If the Stelvio is the king, Cancano is surely a princess.
The road was part of the Via Imperiale d'Alemagna a Medieval trade route which trasported wine to the central Europe in exchange for salt. It was later adapted for the costruction of the Cancano reservoir.
This is a climb with the little or no shade, surronded by the mountain pines, the invigorating of which helps to alleviate the fatigue involved.
Once arrived at the Fraele Towers, the view of the twist ad turns of the road is particularly striking.
In 2004 this was the finish line of a stage of the Giro d'Italia.
Several hiking trails start from the Cancano Lakes area.
When does the road to the Cancano Lakes open?The road to the Cancano Lakes opens between the end of May and beginning of June When does the road to the Cancano Lakes close?
The road to the Cancano Lakes closes at the middle of November
Is there a charge for the road to the Cancano Lakes?
Yes, during the opening period the road to the Cancano Lakes is subject to a charge (€ 5,00)
Are there restrictions for certain categories of vehicles?
Yes, transit is prohibited to vehicles exceeding 3.30 m
Should I fit winter tyres or have snow chains on board?
No, but it is recommended to have snow chains due to the altitude of the pass
Can I reach the Cancano Lakes by public transport?Yes, during the summer Automobilistica Perego operates a daily service from Bormio to the Cancano Lakes