Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
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. ;)
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.
December 31, 2018
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
June 29, 2020
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 ...
November 9, 2019
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
August 27, 2020
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.
September 12, 2021
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