Furkelpass-Passo Furcia, a delightful yet challenging road
Furkelpass-Passo Furcia is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.789m (5,869 ft) above the sea level, located in the Pusteria valley, in South Tyrol, Italy.
The road to the pass, also known as Ju de Furćia is asphalted. It’s called Strada Furcia and has a maximum slope of 18%. The pass is the beginning of the climb to the spectacularKronplatz-Plan de Corones. The pass has been climbed by the Giro d’Italia bicycle race. It’s usually open in winters and on the summit there’s a hotel and a restaurant.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Valdaora, the ascent is 9.1 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 736 meters. The average percentage is 8.1 %. And starting from Longega, the ascent is 12.3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 754 meters. The average percentage is 6.1 %.