Passo di Monte Giovo

Monte Giovo Pass, a 5 stars road in the Italian Alps

Passo di Monte Giovo is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.094m (6,870ft) above the sea level, located in the Alps in the South Tyrol in Italy. The pass is traversed by the Strada Statale 44.

The road over the pass (also known as Jaufenpass) connects the Eisacktal valley in the east with the Passeiertal valley in the west. It is the northernmost pass in the Alps that is completely in Italy. The road includes serpentines all the way up.

The pass road is very winding, with many switchbacks. On the pass summit, you will find some kind of log cabin with small food service and souvenir sale. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from San Leonardo in Passiria, the ascent is 19.9 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.404 meters. The average percentage is 7.1 %. And starting from Casateia - Vipiteno, the ascent is 15 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.124 meters. The average percentage is 7.5 %. 

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.