolo is generally ridden as the descent by cyclists returning to Bormio or other locations in the valley.  The route is one of the few open to general traffic so you must be very attentive on the narrow turns. 

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BIKE TOURING MORTIROLO ROUTE NOTES

REGION Lombardy
PROVINCE Sandrio
LOCATION Cevedale Alps
START POINT Grosio
FINISH POINT Passo del Mortirolo
LENGHT 14 km
START ELEVATION 650 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 1851 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1201 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 8.6%
MAX GRADE 16%
TIME TO RIDE 1 hour 30 minutes

Mortirolo from Monno Bike Climb | Alps

BIKE TOURING THE MORTIROLO CLIMB FROM MONNO

mortirolo sign

This route up the Mortirolo is generally utilized as the descent route for those doing the Mortirolo, Bormio, and Passo Gavia loop.  As a descent the route is fairly technical and should be road with caution, however as a climb it is one of the easier routes up to Passo Foppio.

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BIKE TOURING MORTIROLO FROM MONNO ROUTE NOTES

REGION Lombardy Region
PROVINCE Sondrio Province
LOCATION Cevedale Alps
LENGTH 12.9 km
START POINT SS 42 intersection
FINISH POINT Passo del Mortirolo
START ELEVATION 870 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 1851 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 981 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 7.6%
MAX GRADE 15%
TIME TO RIDE 1 hour 10 minutes

Mortirolo from Tovo Bike Climb | Alps

Bike Touring MORTIROLO climb FROM TOVO BIKE CLIMB | ALPS

mortirolo bike climb pass sign

Mortirolo or Passo Foppio is on the to do list for most cyclist who love extreme challenges.  The route starting in Tovo is one of the hardest climbs up the Mortirolo, but not as well known.

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BIKE TOURING MORTIROLO CLIMB FROM TOVO ROUTE NOTES

REGION Lombardy Region
PROVINCE Sondrio Province
LOCATION Cevedale Alps
LENGHT 12.3 km
START POINT Tovo Sant Agata
FINISH POINT Mortirolo (Passo Foppio)
START ELEVATION 551 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 1851 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1300 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 10.8%
MAX GRADE 22%
TIME TO RIDE 1 hour 25 minutes

Passo Croce d'Aune Bike Climb From Ponte d'Oltra

CROCE D'AUNE FROM PONTE D'OLTRA BIKE CLIMB | DOLOMITES

Bike Tour Italy, Passo d'Aune Dolomite's

Croce d'Auneis a small pass just north of Feltre, located in Belluno province of the Veneto.This mountain pass was once the main route of communication between Feltre and the Cismon Valley. Now a tunnel and road has been constructed, resulting in this special spot being forgotten.  There are lots of hiking paths starting from the Croce d'Aune and this happens to be the start point of the Belluno Dolomiti National Park.   

The pass is the site where Tullio Campagnolo (from Vicenza) had the inspiration to develop the skewer (quick release) for the bike wheel. He was racing across the pass in the 1920's and due to bad weather and cold Campagnolo had trouble taking off this back wheel to change a flat. He had the idea to create a quick release system and this item became one of the many patented items he would go on to develop when he opened his factory in 1933.   An exceptionally crafted monument has been placed at the pass to recognize Tullio Campagnolo and his innovations in the bike industry. 

Bike Tour Italy, Passo Croce d'Aune Dolomite Map

I do not recommend riding the main road up the valley toward San Martino and using the tunnel, although it is not very long you can find heavy traffic at times. Just before the tunnel you can take the road around that runs along the river. You can also ride Passo Borcon, the Sugana Valley bike path, Passo Cedere from Agordo and add Passo d'Aune in as part of your ride.

The classic way to ride the pass is from Ponte d'Oltra, the road has less traffic then from Feltre and is a better ascent than descent.

Start Elevation 401 meters
Max Elevation 1,015 meters
Length· 11.3 km
Elevation Gain 992 meters
Average Grade 5.4%
Max Grade 15.5%
Difficulty  

Bike Tour Italy, Passo Croce d'Aune Dolomite's

Turn off for the pass is well marked on both sides.

Bike Tour Italy, Passo Corce d'Aune Dolomite's

Just after the village the hardest part of the climb starts. There is a water fountain at this point.

Bike Tour Italy, Passo Croce d'Aune Dolomite's

This is a great ride and not overwhelming, a good early or late season route to add some elevation to your bike route and to see a part of cycling history.

Biek Tour Italy, Passo Croce d'Aune Dolomite's

Then it is a quick descent back down into the valley

Bike Tour Italy, Passo d'Aune Dolomite's

Passo del Rombo from St Leonhardo Bike Climb

PASSO DEL ROMBO FROM ST LEONHARDO BIKE CLIMB | ALPS

Bike Tour Italy Passo del Rombo

Bike Touring the Italian Alps should include a ride up to Passo del Rombo (Timmelsjoch), on the Italian side you are making the ascent from the town of St Leonhard. A 29 km bike climb on classic serpentine roads, the average grade is moderate at 6%, there are a few ramps the exceed 10%.  A great climb that is fairly isolated and best road during the months of July and August, but still during that time you should bike gear for poor weather.

 Bike Tour Italy Passo del Rombo

Passo Rombo bike climb from St Leonhard

ROUTE NOTES AND PROFILE FOR PASSO ROMBO

REGION Trentino Alto Adige Region
PROVINCE Bolzano Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Ötztal Alps
DEPARTURE EVEVATION 695 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 2474 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1814 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 6.4%
MAX GRADE 14%
LENGHT 29 km
   

Bike tour Passo Rombo

 

The bike tour up to Passo Rombo from San Leonardo is a long isolated climb on a road that seems to have been forgotten.  On many days you can ride on the pass and encounter very little traffic, especially if you are cycling on a weekday.  You can reach Passo del Rombo by departing from Merano or riding over Passo Giova.  The ride from Merano is a good warm up of about 8 km with a couple of short ramps around 10%.

At the town of San Leonardo you will turn left following the signs to Passo del Rombo.  The first 6 km section is fairly easy and takes you up to about 1000 meters a.s.l. There you find the first hard section that averages over 9% until the 10 km mark and then 7% up to the 15 km point.

From the 15 to 19 km points you ride false peak that averages just over 2%, but you should use the breather to refuel and eat not just to make up time.  After the 19 km point you will start the hardest section of the climb and you are reaching the upper elevations.

 

 

Passo Di S. Barbara from Arco Bike Climb

PASSO DI S. BARBARA FROM ARCO BIKE CLIMB | PREALPS

Nice climb just north of Lake Grade that takes you up to a lovely panaromic point over the Sarca Valley. 

passo di s barbara

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Trento
MOUNTAIN GROUP Monte Bondone
START POINT Arco
FINISH POINT Passo Santa Barbara
LENGHT 13 km
START ELEVATION 113 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 1179 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1000 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 8.1%
MAX GRADE 15%
TIME TO RIDE 1 hour 20 minutes

Passo Duran Bike Climb from Agordo | Dolomites

PASSO DURAN FROM AGORDO BIKE CLIMB | BIKE TOURING DOLOMITES

Passo Duran Bike Tour Italian Dolomites

Bike Touring in the Italian Dolomites and riding up Passo Duran from the Agordo side is a great excursion but one not to be taken lightly.  This is the hardest side of the pass to ride with sections over 12% grade. This climb has been a part of one of the better know Granfondo and is considered by locals as one of the more difficult climbs in the Dolomites.  The section of the climb is on a wide road with rideable grades, then for 7 km the road narrows and winds it way through the woods where you will encounter ramps up to 14%.  The last 2 km section is much easier, and you have a wonderful view of the Dolomites to set your sights on.

