Duran Pass, an iconic Giro d'Italia climb
Passo Duran is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.601m (5,253ft) above the sea level, located in the Dolomites in the province of Belluno, Italy. The pass is traversed by the SP347 road.
The road to the summit is totally paved. It has a maximum grade of 15 percent and connects Agordo in the Cordevole valley and Dont in the Zoldo valley. The pass is also is a start point or transition point to many of the great hikes in the Dolomites and it has been climbed in Giro d’Italia several times.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Agordo, the ascent is 12.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 992 meters. The average percentage is 7.9 %. And starting from Dont, the ascent is 8.16 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 671 meters. The average percentage is 8.2 %.