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Address: SS 300 Passo di Gavia, Bormio, Italy
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Bike it!

For those that are in shape cyclists, this is quite an adventure, tough but also with spectacular views. If you are not in shape, use your motor bike! (by car it does not provide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

For those that are in shape cyclists, this is quite an adventure, tough but also with spectacular views. If you are not in shape, use your motor bike! (by car it does not provide you the excitement it should)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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172 reviews 172 reviews
79 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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