photo by: Francis     
     photo by: Sheila     
Above the tarmac the track continues, almost on a level and easily rideable.
The views to the south open out even more to confirm this as the most spectacular road in the Dolomites, and one of the very finest of all Alpine passes.

After the Rifugio Lavaredo (2344 metres), it is a short scramble up a scree slope to reach the pass itself, Forcella Lavaredo at 2454 metres.