The paved road to Panarotta Refuge in the Dolomites

Rifugio Panarotta is a mountain refuge at an elevation of 1.780m (5,839ft) above the sea level, located in the Sugana Valley, in the autonomous province of Trentino in Northern Italy. The ascent is a popular one with amateur cyclists.

Rifugio Panarotta

The refuge is located in the Dolomites mountain range. Starting from Levico Terme at an elevation of 490m above the sea level, the ascent is 16.2 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1,290 meters. The average percentage is 8%.

The surface of the road is asphalted. The steepest sections are halfway up and hit 14% in places. Those ramps come in the first half of the climb. In the final 2.5km the gradient remains over 8% throughout.