Monte Tombea
Monte Tombea

Monte Tombea

Monte Tombea is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.976m (6,483ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy in northern Italy.

The road to the summit is extreme. Only 4x4. It’s a zigzagging unpaved road, very steep and narrow. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy. The road encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hair pin corners, high elevations and steep grades. There are some narrow sections -scarcely wide enough for one car- where if two vehicles have to pass each other, one might have to reverse for some kilometers of winding narrow road to get to a place wide enough to pass. It shouldn’t be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse. 
The road to reach the summit starts in Magasa, a small town. It’s an old military road. This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: LMACS76

 

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