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Passo di Gavia

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Address: SS 300 Passo di Gavia, Bormio, Italy
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great climb by bicycle, one of the best in Italy

we climbed this mountain on road bicycles and MTB´s both were ok for the road, the steepness changes many times from 3%-14%, also the quality of the surface varies a lot, there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

we climbed this mountain on road bicycles and MTB´s both were ok for the road, the steepness changes many times from 3%-14%, also the quality of the surface varies a lot, there are several restaurants and refugios on the way up or down and a nice restaurant on the top of the Passo. the length of the climb from Bormio... More 

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Holsbeek, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

passo doloroso , we climbed the Gavia from Bormio after Stelvio and from Ponte di Legno after Mortirolo , the last being "dolorosamente difficile" the descend to Bormio is fast and somtimes steep so be carefull

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A beautiful quite unknown spot in Northern Italy. Do not attempt it in winter but pack you picnic bag and enjoy a day in the surroundings.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you are a sports biker or sportscar driver, don't even try do drive the Gavia in the summer unless you have a death wish! Absolutely crazy and senseless camper drivers clog up this narrow road all the time with their wide and slow rigs, causing impassable jams and extremely dangerous situations. This road should be BANNED to campers and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Rode here from Bormio in Kate July 15. Beautiful ride, absolutely beautiful. Do it you won't be disappointed. Much quieter than Stelvio but still very challenging

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Amazing place! We crossed it with our bike on our way to Lago Di Garda and it was so exciting! We stayed one night on the top of the mountain and it was a fantastic experience to walk among the Clouds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The Gavia, is less traveled. Climbing it by bike is hard It has just one small bar/ restaurant at the top. Weather is somehow never good. The terrain at the top is harsh. But the views on the way are fantastic. If you are up for the challenge, it realy is worth it.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We travel in a motorcycle this summer, Passo Gavia is the narrowest and most demanding of the routes we did (we stayed 5 days in the Dolomites) but worth it because the scenery is very beautiful and exciting way. Not many cars, bikes and motorcycles almost alone.

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Not as hard as the Stelvio but quieter and prettier for cyclists. Stop in Rifugio Bonetta at the top to look at the cycling memorabilia on their walls.

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Did this after the Passo de Stelvio, into Switzerland and then returning via the Umbrail Pass. Great day trip and the weather for us was super

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