STELVIO PASS

Published by RISER at August 31, 2015 in Tours
The Stelvio Yoke or Passo Stelvio with its 2757m altitude is the highest mountain pass in Italy and the second highest paved pass in the Alps. The Silfser yoke connects the villages of Prato Venosta (South Tyrol) and Bormio in Valtellina (Lombardy).

The pass road is paved throughout a length of about 50km and part of the Strada Statale 38 dello Stelvio. It is open from the end of May to November.

Furthermore there is an international motorbike event at the beginning of July where hundreds of bikers participate.

Currently driving on the mountain pass is still possible without tolls.

Interesting: in 2007 the Stelvio street was titled "worlds greatest road to drive" by car magazine "Top Gear", produced by the BBC.

FACTS


NAME PASSO STELVIO
HEIGHT 2757 m
LENGTH ~ 75 km / 47 mi
LOCATIONS Bormio (Valtellina, Sondrio) & Prad (Vinschgau, Southtirol)
STREET SS38 - Strada Statale 38 dello Stelvio
MAX ASCENT 15 %

PHOTOS


Stilfser joch passo stelvio 1 small Stilfser joch passo stelvio 2 small Stilfser joch passo stelvio 3 small Stilfser joch stelvio 4 small
(1) By Frisia Orientalis (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) I, Kuebi [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
(3) By Passfahrer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
(4) I, Kuebi [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

LINKS


STELVIO PASS
STELVIO PASS (Wikipedia)

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