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Passo di Gavia

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Address: SS 300 Passo di Gavia, Bormio, Italy

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Riding from Bormio, and passing through some smaller towns, generally not as busy as some of the other climbs. Some steeper sections near the bottom of the climb (10%), with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
A5051CSjohnh
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Bunbury, Australia
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Bunbury, Australia
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding from Bormio, and passing through some smaller towns, generally not as busy as some of the other climbs. Some steeper sections near the bottom of the climb (10%), with a fair bit at 7% but it levels out as you approach the top. As per other climbs, some magnificent scenery along the way. Can seem a little eerie at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Less travelled and less traffic than the Stelvio.... a really peaceful ride to the top and absolutely beautiful. Steeper at the bottom but levels off at the top. Consider going 3-4km past the summit for an even better experience.... somewhat gravelly over the top.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great going up, carefull on the way down... pavement is poor. weather can be tricky... it was summer in europe and hwen we got there it was VERY cold.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were warned this pass was narrow and poorly surfaced in places. Which is an accurate description. We were on motorcycles so no real problem but although cars were undertaking it, it's a challenge. Views are stunning and well worth the ride.

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the Italian classics. Descended to Bormio and at least this year road conditions near top a bit bumpy to saty the least. Smooths out after 3k or so.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If Stelvio is a rolls royce, then Gavia is a Jeep 4WD. The road is not as smooth as Stelvio. The scenery is not as postcard like. Its a wild ride and you feel like you are tackling the wilderness

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We passed there on our way to the lovely Bormio.Have we known it would be so chalenging we would't have passad there.It was a rainy day and a little foggy and the road is scary because there are hardly any fences and the road is very narrow

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Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us went up the Gavia on our bike. The scenery was amazing. However, SO many DISRESPECTFUL bikes went up there, making it unenjoyable. They make a lot of noise, which cannot be good for the biodiversity, and some of the bikers came so close to us it was dangerous. There were also luxury cars out there doing... More 

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Thank Andrea S
Bormio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A superb mountain pass with stuning views. A lot less trafic than stelvio pass. Plenty to see if you stop frequently. If you are lucky you might see red deer and mountain goates. Worth stoping at the refuge at the top for a drink. Very friendly owner and staff.

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ridden it from Bormio and the Ponte de Legno side. Both are remarkably beautiful. More raw and isolated compared to the Stelvio, but no less mesmerizing. 2 mountain top lakes, war memorial, smooth then broken asphalt, twisting roads, steep in gradient and history. To top it the rifugio at the top serves fantastic apple strudel. One of the best climbs... More 

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