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Passo di Gavia

SS 300 Passo di Gavia, Bormio, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Bormio
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Kingsville, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice , famous and quite mountainpass to climb with a bycicle. You have to to some serious training before... Great nature

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stunning scenery after the half way point and even at this time of year it's cold at the top so take a minimum of a Gilet and gloves !

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Norway
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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