The Wicked and the Beautiful: Mortirolo and Passo Gavia
July 30, 2000

Elevation: 3,370m
Distance: 141 kms.
Scenery: 9/10
Difficulty: 10/10

Route: Tirano-Mazzo di Valtellina-Passo Mortirolo (aka Passo di Foppa)-
S42-Ponte di Legno-Passo di Gavia-Bormio-Valdisotto-San Bartolomeo-
Sondalo-Grosio-Tirano

(Incomplete--ride account to follow)

 


(Above: One of the steepest sections on the Mortirolo)


(Above: About midway up the Mortirolo)


(Above: The first 16% stretch on Passo di Gavia)


(Above: Looking north, at a typically beautiful view of the jagged peaks west of Passo di Gavia)


(Above: The northern side, on the descent from Passo di Gavia)