Monte Zoncolan (Priola)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Priola 1,734m 1,140m 8.9 km 12.8% 2,020 ***






Monte Zoncolan - Priola - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

The climb from Priola is the least well known sideof Zoncolan, but is a tough test, and is arguably as challenging as the infamous ascent from Ovaro. It is characterized by a narrow road with consistently steep gradients.

We recommend riding the classic Ovaro side before doing this, but the scenery here is different and the gradient more inconsistent, so it is a nice alternative.

Zoncolan from this side is usually open from May to October.


Monte Zoncolan from Priola - Italian Alps Cycling Climb

The top of the climb has great views over the Carnic Alps






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition for the most part, although it is narrow in places and debris can enter the road.

There is very little traffic throughout.




Alternative Routes

Zoncolan can also be climbed from the classic Ovaro side, and frome Sutrio.





Nearby Climbs


Monte Crostis

Sella Valcalda

Sella di Razzo

Sella Ciampiagotto






Cycling Holidays

The climb to Monte Zoncolan (from Ovaro) is one of the highlights of our Dolomites & Italian Alps cycling holiday, which crosses the mountains 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