Mount Velo - S.Barbara Pass – Bordala Pass
An itinerary with a medium level of difficulty, centred on the climb up Mount Velo. Return towards the lake through the pretty Vallagarina.
Classed as one of the "Great climbs of Trentino", Mount Velo is a must for all cycling enthusiasts, especially the gradient mad. It stretches for almost 13 kilometres mostly in the shade, to reach the Santa Barbara Pass at an altitude of 1170 metres.
This route is a pleasant alternative to the classic Mount Velo - Loppio loop. In fact, those with any energy left at the end can also tackle the additional short climb to the Bordala Pass. The next long descent takes us into the Vallagarina Valley, renowned for its vineyards.
From a technical standpoint, the climb has a very constant gradient of around 8.5%, with a few short sections exceeding 12%. The descent is very pleasant, as the roadway is ultra-wide and the traffic extremely quiet.
Here it won’t take us long to drain our water bottles, especially in the summertime. No problem: there are fountains in the middle and on the top of the Velo climb.