Passo di Pennes

Passo di Pennes

Passo di Pennes is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.211m (7,254ft) above the sea level, located in South Tyrol, northern Italy. The pass is traversed by the Strada Statale 508.

The asphalted road over the Passo di Pennes (also known as Penser Joch) connects Bolzano via the Sarntal and with Sterzing in the Wipptal. It is the most direct road between Innsbruck and Bolzano and has a maximum grade of 13 percent.

There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Riobianco, the ascent is 14 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 876 meters. The average percentage is 6.3 %. Starting from Vipiteno, the ascent is 14.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.263 meters. The average percentage is 8.7 %. There is a restaurant at the summit. Although, it has been widened repeatedly in recent years, the road on the pass is still rather narrow.

 

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