Fedaia Pass is the Italian Job road
Passo Fedaia is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.061m (6,761ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige regions of Italy. It is one of the hardest climbs in the world of cycling.
How long is Fedaia Pass?
The road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Strada Statale 641 del Passo Fedaia (SS641). The pass is 26km (16.15 miles) long, running west-east from Canazei to Rocca Pietore.
Is Fedaia Pass challenging?
The pass features countless turns and hairpin turns, and very steep sections, hitting a 15.8% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. At the summit, a gravel road climbs steeply with loose rocks and sloping banks to Passo Padon, a mountain peak at an elevation of 2.427m (7,962ft) asl. The average gradient is 17.05%, with some sections up to 25%.
Is Fedaia Pass open?
Set high in the Dolomiti Range, access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions. But even up to July may have an icy road in it.
Why is Fedaia Pass famous?
Tucked away on the northern part of the country, at the northern base of the Marmolada (the Queen of the Dolomites) the highest peak in the region and the Dolomiti, the pass has been featured in the Giro d’Italia race. The Giro first tackled the Passo Fedaia on June 5, 1970. It is one of the main legendary climbs in the Dolomites mountain region. The summit has some cable car ski stations, a small guesthouse and some souvenir shops. The drive offers spectacular views of the Dolomites. Near the pass there is an artificial lake, Lake Fedaia, used for the production of hydroelectric energy.
Where was Italian Job filmed?
The pass was used as a location for the 2003 film Italian Job.