Passo di Gavia

Ponte Di Legno, Italy

The Passo di Gavia is a col with a length of 16.1 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Ponte Di Legno, Lombardia, Italy. The average grade of this col is 8.1% with a maximum of 11.7%. The Passo di Gavia ascents from 1.321 meter at the start, to 2.621 meter at the top, with a total of 1.300 ascending meters.


Passo di Gavia Profile


Distance 16.1 km
Elevation gain 1300 m
Average grade 8.1 %
Maximum grade 11.7 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 1321 m
Maximum elevation 2621 m

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The Col du Gavia is characterized by a long ascent, a significant difference in altitude and slopes of average steepness. The ascent from Ponte di Legno, in the Val Camonica, is shorter than the one from Bormio, but the slopes are steeper. Today, together with the Stelvio Pass and the Mortirolo Pass, located nearby, the Gavia Pass is one of the most popular alpine destinations for cyclists.

This storied Giro d’Italia climb is one of the highest paved roads in the Alps. It is not only relentlessly steep, averaging nearly 8 percent and seldom dipping below 7 percent, but also is often freezing cold (and snowing) when racers tackle its slopes in May.

- Giro d'Italia 2000 - Stage 14
- Giro d'Italia 2019 - Stage 16 (Cima Coppi)