Passo di Fraele

The breathtaking road to Fraele Pass

Passo di Fraele is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.955m (6,414ft) above the sea level, located in Lombardy (Italy). It’s located near the border between Switzerland and Italy and belongs to the Alps.

The pass connects the Valle di Fraele on the Italian side and the Val Mora on the Swiss side. The high mountain road to the summit is gravel. The road is usually closed from November to June. On summer months, the road is closed to motorized vehicles between 9 and 19h. The gravel road to the summit starts at Passo Torri di Fraele. It winds up to Lago di Cancano and Lago di San Giacomo and ends near the pass on the northern side. 

This is a maintained road where a high clearance 2WD vehicle is able to travel safely at low speeds on long dry straight-of-ways, without losing control due to wash boarding, ruts, or dips.