Bocco Pass is an epic climb in the Apennines
Passo del Bocco is a mountain pass at an elevation of 962m (3,156ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Emilia-Romagna and Liguria regions of Italy.
Set high in the Apennines mountain range, the road to the summit is totally paved with steep sections and countless turns. The summit hosts a restaurant and a parking lot. This mountain pass was the scenary of an historic hill climb, by the winner of 1994 Tour of Italy Yevgeny Berzin. The Passo del Bocco was also the place where on May 9th, 2011 died the Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt, during the third stage of the Tour of Italy’2011. There are 2 routes to reach the summit.
Strada Provinciale 26bis (SP26bis)
Strada Provinciale 26bis (SP26bis) is 18.5 km (11.49 miles) long, running from Borgonovo to Emilia-Romagna border.
Strada Provinciale 49 (SP49)
And Strada Provinciale 49 (SP49) is 34.7 km (21.56 miles) long, running from Varese Ligure to Borzonasca.