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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Off the beaten track. Great easy gradient ascent on a quiet road, takes you to a spectacular lake with strategically placed refugio.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was a big challenge. Steep grades, altitude and occasional difficult terrain. Get a good nights rest before tackling this one.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Having travelled this route previously in good clear dry conditions, to do it in mist and rain is a disappointment. Some fantastic views to be had,especially with snow on the mountainside. Very narrow in places and care to be taken, watch out for 4 wheeled vehicles! or even 2 wheeled with little regard for the treacherous conditions and road!

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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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 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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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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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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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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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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