A paved and gravel road to Kronplatz-Plan de Corones
Kronplatz-Plan de Corones is a spectacular high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.275m (7,464ft) above the sea level, located in the Pusteria valley, in South Tyrol, Italy.
The road to the pass is stunning. It has two very different parts. The beginning of the climb is paved. It’s called Strada Furcia and is 7.6km long before Furkelpass - Passo Furcia, at an elevation of 1.789m above the sea level. The road starts gentle but it has a maximum slope of 18% near the end of the asphalt.
The second part of the climb is brutal. It’s 5.3km of gravel (sterrato). There are lots of bends, always very steep, and the maximum slope is between 21-24%.
The pass has been climbed by the Giro d’Italia bicycle race.Starting from St. Vigil in Enneberg, ascent is 12.9 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.073 meters. The average percentage is 8.3 % and the maximum slope is 24 %.
Pic&video: Gábor Györgyi