With the return of the warm summer months and with them the chance to enjoy the great outdoors, the Enjoy Stelvio National Park programme of events is back.

The most famous Alpine passes offer cyclists and other sportspeople a taste of freedom as this summer once again the Stelvio National Park and partners of the initiative have organised the closure to motorised traffic of some of the most scenic stages of the Giro D’Italia.

The first date will be on Friday 24th July on the Mortirolo pass, followed by the Gavia pass on Sunday 26th July. From 8.30 until 12.30 on both days free reign will be given to cyclists, hikers and ski-rollers on the closed roads.

These events are not races and are open to all. It is the chance for anyone who wants to ‘put themselves to the test’ to take on these legendary climbs without the presence of cars and motorbikes. Cyclists and hikers can enjoy the beauty of the roads and the spectacular scenery of the park at their own pace.

Participation is free and no registration is required.

In order to avoid crowds, this year it is not possible to guarantee refreshment stops or assistance of any kind.

As well as being equipped with a helmet and clothing suitable for the descent, given the physical effort required we advise participants to bring food and drink with them.

Naturally, as well as than the highway code it is also necessary to respect the current regulations regarding covid-19 which will be in effect throughout the events.

The next events will take place at the end of August; Friday 28th will be the road to Cancano, Saturday 29th the Stelvio pass and Sunday 30th the Gavia pass; each road will be closed to traffic from 8.30 to 12.30.

These events will also be smaller than originally planned. Saturday 29th August will see the Stelvio closed only on the Lombardy side, while Contador day, a side event due to take place on the Gavia pass on the Sunday has been cancelled.