Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Lonely pass, no highways, no motorcycles, no inn, nothing - wonderful! Feasible for almost everyone on foot or by bike. The Septimer Pass is an old Roman road, a mule track that was walked with donkeys and mules and which has lost importance after the great Alpine passes have been opened. The pavement of the Roman road on the south side has been extensively restored in recent decades.
A great alternative to many other overly frequented passports. Almost all TransAlps cross the Reschenpass. If this is too boring, this is the right place HERE!
When wet, the pavement (especially the old and smooth stones) is quite slippery in places for bikers and pedestrians. Technically from Bivio to Casaccia about two thirds S0, the rest in half S1 and S2, but can be easily pushed. Nothing has to be worn.
Crossing from the north is easier, feasible ascents on wide, easy-to-ride paths up to the pass. Also easy for touring cyclists up to the pass of Bivio and back with around 600 vertical meters. Savvy drivers can ski the south side with 16 hairpin bends. Sliders take about an hour downhill on the south side. The crossing from the south side in the area of the 16 hairpin bends is usually steep over about 500 meters in altitude, but is quite feasible for technically experienced drivers with a short gear ratio. The upper part towards the pass is less steep.
You can always find water on this route. But you should have provisions with you. There is a (presumed) refuge on the pass above, but nothing else for a long time. The weather forecast should be fine, you are moving at 2,300 meters above sea level in a LONELY environment!
April 5, 2019
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