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Passo dello Stelvio

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  • Stephanie

    She is also known as the "Queen of the Pass roads". Truly bold is the road leading up to 2757m, to one of the highest alpine passes. The 48-sweeping driveway of Prad is a true classic, but therefore often crowded. If you want to fight the 1800m high to the Stilfser Joch alone, this is best done in the low-traffic hours in the morning at 7 o'clock in the morning or at 8 o'clock in the evening. Quieter driveways are possible from Santa Maria or Bormio.

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    • August 25, 2016

  • Jensemann

    If you venture from Prad up the good 25 km mountain at a stretch, should divide his forces well. The first ten kilometers to Trafoi are still rather "easy", on average 6% against the subsequent 15 kilometers but rather flat. Anyone who approaches Trafoi too fast will pay tribute afterwards. Then it goes partly ramps between 10-13% high, especially shortly before the summit gives you the last rest. Depending on the training level you should plan a good three hours for about 25 km. The traffic is not really helpful in the summer against the mountain and itself. A mountain suitable translation (11-34) is extremely helpful and one should not be too bad, these in the preparation for the Stelvio into consideration to draw. Anyone who has made it to the top, can really appreciate and proud you get a terrific view and has earned the photo honestly!

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    • July 12, 2019

  • ChiemgauVeganCyclist

    If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Stelvio as quickly as possible, then down to Bormio and on to Grosio. From there the Passo della Foppa leads over the Mortirolo to Monno. The Mortirolo is up to the Panorma the Stelvio in no way, is much lonelier and has little traffic.

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    • March 22, 2017

  • Giro di KiKa

    Passo dello Stelvio is the mountain of the mountains in Italy. A mythical col, known for the Giro d'Italia and the many hairpin bends. You climb over 21 kilometers to the top and then descend again to Bormio. Now set your goal and mark the Stelvio off your bucket list. The perfect challenge for less experienced cyclists!

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    • June 24, 2020

  • Mikelbyte

    I started in Trafoi, where the 48 bends begin. You first have to open up the hill and then do not back down. Because the track is already in the legs. A break on the Franzenshöhe can help!

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    • September 9, 2016

  • Martin

    For the ambitious racing cyclist this pass is required

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Südtirol

    The 48 hairpin bends turn from Prad via Gomagoi, Trafoi and Franzenshöhe to the second highest paved mountain pass in Europe. Close to Trafoi the cyclist gets unrestricted views of the glacier and mountain
    Rock formations of the Ortler group that will not let them go up to the top of the pass.

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    • April 19, 2016

  • Alois

    An absolute highlight for every racing cyclist!
    It's cold at just under 2800! Always! Even on the warmest days of the year. 😅❄️

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    • August 8, 2017

  • Daniel

    In fact, downhill better to focus on the road and the serpentines always flow through liquid - great downhill, although the surface of the high alpine conditions sometimes not necessarily perfect.

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    • January 17, 2019

  • Luc Ferrari

    Super nice climb, with great views

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    • August 21, 2020

  • Eigerbiker

    Stelvio, queen of the mountain passes!
    A dream and a must for every cyclist :-)

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    • March 23, 2021

  • Steven

    A must for every cyclist who comes near here. Just breathtaking!

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    • April 21, 2021

  • Tobi Kaufhold

    Drive up these switchbacks for the first time, of course. As an unconditional recommendation, I can also give the tip to roll down ... You can enjoy this pass without agony and soak up every serpentine and can also easily collect photos for the memory

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    • June 29, 2020

  • Cristian

    Passo dello Stelvio, an epic climb that only becomes great if you tackle it!

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    • October 5, 2020

  • Hein Mück

    I think the Stelvio is overrated, it is breathtakingly beautiful but the traffic is extremely annoying (especially motorcycles and sports cars) and it is not particularly difficult to drive.
    My tips:
    1. On BikeDay at the end of August, the Stelvio will be closed to motorized traffic
    2. Mountain roads with tolls such as the Kaunertaler Gletscherstraße are significantly less traffic-intensive. The Kaunertaler is also incredibly beautiful and imposing and even a lot more difficult to drive (from the reservoir).
    3. Take a look at the Dreiländergiro, which is a round trip over the Stelvio, Umbrailpass, Ofenpass, and Norberthöhe near Nauders. A total of 3,300 meters and 160 km.

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    • October 8, 2020

  • DerImmel

    Thank you, dear Berg, that I was allowed to drive this fantastic road!

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    • September 4, 2019

  • Alex

    2019 Gran Stelvio driven. Mega experience and entry on the website 😅

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    • May 7, 2020

  • Albrecht

    Especially on weekends, numerous and often reckless motorcyclists spoil the enjoyment. Nevertheless, having conquered the second highest alpine pass is always a lasting experience. The fun is maximum when you tackle it on the annual Stelvio cycling day when the pass is closed to motorized traffic on all three sides.

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    • September 5, 2020

  • Stefano

    There are no words .. It was a great thrill to walk the Stelvio road!

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    • March 31, 2021

  • Café du Cycliste

    Ask any cyclist, professional or amateur, and they may well tell you the same thing. It is an ugly climb. At least in the sense of the effort required. Being Europe’s third highest col, measuring 22kms in length and averaging 7.1% in gradient, that really comes as no surprise.

    Passo dello Stelvio is part of our Montagnes du Monde series, head over to bit.ly/3eyDN9m and claim your badge if you rode this classic.

    • July 20, 2021

  • Daniel

    The 48 bends of the Stelvio Pass are a must for anyone who likes racing bicycles in the Alps. Dodge the traffic by driving at dawn - who starts at sunrise in the summer, can look forward to a great experience that he has to share at most with a handful of like-minded early bird.

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    • December 31, 2018

  • Martin

    The queen of the mountain passes. There is nothing more to say.

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Christina

    The increase is exhausting but doable;)

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    • September 2, 2019

  • Karin

    A great experience, really fun and above all, even when it is freezing cold, there is great happiness.

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    • July 19, 2020


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