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Passo Mendola

Race cycling · Val di Non
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  • Altimetria salita Passo Mendola
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A route the young world champion Maurizio Fondriest used to climb frequently, the road that leads to Monte Penegal is not to be underestimated.
moderate
Distance 15 km
1:18 h
621 m
57 m
1,363 m
800 m
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Update: July 14, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,363 m
Lowest point
800 m
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Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Start

Brez (799 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.433290, 11.108270
DMS
46°25'59.8"N 11°06'29.8"E
UTM
32T 661967 5144350
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Destination

Passo Mendola

Turn-by-turn directions

If up to Mendola you can keep a certain pace, the last 4 kilometres are optional, but while you climb you’d best forget how strenuous they are. The climb starts from the square in Brez and the road up to Mendola does not demand too much effort. The first kilometre is almost flat. Then there are two kilometres with a slope of 7%. After the first effort, you can again pedal smoothly for another 3 kilometres, with the upper Val di Non showing off all its beauty. The towns of Fondo, Malosco and Ronzone atop large hills are the stage of Trofeo Melinda, a race of champions, and the reign of the apple, Queen of Val di Non.  Continuing to ride, the stretch from the 6th to the 10th km is quite demanding, but the slope is never excessive and the climb proves doable. Then the road slopes down to the pass that connects Val di Non with Bolzano and Valle dell’Adige. The fun part starts here. You climb on a tarmac road through the woods. There are about ten hairpin turns, one after the other. The steepest slope is in the central part, around 16 percent, but the entire ascent is an average 10%. Before arriving at the top, a stretch of apparently flat ground allows you to breathe. You will need strong lungs for the final effort that is rewarded by a wonderful view. The space is lost in a backdrop of mountains: the Dolomites, Adamello, Ortles-Cevedale. And you soon forget how tiresome the climb was.

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Coordinates

DD
46.433290, 11.108270
DMS
46°25'59.8"N 11°06'29.8"E
UTM
32T 661967 5144350
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Road Cycling

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes
  • Padded shorts and jersey
  • Sunglasses

roadCyclingTechnical

  • Water bottle and cage
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15 km
Duration
1:18 h
Ascent
621 m
Descent
57 m
Highest point
1,363 m
Lowest point
800 m

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