Passo delle Erbe/ Würzjoch

Passo delle Erbe

Passo delle Erbe/ Würzjoch is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.987m (6,519ft) above the sea level, located in the heart of the Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy.

The road to reach the pass is called Strada Provinciale 29. It’s asphalted and links the city of Brixen in the Eisacktal with San Martin de Tor in the Val Gardena. The pass road is in good condition, but narrow and closed in winter. On the south side, the road is open during winter up to the Plose ski resort. At the summit there are 2 hotels. Along the way it’s usual to stop several times and wait until the cars on the narrow road past each other. 

There are 5 possible routes to reach the summit. Starting from Rü, the ascent is 6.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 610 meters. The average percentage is 9.2 %. Starting from Bressanone, the ascent is 29.29 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.441 meters. The average percentage is 4.9 %. The maximum slope is 10 %. Starting from Val di Funes, crossroad SS 12, the ascent is 25.61 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.462 meters. The average percentage is 5.7 %. Starting from Luson, the ascent is 14.25 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.023 meters. The average percentage is 7.2 %. And starting from Piccolino, the ascent is 15.2 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 922 meters. The average percentage is 6.1 %.

 

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