Passo Nota

The road to Nota Pass is not for the beginners

Passo Nota is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.208m (3,963ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. The road to the summit starts at the infamous Passo del Tremalzo.

The road to the summit is mostly unpaved. The road between the junction for Rifugio Alpini and Tremalzo is closed and unpaved.  The road between Vesio and the junction is paved, it is not suitable for sports cars but most ordinary cars and campervans will be OK. It’s extremely narrow and challenging. The road is winding, in some places only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. The pass road was built for strategic reasons during World War I (between 1915 and 1918) and is 4wd vehicles are recommended. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). The road is difficult and it’s a nightmare in the wet or dark (or both). The pass road has a maximum grade of 14%.

Words can’t describe the road and pictures don’t do it justice. It’s located near Trento and Lake Garda. This road is closed to motor traffic – probably because of the small size and dangerous condition of several 1914-1918 tunnels. Here Map Creator now shows this as closed to traffic; Garmin still shows it as open.
Road suggested by: Peter W
Pic: Sabrina Sommaruga

 

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