Passo di Manghen is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.047m (6,716ft) above the sea level, located in South Tyrol, in Trentino in Italy.
The road over the pass is called Strada Provinciale 31. It’s asphalted but very 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 road links the Fiemme valley and Valsugana, linking Molina and Castelnuovo in the south.
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 of the Passo Manghen 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 has been climbed by the Giro d’Italia bicycle race. 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 %. This is a tough climb from both north and south.