High up in the Italian Alps lies Gavia Pass, the mountain range's tenth-highest paved road. This steep and challenging road is not for everyone, but adventure-seekers are rewarded with dramatic views of the Sondrio and Brescia regions. Because the road is quite narrow, it is best tackled by motorbike or bicycle. At an average incline of 16%, count on a hard and long climb. At the summit, reward yourself at the restaurant and take in the vast views. Plan to see Gavia Pass and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bormio holiday planner.
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  • A sight for eyes, mind and heart. You have to go there to understand. Accessible by car after a series of bends. Go there
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  • Road from Bormio over Mortirolo (the easiest side) then over Gavia and back down to Bormio. Overall 108ks and 3000mts of climbing  more »
  • In the motorcycle ride of the Dolomites, we crossed the Gavia pass in the day of return. Narrow streets but, motociclisticamente speaking, awesome. Also recommended a visit to the restaurant at the top of the pass.
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  • En route to Bormio took this road late evening in heavy rain lightning and thunderstorms . Very bleak and in places in very poor condition . Was deserted and was pleased not to meet another car .
  • One of the nicest passes and not so crowded.Recommended!
  • O.m.g scary!!!!! With motorcycle
  • For brave bikers
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