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Passo di Oclini/Joch Grimm/Jochgrimm Height Climbing height - length
1990m 721m - 10.34 km - 7.0% (Rauth/Novale)
871m - 12.15 km - 7.2% (bivio Weissenstein/Pietralba)
1125m - 16.09 km - 7.0% (Birchabruck/Ponte Nova)
1735m - 27.76 km - 6.3% (Kardaun/Cardano)
1179m - 16.67 km - 7.1% (Molina)
1151m - 14.60 km - 7.9% (Cavalèse SP232)
1009m - 13.92 km - 7.3% (Tèsero)
1099m - 14.95 km - 7.4% (Lago di Tésero)
1743m - 25.88 km - 6.8% (Ora/Auer)
1835m - 34.37 km - 5.3% (Ora/Auer via San Lugano - Lavazè)
1770m - 25.13 km - 7.1% (Egna/Neumarkt)
1862m - 33.64 km - 5.5% (Egna/Neumarkt via Lavazè)
1947m - 25.09 km - 7.8% (Egna/Neumarkt via Truden/Tròdena)
2039m - 33.60 km - 6.1% (Egna/Neumarkt via Truden/Tròdena - Lavazè)
Difficulty Beauty
3-4 (5), 5 (5) (via Gleno) 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/Passo de Lavazzé (1807m). From the south you can start in Molina (811m) and go via Carano. You can go through Cavalèse too and I show the hardest variant here. Both described roads has a no traffic sign at one section, but usually that is mostly meant for cars, I think. 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 Reiterjoch/Passo di Pampeago (1996m) and instead cross the Passo di Pramadícco (1443m (1451m)) from Stava (1278m) and then up the same road as before.

From the north you could take the same nice road through Eggental/Val d’Ega from Kardaun/Cardano (286m) as could take you to the Reiterjoch/Passo di Pampeago (1997m), Jouf de Ciareja/Karerpass/Passo di Costalunga/Pas de Costalongia (1752m) or Nigerpass/Passo Nigra (1688m). This has long new tunnels at the start, but it might eventually be possible to use the previously unusable old road that is very nice in this part. One would do well to make the climb over Karneid/Carnedo to bypass the tunnels on the valley road, but it involves a lot more climbing.

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), which is the hardest of all the climbs up there especially if taking the road via Gleno/Glen where it is ca. 30% at one point and I think anyone with a road will have to walk up that part (short).

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.
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