CyclingUp: Jaufenpass-northeast







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Region: Italian Alps
Climbing effort: 867 points
Elevation meters: 1124
Steepest kilometer: 8.6%

Steepest 250 m: 11%
Foot: 975 m    Top: 2099 m
Mean slope: 7.6%
Length: 14.9 km

From: Sterzing
Road conditions (2017): average
Other race bikers: 5-10 per hour
Motor vehicles: 60-180 per hour
Scenerie and road: (2/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes

PHOTOS      SW SIDE


         

This ascent to the Jaufenpass (Passo di Giovo in Italian) is known among others from the Ötztal Cycle Marathon, which also includes three other climbs, namely Kühtaisattel-west, Brenner-north and Timmelsjoch-southeast. A noteworthy aspect of this climb is the monotony of the slope. Out of the total of 30 five-hundred-meter intervals twenty-four have a slope of 7 or 8% while the remaining six intervals have a gradient of either 6 or 9%. One kilometer before the pass, just before a turn to the left, lies the steepest 250 meter section (11%) of the ride. The trip begins southwest of Sterzing (Vipiteno in Italian) at the side-way into the Jaufental. The first twelve kilometers run largely through the forest so the surrounding mountains are hardly visible. After 12 of a total of 15 kilometers the tree line is reached and the destination, the pass, comes into sight. Higher mountains are far away, including the snow- and ice-covered highest peaks of the Stubai Alps (to the right and in front).



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