A 5 stars road to Monte Croce di Comelico Pass
Passo Monte Croce di Comelico is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.636m (5,367ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of South Tyrol and Belluno provinces, in Italy.
The pass, called Kreuzbergpass in German, is traversed by the SS52 road. It’s asphalted and connects the Puster Valley with Cadore. The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow. The pass is also the division line between the Dolomites to the west and the Carnic Alps to the northeast.
The pass has been climbed by the Giro d’Italia bicycle race. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Santo Stefano di Cadore, the ascent is 21.74 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 727 meters. The average percentage is 3.3 %. And starting from San Candido, the ascent is 15.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 449 meters. The average percentage is 2.9 %.