Piano Provenzana Etna

Linguaglossa, Italy

The Piano Provenzana Etna is a col with a length of 18.1 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Linguaglossa, Sicilia, Italy. The average grade of this col is 6.7% with a maximum of 9.6%. The Piano Provenzana Etna ascents from 572 meter at the start, to 1.775 meter at the top, with a total of 1.203 ascending meters.


Piano Provenzana Etna Profile


Distance 18.1 km
Elevation gain 1203 m
Average grade 6.7 %
Maximum grade 9.6 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 572 m
Maximum elevation 1775 m

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The climb (18.0 km) ascends along the north-eastern side of the Etna, following a constant succession of hairpins, besides more or less recent lava streams. The road is very passable and there are no large precipices along the road. The mean gradient is 6.6%, with slopes averaging 9% over the last 3 km (and especially around -2,000 m), and topping out at 11% with 1.5 km to go. Eventually, you end up at Piano Provenzana. This is the highest point you can reach by car on the north side of the volcano. You are then at an altitude of just under 1800 meters.

- Giro d'Italia 2020 - Stage 3