Passo delle Erbe (Luson)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Luson 2,004m 1,303m 27.0 km 4.8% 1,201 *****

Passo delle Erbe - Luson - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Passo delle Erbe from Luson is a very nice cycling climb. It is long and challenging, but follows delightfully quiet roads. The first part of the ascent until Luson is more open and developed, after here it feels very remote, following a straightish road through forest to the top of the pass.

It is probably our favourite way to reach Passo delle Erbe, although as it follows back roads, it is not one of the best known sides.

Passo dell Erbe is best climbed from May to October.

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in mixed condition. At times it is perfect, and at other times it is a bit broken up. It poses no problems when climbing though.

This is the quietest ascent to Passo delle Erbe, with very little traffic, particularly once you have pased the village of Luson.

Alternative Routes

Passo delle Erbe can be climbed from several other directions including:


San Martino

Eores di Sopra



Nearby Climbs

Passo Gardena

Passo Campolongo

Passo Sella

Passo Pordoi

Passo Costalunga

Passo Fedaia

Passo di Giau

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Cycling Holidays

Passo delle Erbe can be climbed as an optional route extension on our Dolomites & Italian Alps holiday, which tackles the iconic cycling ascents of Northern Italy from Zoncolan to Mortirolo.

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
Italian FlagItaly

Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 9 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,970 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,490 EUR
French FlagFrance

Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,630 EUR
*Bike Hire Included