The challenging classical tour for racing bikes through the border triangle.
The ride from Prato/Prad to the Stelvio Pass is deemed a classic tour and challenge in the racing bike scene. As particularly appealing are deemed not only the 25 km and around ,1800 metres of height gain, which must be managed. Also the overall 48 turns leading up from Prato via Gomagoi, Trafoi and the Franzenshöhe to the second highest tarmaced mountain pass in Europe. Near Trafoi the unlimited view to the glacier and rock formations of the Ortler Group open up to the cyclist, right up to the top of the Stelvio Pass. At the highest point and at the same time the border triangle (2,757 m), you can relax and enjoy the panoramic view.
The descent briefly leads through Italy and across the Umbrail Pass into Switzerland through the beautiful Münstertal Valley, past the world heritage site of St. Johann Abbey in Müstair. It is worth to stop, and ride back to Prato via Tubre/Taufers and Glorenza/Glurns.
Tip: Stelvio Pass is a stage of the Giro d’Italia, coming from Bormio into Val Martello.
Tip: Car free day at the Stelvio Pass
Duration 4:30 h
Altitude uphill 1950 hm
Length 68 km