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Passo di Gavia

SS 300 Passo di Gavia, Bormio, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Bormio
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We continued from Passo Stelvio over Bormio to Passo di Gavia. It gradually becomes more challenging, but going down definitely requires skilled driving. We had thick fog and traffic coming up hill. The road is narrow and there are places where two cars cannot pass each other without moving aside. With soft shoulders and no safety rails, this requires patience,... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Mostly single track road and not many passing places.Not many Armco barriers either.But great fun !Done it in rain so it was extra scary,great road to do on motorbike.

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Tring, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Gavia was tough after Motirolo on the same day, it is a hard climb. The descent in freezing rain is dangerous. Take some warm wind proof and water proof tops.

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Manlius, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just stunning views. Most likely you're traveling by bike or motorcycle if you're up here. Unbelievable scenery!

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Maldegem, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We climbed from Bormio onto the top of Gavia. A reasonable effort with splendid views and a bar to refresh at the end.

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Rochester NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Rode my bike to the top of the pass from the Bormio side from the Hotel Funivia. Pure joy...once at the top!

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Kingsville, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of the 3 classic climbs of the Giro d"Italia, the ride up the Gavia is long and steep. You can access the back side very easily from Bormio, or, you can combine it with the climb of Passo Mortirolo(one of the 3 classics) to make an unbelievably challenging but beautiful ride. This combination rivals the Col de Telegraphe/Galibier climb... More

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Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice , famous and quite mountainpass to climb with a bycicle. You have to to some serious training before... Great nature

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stunning scenery after the half way point and even at this time of year it's cold at the top so take a minimum of a Gilet and gloves !

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Norway
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9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It really remind me of Norwegian mountain roads 35 years a go. They are all closed no, but in Italy you can still test your self. Only grass at the road side protect you from falling several hundred meters should you misjudge a curve or your own speed. This is a must for the rider og driver that seek the... More

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