Lago di Cancano

A postcard road to Lago di Cancano

Lago di Cancano is a high mountain artificial lake at an elevation of 1.920m (6,299ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy, in Italy. The place is a postcard.

Located within the Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, the road is definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. This road is very ancient and once was known as the "salt & wine route" and connected Valtellina with Switzerland. Near the lake there’s a mountain refuge.

Tucked away in the Fraele valley, the surface of the road is mostly unpaved, and features many narrow and steep sections, up to 8.3%. Starting from Premadio, the ascent is 11.4km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 573 meters and the average percentage is 5%.

 

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