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Maloja Pass (3) Patrick Hot

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Written by Patrick     August 17, 2012    
 
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Warnings

This road may be seasonally closed

Directions
Begin Destination

Via Paolo Bossi, 40, 23022 Chiavenna, Province of Sondrio, Italy, Lombardy

Via Chantunela, 7513 Silvaplana, Switzerland, Grisons

Location

Address
Via Paolo Bossi, 40, 23022 Chiavenna, Province of Sondrio, Italy

General Route

Route Type
Mountains
Distance
42,086
Duration
2,394
(Partial) toll road
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This road may be seasonally closed
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At 1815m the Maloja Pass (Italian: Passo del Maloja, German: Malojapass) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graub√ľnden, linking the Engadin with the Val Bregaglia and Chiavenna in Italy. It marks the watershed between the Danube and Po basins. This is really a one ramp pass, with all your climbing done on the suoth side. The route can be divided into three parts:
 
1. The canyon- leaving Chiavenna at 333m, you gently wind up the canyon. Mostly wide sweeping corners and straits with stunning scenery.
2. The ramp- there is a very steep ramp up to the 1815m summit with multiple hairpins. The road is reasonable wide to accommodate the tour coaches who regularly make this run.
3. The lakeside cruise- after the summit you cruise gently by the side of the many long lakes south of St Moritz- just spectacular!
 
This is fairly major road so in high season you might find yourself crawling along, especially up and down the ramp. As it is a major road in to St Moritz, It is all in good condition, reasonably wide with good surface. We rate this route as easy to ride.

Editor review

Italy to St Moritz- watch your timing a it can carry substantial traffic.
Overall rating 
 
4.4
User Overall Summary 
 
5.0
Scenery 
 
5.0
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4.0
Road Surface 
 
5.0
Traffic 
 
3.0
Passing 
 
4.0
Police and speed enforcement 
 
3.0
Patrick Reviewed by Patrick August 17, 2012
Last updated: September 26, 2012
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Passo del Maloja

Italy to St Moritz- watch your timing a it can carry substantial traffic.

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