Passo di Mortirolo (Edolo)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Edolo 1,852m 1,063m 17.0 km 6.3% 720 ****






Passo di Mortirolo - Edolo - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Passo di Mortirolo is a name that is known by cycling fans throughout the world. The ascent from Edolo is the easier and less heralded side, but it is still a pleasant ascent and can be used to make a tough circular ride including Passo di Gavia.

The ascent from this side is largely in forest, although the views open up beautifully in the final few kilometres. The quietness of the road certainly adds to the joy of the climb.

Mortirolo is best climbed from May to October, but can be open longer in some years.


Passo di Mortirolo from Edolo - Italian Alps Cycling Climb

The final few kilometres climb through picturesque green countryside






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is generally in good condition.

It is reasonably busy for the first few kilometres until the village of Monno (this is the main road from Aprica to Passo del Tonale). After Monno the traffic disappears almost completely.




Alternative Routes

Passo di Mortirolo can also be climbed from Mazzo di Valtellina (the classic side), and from Grosio.

The tough climb to Monte Padrino also finishes close to the Mortirolo.





Nearby Climbs


Passo di Gavia

Passo dello Stelvio






Cycling Holidays

Passo di Mortirolo is climbed from Mazzo on our Dolomites & Italian Alps holiday, which tackles the iconic cycling ascents of Northern Italy .

In the links below you can find out more about this and some of the other tours that we run in high mountains.




Monte Zoncolan
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 9 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,630 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,350 EUR
*Bike Hire Included