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Passo Brocon-south

CyclingUp: Passo Brocon-south

Region: Italian Alps
Climbing effort: 973 cep
Elevation meters: 1438
Steepest kilometer: 8.4%

Steepest 250 m: 10%
Foot: 263 m    Top: 1615 m
Mean slope: 4.9%
Length: 27.7 km

From: Grigno
Road conditions (2021): good
Other race bikers: 5-10 per hour
Motor vehicles: 10-30 per hour
Scenerie and road: circle landscape (3/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: yes

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Passo Brocon-south

Profile Passo Brocon-south

Usually the last (highest) part of an ascent is more interesting than the first (lowest) part but for this ascent to the Passo Brocon from Grigno the opposite is true. Over the first 8.5 kilometers of this ride, the road winds itself upwards on the side of a valley with almost vertical rock walls. Here the moderately steep road (mostly 6-8%) is exciting and the landscape impressive. After this first section, over the next two kilometers, the road runs towards and through Castel Tesino (-5 to 3%). Always follow the signs to the Passo Brocon. After another two kilometers, which are almost horizontal, keep left at a three-way junction. From here on this climb is identical to the climb to the Brocon starting in Chioè. After the junction the road begins to slope substantially again. It gains elevation rather monotonously (mostly 7%) through the forest up to the culmination point of the ride (Soggiorno Saronese, 1630 m). The pass (1615 m) is reached four kilometers further, on a road that alternately slopes slightly up and down.

If you think the route of this ascent after Castello Tesino is too boring, you may consider replacing this part by the second part of the ascent to the Brocon from Strigno. This alternative has a much more exiting and steeper profile. In that case you would have to deviate from the route in Castello Tesino and follow the signs to Pieve Tesino, where you then get to the alternative ascent.

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