Passo Pramollo (Nassfeld) by motorbike in the Alps

Passo Pramollo, on Lake Nassfeld, is a splendid alpine pass on the border between Friuli Venezia Giulia and Austria.

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Pramollo Pass - Ph. Canva

The Passo di Pramollo, Nassfled in German, is a suggestive mountain pass with a splendid lake where you can stop by motorbike.

The small lake is the first thing you notice, coming both from the north (from Austria) and from the south. In a splendid position among the peaks, it is the ideal place for a stop and some unique photos.

Altitude (meters above sea level) 1.532
Length 25 Km
connection Pontebba - Tröpolach
Number of hairpin bends 43
Winter closure None - check with local authorities
Road conditions and notes Bad conditions on the Italian side.


Content index

  1. The road to the pass
  2. Useful Tips
  3. Map and information
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Passo Pramollo - Italian side (Ph. Google)

The road from the South

The pass, well known among skiers precisely because it is open all year round (but beware of the ice), is a true oasis of peace. Starting from Pontebba, the road is very demanding and at times even dangerous, especially due to the poor conditions of the road surface, which in spring also has gravel and dirt. The hairpin bends are tight and traffic can get heavy during the summer.

Once you reach the top, luckily you will be immersed in nature, among peaks, trees and the splendid small lake Nassfeld, very popular for fishing and for refreshing summer baths. There are also numerous donkeys that graze in the surroundings, but be careful of the temper, they do not like to be disturbed (rightly).

Useful Tips

If you decide to cross the border, the descent to Tröpolach is instead quieter and the road very well maintained, also because from this side you find the largest ski area in Carinthia.

Furthermore, while Lake Nassfeld is obviously very freezing even in summer, you can stretch as far as Hermagor to dive into Lake Pressegger, called the Carinthian bathtub, as its waters reach up to 28 ° C. in summer.

Where to sleep and eat

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Helmet Arai Concept-X
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Electronics TomTom Rider 550