Bocco Pass is an epic climb in the Apennines

Passo del Bocco is a mountain pass at an elevation of 962m (3,156ft) above sea level, located on the boundary between the Emilia-Romagna and Liguria regions of Italy.

Passo del Bocco

Is the road to Bocco Pass paved?

Set high in the Apennines mountain range, the road to the summit is completely paved with steep sections and countless turns. The summit hosts a restaurant and a parking lot.

Why is the road to Bocco Pass famous?

This mountain pass was the scene of a historic hill climb, won by the 1994 Tour of Italy winner Yevgeny Berzin. Passo del Bocco was also the place where on May 9th, 2011, the Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt died during the third stage of the Tour of Italy 2011.

How to get to Bocco Pass by car?

Located in the northwestern part of the country, there are 2 routes to reach the summit.

Strada Provinciale 26bis (SP26bis). It is 18.5 km (11.49 miles) long, running from Borgonovo to the Emilia-Romagna border.

Strada Provinciale 49 (SP49). It is 34.7 km (21.56 miles) long, running from Varese Ligure to Borzonasca.