Plöcken Pass, a classic road trip

Plöckenpass (Passo di Monte Croce Carnico) is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.357m (4,452ft) above the sea level, located in the Carnic Alps mountain range at the border between the Austrian state of Carinthia and the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy.

From the Italian side, the road to the pass is called Strada Statale 52bis. From the Austrian side, it’s called Bundesstraße 110 Plöckenpass Straße. Both roads are asphalted. The road over the pass links the market town of Kötschach-Mauthen in the Carinthian Gail Valley with the Paluzza municipality in the Carnia region of Friuli.

To reach the pass starting from Mauthen, the ascent is 12.3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 658 meters. The average percentage is 5.3 %.


NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.