Passo Duran map

WHERE IS PASSO DURAN

Passo Duran is located a the southern part fo the Civetta Mountain group and separates the Agordo valley from the Zoldo valley.  The closet train station in Belluno or Longarone, both are possible departure points for a one day ride, but you need to be in good shape.  Most people ride the pass as a transition stage during their vacation or out of Alleghe or the town of Agordo you can make a nice loop ride.

PASSO DURAN FROM AGORDO BIKE ROUTE PROFILE

Passo Duran from Agordo Bike Route Profile

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Belluno Province
LOCATION Civetta Mountain Group
START POINT Agordo
ELEVATION AT START 347 meters a.s.l.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 1,605 meters a.s.l.
LENGTH 12.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN 983 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 7.9%
MAXIMUM GRADE 14%
AVERAGE TIME TO RIDE 1:15 hours

ROUTE NOTES FOR PASSO DURAN FROM AGORDO

 Passo Duran Bike Tour Dolomites

You will make the tour off the main road, prior to the town of Agordo if you coming from the south, and just after Agordo if you are coming from the north.

Passo Duran Bike Tour Dolomites

Your first section is through the a built up area and average grade is 7%.

Passo Duran Bike Tour Dolomites

At about the 2 km mark you have some your first views of the Civetta Mountain Group.

Passo Duran Bike Tour Italy

There is a water fountain just before and later after the curve in La Valle Agordina

Passo Duran Bike Tour Dolomties

Around the 4 km point you wil start to enter the woods where you will start to encounter the harder parts of the climb.  Here average grade is above 9%.

Passo Duran Bike Tour Dolomites

On the middle section and upper section of the climb road narrows and it seems to be warped in some sections.  The road condition is not a problem on the climb but the descent can be tricky.

Passo Duran Bike Tour Dolomities

You find the 15% sign on along the climb but the maximum grade is actually 14%. 

Passo Duran Bike Tour Dolomities

Last two kilometers are much easier, and you have some spectacular views as you start to catch your breath.

Passo Duran Bike Tour Dolomites

As you contour the last section you will finally reach the pass where you have a tremendous view of the Belluno Province of the Veneto, Dolomites.  I hope you are able to be there on a clear day it is one of the top views in the Dolomites.

Passo Duran to Dont Descent, Bike Touring | Belluno Province

PASSO DURAN TO DONT DESCENT | Bike touring DOLOMITES

Passo Duran Dolomites

When you ride the classic route up to Passo Duran from Agordo you are then confronted with one of the hardest descents in the Italian Dolomites.  The ride down from Zoldo Alto to the town of Dont, (where you can turn left and ride Passo Staulanza), is short but very technical. Through out the ride you need to be fully alert, because this is not a descent you can relax and refuel on, the road is uneven, narrows as it passes through a couple of villages, and difficult to read.  Combine all this with the grade of the incline you have to be attentive of your speed and the lines you pick, as you tackle what seems to one giant curve down the Civetta Mountain Group.

Passo Duran Dolomites

PASSO DURAN TO DONT TECHNICAL NOTES

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Belluno Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Civetta Mountain Group
MOUNTAIN PASS Passo Duran
ARRIVAL POINT Dont
LENGTH 8.4 km
ELEVATION LOST 671 meters
NUMBER OF SWITCHBACKS 6
NUMBER OF CURVES 43
AVERAGE GRADE 8.2%
MAXIMUN GRADE 13 %

ROUTE NOTES

As you leave Passo Duran you will have a few easy curves and quickly pick up speed, after 1 km you will start to find the road uneven and lots of shifting curves. The road is narrow and the shoulders drop off so you want to maintain your line in the middle of your lane.  There are several blind curves so you will want to control your speed.

Passo Duran

You will find the first switchback and the turning radius is good so you can pick a fast line, but traffic can approach quickly so you attentive to your exit.

Passo Duran, Dolomites

After the second switchback you are entering the fastest part of the descent.  The grade is steeper here and the road narrows.  Just before small village you Chiesa is your maximun velocity point, when you see the precentage of grade sign, it is a good note to be extra careful because you are about to pass through a few villages.

Passo Duran Dolomites

After the village of Chiese is the village of Gavaz.  This can be an obsticle course sometimes because of cars parked on the side of the road and on coming traffic will cut the curve. You will want to control your speed and be attentive as you pass through these points.

Passo Duran Dolomites

After Gavaz the road opens back up and you are in the last strecth before reaching Dont.  You can run easy for a few moments but the last few switchbacks are coming up quick. 

Passo Duran, Dolomites

After your last set of switchbacks you will enter into the village of Dont.  Caution! during this part. You are at the end of the descent and from here you can turn right and down to Zoldo or turn left and start the Passo Staulanze climb.

Passo Duran Dolomties

This is one of the more technical descents and one of my favorite. You need to be in control but once you have done the ride a few times you can really appreciate the body and bike control you need.  This is the type of ride that will make you a better cyclist. Always use caution and be safe on the road!!

Passo Falzarego from Pocol Bike Climb

PASSO FALZAREGO FROM POCOL BIKE CLIMB | Bike touring DOLOMITES

Descending from Passo Giau you will arrive to Pocol at 1539 meters a.s.l. and have the option to turn right and desend down into Cortino or turn right and ride up to Passo Falzarego and perhaps also Passo Valparola.  This is a great part of a loop ride from Alleghe or a transition ride over to Arabba to start the Sellarounda (4 passes climb).  This is better side of Passo Falzarego to ride up while the opossing side is one of the best descents in the Dolomites.  The climb is not very difficult and there are only a couple of short sections above 10%.  But on a long day this climb can still be very challenging.  Do not forget to plan time to stop to take the lift up to see the Tofane.

passo falzarego map

Bike Touring in the Italian Dolomites should include a ride up Passo Falzarego.  The ride from the Pocol intersect is a route normally connected with the Passo Giau ride.

Passo FalzArego Bike Tour from Pocol Climb Notes

falzarego valparola from pocol bike tour

  • Length: 10.4 Km
  • Start Elevation: 1540 meters a.s.l.
  • Highest Elevation: 2105 meters a.s.l.
  • Average Grade: 5.5%
  • Max Grade: 12.5%

 

Passo Fedaia Bike Climb From Caprile | Dolomites

PASSO FEDAIA FROM CAPRILE BIKE CLIMB | DOLOMITES

Bike Touring Italy's Passo Fedaia

The Bike Tour up from Caprile is the classic route and one used most by the Giro d'Italia, the road follows ss 641 up the valley for 15.5 km to reach the pass from the southern side.  The route up to Passo Fedaia from Caprile can be deceptive and although not particularly high on the difficulty scale this touring route can be a challenge and is considered by many one of the hardest climbs in the Dolomites. I enjoy climbing up to Passo Fedaia from Caprile much more than the Canazei side because there is less traffic, and the environment is more open. You have a great view of the Marmolade mountain group, and you can see your objective most of the route. 

GETTING TO THE PASSO FEDAIA CLIMB

If you are planning to ride up Passo Fedaia from Caprile you must reach the Agordo Valley. During a Dolomite's Bike Tour most people find it is easiest to base themselves in Alleghe, Arabba, or Canazei, all three give you multi day route options. There are no train lines close enough to allow you to do this route in a day if you are not prepared to ride 80 to 100 miles.

PASSO FEDAIA BIKE CLIMB

Bike Touring Italy's Passo Fedaia from Caprile

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Belluno Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Marmolada Mountain Group
DEPARTURE POINT Caprile
LENGTH 13.5 kilometers
START ELEVATION 998 meters a.s.l.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 2236 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1238 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 7.5%
MAXIMUM GRADE 18%
AVERAGE TIME TO RIDE  1:30
SPECIAL NOTES  
   

ROUTE NOTES

Bike Touring Italy's Passo Fedaia

View of Malga Ciapela in the lower part of the valley.

