Passo Padon is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.427m (7,962ft) above the sea level, located in Veneto region, in Northern Italy. The average gradient is 17.05%, with some sections up to 25%.
Located in the Dolomiti Range, the road to the summit is rocky and gravel. 4wd vehicle required. At the summit there’s a mountain refuge called Rifugio Padon. The route has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The road climbs steeply with loose rocks and sloping banks.
Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor at any time of year. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). The road is very steep. Starting from Passo Fedaia, the ascent is 2.17 km (1.35 mi) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 370 meters. The average gradient is 17.05%, with some sections up to 25%.