Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna

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Elevation profile Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Elevation profile Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Elevation profile Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
1341
difficulty points
5.9%
avg. gradient
10.7%
steepest 100 meters
30.2km
length
1795m
total ascent

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Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna is a climb in the region Lombardy. It is 30.2km long and bridges 1795 vertical meters with an average gradient of 5.9%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1341. The top of the ascent is located at 2113 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 6 reviews of this climb and uploaded 27 photos.

Road name: SS36

5.0 by Fausto
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Very cool climb, especially because it has an immense amount of hairpins and the road is sometimes very impressive by all the tunnels and sharp turns. Sometimes it seems like you can get lost - except that you can just follow the road of course. On the map the road looks straight, but if you zoom in... read more
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Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna

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Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
This climb
Lombardy
704 climbs
Italian Alps
1825 climbs
Alps
5066 climbs
Italy
5364 climbs
Europe
45502 climbs
Difficulty points
1341
rank
30
rank
74
rank
137
rank
78
rank
215
Average gradient
5.9%
rank
497
rank
1322
78% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
3383
78% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
2997
78% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
16990
80% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
30.2km
rank
6
rank
22
rank
57
rank
46
rank
176
Total ascent
1795m
rank
6
6% less ascent than
Passo del Bernina from Tirano
rank
10
16% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
21
16% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
12
16% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
60

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
49 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

89% 11% 0%
Based on 9 votes
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Traffic

22% 67% 11%
Based on 9 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 04:18:55
11 km/h 02:44:46
15 km/h 02:00:49
19 km/h 01:35:23

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Reviews (6)

klimgeiten
1 Mo 5.0
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I had already cycled the other side, the Splügen Pass, once and did not know that the other side would be even more beautiful.
In 2021, the Giro d'Italia was coming over this pass and when I saw the helicopter images I was immediately sold.

The climb can be divided into three parts.
The first part is about 10 km with an average gradient of 7%.
However, there are sections of 5 and sections of 12% in between.
Then comes the section with a series of 10 unusual hairpins, some in the rocks and some outside.
There was not much space here and they apparently had to be creative.
It is enjoying this construction and the way it was made.
When this part is done, the third and final stretch to the summit follows.
First a stretch along the reservoir and then a small finale to the summit.

Ik had de andere kant, de Splügenpas, al een keer gefietst en wist niet dat de andere kant nog mooier zou zijn.
In 2021 kwam de Giro d'Italia over deze pas en toen ik de helicopterbeelden zag was ik meteen verkocht.

De klim is in 3 delen te onderscheiden.
Het eerste deel is ongeveer 10 km met een gemiddeld stijgingspercentage van 7%.
Echter daar zitten stukken van 5 en stukken van 12% tussen.
Daarna volgt de sectie met een serie van 10 bijzondere haarspeldbochten, deels in de rotsen en deels buitenom.
Er was hier niet veel ruimte en men moest blijkbaar creatief zijn.
Het is genieten van deze constructie en de manier waarop het gemaakt is.
Als dit deel gedaan is volgt het derde en laatste stuk naar de top.
Eerst een stuk langs het stuwmeer en daarna nog een kleine finale naar de top.

Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
dompe1975
11 Mo 5.0
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A long and fairly tiring ascent, but priceless in terms of scenery, especially in the stretch from Prestone to the pass. Not to be missed is the panoramic footbridge at Pianazzo.

Salita lunga e abbastanza faticosa ma paesaggistiscamente impagabile, soprattutto nel tratto che va da Prestone fino al passo. Da non perdere, la passerella panoramica in località Pianazzo.

Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
AndreaLorenz
1 y 5.0
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Beautiful and endless climb. Done in early November, I was able to enjoy the scenery and tunnels without traffic (no motorbikes) a few cars up to the junction for Madesimo, but nothing more.
The tunnels are mostly open and bright, some light up as they pass.
The climb starts off challenging but steady until Campodolcino, where there is a kilometre to catch your breath and loosen up your legs ahead of the toughest section, the one with the tunnels. The beauty of the panorama for long stretches makes you forget your fatigue. At the height of Boffalora the landscape turns from beautiful to magnificent, in November it seems as if I were pedalling on the moon. At this point I started to cramp up, but after about 1km you arrive at the lake and as far as the village of Montespluga you recover by going around the lake on the flat. After a couple of hairpin bends the cramps left me with no chance, but the view of the valley and the lake from above were a reward worth the effort. I'll be back in the spring, because I'm not sure I'll be able to enjoy it like this with the summer traffic.