Section 1

The starting point of the climb is at the village of Caprile, part of the Alleghe community, and is on SS 203, also intersecting this point is SS 641 coming from Selva di Cadore and Passo Giau.  Arrive in Caprile from the south you are taking the left over the bridge and following the signs to Passo Fedaia.  If you are coming down the Valley from Arabba you will take a right once you arrive at the intersection just prior to Caprile.  Your first 1.7 km of the climb is an easy spin averaging around 4.5% then a short ramp of 300 meters at 9%.  After this short section the climb is very ridable, passing through the town of Rocca Pietore, (captial of the Val Pettorina, where the local's have keep alive te traditions of the Ladin people.) There is another short ramp of 8% before reaching Malga Ciapela, and this is where you start the hard part of the climb.

Bike Tour Italy Passo Fedaia

Last section just before the pass.

Section 2

From the seven kilometer point the ride stays steady above 10% grade for the remaining 6 km of the climb. At the eight kilometer mark you will pass Malga Ciapela and the ski lifts, this is a point to get water or take a break. At the 10 kilometer mark you have a 300 m of 18 percent grade which is the steepest part of the climb. From here you have several switchbacks averaging just over 10% grade with a last ramp of 15% just before he turned the corner to see the Passo Fedaia sign and refugio.

Bike Touring Passo Fedaia Dolomite's

The Fedaia Pass.

Passo Gardena from Corvara Bike Climb

PASSO GARDENA FROM COVARA BIKE CLIMB | BIKE TOURING THE DOLOMITES

For me this is one of the best climbs on the Sellaronda (4 Passes) route in the Dolomites.  However, most individuals visiting the region ride the route clockwise and therefore descends this route rather than climbing.  The climb is challenging but it is also an open climb, in the sense that you have great views and vison thoughtout the climb. As a descent the road is technical but very enjoyable but the better ride is from the Covara side.

BIKE TOURING DOLOMITES | PASSO GARDENA ROUTE NOTES

passo gardena covara

REGION Trentino Alto Adige
PROVINCE Bolzano
MOUNTAIN GROUP Sella Group
START POINT Covara in Badia
FINISH POINT Passo Gardena
LENGTH 9.2 km
START ELEVATION 1522 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 2121 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 599 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 6.5%
MAX GRADE 10%
TIME TO RIDE 45 minutes

Passo Gardena from Ponte Gardena Bike Climb

PASSO GARDENA FROM PONTE GARDENA BIKE CLMB | BIKE TOURING DOLOMITES

Passo Gardena is one of the 4 Passes of the Sella Group and famous within the biking community.  Not very many people ride the pass from the valley but if you have the chance it is a great bike tour. This is one of the busiest roads in the Dolomites because it gives acess to day visitors coming from Bolzano.  Therefore, I try to avoid riding during the weekend or on hoildays. 

If you are riding to Passo Gardena on the Sellarounda route you will turn to reach the pass at 1862 meters a.s.l. at the Passo Sella Intersection. This will be a sharp left turn over your shoulder. 

BIKE TOURING DOLOMITES | PASSO GARDENA ROUTE NOTES

passo gardena gardena

REGION Trentino Alto Adige
PROVINCE Bolzano
MOUNTAIN GROUP Sella Mountain Group
DEPARTURE POINT Ponte Gardena
ARRIVAL POINT Passo Gardena
LENGTH 31.7 km
DEPARTURE ELEVATION 467 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 2121 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1660 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 5.2%
MAX GRADE 13%
TIME TO RIDE 2 hr 30 minutes

Passo Giau Bike Climb from Capria | Dolomites

PASSO GIAU FROM CAPRIA BIKE CLIMB | DOLOMITES

Bike Touring Italy's Dolomite's, Passo Giau from Selva

One of the best rides and a classic bike ride in the Dolomites is the climb up Passo Giau from Selva di Cadore.  The route actually starts in the valley at Capria where you have a short climb up to Selva di Cadore.  From there the route up is 10 km at an average of 9%.

RIDING PASSO GIAU FROM CAPRILE

Bike Tour Italy's Passo Giau

 

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Belluno Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Civetta Mountain Group
POINT OF DEPARTURE Caprile
LENGTH 15.6 km
START ELEVATION 998 meters a.s.l.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 2236 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1238 meters
MAXIMUM GRADE 14%
AVERAGE GRADE 9.5%
TIME TO RIDE  1:35
SPECIAL NOTES  
  • Difficulty Rating: 142.88

ROUTE NOTES:

From Caprile you have a 5 km climb that runs between 6% to 8%, during this section you must not get too excited and set a good pace so as not to burn out your legs.  

Bike Touring Italian Dolomte's, Selva di Cadore

After reaching Selva di Cadore you will find a fountain if you need water.  It is best to ensure you are filled up at because you will not find other water points along the climb.  Right after the left turn you will have short downhills before reaching the state of the real climb.  At the Passo Giau climb you will have the hardest section of with a short section of 14%.  Once you reach the bridge the climb continues at an average of 9-10%.

Bike Touring Italian Dolomite's. Passo-Giau-tunnel

The third tunnel is one that gives you a great view, but the pass you see on the right of the tower is not Passo Giau, your destination you will see to the far right of the longer band of rock.  This is your 2/3 mark, and the difficulty is averages around 9% for the remaining ride.

passo-giau-top

At the top you have one of the best views of the Dolomite's.

Passo Giovo From St Leonardo Bike Climb

PASSO GIOVO FROM ST LEONARDO BIKE CLIMB | ALPS

Bike Tour Italian Alps, Passo di Monte Giovo

Bike Touring Passo Giovo on the western side is a 20 km winding route that takes you over one of the classic gran fondo routes ridden each year in the Oetztaler Radmarathon.  The classic starting points are either from the town of Merano or descending from Passo Rombo.

passo-giovo-map

PASSO DI MONTE GIOVO FROM SAN LEONARDO ROUTE NOTES

REGION Trentino Alto Adige
PROVINCE Bolzano Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Sarntal Alps
NEAREST TOWN Merano
START ELEVATION 688 meter a.s.l.
FINISH ELEVATION 2099 meter a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1411 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 7%
MAX GRADE 11%
SPECIAL NOTES  

 

passo-giovo-profile

 

Passo Manghen Bike Climb from Borgo Valsugana

PASSO MANGHEN FROM BORGO VALSUGANA BIKE CLIMB | DOLOMITES

Passo Mengen Dolomites

Passo Manghen is one of the many classic bike routes you should ride if you are visiting Italy. Passo Manghen is located in the Lagorai Group of the Dolomite Mountain, in the Trento-Alto Adige region. The pass connects the valley of Valsugana with the Fiemme valley, and links the two towns of Castelnuovo and Molina. Sitting at 2047 meters (6,716 ft.) it is amongst the highest roads in Italy and the climb itself is rated in the top 20. (for Italy).

 Passo Menghen Dolomites Bike Climb

The pass of Manghen has been part of the Campagnolo granfondo for several years and in 2008 the Giro d'Italia passed over on it's way to finishing in San Martino di C. This year the 2012 Giro d'Italia will be passing over Passo Manghen once again.  This is a great ride and much more challenging then it looks on paper.

PLANNING

Maps: This climb is on both the Touring Club Italian Trentino-Alto Adige Region map and Veneto Region  Map.

The best time to ride this route is between June and October.  The pass could be open in other months depending on snow conditions.

