Passo di Gavia

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Passo di Gavia
4.5
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Vissing
Stenloese, Denmark788 contributions
Beautiful but dangerous. So be careful
Sep 2021
You can drive this pass either on a motorcycle or in a car. But be aware of the lack of safety rails along the road. It is quite a dangerous road, and there is not a lot of space, when you have to pass other cars og motorcycles. It you´re a beginner on a motorcycle I dont think you should do it. If you decide to do it, then it is a beatiful road/pass and there are som wonderful views.
Written 18 September 2021
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PCassar
Swieqi, Malta3 contributions
Amazing scenery...but forget the car!
Aug 2019
Beautiful and amazing scenery but driving and SUV for over an hour on this one-lane stretch while leaving Livigno was somewhat stressful. On the one side you have a 1000m+ mountain drop with no barriers and on the other a mountain wall with very sparse openings to tackle oncoming traffic. But if you are as adventurous and willing to go where few would go by car (great for cycling and motorcycles) , the pristine, unadulterated land and the amazing scenery renders this part of the journey extremely rewarding.
Written 6 March 2020
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malingerdin71
Akersberga, Sweden4 contributions
All
Jul 2019 • Family
Most scary scary way to St Catarina di Valfurva. So beautiful amazing❤️
If you will go from south to north- think about it. The road is a real adventure.
Everything is better than Stelvio. ❤️
Written 30 December 2019
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ADI M
11 contributions
Spectacular and memorable
Aug 2019
As the road from Bormio to Santa Caterina was blocked, we had to bypass the Gavia pass.
It was a memorable experience.
Traffic was restricted to hourly intervals for ascents and descents.
The road is narrow and very winding
We were fortunate to meet only cyclists from the opposite direction
Written 23 October 2019
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jccgtown
New Harmony, UT149 contributions
It was one of those days!
Sep 2019
We managed to ride our bikes up the Gavia after it had been closed due to a small landslide near the town of Santa Caterina. We took a off road "taxi" around the landslide and were able to ride up to the top of the Gavia. It was one of those days - bright sun and a bluebird sky. Rain in the Valley the day before left 6 to 12 inches of snow on the ground from Santa C up. The sun had melted most of the road snow and was quickly drying up with rivets of water on the side of the road. The scenery with the blue sky, blue lake and white snow covered upright mountains was totally amazing. And very few people here to boot! We had a full spaghetti dinner at the top - spent a lot of time looking at the various Giro photos in all of the rooms. It was a cool ride down but totally exhilarating.
Written 13 October 2019
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SimilarGent
Leeds114 contributions
Iconic, Epic
Jul 2019 • Friends
Cycled the Passo di Gavia with friends. The climb is in cycling folklore history. At the top of the climb is a bar restaurant with everything you need throughout the year!
Written 28 July 2019
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Nick D
North Strathfield, Australia478 contributions
Gavia is a very Special Place
Jul 2019 • Friends
Long and tough climb up to Passo di Gavia but well worth the effort and the feeling you get when you reach the refuge is amazing....another very special place.
Written 17 July 2019
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Neil M
Snodland, UK707 contributions
The BEST climb out of bormio STUNNING
Jul 2019 • Friends
The Gavia is simply the most beautiful cycle ride you could ever do. It is truly epic!

The road is narrow and winding and over 10% in places.

But what s joy climbing the switchbacks to the sound of cow bells and birdsong.

This is like no other.

There are bits through the trees, out on the open with steep drops, rock overhangs and lots of snow (even in July)

One of the best experiences of my life!
Written 8 July 2019
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Robert E
Cheltenham, UK271 contributions
Heaven (and Hell) on Earth for cyclists
Jun 2019
The Gavia is the less well known sister to the Stelvio. Slightly smaller and yet far far more beautiful. The valley, just off the summit on the Bormio side, is a place of such beauty that I don’t think I’ll ever forget.

The Gavia pass may be 100m lower than the Stelvio but the climb is much more difficult. Especially coming up from Ponte di Legno. If you are doing the Mortirolo and Gavia on the same day then don’t blow all your energy up the Mortirolo. The Gavia will make you pay with 12% inclines with very little respite.

If you do one climb in this region then it should be the Gavia. Arguably one of the most beautiful mountain climbs in Europe.
Written 28 June 2019
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Graham O
Altrincham, UK29 contributions
Cold and wet. Terrifying
Jun 2019 • Friends
got caught out by weather near the summit and had to abandon before becoming hypothermic. gutted not to have got to the top.
Written 25 June 2019
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