La salita

La salita "del Pirata"

Bormio - Passo del Mortirolo

One of Italy's most challenging slopes: best to use the 34-28/29 ratio. - Davide CassaniThese names may mean little to some, but to Italian and international cyclists, this is a true event. The climb is arduous, and tests even the most accomplished cyclist's endurance. Over the last thirty years, it has been a "theatre" of serious races and cycling duels to the bitter end.

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Baptised the PIRATE'S CLIMB, after Marco Pantani, it leads up to a sculpture that commemorates his untimely passing. The trail is almost exclusively through the woods, but it is positively one-of-a-kind.


Roadbook
  • Start at Fermata1
  • Start at Fermata1
  • Go east on Strada Comunale
  • Go southeast on Strada Mazzo - Passo del Mortirolo toward Carrozzabile
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the right
  • Turn right to stay on Strada Comunale
  • Turn right to stay on Strada Comunale
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Go southeast on Strada Mazzo - Passo del Mortirolo
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the right
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Bear right on Strada Comunale
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° S405
  • Continue southeast on Strada Comunale
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S405
  • Bear right on Sentiero n° S405- Strada Mazzo - Passo del Mortirolo
  • Continue on Strada Mazzo - Passo del Mortirolo
  • Continue on Strada Comunale
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° S445
  • Bear left on Carrozzabile
  • Make sharp left on Sentiero n° S445
  • Continue on Strada Comunale
  • Turn right to stay on Strada Comunale
  • Bear right on Strada Mazzo - Passo del Mortirolo
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the left
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the right
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Continue southeast on Strada Mazzo - Passo del Mortirolo
  • Continue northeast on Strada Comunale
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the right
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the right
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Continue southeast on Strada Comunale
  • Go northeast on Strada Mazzo - Passo del Mortirolo
  • Turn right at Carrozzabile to stay on Strada Mazzo - Passo del Mortirolo
  • Make sharp left at Carrareccia to stay on Strada Comunale
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the left
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the right
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Continue south on Strada Comunale
  • Continue northeast on Strada Mazzo - Passo del Mortirolo
  • Bear right on Carrozzabile
  • Turn left to stay on Strada Comunale
  • Make sharp right to stay on Strada Comunale
  • Finish at Fermata6, on the left
  • Arrive at Fermata6, on the right
  • Depart Fermata6
  • Go south on Strada Comunale
  • Bear left at Carrareccia to stay on Strada Comunale
  • Make sharp right at Sentiero to stay on Strada Comunale
  • Bear right on Carrozzabile
  • Finish at Fermata7, on the left
ELEVATION PROFILE MAP
Ground statistics
Natural : 1%
Asphalt : 99%





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