TRAVEL GUIDE PASSO MENGHEN, ITALIAN DOLOMITES

Passo Menghen Bike Profile

REGION Trentino-Alto Adige Region
PROVINCE Trento Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Lagorai Mountain Group
NEAREST TOWN Borga Valsugana
START ELEVATION 381 meters
MAXIMUN ELEVATION
2042·meters
ELEVATION GAIN
1661·meters
LENGTH 23.4·meters
AVERAGE GRADE
7 %
MAXIMUN GRADE
15%
AVERAGE TIME 2 hours

GETTING TO THE RIDE

Passo Manghen can be reached by riding the Valsugana bike path from Trento south or north from Bassano del Grappa.  If you wanted to ride just the climb you can take the train that runs between Trento and Bassano del Grappa, getting off in Borga Valsugana

The Ride from Castelnuovo to Passo Manghen

The Passo Manghen bike climb is a great bicycle tour to do while you are Italy. This is a very isolated climb so you should consider doing the ride supported or as part of a group.  If you are planning on doing just the ascent and descent from Castelnuovo or Borgo Valsugana you should have no problems.  

The Valsugana Bike Path that runs from Lago Caldonezzo to Bassano del Grappa. If you are arriving by bicycle riding from Bassano you can start the climb from Castelnuovo or Borgo Valsugana.  Riding from Trento you should just start the climb at Borgo Valsugana.  There is also a small train that runs between Trento and Bassano del Grappa that offers bici-train service. You will need to get off at the Borgo Valsugana stop. If you are driving I would park in Castelnuova, there is a free parking area (except Saturday morning) where as Borgo Valsugana most of the parking is pay.  For more options on organizing the ride or questions contact me via email.

Starting from Castelnuovo just need to follow the signs for Passo Manghen. The first 2·km is up to a rotary that links you  with the road from Borgo Valsugana and you are always following the signs toward Passo Manghen. My computer was reading 6% for most of the way up this section. After the rotary you have a section averaging 4.9% until you reach Telva, you do not actually go into the town, the main road contours around and at the 4.4 km point you will turn right following the signs toward Passo Manghen. Up to this point this is the most scenic part of the ride with some great views of the Valsugana in the direction of Bassano del Grappa and the Asiago Plateau.

After Telva and turning right you start riding though the val Calamento forest for a little more than 4 km. This section averages 6.7% and has sections up to 11%. On my computer it showed 12 and 13% several times. Around the 8 km mark there is a small bar on the right if you need supplies or restroom this is generally you last open establishment on most days.

At about the 9.2 km mark the climb will lessen to about 4.8% average until you get to the 12.5 km point. This is the best place to refuel and drink, try to resist driving hard during this section or you will pay later. There are a couple of fountains along this section be sure to fill up because after val Calamento village there is only a couple of mountain streams if you run out of water.

From the 12.5 km point you are nearing the village of val Calamento. ·From here you are riding 9.4% average with most of the next 2 km be greater than 10% with a short section reading 12-13%.  After the village the road narrows and you will have a length of road that will average 5.7% up until the 17.4 km mark.  This is also the first time you will get to see the pass in the distance.

From the 17.4 km mark you will now face the hardest part of the climb. The average grade up to from this point is 9.9%, and you will have just over 7 km remaining. There are several points of 12 and 13% as the road crawls up the bowl leading to the pass. 

passo-menghen-bike-italy-2

At the pass there is the sign post and a cross. If you continue over the pass and about 100 meters down on the Molina side is a Refugio that is generally open. But plan on being alone and self sufficient.

passo-menghen-bike-italy-5

During the descent back down the valley there were two to three sign posts for 15%. Also, my computer read about 2 % harder in many of the listing on salita.ch's and city bikes profiles. The profile I posted is from the 2008 official Giro altimeter and even it has a few different reading then my computers. 

There is little during traffic during the week days, but this pass is on the motorcycle touring list so on Saturday and Sunday there can be several motorcycles on the road, I would try to schedule my ride on a different day.

Passo Menghen from Borgo Valsugana Bike Climb

PASSO MENGHEN FROM BORGO VALSUGANA BIKE CLIMB | TRENTO PROVINCE

Passo Menghen is one of the many classic bike routes you should ride if you are visiting Italy. Passo Menghen is located in the Lagorai Group of the Dolomite Mountain, in the Trento-Alto Adige region. The pass connects the valley of Valsugana with the Fiemme valley, and links the two towns of Castelnuovo and Molina. Sitting at 2047 meters (6,716 ft.) it is amongst the highest roads in Italy and the climb itself is rated in the top 20. (for Italy).

The pass of Menghen has been part of the Campagnolo granfondo for several years and in 2008 the Giro d'Italia passed over on it's way to finishing in San Martino di C. This year the 2012 Giro d'Italia will be passing over passo Menghen once again.  This is a great ride and much more challenging then it looks on paper.

PLANNING

Maps: This climb is on both the Touring Club Italian Trentino-Alto Adige map and Veneto Map.

The best time to ride this route is between June and October.  The pass could be open in other months depending on snow conditions.

DETAILS OF THE CLIMB

Elevation at Start 381 meters
Elevation at Top 2042·meters
Elevation Gain 1661·meters
Length 23.4·meters
Average Grade 7 %
Max Grade 15%

GETTING TO THE RIDE
Passo Menghen can be reached by riding the Valsugana bike path from Trento south or north from Bassano del Grappa.  If you wanted to ride just the climb you can take the train that runs between Trento and Bassano del Grappa, getting off in Borga Valsugana

CYCLING PASSO MENGHEN FROM CASTELNUOVO

The Passo Menghen bike climb is a great bicycle tour to do while you are Italy. This is a very isolated climb so you should consider doing the ride supported or as part of a group.  If you are planning on doing just the ascent and descent from Castelnuovo or Borgo Valsugana you should have no problems.  

The Valsugana Bike Path that runs from Lago Caldonezzo to Bassano del Grappa. If you are arriving by bicycle riding from Bassano you can start the climb from Castelnuovo or Borgo Valsugana.  Riding from Trento you should just start the climb at Borgo Valsugana.  There is also a small train that runs between Trento and Bassano del Grappa that offers bici-train service. You will need to get off at the Borgo Valsugana stop. If you are driving I would park in Castelnuova, there is a free parking area (except Saturday morning) where as Borgo Valsugana most of the parking is pay.  For more options on organizing the ride or questions contact me via email.

Starting from Castelnuovo just need to follow the signs for passo Menghen. The first 2·km is up to a rotary that links you  with the road from Borgo Valsugana and you are always following the signs toward passo Menghen. My computer was reading 6% for most of the way up this section. After the rotary you have a section averaging 4.9% until you reach Telva, you do not actually go into the town, the main road contours around and at the 4.4 km point you will turn right following the signs toward Passo Menghen. Up to this point this is the most scenic part of the ride with some great views of the Valsugana in the direction of Bassano del Grappa and the Asiago Plateau.

After Telva and turning right you start riding though the val Calamento forest for a little more than 4 km. This section averages 6.7% and has sections up to 11%. On my computer it showed 12 and 13% several times. Around the 8 km mark there is a small bar on the right if you need supplies or restroom this is generally you last open establishment on most days.

At about the 9.2 km mark the climb will lessen to about 4.8% average until you get to the 12.5 km point. This is the best place to refuel and drink, try to resist driving hard during this section or you will pay later. There are a couple of fountains along this section be sure to fill up because after val Calamento village there is only a couple of mountain streams if you run out of water.

From the 12.5 km point you are nearing the village of valCalamento. ·From here you are riding 9.4% average with most of the next 2 km be greater than 10% with short section reading 12-13%.  After the village the road narrows and you will have a length of road that will average 5.7% up until the 17.4 km mark.  This is also the first time you will get to see the pass in the distance.

From the 17.4 km mark you will now face the hardest part of the climb. The average grade up to from this point is 9.9% and you will have just over 7 km remaining. There are several points of 12 and 13% as the road crawls up the bowl leading to the pass. 

At the pass there is the sign post and a cross. If you continue over the pass and about 100 meters down on the Molina side is a Refugio that is generally open. But plan on being alone and self-sufficient.

