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Umbrailpass / Giogo di Santa Maria

Umbrailpass / Giogo di Santa Maria

Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 495 out of 502 road cyclists

This Highlight goes through a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio - Nationalpark Stilfser Joch

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Location: Santa Maria Val Müstair, Inn, Grisons, Switzerland

Best Race Bike Rides to Umbrailpass / Giogo di Santa Maria
  • Martin Donat

    A fantastic descent with - in comparison to Stelvio - little traffic. You can let it fly right or you drive a little slower and enjoy the really beautiful view that opens up in front of you. Important tip from personal experience: Even in summer it can be damn cold up in the mountains. Take a windbreaker and best of all a rain jacket and long gloves and a buff. Then the descent becomes a pleasure. ;)

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    • June 27, 2018

  • Definitely recommendable - great route and much less traffic than on the Stelvio Pass. If you are on time, you may well have the road to yourself, and then you are so early on the Stelvio Pass that you can really enjoy the descent to Prad or Bormio. The note regarding warm clothing is absolutely correct, who goes to more than 2000 meters altitude is also in midsummer well advised to think of the significantly lower temperature there.

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    • December 31, 2018

  • It's great for riding downhill. I would recommend riding uphill to Stelvio from Prato and then descending via Umbrail.

    • July 22, 2020

  • Fantastic departure, hardly any traffic! 60 minutes roller coaster feeling pure!

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    • November 1, 2017

  • An absolute dream through breathtaking scenery. Cars are only occasionally hit here, as most of the traffic flows through the Stelvio ramps to Prad or Bormio. In September, you have to drive a bit cautious / anticipatory at the cow lift in Münstertal ...

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    • November 9, 2019

  • Fantastic departure with new very good asphalt. Mountain high also a dream because not so much car or moped traffic is

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Those who have tormented the 48 turns from Prad to the yoke should definitely leave via the Umbrail. Scenic just wonderful.

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    • October 9, 2019

  • Unfortunately stands in the shadow of the Stelvio. At 2500m it is still a giant and no less beautiful. In the lower part, the short switchbacks with the coniferous forest, give a lot .. Not as much traffic as next door and Switzerland always offers nature to see

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    • June 29, 2020

  • Enjoy the view and use this view for your photo album!

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    • June 25, 2020

  • Super nice descent through a beautiful landscape, almost no traffic. Unfortunately I got a freezing cold day, above 2 degrees Jacke jacket u. Take gloves with you.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Nice descent through Switzerland. Is being freshly tarred.

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    • July 15, 2021

  • Anyone arriving by bike from Prato via the Stelvio Pass should not miss the descent over the Swiss Umbrail Pass. Well-maintained road, newly paved from top to bottom with great views back to the Stelvio pass and looking ahead into the Val Müstair in the direction of the Ofenpass.
    The ascent to the Stelvio Pass via the Umbrail Pass is a little shorter than the normal route via Prad and not nearly as busy, but the Umbrail Pass starts right after the first few meters from Santa Maria with a steep 13% incline. However, in the middle part it offers a flatter slope than the Stelvio, so that you can catch your breath a little here.

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    • September 12, 2021

  • Compared to the neighboring Stilfersjoch practically no traffic even on beautiful August days

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    • August 30, 2017

  • Offers as departure after the conquest of the Stelvio Pass

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    • March 3, 2019

  • Great quiet pass, hardly any traffic, makes it a lot of fun to ride it

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    • June 21, 2019

  • Incredibly beautiful departure or driveway - depending on where you come from. So beautiful that it is almost cheesy.

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    • June 28, 2019

  • Great street, great landscape with a wonderful atmosphere and very empty

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Simply a pleasure run through the green

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    • August 2, 2020

  • a pass great pass with almost no traffic, as the previous speakers recommend... stow away long things, in Bormio below around 23 degrees at the top of the turn max 5 degrees and wet.
    My recommendation if you drive up via Prad should go back via the Umbrail
    Otherwise, the same applies here, enjoy the descent

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    • August 27, 2020

  • Roller coaster

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    • September 17, 2020

  • great descent into Val Müstair ....

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    • July 12, 2021

  • the most beautiful descent in the Alps ... ride a carousel on a racing bike

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    • August 1, 2021

  • .. we went up the Umbrail Pass 🚴🏼‍♂️🚴🏼‍♀️ and down the Stelvio Pass. I liked it so much 😍 see our 🚴🏼Tour komoot.de/tour/464448354

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    • October 8, 2021

  • The Umbrail Pass can be nicely combined with the Reschen Pass and Stilfser Joch. See my tour komoot.de/tour/233167699?ref=wtd

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    • October 15, 2021

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Location: Santa Maria Val Müstair, Inn, Grisons, Switzerland


  • Distance8.11 mi
  • Uphill3,525 ft
  • Downhill0 ft
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