The historic paved road to Brocon Pass

Passo Brocon is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.616m (5,302ft) above the sea level, located in the western part of Trentino in Italy.

Passo Brocon

Nestled in the Dolomites mountain range, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Strada Provinziale 79 (SP79 road). The drive is very scenic with stunning views. The summit hosts a restaurant and a hotel. The pass road was built between 1905 and 1908. It is narrow in parts and hits a 15.2% through some of the ramps.

The pass, connecting the Vanoi valley with the Tesino plateau, is 27.8 km (17.27 miles) long, running from Castello Tesino to Ronco-Chiesa. Open to traffic throughout the year, the road may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. The pass was in important strategic point during the two world wars, thanks to its position.