During the descent back down the valley there were two to three sign posts for 15%. Also my computer read about 2 % harder in many of the listing on salita.ch's and citybikes profiles. The profile I posted below is from the 2008 official Giro altimeter and even it has a few different reading then my computers. 

There is little travel during the week days but this pass seems to be listed on the motorcycle tour listing so on Saturday and Sunday you get allot of motorcycles on the road, I would try to schedule my ride on a different day.

Borgo Valsugana can be reached by Train from Trento and Bassano del Grappa. The climb starts from the train station.

Planning a Dolomite Bike Tour check out our Classic Climbs of the Dolomite's Bike Tour

Passo Mortirolo from Mazzo Bike Climb

PASSO DEL MORTIROLO FROM MAZZO BIKE CLIMB | ALPS

Bike Tour Italy, Passo Mortirolo

One of Europe's hardest bike climbs is Passo del Mortirolo, a must ride.

The bike route up from Mazzo is classic way up and most well known.  Utilized in various Giro d'Italia's this route has an average grade of 10.5%, with ramps up to 18%.  The heart of the climb is 4 km section with an average grade of 14%.

Bike Tour Italy, Passo Mortirolo

Passo Mortirolo Bike Climb From Mazzo Route Notes

Region Lombardy Region
Departure Point Mazzo in Valtelina
Elevation at departure 551 meter
Highest elevation 1851 meters
Length 12.4 km
Elevation gain 1300 meters
Average grade 10.5%
Max grade 18%
Average Ride Times  
Excursionist 2 hours, 10 minutes
Cycle Tourist 1 hour, 37 minutes
Semi Pro Racer 1 hour 11 minutes
Professional Cyclist 55 minutes, 40 sec

 

PASSO MORTIROLO BIKE TOURING THE LOMBARDY REGION OF ITALY

There are many ways to ride Passo Mortirolo, either as your single objective for the day or combining with another pass in the area.  Most Italian riders and event organizers consider the ride from  or through the town of Bormio to Passo del Mortirolo and Passo Giave back to Bormio.  This is an excellent day out on the bike, but it is not a bad idea to have support on this ride.

The climb starts at Mazzo di Valtelina, there is on a bar (called the 'Funny Bar') just south of the intersection of the pass road; this is a good place to grab caffe before the climb and use the restroom.  The first 2 kms of the climb actually average's only 7-8%, but there are short ramps of 9 and 10.  At the 2 km point you will enjoy a short break and this is where the heart of the climb starts.  From here the next 5 kms averages over 10%. 

There are a couple of places to grab water on the way up, but it is best to start with two bottles full if you are trying to ride without putting a foot down.  In turn 11 you will notice a modern sculpture of what is suppose to be a bicyclist, it is a monument to Marco Patini.

 

Passo San Pellegrino from Cencenighe Bike Tour, Belluno Province

PASSO SAN PELLEGRINO FROM CENCENIGHE BIKE CLIMB | DOLOMITES

Bike Tour Italy, Passo San Pellegrino

Bike Touring ItalysDolomites should include a ride up to Passo San Pellegrino from Cencenighe.  This is the hardest climb of the two sides with sections over 15% and used regularly in the Giro d-Italia. The start point for this climb is in the Belluno Province of the Veneto Region by riding south from through Alleghe or riding north from Agordo. 

Bike Tour Italy, San Pellegrino

ROUTE PROFILE AND CLIMB DETAILS

Bike Toru Italy Passo San Pellegrino

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Belluno Province`
MOUNTAIN GROUP
START POINT Cencenighe Agordino
ELEVATION AT START 771 meters a.s.l.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 1918 meters a.s.l.
LENGTH 18.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN 1047 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 7.9%
MAXIMUM GRADE 18 %
AVERAGE TIME TO RIDE 1:45 hours

Passo Staulanza from Dont Bike Climb | Dolomites

PASSO STAULANZA FROM DONT BIKE CLIMB | BIKE TOURING DOLOMITES

Passo Staulanza, Italian Dolomites

Bike Touring Forcello Staulanza or Passo Staulanzafrom Dont or Forno di Zolo is one the classic bike climbs in the Italian Dolomites.  The climb has been part of the Giro d'Italia multiple times and is used mainly as a transition climb to get to alternate valleys and climbs.  This is a great climb to warm up your legs before tackling  Passo Giau or Passo Fedaia, or a secondary climb after you have finished Passo Duran.  

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE CLIMB

Cycling from Dont to Passo Staulanza is not a difficult climb but the ever changing percent of grade makes it difficult to get a good rhythm going during your ride.

If you are only riding Passo Staulanza you can get by with a compac and rear cog up to 25.  If you are riding a 53/39 you should have at least a 26 or 27, since there is an 11% max grade. 

PASSO STAULANZA FROM DONT BIKE TOUR ROUTE NOTES

Passo Staulanza, Bike Tour

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Belluno Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP
START POINT Dont
ELEVATION AT START 926 meters a.s.l.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 1775 meters a.s.l.
LENGTH 12.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN 849 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 7.9%
MAXIMUM GRADE 10.2%
AVERAGE TIME TO RIDE 1:00 hours

THE PASSO STAULANZA CYCLE ROUTE

Passo Staulanza, Italian Dolomites

At the final section of the Passo Duran descend you will intersect with State Road 251, turning right following the sign toward Passo Staulanza.  This first section is actually the hardest part of the 15 km climb. 

Passo Staulanza

The road up to Passo Staulanza is nice and wide, there is traffic so be careful and maintain your line during the ride.

Passo Stualanza

At the 3 km mark you will pass through the town of Fusine and Zoldo Alto. You will have a great view of the Civetta Mountaina Group and the Cordo di Lago Mountains on your left. During this part you will never exceed 8% grade but the elevation keeps changing, as mentioned before it is hard to find a rhythm but you will want to stay relaxed and not burn out your legs. 

Passo Staulanza

During the ride you will have two sections that flatten out a moment, one after Pecolo and then the other after Palavavere, these are great places to make up some time.  You will also get your first glace at the Monte Pelmo Mountain Group, that sits on the eastern side of the Pass.

Passo Staulanza

After Palavavere you will have a few gradual switchbacks to climb, giving you an insight to the great engineered roads throughout the Italian Dolomites.  From here you are only a short distance from the actual Pass.

Passo Staulanza

After the switchbacks you will have a nice gradual section where you can make up some time you have a face descend after the pass.  If you are just starting your day I would descend down to Selva di Cadore where there is a fountain in front of the church, to refill water bottles, or a couple of bars to make a bathroom or cafe stop, before continuing on to Passo Duran, Alleghe, Arabba, or Passo Fedaia.  If you have already completed Passo Duran this is not a bad place to stop for a bit to eat.  The rifugio Staulanza has good quality food. 

Passo Tre Croci from Cortina d'Ampezzo Bike Climb

PASSO TRE CROCI FROM CORTINA BIKE CLIMB | BELLUNO PROVINCE

tre croci cortina

  • START: Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • FINISH: Passo Tre Croci
  • LENGTH: 8.10 km
  • START ELEVATION: 1230 a.s.l. meters
  • FINISH ELEVATION: 1805 a.s.l. meters
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 575 meters
  • AVERAGE GRADE: 7.1%
  • MAX GRADE: 12%

Passo Valles from Falcade Alto Bike Climb

PASSO VALLES FROM FALCADE ALTO BIKE CLIMB | BELLUNO PROVINCE

passo valles facale

  • START: Falcade Alto
  • FINISH: Passo Valles
  • LENGTH: 7.3 km
  • START ELEVATION: 1395 a.s.l. meters
  • FINISH ELEVATION: 2033 a.s.l. meters
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 638 meters
  • AVERAGE GRADE: 8.7%
  • MAX GRADE: 14%

Punta Veleno from Brenzone Bike Climb

PUNTA VELENO FROM BREZNONE BIKE CLIMB | PREALPS

Bike Touring Italy's Punto Veleone

For those bike touring Italy and looking for the extreme Punta Veleno has quicky become one of the epic bike climbs and part Italy's, extreme bike climbing grade cult.  Located above the town of Brenzone, Verona, along the eastern shore of Lage Garda, the 'Punta Veleno' climb takes you up the western slope of Monti Baldo.  The climb was given it's named by one time Giro d'Italia director Vicenzo Torriani.  Torriani was scouting routes for the 1972 Giro d'Italia and dismissed using the route because it was ' troppo velenosa', (to sick of a climb).   The climb has never been included in the Giro d'Italia, but was included as part of the Giro Trentino in 2012.  The climb has been part of several mountain bike events and the fastest time seems to be around 50 minutes. 

