Passo dello Stelvio

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Passo delle Stelvio (Stilfser Joch in German) is one of the most famous, beautiful, high, and fun cycling rides anywhere.

I was afraid of bad weather but lucked out (a little snow!) and enjoyed one of the greatest rides of my life.

This is one of those climbs that many of us dream about – and it didn’t disappoint. With roughly 1800 metres of climb (6000 feet), it is a true giant (less than 50 metres from being the highest paved road/pass in Europe). But it’s the unbelievable surroundings and the never-ending hairpins that make this climb so memorable.

I won’t say much ….. I’ll leave it to the photos.

Stelvio Looking up!  Stelvio Stelvio Epic - Looking down - lots of recent snow Stelvio

Half way down:

Stelvio


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Passo delle Stelvio !!

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Not much to say. An amazing place. Super high with nothing but hairpins. This is the best side of Stelvio, although the other two aren't bad either.

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13 Comments

  1. I didn’t know you miss our winter-cycling that much!
    I expect you will do the Stelvio again this week when the weather gets better :-)
    Eric

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  4. Great pictures and ride. Will be planning such a ride in mid October 2010. When did you do the ride (what month-as there appears to be quite a bit of snow)? Is the pass still open in October?

  5. Adrian, I did this ride in early July. It had snowed the day before. October? It’s possible that it could be open. But it is also very possible that it will be closed. Hard to say, but don’t count on it – and even if it is open ….. bring very warm descending clothes. Good luck

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