Eira Pass, a beautiful paved road in the Alps
Passo d'Eira is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.209m (7,247ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region, in northern Italy.
Tucked away in the Alps, between the Foscagno Pass and Livigno, the road to the summit is paved. It’s called Strada Statale 301 (SS 301). The road can be accessed year round but may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. The traffic is somewhat heavy, but bearable. The pass is 36.1 km (22.43 miles) long, running east-west from Bormio to Livigno, a ski resort near the Swiss border.
The road to the summit is pretty steep, hitting an 8.0% through some of the ramps. Starting from Ponte del Rezz, the ascent is 2.98 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 189 meters. The average percentage is 6.3 %.