CLIMB DETAILS

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Verona Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Monte Baldo
START POINT Benezone, Verona
LENGTH 10.4 km
START ELEVATION  75 meters a.s.l.
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 1,152 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN  1,091 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 10.5%
MAXIMUM GRADE 21.5%
TIME TO RIDE  
SUGGESTED GEAR

COMPAC with 13-29 or Triple

If rains say seated roads are very steep and you slip if standing up.

Bike Touring Italy's Punta Veleno

Many cyclist considers this climb much harder than Monte Zoncolan. Most of the road is one lane and not always well paved, at one time it was a military road up to fortifications that separated Italy from the Austria Hungarian Empire. 

Turning off the main road you have a short ramp of 400 meters of 12%, but this drops off quickly as you pass through a small urban area.  After 2 km the road turns up and will continue to challenge the legs for the next 6 km. At this point the road narrows and there starts to twist its way up the side of Monti Baldo.  There are 15 switchbacks to work your way through, with an average grade of 17%. 

A the top you will pass through a high point of 1152 meters and began a descent toward the town of Prada.  Careful on the first few km's, the descent is not technical but steep and narrow. 

Bike Touring Italy's Punta Veleno

SECTION 1

The Punta Veleno bike route has gotten very popular in the past two years, there is now a sign posting the start of the climb.  Show above is the sign as you ride down the lake from Malcesina.  As soon as you make the turn you have a ramp with an average of 12% to work through. Then there is a short rest before you hit the wall that never seems to end.

Bike Touring Italy's Punta Veleno

SECTION 2

From the 3 km to the 7 km marks is the heart of the climb and the beast to work through, a steady average of 15% and above will let you know you are alive.  For me the key point was a 1400 meter stretch between turns 11 and 12 that averaged above 16%. But not to be discounted is the turn 16 where you will have a ramp of 21.5% to push through.  After the 6.5 Km mark the average drops to around 13% so you feel like you are resting.

Bike Touring Italy-s Punta Veleno

SECTION 3

Once you pass the 8.5 km mark the climb is over you have a narrow road that leads you over to the town of Prada where you can descend back down to the lake.  For those whom love a challenge and want to really feel the climb this should be on your must climb list for Italy if you are in the area.

Rifugio Panarotta from Assizzi Bike Climb

RIFUGIO PANAROTTA FROM ASSIZZI BIKE CLIMB | DOLOMITES

The bike climb up to Rifugio Panarotta is in found in the Val Sugana, Trento Province.  The climb is not very well known but it is surprising that it is very similar to Alpe d'Huez in length, grade, and difficulty, the only major difference is the number of switchbacks.

BIKE TOURING DOLOMITES ROUTE NOTES

rifugio panarotta

REGION Trentino Alto Adige
PROVINCE Trento
MOUNTAIN GROUP Lagorai Mountain Group
DEPARTURE POINT Levico Terme
ARRIVAL POINT Rifugio Panarotta
LENGTH 15.2 km
ELEVATION DEPARTURE 538 meters a.s.l.
MAX ELEVATION 1780 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1242 meters
AVERAGE GRADE 8.2%
MAX GRADE 13%
TIME TO RIDE 1 hr 30 minutes

Santa Maria Maddalena Bike Climb from S. Lorenzo al Lago | Bike Touring Marche

SANTA MARIA MADDALENA BIKE CLIMB FROM S. LORENZO AL LAGO | BIKE TOURING MARCHE

Santa Maria Maddalena Bike Climb

The Santa Maria Maddalena bike climb is located in the Marche Region of Italy.  The climb has been utilized in the annual Tirreno-Adriatico bike race, on occasion, and offer cyclist a nice alternative to some of the harder routes in the area that lead into the Monti Sibilini national park.

Santa Maria Maddalena Bike Route Notes:

  • REGION: Marche Region
  • PROVINCE: Macerata Province
  • LENGTH: 16 km
  • STATING ELEVATION: 655 meters
  • ENDING ELEVATION: 1457 meters
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 813 meters
  • AVERAGE % GRADE: 5.2%
  • MAX % GRADE: 11%
  • TIME TO RIDE: 45 minutes to 1 hour 30

Santa Maria Maddalena Climb From Sarnano | Bike Touring Marche

SANTA MARIA MADDALENA BIKE CLIMB FROM SARNANO | BIKE TOURING MARCHE

Santa Maria Maddalena bike climb Marche Region

This climb was utilized in the Giro d'Italia one year.  Not an overwhelming ascent but not one to be taken lightly, it is more difficult than the northern ascent from S. Lorenzo al Lago.

BIKE CLIMB ROUTE NOTES:

  • REGION: Marche Region
  • PROVINCE: Macerata Province
  • LENGTH: 14.6 km
  • AVERAGE % GRADE: 5.6%
  • MAX GRADE: 12%
  • START ELEVATION: 517 meters a.s.l.
  • END ELEVATION: 1455 meters a.s.l.
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 938 meters

Tre Cime di Lavaredo from Cortina Bike Climb

TRE CIMe DI LAVAREDO FROM CORTINA BIKE CLIMB | DOLOMITES

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Each year visitors travel to Tre Cime di Lavaredo to test their skills in climbing, not only on the rock tower's but on the access road leading up to the "Tre Cima". Featured in the Giro d'Italiaas an individual time trail course and as a mountain top finish on a stage this climb is considered one of the top test pieces for any cyclist. This epic climb has puts hundreds of bikers to the test every year, at a total distance of 21 km and 900 dis elevation the climb does not seem to present a major challenge. However, the varying grades on short sections exceeding 15% the Tre Cima climb, will challenge the best visiting cyclist.

The road leading to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo is a private road that turns off the from the main road SS 48 a just after Lago Misurina and ends 7 km later at Refugio Auronzo, at an altitude of 2333 meters.· The hard part of the climb starts after the National Park entrance toll booth (bicycles do not have to pay the road toll).

HOW TO GET TO TRE CIMA DI LAVAREDO

There are three routes that lead reach the Tre Cime di Lavaredo climb, and all intersect at the town and mountain lake of Misurina (1761 m).

  • From Cortina it is just over 21.9 km with an average grade of 7%.
  • From Dobbiaco or Pustertal the climb to Misurina begins in Carboni, and arriving from the north on this route means you will turn off just before the Lake Misurina.
  • The third route is coming from Auronzo. This is the hardest route where you start at 863 meters in Auronzo and ride about 20 km to get the climb.

