PASSO DELLO STELVIO

At 2,758m above sea level, the Stelvio is today the second highest mountain pass in Europe. It connects Bormio to the Trafoi and Venosta valleys in nearby Alto-Adige.
It also connects the Engadine area of Switzerland via the Umbrail Pass, only slightly lower in altitude than the Stelvio.
With a series of 40 bends on the Valtellina side, in around 21 km, it has a height difference of over 1,500m.

 

SATURADY 26TH JUNE 2021

THE ROAD BORMIO-STELVIO PASS BE CLOSE TO MOTORISED TRAFFIC

from 8.30 am to 12:30 pm

 

SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST 2021

SCALATA CIMA COPPI 20th Edition


ROAD TO STELVIO PASS CLOSED IN ALL THREE DIRECTIONS:

LOMBARDY – SOUTH TYROL – SWITZERLAND

from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

HISTORY

The current route follows most of the historic road on which construction began in 1820 under the direction of an esteemed expert on mountain roads, engineer Carlo Donegani. Thanks to the efforts of thousands of workers it was completed in the record time of just 21 months (excluding winter interruptions). The road was built at the behest of Emperor Francis I of Austria to connect Milan and the kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia with the Austrian empire. During the First World War the Stelvio was the western end of the Italian front. There were few direct battles of any importance there however, it was largely a defensive position protecting the road.

BORMIO SIDE

See map

0

height difference (m)

0

length (km)

0

average gradient (%)

0

maximum gradient (%)

PRATO ALLO STELVIO SIDE

See map

0

height difference (m)

0

length (km)

0

average gradient (%)

0

maximum gradient (%)

SANTA MARIA SIDE (CH)

See map

0

height difference (m)

0

length (km)

0

average gradient (%)

0

maximum gradient (%)