Chiavenna - S. Giacomo Filippo - Gallivaggio - Lirone - Cimanganda - Prestone - Campodolcino - Pianazzo - crossroad to Madesimo - Teggiate - Boffalora - Stuetta - Montespluga - Spluga Pass
Total lenght: 30,20 km
Start: Chiavenna ( 333 m)
Arrival: Passo Spluga ( 2113 m)
Difference in altitude: 1780 m
Average gradient: 5,9 %
Situated at an altitude of 2,117 m, the Spluga Pass is a major alpine pass that has been utilized for its easy access since ancient times. The modern road follows the route of the road constructed in 1800 by the Austrians, while the ancient Roman Via Spluga, which was used up until the reign of the Hapsburgs, was built at the end of the first century AD.
Today, the Spluga Pass is one of the classic road cycling climbs in Valchiavenna and star of the Giro d'Italia 2021.
After Chiavenna, the route gradually climbs up to the Campodolcino plain, which is followed by the famous 10 corners up to Pianazzo. A little later, you come to a fork: right takes you to the famous Madesimo tourist resort and left leads to the hairpins and tunnels of the
Andossi, offering a wonderful view.
You then come to the artificial lake and town of Montespluga, and the final steep hairpins up to the pass.