homePasso di Oclini/Joch Grimm
Passo di Oclini/Joch Grimm Height Climbing height - length
1990m 721m - 10.4 km (Rauth/Novale); 871m - 12.2 km (bivio Weissenstein/Pietralba)
1125m - 16.1 km (Birchabruck/Ponte Nova); 1735m - 31.2 km (Bolzano/Bozen)
979m - 15.9 km (Carano fr. San Lugano); 1179m - 18.2 km (Molina via Cavalèse); 1002m - 14 km (Tèsero)
1743m - 26.9 km (Ora/Auer); 1770m - 26.3 km (Ega/Neumarkt)
1947m - 26.2 km (Egna/Neumarkt via Truden/Tròdena)
Difficulty Beauty
3-4 (5) 3-4 (5)
How to get there

There are many options on how to get to this pass, but all paved approaches goes via Passo di Lavazè/Lavazè Joch (1807m). 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 (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. It is an easy road from Passo di Lavazè to the Oclini pass.

If you want to try and cycle up the unpaved side you can start in Ora/Auer (247m) to the west and have a very hard climb from there via Neuradein (1020m). The unpaved narrow forestry road from Oberradein (1546m) is usually very dusty and there could be large lorries collecting timber here, but the surface is not too bad for road bikes (in good weather). (It is 6.2 km of gravel with 7-8% for 4.5 km.) You can also start in Egna/Neumarkt (220m) and join the road from Ora/Auer up to the pass or go over Truden/Tròdena (1161m) (also a pass, but it has no pass name that I know of), which should be the hardest of all the climbs up there with close to 2000 metres of climbing on sometimes steep sections.

Other comments It is very beautiful at the pass itself. There are far-reaching beautiful views in many directions! There are at least two bars, I think. There is also a restaurant at Passo di Lavazè.