Maloja Pass

Description

Where: Switzerland

How Long: 80 km approx

Added: 16 September 2011

The Maloja Pass is sometimes called ‘the pass that never was’ due to its geographical peculiarity. It connects the Engadin Valley with the Bregaglia Valley and Chiavenna in Italy, and marks the watershed between the Danube and Po basins. Maloja village has an elevation of 1809 m.


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If you travel on it from the Engadin side, the starting point will take your breath away, the scenery is simply stunning.. It marks the watershed between the Danube and Po basins.

Recently used on road tests by Classic and Sportscar magazine, the road at the top of the pass shown above is a series of short straits connecting hairpin bends, with stunning Mountain scenery and heading down through the trees, where the straights become longer and the bends a little easier with roads flowing nicely.

Often snow covered in the winter, but a joy to drive in good weather.