|Passo di Foscagno/Pass da Fus-chagn|
|Height||Climbing height - length|
|2289m||1233m - 23.2 km (Bormio via Le Motte)
1105m - 22.8 km (Bormio via San Gallo)
1052m - 20.2 km (Premadio)
411m - 6.9 km (Arnoga)
266m - 4 km (Trepalle)
659m - 13.3 km (Livigno)
627m - 13.3 km (Livigno southwest)
|3 (5) South; 1-2 (5) North||2-3 (5)|
|How to get there||
From the south you start in Bormio (1200m) (which might also be the start for climbing the famous Passo dello Stelvio and Passo di Gavia). This side is of moderate difficulty. You could also start at the very southern end of Bormio and climb via Le Motte (1425m). If coming down from Stelvio pass, the shortest way goes via Ponte di Premadio (1237m).
You could possibly be starting higher up at Arnoga (1878m), if you have visited the spectacular (until recently gravel) road to Lago di San Giacomo and the Passo Torre di Fraele/La Bocchetta (1938m), as there is a short-cut road that is partly asphalted to Arnoga (fr. 1861m).
From the north you start at Livigno (1818m) or Livigno (west) (1850m), and have an easy climb, but first you climb the Passo d’Eira (2211m) and descend to Trepalle (2023m) for the final climb to the pass 6.9 km away from the Eira pass.
|Other comments||It is nice on the way up from Bormio, but it is not one of the nicer passes in the area. There could also be a lot of traffic. Here you enter the tax free area of Livigno. The photo is taken at the nearby Passo d’Eira. Typically one travels via the Forcola di Livigno/Fuorcla da Livign/Passo Forcola/La Fórcola (2314m) when passing over this pass as the only alternative is the Livigno tunnel to Switzerland. It is no longer allowed to go bicycling to/from Livigno through the tunnel as someone has deemed it too dangerous and thus you will have to either pay a fee for the bus or a higher fee as penalty for breaking the regulation. (20 euro in my case, even when I met no car in the tunnel. I had just missed the half-hourly bus and hoped they would not charge me a fee – I do not approve of that regulation. No idea what the fee might be outside bus hours … .)
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