Passo del Sempione from Preglia

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Elevation profile Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Elevation profile Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Elevation profile Passo del Sempione from Preglia
1053
difficulty points
4.6%
avg. gradient
9.9%
steepest 100 meters
36.7km
length
1698m
total ascent

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Passo del Sempione from Preglia is a climb in the region Piedmont. It is 36.7km long and bridges 1698 vertical meters with an average gradient of 4.6%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1053. The top of the ascent is located at 2005 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews of this climb and uploaded 12 photos.

Road names: Strada Statale 33 del Sempione & 9S

2.0 by Fausto
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Granted, the views are beautiful and the road surface is super. But there is one thing I would not recommend this side of the Simplon pass: the traffic. The Simplon Pass is a kind of highway over the mountains, with an extremely wide road with large gradual bends, where cars and motorcycles are not ... read more
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Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia

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Statistics

Passo del Sempione from Preglia
This climb
Piedmont
634 climbs
Italian Alps
1826 climbs
Alps
5067 climbs
Italy
5366 climbs
Europe
45506 climbs
Difficulty points
1053
rank
30
49% easier than
Colle delle Finestre
rank
211
rank
431
rank
230
rank
644
Average gradient
4.6%
rank
526
69% less steep than
Meggiana from Selva
rank
1634
83% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
4306
83% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
4267
83% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
27275
85% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
36.7km
rank
5
rank
8
rank
15
rank
16
rank
56
Total ascent
1698m
rank
5
20% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
19
20% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
37
20% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
24
20% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
94

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
2 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Climbing times

7 km/h 05:14:47
11 km/h 03:20:19
15 km/h 02:26:54
19 km/h 01:55:58

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Reviews (2)

AndreaZenoAllibardi
9 Mo 3.0
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Italian. Show original

Precisely in order to at least avoid heavy vehicle traffic, we drove up on Sunday from Domodossola, which I highly recommend. The traffic itself would not create any major problems, the road is generally wide, but the presence of many tunnels, even if windowed, creates a sometimes deafening and very very annoying noise on the ascent, while on the descent it is hardly noticeable; the presence of three construction sites in tunnels increases the feeling of discomfort. At the top, the panorama, clouds permitting, is suggestive. The descent, on the other hand, is stupendous for the quality of the surface and the gradient, which is never extreme. Great care must be taken in the tunnel sections, which are poorly or poorly lit. But it is a Cima Coppi and "must be done".

Proprio per evitare almeno il traffico dei mezzi pesanti siamo saliti di domenica da Domodossola, cosa che consiglio caldamente. Il traffico in se non creerebbe grossi problemi, la strada è generalmente larga, ma la presenza di molte gallerie, pur se finestrate, crea un rumore a volte assordante e molto molto fastidioso in salita, mentre in discesa non si avverte quasi; la presenza di tre cantieri in galleria aumenta la sensazione di disagio. In cima il panorama, nuvole permettendo, è suggestivo. La discesa invece è stupenda per qualità del fondo e pendenza, mai estrema. Molta attenzione nei tratti di galleria, poco o male illuminate. Ma è una Cima Coppi e "va fatta".

Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Fausto
2 y 2.0
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch. Show original

Granted, the views are beautiful and the road surface is super. But there is one thing I would not recommend this side of the Simplon pass: the traffic. The Simplon Pass is a kind of highway over the mountains, with an extremely wide road with large gradual bends, where cars and motorcycles are not prevented from doing their utmost. As a cyclist quite irritating, although I never felt unsafe. Also: there are many very long tunnels that you cannot avoid. Sometimes you have to toil for hundreds of meters in a concrete construction while the traffic rushes past you; not the best Swiss cycling mountain.

There is no alternative road on this side (except briefly at Simplon Dorf), but there is on the other side. If you can choose, climb the Simplon Pass from Brig. This ascent as descent seems super to me: nice and fast and beautiful.

Toegegeven, het uitzicht is er mooi en het wegdek is super. Maar er is één ding waardoor ik deze zijde van de Simplonpas niet zou aanraden: het verkeer. De Simplonpas is een soort snelweg over de bergen, met een enorm brede weg met grote geleidelijke bochten, waar auto's en motors niks wordt belet om de snelheid er goed in te houden. Als fietser vrij irritant, al heb ik me nooit onveilig gevoeld. Ook: er zijn veel erg lange tunnels die je niet kunt ontwijken. Soms zit je honderden meters te zwoegen in een betonnen constructie terwijl het verkeer langs je raast; niet de beste Zwitserse wielrennersberg dus.

Er is aan deze zijde geen alternatieve weg (behalve eventjes bij Simplon Dorf), maar aan de andere zijde wel. Als je dus kunt kiezen, beklim de Simplonpas dan vanuit Brig. Deze beklimming als afdaling lijkt me namelijk super: lekker snel en mooi.

Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia
Passo del Sempione from Preglia