Forcella Pass, The Road That Has it All!

Passo della Forcella is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.824m (5,984ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The average steepness is 15.08%.

Passo della Forcella

The road to the summit, also known as Malga Losa, is mostly unpaved with some concrete parts. It’s narrow and extremely steep (up to 28% in some sections). The gravel is loose and there are some washouts. Impassable after rain or snow. Cyclists from all over the world try to overcome the force of gravity which tries to push them downhill with a series of infernal slopes. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and the road can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow.
Pic: Stefan Zingl