|Jù de Börz/Würzjoch/Passo delle Erbe|
|Height||Climbing height - length|
|1283m - 25 km (St. Lorenzen/S. Lorenzo di Sebato via Onies)
1083m - 14.4 km (Zwischenwasser/Longega via Rina/Welschellen)
1055m - 14.8 km (Picolin/Pikolein/Piccolino)
1014m - 13.4 km (Picolin/Pikolein/Piccolino via Miri road)
1427m - 27 km (Brixen/Bressanone via Lüsen/Luson/Lijun)
1629m - 30 km (Brixen/Bressanone via Passo di Éores/Kofeljoch)
1521m - 25.5 km (Villnößtal/Val di Funes via Russiskreuz)
|3-4 (5)||4 (5)|
|How to get there||
If you come down Val Badia/Gadertal it is a good idea to climb from Picolin/Pikolein/Piccolino (1088m) and climb over a little unnamed pass down to Antermëia. There are two possible roads up here: the main one goes through S. Martin/St. Martin/S. Martino and was the one I first travelled. But you can also turn right after the bridge and climb the Miri road (see map), which I have not climbed, but it is asphalted. The eastern approaches are all regarded as hard climbs and it is steep just after Antermëia/Antermóia/Untermoi (1515m) (up to 16%).
If coming from the Pustertal/Val Pusteria, you start down in St. Lorenzen/S. Lorenzo di Sebato (806m) and after a slow rise on a busy new road with (lit) tunnels, you turn off the main road just after Zwischenwasser/Longega (1012m), which is where you would start if you had come down from the Ju de Furcia/Furkelsattel/Passo Furcia (1759m). You then climb the Rina/Welschellen road to the end of the village, where the road starts a slow descent for a while, but then climbs again to Antermëia.
If coming from the northwest you can start in Brixen/Bressanone (566m) and could go directly to the pass via a very small road going via Lüsen/Luson/Lijun. This road is a bit steep some way after Lüsen. You can also climb the Plose road via Eores/Afers and Passo di Éores/Halsl/Kofeljoch (1866m) with only a short descent to 1797m (to meet the road from Lüsen) before the last stretch to the pass.
Finally, if coming from the Bolzano/Bozen direction, you would do well to climb the Villnößtal/Val di Funes and then you turn off at the village named after the valley to climb a steep road up to Russiskreuz/Sella di Russis (1729m), but at this pass, you continue flat for some metres until you meet the road via Eores/Afers and then it is the same road to the pass. All approaches to the pass has some steep sections.
|Other comments||It is very beautiful in the area west of the pass and especially down toward and in the Villnößtal/Val di Funes. The pass height has been debated as we are all happy for more high passes above 2000m open to road bicyclists. The relatively new sign states 1987m, but this is wrong according to detailed topographical maps. Earlier made maps have stated 2000m-2004m. Detailed topographical maps suggest the true height is actually ca. 1990-1994m. I give the height of 1993m. Lüsen tourist information suggests 1998m after the Mapgraphic map of the area. Tabacco and Mapgraphic maps are best of this area. On the way to the pass from the east you will also come by a little pass with no known pass name – Pè de Börz (1862m) (which means parking place of the Börz pass area).
[IT-BZ-1992, BIG 710]