Monte Padrio, one of the greatest cycling climbs of Italy
Monte Padrio is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.882m (6,174ft) above the sea level, located in the Italian region Lombardy.
The road to the summit, also called Valico di Trivigno, is paved but very narrow and steep, hitting a brutal 17.0% through some of the ramps. Speed is limited to 20 km/h. Trucks and semi trucks are forbidden. It’s closed in winters and was an old military track. The pass is 27.1 km long, with 30 hairpin turns, running north-south from Strada Provinciale 26, near Sernio (a town in the Province of Sondrio) towards Strada Statale 39, near Lombro, a village in the Province of Brescia.
The road features very nice views. A refuge near the top of the mountain hosts a winery, gift store, and sandwich shop. Starting from Lombro, the ascent is 9.43 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 920 meters. The average percentage is 9.8 %.