The Stelvio Pass Road
twists and turns in tight serpentines and more than 48 hairpin bends before reaching Stelvio Pass at a lofty height of 2,757 meters.
It connects Spondigna/Spondinig in Venosta Valley with Bormio in Lombardy and is the highest mountain pass in Italy. Its planning and construction – which was begun in 1820 under Kaiser Franz Joseph and completed in 1926 with only six years’ construction – is regarded as a pioneering achievement in the area of mountain road building.
The road is 49km long and has an incline of between 7 and 15%. On the South Tyrolean side, it counts 48 bends and on the Veltliner side 34. The winding course in front of the breath-taking view of the Stelvio National Park
also attracts many biking enthusiasts and cyclists.