Road Cycling Highlight
Technically, a passport, but realistically a dead-end street. After the Gran Paradiso region was declared the second national park in 1922, the construction of this road was set up to protect nature. Approximately 2km after crossing the vertex, the asphalt stops and the trail soon becomes impassable. Up to this point, however, a towering gem for all friends of seclusion.
May 18, 2016
The 3.5 km long tunnel can now be bypassed on the old road. The road was repaired for the Giro d'Italia 2019 and freshly asphalted. The entrance to this bypass is not signaled (as of June 2019), but it is easy to find on both sides just before the entrance to the tunnel.
June 21, 2019
We have climbed the pass twice with the racing bike. In Le Pont, accessible via Aosta, there is a wonderful hotel with a great restaurant, which can be reached from Martigny in one day. In the morning it is then not a question of putting on cycling shoes and carrying the racing bike with luggage up to the plateau on the hiking trail, where you can ride on sandy paths again, with the Gravel Bike a little more comfortable than on a racing bike (be careful: do not run over marble). From the kiosk, where you can take a small Birrino at 11:00 a.m., everything is mobile again towards Torino (hotel in the Lingotto factory is highly recommended with a visit to the Fiat test track on the roof!). Incidentally, top speeds can be achieved in the steeply sloping tunnel section, felt over 100 km / h in a space without air resistance.
January 12, 2020
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