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Passo di Gavia

SS 300 Passo di Gavia, Bormio, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Bormio
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Riga, Latvia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

quite narrow and steep road, mostly used for bikers and cyclists! for car it takes aprox. 2-3 hours.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

very tight with sheer drops, you've got to do it if your in the area but its single track in a lot of places so be careful!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I systed in Bormio for 3 nights and rode the Gavia Pass 3 times and the Stelvio only once. The stelvio has some very poor road surfaces and can get clogged with Motor Homes and excess traffic. The Gavia has a much better road surface and more sweeping bends. It is not as dramatic as the Stelvio and the views... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

less known and perhaps not quite as spectacular, but a greater adventure! The road is basically one lane wide coming up from Ponte di Legno, but traffic is bi-directional! There is no guard rail and the drop off is spectacular. The side down towards Bormio is wider, better paved and somewhat less dramatic.

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Truckee, California
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This pass still had lots of snow in mid-June 2013. Very difficult climb, and way too many motos....but getting to the top is a real accomplishment.

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Arundel, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The ascent from Ponte di Legno is long and tough - but it's worth it - the descent into Bormio is awesome.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Easily accessible from the hotel with a 100km loop clockwise or anti clockwise, also taking in the Mortirolo.

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We rode our road bikes up from Bormio. The scenery was unbelievable beautiful. We went on a Saturday and there must have been 1000 motor bikes that passed us on the way up. Go on a weekday and you will have more fun. Looking down the 30 switchbacks (you can only see about 10 at a time) that you just... More

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Chile, Santiago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Wouu, I think the hardest day ona Bike in my life ending with climb to Gavia. We were the only ones on the road and it was covered in snow. Once we reach the top, the skies clear up and we descent with amazing view of The Alps. I'll be back this year!

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