Goletto di Cadino
Goletto di Cadino Height Climbing height - length
1937m 1617m - 21.2 km (Breno)
1654m - 22.8 km (Esine)
1675m (1685m) - 23.5 km (21.3 km)
(Cividate Camuno (or short-cut))
1583m - 29.7 km (Lago d’Idro (Sant’ Antonio))
1733m - 29.4 km (Lodrone/Cerreto)
1215m - 18.9 km (Ponte di Destrone)
Difficulty Beauty
4 (5) 3-4 (5)
How to get there

The hardest climb is from Breno (via Astrio) (330m) in the west (there are two initial alternative roads up but they soon join each other). There is also a nearby climb starting in Cividate Camuno (272m) which goes through Bienno (435m), which joins the Breno road just above Astrio. One could also start in Esine (293m).

This is a steep and long road, but never with gradients above ca. 10%. The roads are waymarked for a pass at a crossroad just before this pass, namely Passo di Croce Domini (1894m) – the signs says ‘Passo Crocedomini’.

One could start already down near Lodrone (385m) in the east on a small and nice road to Bagolino (712m), via Riccomassimo and Cerreto (878m). One could also start a little further south along the SS669 at Sant’ Antonio (442m) by the Lago d’Idro. Both these roads to Bagolino descends a little before they climb again near or in Bagolino.

If you come down from Passo di/Giogo del Maniva (1660m) to Bagolino, the climb starts at Ponte di Destrone (737m). Not far from the actual pass on the east side you will pass another minor pass, called Goletto Gāvero/Goletta del Gaver (1796m) where the road only descends a couple of metres before the last part to the pass.

Other comments The road is very much exposed to the sun on the west side, which may make that climb even harder! There is a bar at the top of Passo di Croce Domini. The nicest road in the area is the narrow road that comes from near Anfo by the Lago d’Idro and climbs steeply in many serpentines to Passo di Baremone/Passo del Mare (1418m) and goes over the (Goletto del) Giogo della Bala (Dosso dei Galli) (2136m), but there are some gravel sections along that road – see the description for that pass road!
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