Manghen Pass is a 5 stars road in the Dolomites
Passo di Manghen is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.047m (6,716ft) above the sea level, located in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. This is a tough climb from both north and south.
The road to the summit is called Strada Provinciale 31 (SP-31). It’s paved but narrow. This pass feels like driving on a remote forestry road as it is mostly a narrow road through woods on both sides of the pass. The pass is 39.1 km long, running north-south from Molina to Borgo Valsugana.
The summit is home to a mountain hut known as Rifugio Passo Manghen. Commercial traffic is prohibited on this road. This is the most southern paved pass above 2000 m in the Dolomites. The pass road has a maximum grade of 16%. The road surface is usually in excellent condition. Easy to ride except the road through the forest where you may find often wet larch needles that will make it a little bit slippery.
The pass featured in the Giro d’Italia race. It’s considered particularly hard for its length. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Molina di Fiemme, the ascent is 16.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.229 meters. The average percentage is 7.5 %. And starting from Borgo Valsugana, the ascent is 23.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.629 meters. The average percentage is 7 %.