DISCOVER EPIC MOUNTAIN ROADS
IN BEAUTIFUL ITALY WITH THE MOTORCYCLE
Discover epic mountain roads in beautiful Italy with the motorcycle
Italy is famous for tourism, arts, architecture, and, of course, delicious pizza. If you are planning to visit Italy, there are probably several things on your bucket list already. You must have included the main ones like The Renaissance, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Amalfi Coast, etc. But one thing that is genuinely underrated about Italy is its beautiful mountains in the country’s North.
Those mountains and the roads leading to them are packed with scenic views. A motorbike ride through the mountain roads of Italy will leave you spellbound. Here are 3 of the most famous mountain passes in Italy that are just the right pick for your next motorbike trip across the scenic mountains in Italy.
1. San Boldo Pass
San Boldo is a short mountain pass that covers an area of 17 km. It is ideal if you want to enjoy it to the fullest in a short time or do not want to ride the motorbike for too long. The favorite part of most motorcyclists in San Boldo is riding through the tunnels.
The pass has five tunnels in total, riding through it counts as one of the most exciting things due to the echoing sound of your bike’s engine. Five tunnels cover 17 kilometers of distance, and the echo of the engine produced inside them is genuinely a symphony to the ears. The road surface is not as smooth as one expects for a bike ride. Also, keep in mind that you can travel at a speed of 30 kph only.
2. Maloja pass
Maloja pass is located at a geographically peculiar location. It lies on the Swiss/Italian border. A plus point of this pass is that it is open year around. It is ideal for visiting on bicycles too.
There are many tourist attraction points in the neighborhood of Maloja Pass, such as Lago del Cavloc, and the Tower of Belvedere. If you are flexible to expand your radius just a bit, you can get even more options.
While on the bike to Maloja Pass, you should be careful about a few things. Firstly, the road mainly comprises ascent/descent, so drive with full precautions. Secondly, although the pass is open around the year while traveling on a motorbike, you should consider the summer season for your journey.
3. Gardena Pass
The Gardena Pass is also known as Grödner Joch. Located in South Tyrol, Gardena Pass presents a breathtaking view. The road is located at an elevation of over 2000 m and is relatively smooth until the end. Due to this, it is a favorite among many tourists, but expect it to be a little crowdy in the peak season. Although the road is smooth, you need to be an experienced rider.