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Passo di Gavia

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Address: SS 300 Passo di Gavia, Bormio, Italy
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Classic ride

One of the most classical rides for passionate road cycling riders. A tough climb compensated by wonderful views! Be prepared for weather changes up in the mountains - it can get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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São Paulo, Brasil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

One of the most classical rides for passionate road cycling riders. A tough climb compensated by wonderful views! Be prepared for weather changes up in the mountains - it can get very cold, even during summer. There is a nice refugee where you can have a hot chocolate before going down.

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Munich, Germany
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Spectacular views (well, when the weather is nice, 'cause we spent most of time driving in clouds), iconic road for cyclists (as a part of Giro d'Italia) and pleasant, risky driving experience for drivers and motorcyclists makes this pass absolutely stunning and definitely worth-paying-a-visit for all people, who love mountains.

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Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We passed through the Gavia pass by accident when we were leaving Bormio to go to Vezza d'oglio. I was with my family (six of us) in an 8 seater van. Our Gps gave us the route and it was really beautiful until we came to the top and drank in the beauty the Lago Bianco. The only trouble and... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I think I do not have to convince a cyclist that this is also a "must do climb" in the Italian Alps. Prepare for stunning views but also for sometimes bad and small road conditions...At the top you can relax at a legendary "refugio" in a beautiful setting!

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The Gavia is a legend of cycle racing. The road is narrow, and steep. Driving a car is not for the faint of heart, but it's completely worth it. It's best on a motorcycle, or bicycles.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Rode from Bormio to the passo. Challenging ride with sections that are 10-12% grade. Pavement is a bit rough in spots near the top. Stop at the ristorante at the top. The woman who works there is super friendly and welcomes bicyclists. Great strudel and coffee. Weather can be much different at the top so take warm clothes. No water... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great bicycle challenge and natural scenery among beautiful snowcapped mountains. Fine facilities at the top and not too many people and souvenir shops.

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

This place offers a spectacular, very cool even in summer but really a wonder. If you stay around here for the holidays, I would really recommend to go there.

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

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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