Nassfeld Pass, a classic road trip in the Carnic Alps
Nassfeld Pass (Passo di Pramollo) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.534m (5,032ft) above the sea level, located on the Italian-Austrian border.
Nestled in the Carnic Alps, the pass links the Austrian state of Carinthia and the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The pass is 24.2 km long, running north-south from Tröpolach to Pontebba. During the Middle Ages, it was important trade route between the Duchy of Carinthia and the Republic of Venice.
On the Italian side, the road to the summit is paved. It’s called SP110. Starting from Pontebba, the ascent is 13.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 969 meters. The average percentage is 7.2 %.
On the Austrian side, the road to the summit is paved. It’s called B90. Starting from Tröpolach, the ascent is 11.6 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 940 meters. The average percentage is 8.1 %. The climb hits a 14.0% through some of the ramps.