Route Profile:

From Cortina D'Ampezzo the route is 21.9 km long and has a max incline of 18%. It starts out at an easy grade as you leave Cortina and you need to ensure you do not get to excited and burn out your legs in this initial part. A couple of minutes lost here and energy saved will give you a better time near the end. The climbs difficulty is lessened, for those not going all out, by the beauty of the mountains and natural surroundings. Riding this on a weekday void of the holiday masses has been one of my top 10 climbs ever

Tre Cima Laveredo Bike Profile Doomites

The ride is exceptional and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo is a must see in Italy and the Dolomites

tre cima from cortina

 

 

 

Vicenza Province Bike Climbs

VICENZA PROVINCE BIKE CLIMBS

Bike Touring Vicenza Province

Bike Touring in Italy is also about climbs and there is never a lack of good options in the Vicenza Province of the Veneto. The climbs takes you to great vista's, hidden villages, and hidden art works off the beaten path, not to speak of all the great food and wine.  As you plan your bike tour in Italy do not forget to try some of classic "salita" in the Vicenza Province.

The Vicenza Province of Itay offers a wide variety of terrain to ride over, Dolomites, Prealps, Colli Berici, and the Monti Lessini foothills, there are plenty of short climbs to ride and link together making the province a great training area through the cycle year.  I have started organizing the list of Vicenza climbs listed on other web stes and am riding to verifiy. 

