Passo del Sempione from Preglia

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 1 review/story of this climb and uploaded 4 photos.

Road names: Strada Statale 33 del Sempione & 9S

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

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Statistics

Passo del Sempione from Preglia
This climb
Piedmont
290 climbs
Italian Alps
1177 climbs
Alps
3601 climbs
Italy
2441 climbs
Europe
24107 climbs
Difficulty points
1053
HC
rank
27
49% easier than
Colle delle Finestre
rank
161
rank
358
rank
177
rank
504
Average gradient
4.6%
rank
254
70% less steep than
Acquarossa from Borgata Fornello
rank
1056
83% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
3044
83% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
1997
83% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
13988
85% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
36.7km
rank
5
rank
6
rank
13
rank
13
rank
43
Total ascent
1698m
rank
5
20% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
17
20% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
32
20% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
22
20% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
78

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
2 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Traffic

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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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Fausto
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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

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