Salita bellissima e infinita. Fatta ai primi di novembre, ho potuto godermi paesaggi e gallerie senza traffico (nessuna moto) qualche macchina fino al bivio per Madesimo, ma nulla più.
Le gallerie sono per lo più aperte e luminose, alcune si illuminano al passaggio.
La salita parte impegnativa ma regolare fino a Campodolcino, dove c’è un km per tirare fiato e sciogliere le gambe in vista del tratto più duro, quello con le gallerie. La bellezza del panorama per lunghi tratti fa dimenticare la fatica. All’altezza di Boffalora il paesaggio da bello diventa magnifico, a Novembre sembra di pedalare sulla Luna. In questo punto ho iniziato ad avere i crampi, ma dopo circa 1km si arriva al lago e fino all’abitato di Montespluga si recupera aggirando il lago in piano. Dopo un paio di tornanti i crampi non mi hanno lasciato scampo, ma la vista della valle e del lago dall’alto sono state un premio che è valso lo sforzo. Torneró in primavera, perchè non sono sicuro di riuscire a gustarmelo così col traffico estivo.

Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Schivatombini
1 y 4.0
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Good climb, long, but never too hard. Minimum 34/26, best 34/28. Use your strength well and recover in the straights for the last 2 km of the climb. Recommend lights at the front and back for the tunnels, which are in any case illuminated and never too long, pay close attention to the downhill tunnels, to avoid the more technical ones you can choose the Isola variant. Restaurants after the Montespluga lake.to be done at least 1 time!

Bella salita , lunga , ma mai eccessivamente dura. Minimo 34/26 , meglio 34/28. Dosare bene le forze e recuperare nei rettilinei per gli ultimi 2 km di salita. Raccomandate le luci davanti e dietro per le gallerie che sono comunque illuminate e mai troppo lunghe, fare molta attenzione alle gallerie in discesa, per evitare le più tecniche si può scegliere la variante di Isola. Ristorazione dopo il lago Montespluga.Da fare almeno 1 volta!

Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Stearena
2 y 3.0
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Long climb and unfortunately often very busy. The beginning is immediately hard, it is worth it only for the arrival at the Spluga lake and for the bypass in Switzerland. Nice tour if you do the Julier, with return to Chiavenna from Maloja.

Salita lunga e purtroppo spesso molto trafficata. Inizio subito duretto, vale la pena solo per l'arrivo al lago dello Spluga e per scavallare in Svizzera. Bel giro se poi si fa lo Julier, con rientro a Chiavenna dal Maloja

Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Fausto
2 y 5.0
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Very cool climb, especially because it has an immense amount of hairpins and the road is sometimes very impressive by all the tunnels and sharp turns. Sometimes it seems like you can get lost - except that you can just follow the road of course. On the map the road looks straight, but if you zoom in you will see that it is a bit different. The tunnels are never long or dangerous, but take your lights with you.
You pass through some nice Italian villages and the views are beautiful. Recommended!

Hele gave beklimming, vooral doordat ie immens veel haarspeldbochten heeft en de weg af en toe erg indrukwekkend is door alle tunneltjes en scherpe bochten. Af en toe lijk je wel te kunnen verdwalen - behalve dat je gewoon de weg kunt volgen natuurlijk. Op de kaart lijkt de weg recht, maar als je inzoomt dan zie je dat het dus iets anders zit. De tunnels zijn nooit lang of gevaarlijk, maar neem lampjes mee.
Je komt door een aantal mooie Italiaanse dorpjes en het uitzicht is er mooi. Aanrader!

Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna
Passo dello Spluga from Chiavenna