A journey on the legendary Forcola di Livigno (Passo Forcola)
Forcola di Livigno (Passo Forcola) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.315m (7,595ft) above the sea level, in the Alps on the border between the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland and the Province of Sondrio in Italy.
The paved road to the summit is closed in winters. The pass connects the villages of Motta (in Switzerland) with Livigno (in Italy). The Italian side has no hairpin bends, with a few long straights. The Swiss side has a more tortuous drive.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Livigno, the ascent is 12.07 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 450 meters. The average percentage is 3.7 %. And starting from the crossroad at Bernina, the ascent is 3.95 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 263 meters. The average percentage is 6.7 %. There are some steep sections (up to 13%).