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Passo di Monte Giovo, Jaufenpass (SS44) Patrick Hot

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Written by Patrick     September 04, 2012    
 
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Warnings

This road may be seasonally closed

Directions
Begin Destination

Via Giovo, 109, 39049 Vipiteno South Tyrol, Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol

Via Alpini, 35, 39012 Merano, South Tyrol, Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol

Location

Address
Via Giovo, 109, 39049 Vipiteno South Tyrol, Italy

General Route

Route Type
Mountains
Distance
58,630
Duration
3,785
(Partial) toll road
false
This road may be seasonally closed
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At elevation 2094 meters Passo di Monte Giovo is one of the high mountain pass in the South Tyrol in Italy. It connects the Eisacktal valley in the east with the Passeiertal valley in the west. It is the northernmost pass in the Alps that is completely in Italy. This route can be ridden either way. For this review we are starting in the west in Merano; from here to San Leonardo , the road winds along the side of the valley with sweeping turns and a number of strait sections. This part of the route can be quite slow as it is the main artery in the valley. The further you go, the more the traffic thins out and the more fun the ride becomes.
 
At San Leonardo the road splits left to the Passo del Rombo (Timmelsjoch pass) and right for the Passo di online casino Monte Giovo. Now you really start climbing up towards the top. This road varies dramatically, from great surface and nice flowing corners, to tight hairpins and very narrow road with blind corners. Once you clear the tree-line, things open up again with some really nice corners and views all the way to the summit.
 
On the summit, you will find small restaurant and a large car park so you can stop, stretch your legs and take in the fantastic views on both sides of the pass. The east ramp starts with some great road before you hit the tree-line. Once in the forest, things get tight and twisty. Once off the ramp, you ride the meadows down to the main valley. This route can be very busy during peak times and the local sports bike brigade treats it like there personal racetrack.
 
We rate this pass medium difficultly.

Editor review

One of the great rides in the region.
Overall rating 
 
4.0
User Overall Summary 
 
4.0
Scenery 
 
5.0
Corners 
 
4.0
Road Surface 
 
4.0
Traffic 
 
3.0
Passing 
 
3.0
Police and speed enforcement 
 
4.0
Patrick Reviewed by Patrick September 04, 2012
Last updated: September 26, 2012
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Passo di Monte Giovo

One of the great rides in the region.

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