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Not for the timid

Whether you are a cyclist, motorcyclist or motorist, the south side of the Gavia is not for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Croushay
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Kirkland, Canada
Crucifix at Passo Gavia

Passo Gavia. Drove this difficult road in constant rainy weather restricting the otherwise majestic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
simfar2017
,
Safi, Malta
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“narrow road” (7 reviews)
“great cycle” (2 reviews)
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SS 300 Passo di Gavia, Bormio, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are a cyclist, motorcyclist or motorist, the south side of the Gavia is not for the faint of heart. It is an older road, often only 1 car wide and can contain sheep and goats. I had to back up twice, and once...More

Thank Croushay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passo Gavia. Drove this difficult road in constant rainy weather restricting the otherwise majestic view. Looking sideways the only thing visible in the valley below us was the clouds.

Thank simfar2017
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Being an avid cyclist, I have always wanted to climb the famous Gavia Pass near Bormio, Italy, The Gavia was made famous by US pro cyclist Andy Hampsten who won the Gavia stage of the Tour of Italy in a fierce snow storm in 1988....More

Thank John B
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent smooth and less challenging road than others but the views were stunning took time to walk round the summit areas and just soak in the experience.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Passing the Pass di Gavia is an awesome experience, with stunning views to the valley below. In clear weather and at the right spots you can see far away.

Thank Niels L
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Bormio is a magical place and the Gavia is one of the two iconic nearby climbs made famous in the Giro d'Italia. The roads up the Gavia are wide for the first 30 minutes of the climb, then get very narrow. The experience appears more...More

Thank thomas s
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Nice and wild!! Always tiring . A bit easier than Stelvio. Be careful: can be really cold when there is no sun. Road is abut narrow and in some parts asphalt is broken. In complex very good.

Thank Riccardo F
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The bicycle ride up Gavia is intense - super narrow road switchbacks through the trees, then a traverse above treeline, finish with the (terrifying) tunnel...

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The road out of Bormio lead us to the Passo di Gavia. We realised that it is probably on of the lesser travelled routes. The road surface is not the best, but is in parts being re surfaced, The views once you reach the lake...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing very tough bike climb. Views are amazing a must see Beautiful Would highly recommend it go for surw

Thank Sue B
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