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Anfo Ridge Road: exciting ride on the Apline ledges

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Italian route Anfo Ridge Road located in the province of Brescia in Lombardy is considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in the world. And not without reason. At the 20 km distance many pitfalls lie in wait: unsecured precipices, falling rocks, tight corners and a narrow, full of holes way. Your heart starts beating faster and sight becomes a hundred percent focused.

 

A way to the Baremone Pass
The Alpine route Anfo Ridge Road is claimed to be one o the most dengerous ones in the world

BMW F650 GS Dakar on the Baremone Pass

 

Anfo Ridge Road is a remnant of the military route from Roman times and runs on the slopes of the Orobie Alps, creating extreme rocky ledges. Riding this path delivers sensations from the amusement park alike. Driving the narrow road with no balustrade and protection from the several hundred meter deep abyss has been the most extreme ride we have ever experienced. We were crossing it with fear and excitement. The views along the way were amazing, but I obviously couldn’t fully enjoy them, was too focused on the road in front of me, and even afraid to look down.

 

The Baremone Pass
The narrow road winds through the cliffs between unique rock formations

Views to the Baremone Pass

Anfo Ridge Road
Approaching the tunnels

 

The route from the North begins at the Maniva Pass, by the ski resort Ski Maniva and ends at the lake Idro in Anfo. You ride through 5 passes in total:

  • Passo Baremone / Passo del Mare (1 450 m a.s.l.)
  • Passo della Spina (1 521 m a.s.l.)
  • Passo della Berga (1 527 m a.s.l.)
  • Passo del Dosso Alto / Passo delle Portole (1 727 m a.s.l.)
  • Passo del Maniva (1 664 m a.s.l.)

On the road, there are several sections of gravel and 4 tunnels. The asphalt surface is various along the way. Closer to Anfo the roadway is quite nice and winding, without dangers. However, due to falling rocks, the road is often impassable. It’s also not recommended to take it after heavy rains. In places the road is very narrow and has sharp, blind corners. It’s advised to honk while approaching these corners in order to warn others and avoid collisions that could easily end up very badly. During the ride we met only one motorcyclist and a Jeep. Meeting the last one on the corner wouldn’t be a good memory. Fortunately, it passed us when we stopped on the side of the road to take some pictures. The trail is open from June to the end of October.

 

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Liwia na przełęczy Baremone

 

Want to have a virtual taste of this exciting ride? Enjoy the video!

 

 

 

Info about Anfo Ridge Road

Distance 20 km
Start / finish Maniva Pass / Anfo
Surface Sections of gravel, asphalt of worse and better quality
Accessibility Usually open from June until the end of October, but can be also closed after heavy rains
Hazards Narrow road over chasms without guardrail, blind corners
Traffic Small
Attractions on the way Emotions 🙂 Interesting rock formations and alpine flora
Max altitude 1 727 m a.s.l.

 

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Have you had the opportunity to taste this route too? Maybe in some unfavorable weather that intensified the difficulty? We invite you to share your experiences in the comments below.

 

2 Responses

  1. Ron
    | Reply

    Nice one! My must for the next trip to Italy, thanks for sharing!

  2. Liwia
    | Reply

    Hi Ron, we’re glad you like it and keep our fingers crossed for you! 😉

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