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A lovely climb to the summit. Even if it’s warm at the bottom - we started from Ponte Di Legno... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John W
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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Coming from Norway and not easily impressed when it comes to mountain passes, this one takes the cake....

This is a beautifull mountain pass when you drive it up from Pezzo. (The other way up from Bormio... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bergen, Norge
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SS 300 Passo di Gavia, Bormio, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely climb to the summit. Even if it’s warm at the bottom - we started from Ponte Di Legno - take warm clothing for the long (and well-deserved) descent into Bormio. You can get a soup and drink at the top. Roads are pretty...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautifull mountain pass when you drive it up from Pezzo. (The other way up from Bormio is not haf that interesting). The road is very small and winding, so you need to be focused the whole time. You share this road with...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Gavia is a very different climb to the Stelvio. The ride takes you through a couple of towns on the way and the road surface is best described as 'barely adequate'. So any thoughts of a quick descent should be dispelled immediately. Unless you...More

1  Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A really great climb with a very tough section with about 4km to go. Once you get to the top around the lake the view is breathtaking. But be careful the surface is vert poor in places.

Thank Corkcouple41
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Much quieter to ride up than Stelvio as the road is narrower and a bit deteriorated but the serenity is worth it. My tip ride once the sun hits the valley climb from Bormio - 8am that way you stay warm

Thank James H
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This is a very difficult climb on a bike but the views are amazing. The road northbound is narrow so be careful on a bike, but it is well worth it.

Thank James M
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Lovely yet challenging ride from Bormio. Great scenery along the whole route. Plenty of motorcycle traffic to contend with, so caution is required. Was a wonderfully warm day, however I'm sure it could get a little chilly at the top.

Thank Maitlandboy
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Took me like half hour driving from Bormio to the lake at the top of Passo di Gavia. The landscape views are absolutely fantastic. Also you will see farms and other small towns all around while you drive around

Thank RoyCorrales
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is a stunning cycle route. Not as famous as The Stelvio but that does mean that it isn’t as busy, which is a bonus. There are facilities at the top for food, drink and toilets.

Thank GrantA253
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This was a great cycle challenge. The beginning takes you through little towns and then a ski resort, before the real fun begins with lots of hairpins. It then 'flattens' off a bit, before the final section winds up to the top, with gradients mostly...More

1  Thank KirstyVSmith88
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