Travelling through Cibiana Pass road
Passo Cibiana is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.535m (5,036ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Belluno in the Veneto region of northern Italy.
Located in the southern Dolomites, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Strada Provinciale 347 (SP347). The winding road is curvy and narrow and open year-round. On the summit of the pass (also called Forcella Cibiana) is a gravel access road to Monte Rite. It can be reached easily from the pass on an old road built during World War I, and fortifications from that era remain on the mountain.
The road is pretty steep, hitting a 13.3% through some of the ramps. It’s 20.7 km (12.86 miles) long, running from Forno di Zoldo (on SP251) to Venas di Cadore (on SS51). The pass has been featured in the Giro d’Italia race.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Forno di Zoldo, the ascent is 10.34 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 724 meters. The average percentage is 7%. And starting from Venas di Cadore, the ascent is 9.8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 762 meters. The average percentage is 7.8%.