homePasso di Lavazè/Lavazè Joch
Passo di Lavazè/Lavazè Joch Height Climbing height - length
1807m (road height 1818m)
Sign 1808m
538m - 6.8 km (Rauth/Novale); 688m - 8.6 km (bivio Weissenstein/Pietralba)
942m - 14.5 km (Birchabruck/Ponte Nova); 1552m - 27.6 km (Bolzano/Bozen)
799m - 12.3 km (Carano fr. San Lugano); 996m - 14.6 km (Molina via Cavalèse); 819m - 10.4 km (Tèsero)
Difficulty Beauty
3-4 (5) 2-3 (5)
How to get there

From the south you can start in Molina (811m) and go via Cavalèse (1003m) to the pass on a sometimes very steep road. I myself went up the serpentine road to Daiano, but there is a more straight road up to Varena that looks more challenging, but might be harder to find. If coming from Passo di San Lugano (1100m), you would do well to take the road via Carano. If coming from the southeast you start the climb in Tèsero (988m) and then take off the road up to Reiter Joch/Passo Pampeago/Passo delle Pale (1997m) and instead cross the Passo di Pramadícco (1443m (1451m)) from Stava and then up the same road as before.

From the north you could take the same nice road through Eggental/Val d’Ega from Bolzano/Bozen (266m) as could take you to the Reiter Joch/Passo Pampeago (1997m), Karerpass/Jouf de Ciareja/Passo di Costalunga (1752m) or Nigerpass/Passo Nigra (1688m). This has two long new tunnels at the start, but one should be able to use the previously unusable old road that is very nice in this part (it was being cleaned up in 2010, but not sure if it was finished, but the idea is that it should be maintained for bicyclists and others). If you come from Karerpass or Nigerpass, you will start the northern climb at Birchabruck/Ponte Nova (876m). If you come from Passo Pampeago, you start the climb at Rauth/Novale (1280m). Finally, if coming from Ora/Auer (247m) over Aldein/Aldino and Deutschnofen/Nova Ponente, you will start a bit down below Rauth/Novale at turn-off (1130m) for Weissenstein/Pietralba (1520m) and these villages. It is steep also on the north side from Rauth. (High point of the road is 1818m just before the pass on the north side.)

Other comments It is an easy road from Passo di Lavazè to Passo di Oclini/Joch Grimm (1990m), which is very recommended to visit as you have very good views from there. (Photo taken at the nearby Passo di Oclini/Joch Grimm.)