Monte Toraro

The road to Monte Toraro is not for the faint of heart

Monte Toraro is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.890m (6,200ft) above the sea level, located in the Venetian Prealps, a mountain range in the south-eastern part of the Alps in Triveneto, in the north-eastern part of Italy.

The road to the summit is asphalted in bad conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime and can sometimes block some sections of the road, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. The summit hosts many antennas and an old NATO missil control base. The NATO Passo Coe-Toraro mountain base was one of the twelve Italian Air Force missile sites located in northern Italy throughout the sixties, forming part of the NATO air defence system of southern Europe. 

Starting from Calliano, the road to the summit is 28.68 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.706 meters. The average percentage is 5.9 %. The maximum slope is 16 %. 
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