Mountain Passes

Selection of Mountain Passes across Europe

Mountain Passes

 Mountain Passes are simply a route through a mountain range or over a ridge. The passes are not always the highest part of the mountain, or the Peak,  the pass is the way for you to cross. Mountains have been hard to get through or over for centuries so over time routes have been made. These routes have led to the creationof some of the most amazing driving roads in the owrlds with the best scenery. We have made a list of some Mountain Passes below for you to look through. The are not the highest in the world, however all have special features and are worthy of the trip to cross. We hope you get to travel across these Passes and enjoy them as much as we do. Why not send in your pictures to share with others, or if you feel you know of any better Mountain passes that we may have left off, let us know and we will add it to the site for others to experience.

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Selection of Mountain Passes

 Stelvio Pass

 Stelvio Pass

The Stelvio Pass (Italian: Passo dello Stelvio; German: Stilfser Joch), located in Italy, at 2757 m (9045 feet) is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps, slightly below the Col de l’Iseran (2770 m, 9088 feet)…..

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 Kaunertal

 Kaunertal

Kaunertal is a municipality in the Landeck district, of the Tyrol in Austria. It is located approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Landeck in a valley of the same name at the upper course of the Inn River. The community has 13 parts……

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 Colle del Nivolet

 Colle del Nivolet

Colle del Nivolet (French: Col du Nivolet) is a mountain pass in the Eastern group of the Graian Alpsin Italy. It is at the top of the Valle Orco on the road from Turin and Ceresole Reale. Beyond the colle the road terminates in the upper reaches of the eponymous Valsavarenche valley in the Gran Paradisomountain group…..

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 Timmelsjoch

 Timmelsjoch

Timmelsjoch (Italian: Passo del Rombo), (elevation 2,474 m, 8,117 ft) is a high mountain pass that creates a link through the Ötztal Alps along the border between Austria and Italy. The Timmelsjoch connects the Ötztal valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol to the Passeier Valley in the Italian province of South Tyrol….

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 Grossglockner

 Grossglockner

The Grossglockner (German: Großglockner or just Glockner, Slovene: Veliki Klek) is, at 3,798metres above the Adriatic (12,461 ft), the highest mountain of Austria and the highest mountain in theAlps east of the Brenner Pass. It is part of the larger Glockner Group of the Hohe Tauern range…..

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 Nufenen Pass

 Nufenen Pass

Nufenen Pass (Italian: Passo della Novena, German: Nufenenpass) (el. 2478 m.) is the highestmountain pass with a road within Switzerland. It lies between the summits of Pizzo Gallina (north) and the Nufenestock (south)…..

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 San Bernardino Pass

 San Bernardino Pass

San Bernardino Pass (elevation 2,066 metres or 6,778 feet) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the Hinterrhein and the Mesolcina (Misox) valleys between Thusis (Graubünden) andBellinzona (Ticino)…..

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 Furka Pass

 Furka Pass

Furka Pass (el. 2429 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Gletsch, Valais withRealp, Uri. The Furka-Oberalp-Bahn line through the Furka Tunnel bypasses the pass. The base tunnel opened in 1982 and replaced a tunnel at 2100 m…..

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 Port d`Envalira

 Port d`Envalira

Port d’Envalira (el. 2408 m.) is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees in Andorra, that connects El Pas de la Casa with the rest of the country. It is the highest paved road in the Pyrenees. The climb has been featured several times at the Tour de France and Vuelta a España cycling races……

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 Tre Cime di Lavaredo

 Tre Cime di Lavaredo

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo (German: Drei Zinnen) are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. The three peaks, from east to west, are…..

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 Gardena Pass

 Gardena Pass

The Gardena Pass (Italian: Passo Gardena; German: Grödnerjoch; Ladin: Ju de Frara or Jëuf de Frea) (el. 2136 m.) is a high mountain pass in South Tyrol in Italy. There are tourist accommodations on the pass itself. Walkers visit the pass to access the dramatic Dolomite mountains…..

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 Gotthard Pass

 Gotthard Pass

The Gotthard Pass or St. Gotthard Pass (Italian: Passo del San Gottardo) (el. 2091 m) is a highmountain pass in Switzerland between Airolo in the canton of Ticino, and Göschenen in the canton ofUri…

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 Col de Turini

 Col de Turini

The Col de Turini (el. 1607 m) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Alpes-Maritimes in France. It lies near Sospel, between the communes of Moulinet and La Bollène-Vésubie in the Arrondissement of Nice….

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Transfăgărășan Highway

Transfăgărășan Highway

The Transfăgărășan (trans (over, across) + Făgăraș) or DN7C is the second-highest paved road in Romania. Also known as Ceausescu’s Folly, it was built as a strategic military route, the 90 km of twists and turns run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians

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