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Passo del Pura

The Passo del Pura, at an elevation of 1.428m (4,685ft) above the sea level, is a mountain pass situated in Friuli Venezia Giulia and belongs to the Apennines, Italy.

The road over the pass, also known as Pas dal Pure, is called Via San Valentino. It’s steep and extremely narrow. Passo del Pura has been climbed by the Giro d’Italia bicycle race.

There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Ampezzo, the ascent is 11.81 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 869 meters. The average percentage is 7.4 %. And starting from Lago di Sauris, the ascent is 6.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 448 meters. The average percentage is 6.9 %. On this route, shortly after the climb begins there are a long series of switchbacks with 10-12% gradient (except for the turns at the ends).  You continue up the forested slope until reaching the large grassy area of the pass at 1,428m. 

 

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