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Passo di Foscagno

Passo di Foscagno is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,291m (7,516ft) above the sea level, located in the Alps in the province of Sondrio, northern Italy. The pass is traversed by the SS 301 road.

This asphalted road connects Bormio in the east and Livigno in the west. The Passo di Foscagno is recommended in a tour combination with the Forcola di Livigno. The best way is to enter the Valley of Livigno over the Forcola di Livigno and leave it by the Passo di Foscagno.
This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Although both sides of the pass are in the same country, Italy, you are required to pass through customs at the top. This is due to the duty-free status of Livigno. The Passo di Foscagno is unspectacular. The pass road itself really not thrilling. Some avalanche galleries on the way do require increased attention, but that’s it. Also the small villages that are crossed on the way up to the pass summit are not difficult to oversee.
There are 3 possible routes to reach the summit. Starting from Ponte del Rezz, the ascent is 4.61 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 270 meters. The average percentage is 5.9%. Starting from Isolaccia, the ascent is 15.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 946 meters. The average percentage is 6.1%. And starting from Bormio, the ascent is 24.25 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.071 meters. The average percentage is 4.4%. On this route you start in Bórmio (1200m) (which is also the start for the Passo dello Stelvio and Passo di Gavia). This side is of moderate difficulty.

 

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