July 16, 2008

The Passo dello Stelvio is the highest pass in Italy. It is situated in the Alps Retiche, to the north-west of the Montuoso group of the Ortles-Cevedale. Many consider it scenically the nicest of all the Alpine passes. It is possible to climb the Stelvio from two different sides; from Bormio and from Prato, both in Italy. However, it is also possible to reach the Stelvio from Switzerland, namely from St. Maria; see the Passo Umbrail (2501 m). The toughest, and to us most spectacular climbing is the one from Prato, with 48 hairpins, it is regarded as one of the finest continuous hairpin sectors in the Alps.


Anonymous said...

you need to come over.
and bring the white bike.
and ride all the roads in a 50mile radius around that one, which are pretty much JUST THE SAME

be my guest

Anthony Tammaro said...

Thats crazy. I rode to the top of Stelvio in 2000...on my bicycle. It took me 3 hours to get up and 30 min to get down with a tour bus following me the whole way. Nutty stuff. Thanks for the post

Anonymous said...

It looks like the same road thats in James Bond Gold Finger. The one where the chick tries to shoot Goldfinger for painting her really hot sister with gold paint.

I could be wrong.