Berninapass from Tirano

Elevation profile Berninapass from Tirano
Elevation profile Berninapass from Tirano
Elevation profile Berninapass from Tirano
1434
difficulty points
5.7%
avg. gradient
10%
steepest 100 meters
33.3km
length
1901m
total ascent

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Berninapass from Tirano is a climb in the region Lombardy. It is 33.3km long and bridges 1901 vertical meters with an average gradient of 5.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1434. The top of the ascent is located at 2323 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 6 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 19 photos.

Road names: SS38 & 29

Long climb made of 2 sections: a) Tirano - Miralago = about 8 km b) Poschiavo - BerninaPass = about 18,5 km In between you have a 7 km flat that will give you the chance to get ready for the second section that climbs constantly with a 7-9% positive gradient. Maximum slope is around 11%. No... read more
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Berninapass from Tirano
This climb
Lombardy
320 climbs
Italian Alps
1194 climbs
Alps
3643 climbs
Italy
2612 climbs
Europe
24931 climbs
Difficulty points
1434
HC
rank
12
rank
34
rank
74
rank
39
rank
115
Average gradient
5.7%
rank
232
rank
882
78% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
2487
78% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
1606
78% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
9591
81% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
33.3km
rank
2
rank
14
rank
33
rank
24
rank
81
Total ascent
1901m
rank
1
rank
3
11% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
9
11% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
4
11% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
31

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
10 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

100% 0% 0%
Based on 7 votes
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Traffic

14% 43% 43%
Based on 7 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 04:45:23
11 km/h 03:01:36
15 km/h 02:13:11
19 km/h 01:45:08

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Reviews/stories (6)

Lukas73
4 w

Long climb made of 2 sections:
a) Tirano - Miralago = about 8 km
b) Poschiavo - BerninaPass = about 18,5 km
In between you have a 7 km flat that will give you the chance to get ready for the second section that climbs constantly with a 7-9% positive gradient.
Maximum slope is around 11%.
Not a killer climb but the last part that consists of about 18,5 km will not give you any chance of recovery so be aware of it.
I left the car in Teglio a small town 8 km far from Tirano just to warm up my legs. I climbed to the top and then downhilled reaching the beautiful town of Celerina/Schlarigna where I had a break before to go back on the same road.
The BerninaPass from Celerina is much easier with just a few points where gradient reaches 7% - 8%, otherwise it stays between 2% and 5%. It's just long (20 km).

I found the 1st part quite boring climbing from Tirano at least till I reached 1500 m of altitude but then the landscape becomes very nice. Great to stop on top to enjoy the view of those beautiful lakes and the red train that drives across the valley!
Road surface is super but you can find quite a lot of traffic during the weekends. I had the chance to climb it at the end of October due to a fantastic weather and traffic has been quite acceptable.

Berninapass from Tirano
Berninapass from Tirano
Berninapass from Tirano
Berninapass from Tirano
Berninapass from Tirano
RobiRini66
1 Mo 03:05:03 (10.8km/h)
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Italian. Show original

Long, tiring but unmissable climb.
In the middle part you recover your strength for the final assault. Stunning view of the Bernina group
In the first part watch out for the treacherous tram tracks
Park before the church square in Tirano (from Sondrio)
Possibility of refreshments at the finish
Fountains in Poschiavio and in the villages you pass through
Kinomap video : https://videos.kinomap.com/it/watch/f98jg5

Lunga, faticosa ma imperdibile salita.
Nella parte centrale recuperate le forze per l'assalto finale. Stupenda la vista sul gruppo del Bernina
Nella prima parte attenzione alle insidiose rotaie del tram
Parcheggiate prima della piazza della chiesa a Tirano (da Sondrio)
Possibilità di ristoro all'arrivo
Fontana a Poschiavio e nei paesini che si attraversano
Video Kinomap : https://videos.kinomap.com/it/watch/f98jg5

Berninapass from Tirano
Berninapass from Tirano
Berninapass from Tirano
Berninapass from Tirano
Berninapass from Tirano
Sissco
3 Mo
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Lang.. Tamelijk druk (ik reed hem op een zondag). Maar lang.. Prachtige omgeving natuurlijk. Weet niet of ik hem per se zou aanraden. Nu wil ik hem ook wel een keer afdalen 😁.

Lang.. Tamelijk druk (ik reed hem op een zondag). Maar lang.. Prachtige omgeving natuurlijk. Weet niet of ik hem per se zou aanraden. Nu wil ik hem ook wel een keer afdalen 😁

Stearena
10 Mo
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Endless climbs category, very nice even if with some traffic in summer. Great to then descend a piece and go to Livigno making the Forcola

Categoria salite infinite, molto bella anche se con un po' di traffico in estate. Ottima per poi riscendere un pezzo e andare a Livigno facendo il Forcola

Berninapass from Tirano
Berninapass from Tirano
Berninapass from Tirano
patrickbaert
1 y
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch. Show original

Climbed Bernina pass from the Swiss town of Poschiavo, so the last 19 challenging kilometers. Apart from the first few kilometers it is continuously steep without any recovery, always turning with several hairpin bends spread over the climb and occasionally through half open avalanche chutes.
The last few miles to the summit, which start after passing the exit to Livigno, are wonderful thanks to the tree line. Passage lies between small mountain lake and the invisible Lago Bianco reservoir but offers fantastic views of the snowy massif and its glaciers.
Shortly after the summit there is a possibility for refueling.
On this last part of the route the Bernina express railway stays far away but there is at times
busy car traffic.

A tough Swiss bike challenge with a beautiful final panorama.

Beklom Bernina pas vanaf het Zwitsers stadje Poschiavo, dus de laatste 19 uitdagende kilometers. Buiten de eerste aanvangskilometers is het continu steil zonder recuperatiemomenten, steeds draaiend met verschillende haarspeldbochten over de klim gespreid en af en toe door halfopen lawine gaanderijen.
De laatste loodjes richting top,die starten na het passeren van de afslag naar Livigno, zijn dankzij het overstijgen van de boomgrens wondermooi. Pasovergang ligt tussen klein bergmeertje en het daar onzichtbare Lago Bianco stuwmeer maar biedt fantastisch uitzicht op het besneeuwde massief en zijn gletsjers.
Even voorbij de top is er mogelijkheid tot bevoorrading.
Op dit laatste routedeel blijft de Bernina express spoorlijn ver uit de buurt maar er is bij momenten wel
druk autoverkeer.

Stevige Zwitserse fietsuitdaging met prachtig slotpanorama.

NietJelle
1 y
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Lots of climbing in one mountain pass, with beautiful views. You can catch your breath on the flatter part after 8km of climbing. Watch out for the tram rails, mate of mine got stuck in them with a fall as a result. Unfortunately it's quite busy on the route, but good chances to spot a pro.

Veel klimwerk in één bergpas, met mooie uitzichten. Je kunt goed op adem komen op het vlakkere gedeelte na 8km klimmen. Pas hier goed op voor de tramrails, maat van mij is hier in blijven haken met een val als gevolg. Jammer genoeg is het wel vrij druk op de route, wel goede kansen om een prof te spotten.

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