NAME OF CLIMB

LOCATION

RATING

Monte Grappa

from Possagno - strada Alpini, Veneto

221.27

Monte Grappa

from Cismon del Grappa, Veneto

186.73

Monte Grappa

from Alano Piave - via Monte Tomba, Veneto

186.52

Monte Grappa

Monte Grappa from Semonzo,

183.52

Monte Grappa

from Seren del Grappa, Veneto

182.93

Monte Grappa

from Caupo, Veneto

162.18

Monte Toraro

from Barcarola, Veneto

151.37

Monte Grappa

from Romano d`Ezzelino, Veneto

148.95

Passo Valbona

from Barcarola, Veneto

143.96

Passo Campogrosso

from Recoaro Terme, Veneto

128.54

Passo Campogrosso

from Valli del Pasubio, Veneto

123.11

Monte Summano

from Timonchio, Veneto

122.71

Passo Campogrosso

from Valli del Pasubio, Veneto

121.63

Passo della Vena

from Barcarola, Veneto

118.7

Rifugio Battisti

from Recoaro Terme, Veneto

107.91

Malga Campocroce

from Semonzo, Veneto

107.81

Passo Monte Croce

from Piana di Valdagno, Veneto

106.35

Recoaro 1000

from Recoaro Terme, Veneto

104.4

Passo della Vena

from Arsiero, Veneto

103.72

San Luca

from Vallonara, via Valeri, Veneto

103.68

Rubbio, via Mori

from San Floriano, Veneto

103.19

Rifugio Verenetta

from Pedescala, Veneto

102.83

Contrada Zovo

from Maglio di Sopra, Veneto

102.35

Angelo

from Piovene, Veneto

100.95

Monte Corno

from Calvene, Veneto

99.69

San Luca

from Valderio, Veneto

99.38

Forcella Monte Zogo

from Milies, Veneto

98.4

Passo Pian delle Fugazze

from Valli del Pasubio, Veneto

98.19

San Luca

from Laverda, via Miglioretti, Veneto

97.86

Monte Calvarina

from Arzignano, Veneto

97.85

Cengio

from Caltrano, Veneto

96.86

Rocolo Rossato

from Cornedo Vicentino, Veneto

95.44

San Luca

from Mason Vicentino, Veneto

95.36

Le Laite

from Valle San Floriano, Veneto

93.91

San Luca

from Laverda, Veneto

93.85

Recoaro 1000

from San Quirico, Veneto

93.8

Casare degli Asnicar

from Recoaro Terme, Veneto

93.75

Monte Novegno

from Schio, Veneto

93.42

Foza

from Valstagna, Veneto

93.3

Contrà Castagna

from Crespadoro, Veneto

93.19

San Gottardo

from Fimon, Veneto

91.82

Rifugio Bertagnoli alla Piatta

from Crespadoro, Veneto

91.19

Bolca

from Crespadoro, Veneto

90.61

Tebaldi

from Crespadoro, Veneto

90.1

Cerealto

from Piana, Veneto

88.21

Rifugio Val Maron

from Primolano, Veneto

87

Tebaldi

from Crespadoro, via Gaiga, Veneto

86.99

Monte Corno

from Laverda, Veneto

86.24

San Luca

from Laverda, Veneto

86.17

Monte Faldo

from Restena, Veneto

85.85

Monte Pergo

from Molino di Altissimo - via Bolca, Veneto

85.81

Monte Corno

from Astico, Veneto

85.8

Rubbio, via Marostica

from San Floriano, Veneto

85.23

Passo Xomo

from Valli del Pasubio, via Corzati, Veneto

85.08

Selva di Trissino

from Lovara, Veneto

84.9

Monte Corno

from Fara Vicentino, Veneto

84.61

Passo del Mucchione

from Valdagno, Veneto

84.51

Passo della Borcola

from Posina, Veneto

84.24

Monte Corno

from Breganze, Veneto

83.96

Villabalzana

from Castegnero, Veneto

82.96

Selva di Trissino

from Trissino, Veneto

81.09

Altopiano di Tretto - Cerbaro

from Ponte Timonchio - via San Rocco, Veneto

81.08

Passo di Santa Caterina

from Valdagno, Veneto

80.9

San Giovanni in Monte

from Mossano, Veneto

80.83

Castelvecchio

from Valdagno, Veneto

80.63

Tomba

from Zenere di Sotto, Veneto

80.45

Alvese di Nogarole

rom San Pietro Mussolino, Veneto

79.52

San Luca

from Molvena, Veneto

78.71

Zovencedo

from Calto, Veneto

78.66

Marcantoni

from Valdagno, Veneto

78.54

I Tretti

from Santorso, Veneto

78.32

Crosara

from Vallonara, Veneto

77.72

Staro 1000

from Valli del Pasubio, Veneto

77.34

Palazzotto

from Vallonara, Veneto

77.24

Valico Vignaga

from Chiampo, Veneto

77.21

Quargnenta, via Savegnano

from Cornedo Vicentino, Veneto

76.97

Selva

from Lovara, via San Benedetto, Veneto

76.8

Faedo

from Calcara,Veneto

76.37

Bocchetta Galgi

from Vallonara, Veneto

76.09

Contrà Cima

from Ponte dei Nori, Veneto

75.34

Montagna

from Cornedo Vicentino, Veneto

74.93

Villabalzana

from Pianezze, Veneto

74.23

Cima

from Valdagno, Veneto

74.22

Santa Giuliana

from Recoaro Terme, Veneto

74.15

Agugliana

from·Montorso Vicentino, Veneto

73.99

Altopiano di Tretto - Cerbaro

from Ponte Timonchio - via San Ulderico, Veneto

73.98

I Tretti

from Santorso, Veneto

73.63

Lapio

from Lago di Fimon, Veneto

73.58

Tonezza

from Arsiero, Veneto

73.57

Passo Zovo

from Novale, via Val dell` Oro, Veneto

73.43

Nogarole Vicentino

from Arzignano, Veneto

72.97

Altopiano di Tretto - Cerbaro

from Poleo - Schio, Veneto

72.76

Tonezza del Cimone

from Barcarola, Veneto

72.67

Muzzolon

from Cornedo Vicentino, Veneto

72.64

Torreselle

from Isola, Veneto

72.64

Prebianca

from Recoaro Terme, Veneto

72.5

Muzzolon

from Valdagno, Veneto

72.48

Passo Xomo

from Posina, Veneto

71.82

San Giovanni in Monte

from Cenge, Veneto

71.28

Contrà Cima

from Malo, Veneto

70.72

Contrada Vigolo

from Cornedo Vicentino, Veneto

70.44

San Luca

from Vallonara, via Costalunga, Veneto

70.31

Sant' Urbano

from Carbonara, Veneto

70.27

Albero Matto

from Arso, Veneto

70.03

Passo di Vezzena

from Pedescala, Veneto

69.81

Monte di Grancona

from San Gaudenzio, Veneto

69.54

Fini

from Cornedo Vicentino, Veneto

69.45

Brentani di Sopra

from Valdagno, Veneto

68.92

Santa Margherita

from San Bortolo, Veneto

68.89

Cengio

from Campiello, Veneto

68.26

Buso della Geretta

from Cà Vecchia, Veneto

67.93

San Giovanni in Monte

from Nanto, Veneto

67.79

Monte Corno

from Santa Caterina, Veneto

67.71

Rifugio Civillina

from Cappellazzi, Veneto

67.51

Monte di Grancona

from Pederiva, Veneto

66.83

Passo Stretto

from Bassano del Grappa, Veneto

66.12

Passo di Santa Caterina

from San Pietro Mussolino, Veneto

66.03

Santa Margherita

from Selva, Veneto

65.61

Monte Schiavi

from Valdimolino, Veneto

65.06

Colle del Gallo

from Primolano, Veneto

64.94

Castello, via Cisalpina

from Arzignano, Veneto

64.75

Il Costo

from Caltrano, Veneto

64.31

Passo Zovo

from Schio, Veneto

64.25

San Valentino

from Malo, Veneto

64.22

Cima Larici

from Ghertele, Veneto

64.12

Lusiana

from Laverda, Veneto

64.07

San Gottardo

from San Vito, Veneto

63.96

Monte San Lorenzo

from Gambugliano, Veneto

63.95

Contrada Busati Grisi

from Crosara, Veneto

63.59

San Gottardo

from Barbarano Vicentino, Veneto

63.56

Passo Zovo

from Novale, Veneto

63.51

Rifugio Campomulo

from Gallio, Veneto

63.43

Monte Magrà

from Cà· Trenta, Veneto

63.39

Campipiani

from Priabona, Veneto

62.63

Bernuffi

from Valdimolino, Veneto

62.27

Zovencedo

from Pederiva, Veneto

62.02

Santa Margherita

from Arzignano, Veneto

61.97

San Rocco

from Masena, Veneto

61.84

Carlassara

from San Martino, Veneto

61.79

Selva di Trissino

from Chiampo, Veneto

61.77

Brustolà

San Germano dei Berici, Veneto

61.63

Monteschiavi

from Pilotto di Castelgomberto, Veneto

61.4

Passo Xon

from Valli del Pasubio, via Cavrega, Veneto

61.4

Madonna delle Grazie

from San Zeno di Costabissara, Veneto

61.36

Monte Mori

from Castelgomberto, Veneto

61.21

Contrada Alpe

from Recoaro Terme, Veneto

60.85

San Benedetto

from Lovara, Veneto

60.17

Madonna delle Grazie

from San Zeno di Costabissara, Veneto

59.39

Cà· Vecchia

from Centrale, Veneto

59.2

Lusiana

from Fara Vicentino, Veneto

58.98

Contrada Ossati

from Castana, Veneto

58.96

Campotamaso - Lorenzi

from Maglio di Sopra, Veneto

58.93

Selva di Trissino

from Brogliano, Veneto

58.51

Nogarole Vicentino

from Chiampo, Veneto

58.48

Cereda

from Cabianca, Veneto

58.34

Rotzo

from San Pietro di Valdastico, Veneto

58.11

San Gottardo

from Bocca d' Ascesa, Veneto

58.1

Contrada Mongentale

from Posina, Veneto

57.63

Santissima Trinità

from BastiaBassa, Veneto

57.58

Rovegliana

from Righellati, Veneto

57.45

Meggiara

from Valdagno, Veneto

57.13

Monte San Lorenzo

from Gambugliano, Veneto

57.11

Buso della Geretta

from Villa del Ferro, Veneto

56.88

Passo Xomo

from Valli del Pasubio, via Cortivo, Veneto

56.82

Lusiana

from Breganze, Veneto

56.11

San Giovanni

from Campo Solagna, Veneto

55.86

Campi Alti

from Cornedo Vicentino, Veneto

55.68

Buso della Geretta

from Sarego, Veneto

55.55

Valico di Rotzo

from Pedescala, Veneto

55.4

Salcedo

from Ponte Astico, Veneto

55.15

Monte San Pietro

from Sovizzo, Veneto

54.35

Passo del Mucchione

from Monte Magra, Veneto

54.18

Covolo Alto

from Valle, Veneto

53.96

Rocolo Rossato

from Monte di Malo, Veneto

53.42

Campanella

from Madonna del Buso, Veneto

53.12

Monte Pulgo

from Boro, Veneto

53.05

Bernuffi

from Trissino, Veneto

52.91

Faedo

from San Vito, Veneto

52.81

Stonar

from Tessar di Sotto, Veneto

52.56

Costo Vecchio

from Cogollo, Veneto

51.99

Passo Roccolo

from Chiampo, Veneto

51.78

Torreselle

from Isola Vicentina, Veneto

51.58

San Benedetto

from Tezze, Veneto

51.38

San Luca

from Marostica, Veneto

51.32

Staro

from Valli del Pasubio, Veneto

51.03

San Luca

from Pianezze, via Sandri, Veneto

50.77

Torreselle

from Valdilonte, Veneto

50.5

Castello di Arzignano

from Costo, Veneto

50.48

Perarolo

from Fimon, Veneto

50.41

Sant' Urbano

from Ghisa, Veneto

50.05

Cà Vecchia

from Zugliano, Veneto

49.72

Capitello della Cocca

from Castelgomberto, Veneto

49.14

Pintari

from Recoaro Terme, Veneto

49.06

Monte San Lorenzo

from Valle di Castelgomberto, Veneto

48.63

Crosara

from Vallonara, Veneto

48.51

Sovizzo Colle

from Carbonara, Veneto

48.39

Valmarana di Altavilla

from Vicenza, Veneto

48.31

Capitello della Cocca

from Castelgomberto, Veneto

48.01

Villabalzana

from Longara, Veneto

47.64

Marola

from Chiuppano, Veneto

47.63

Castello Superiore

from Marostica, Veneto

46.28

Enego

from Primolano, Veneto

44.66

Le Scudelette

from Pozzolo, Veneto

44.21

Incino

from Cismon del Grappa, Veneto

44.04

Pozzolo

from Toara, Veneto

43.81

Grancona

from Meledo, Veneto

43.31

Maso

from Maglio di Sopra, Veneto

42.86

Ignago

from Gambugliano, Veneto

41.68

Pugnello

from Restena, Veneto

41.37

Pozzolo

from Sant' Antonio, Veneto

40.98

Castello

from Tezze, Veneto

40.94

Arcugnano - Commenda

from Santa Croce Bigolina, Veneto

40.65

Mossano

from Palà, Veneto

40.58

Castello di Arzignano

from Restena, Veneto

40.46

Ignago

from Castelnovo, Veneto

38.45

Castelgomberto

from Buso, Veneto

38.36

La Rosina

from Valle San Floriano, Veneto

38.31

Passo Xon

from Recoaro Terme, Veneto

37.81

La Pilla

from Vicenza, Veneto

37.77

Passo Xon

from Valli del Pasubio, Veneto

37.15

Lusiana

from Santa Caterina, Veneto

36.77

Salcedo

from Campodirondo, Veneto

36.68

Perarolo

from Brendola, Veneto

34.68

Cà Vecchia

from Carrà, Veneto

34.61

Valrovina

from Bassano del Grappa, Veneto

34.57

Buso della Geretta

from Lonigo, Veneto

32.96

Passo Xomo

from Ponte Verde, Veneto

32.44

Castello

from Arzignano, Veneto

31.74

Monte di Malo

from San Vito di Leguzzano, Veneto

31.57

Fastro

from Primolano, Veneto

30.67

Poggio Miravalle

from Valdagno, Veneto

27.62

Bocca d`Ascesa

from Ca Vecchie, Veneto

27.01

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