Forcella di Monte Rest, an epic climb in the Carnic Alps
Forcella di Monte Rest is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.087m (3566ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Nestled in the Carnic Alps, the paved road to the summit, also known as Passo Rest, is very scenic but narrow. It’s called Strada Regionale 552 del Passo Rest. The pass road is 25.6 km (15.90 miles) long, running north-south from Priuso to Tramonti di Sopra.
The climb has been featured in the Giro d'Italia race. It’s a very steep road, hitting a 10.6% of gradient through some of the ramps. Starting from Priuso, the ascent is 14.7 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 608 meters. The average percentage is 4.1 %. And starting from Tramonti di Sopra, the ascent is 11.1 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 653 meters. The average percentage is 5.9 %.