Passo del Giovo

Passo del Giovo, San Leonardo in Passiria: Hours, Address, Passo del Giovo Reviews: 4.5/5

Passo del Giovo
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy1,551 contributions
Stare Route 44 and Passo del Giovo
Oct 2020
State Route 44 brought me from Merano to Vipiteno. This route climbs the "Passo del Giovo" (Jaufenpass), and offers spectacular views on the Alps.

The Route is easy enough, with always space for two cars running in opposite directions. There are several hairpin turns, and if you end up behind a slow vehicle there are few possibilities to pass.

This route is very well kept, and even if there was snow on the highest section, the street was clean.

The wonderful views you enjoy are well worth taking a slower route!
Written October 22, 2020
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Peter S
San Diego, CA264 contributions
Wonderful views!
Oct 2019
We took the pass after spending the night in Merano (a terrific city on its own and well worth a visit), rather than back-tracking to Bergamo and then heading north through the Brenner Pass. This route adds perhaps 1-2 hours to the drive, but the views are absolutely spectacular. The pass is often closed in winter, of course - we drove it with no issues on Oct 17th - so be sure to check on the status. The road is in good shape, two lanes up and down, with turn-outs. The southern Italian side is much more scenic than the northern side, especially since on the northern side you are often in the trees. There is a cafe at the top of the pass.
Written October 26, 2019
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Calindany
Luxembourg920 contributions
Snow in September
Sep 2019 • Couples
We actually intended to cross from the Austrian Ötz valley via Timmlerjoch to South Tirol. But there was a temperature drop and within a couple of hours the rain in the lower regions turned into snow in the mountains. So we had to take the longer route via Brenner and Jaufen Pass where the road was cleared by snow plough. What a surprise to be caught all over sudden in heavy snowfalls on our way to our summer holidays! I will always remember the amazed looks of everyone stopping at the top of the Jaufen Pass to take pictures of the over 20cm snow. Some of the persons coming up from South Tirol still in shorts :-). I suppose the picture I took doesn’t look anything special unless you know it was taken on September 8th 2019. Next day we had over 20 degrees in Meran.
Written September 10, 2019
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NottmFoody
Arnold, UK554 contributions
Fantastic motorcycle road (or car!)
Jul 2019 • Solo
Enjoy the impressive views as you wind your way up and down the side of the mountain.

Spectacular riding / driving roads. Well worth the visit
Written July 1, 2019
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ELIL1860
Oakville, Canada11 contributions
Motorbike or downhill skiing.....
Apr 2018 • Family
......that was the choice on Easter Monday. And a hard choice it was. The decision was in favor of the season opener for the motorcycle. The Jaufenpass or Passo di Giovo is prime destination for motorcycling in the Alps.
Written September 2, 2018
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GAELLE E
Kanegem, Belgium716 contributions
Great in winter !
Jan 2018 • Couples
Wonderful mountain pass with superb views. Done it in summer and now in winter. Spectacular !! A must do if you want to go from Racines to Merano
Written February 9, 2018
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Malkoppie
South Africa1,584 contributions
Best Ever!
Jul 2017 • Couples
We made a last minute change to our driving route through Northern Italy into Austria in order to fit this pass in. I am so glad we did. We turned off the Brenner Pass to take it between Sterzing and St Leonardo in Passiria en-route to Timmelsjoch. It is the most beautiful area that we visited during our whole trip and the Jaufen Pass, or Passo di Monte Giovo in Italian, is a spectacular drivers pass. The valleys are the deepest and steepest we have ever seen. They just drop into greener than green crevices.

It is a very quiet pass, although I have to mention that we drove it in early July at between 17:00hr to 19:00hr, stopping over for the night at Unterer Oberggerhof (Stunning location). The next day we continued on to do the Timmelsjoch Pass, also called the Passo del Rombo. All the scenery along the way was spectacular! The road surfaces were excellent too. We look for the best passes in the world to drive. We think these are the 2 very best we have ever done.

St Leonardo in Passiria is so beautiful to see in the valley below. This is definitely the most beautiful place I have ever been in my life. It is away from all the tourists and not overcrowded making it a Paradise.
Written August 13, 2017
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Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Exeter, UK6,208 contributions
Jaufenpass
Jun 2017
The Jaufenpass or Passo del Giovo is an amazing pass that you have to visit. The views from the top are amazing. It's height is 2094metres and I'm advised that it is the most northern pass in Italy that is totally in Italy. In the province of South Tyrol. Great riding and driving road this is one of the must do passes. Don't miss it.....
Written June 7, 2017
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g_otani
Australia237 contributions
Surreal and exhilarating!
Sep 2015
We went on an unexpected journey one September morning with our Porsche 997 GT3RS, which took us from Bormio, Italy to Austria via a mountain pass in Italy known mostly to locals and enthusiastic motorcyclists exploring off the beaten track roads around the world. The Jaufenpass (Passo di Monte Giovo) connects Meran and Sterzing in the South Tyrolean Alps in Italy and sits just over 2000m. Not as high as Stelvio or even internationally renowned in any way. Yet driving through its switchbacks was like taking a tour through a modern day Garden of Eden....very picturesque and lush. We were driving through extremely cloudy and windy conditions once we were nearer the top of the mountain and the pass. We could hardly see the road. It was not like any drive conditions we’ve experienced. Thankful that our high beams were working well! The actual pass itself at the peak was definitely enveloped in cloud and very strong winds on the day we were there. All in all, rather surreal. Yet, for a short space in time, it felt like we had stepped into a dreamscape adventure. And it was delightful. :)
Written March 8, 2016
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VBobic
Chester, UK8 contributions
Jaufenpass
Sep 2014 • Family
Well worth a visit, very nice Alpine road with many hairpin bends. Hard work but very rewarding for road cyclists
Written September 25, 2014
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