Nufenen Pass Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

Nufenen Pass


Some fantastic hairpins at the top of this very scenic climb.

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Climb Summary

Climb Summary


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PJAMM ascended this exceptionally scenic cycling climb July 13, 2018.  We encountered quite a few cyclists on this one which is somewhat unusual for a fairly remote Suisse bike climb.  There was not much traffic as on Grimsel and the road was pristine.                oad. Incredible switchbacks at the summit. One cafe about halfway up if you need water or food. Best descent of the trip so far.


Steepest kilometer starts at km 7.8 (9.8%)

By Google 360 degree private photos, this appears to be a paved road.  PJAMM will document this climb in August, 2018.  Until then, Strava members note:

Albert Stadlin Nufenenpass is paved all the way so no problem...

Gian Gross Hi there, yes the road up the Nufenen is smooth well paved. Best experience is early morning hours, specially on weekends many motorcycles. Have a good ride🚵💨💨💨

Wikipedia - Nufenen Pass:

“Nufenen Pass (Italian: Passo della Novena, German: Nufenenpass) (el. 2478 m.) is the second highest mountain pass with a paved road within Switzerland - after Umbrailpass. It lies between the summits of Pizzo Gallina (north) and the Nufenenstock (south). . . .

The pass is of relatively recent construction, having been opened to motor vehicle traffic only since September 1969.

To the east of the top of the pass is the source of the Ticino River. Towards the north is a spectacular view of the Bernese Alps, notably the Finsteraarhorn while there is a view over the Gries Glacier to the south.”  
Wikipedia - Nufenen Pass