The Passo dello Stelvio is the highest pass in Italy. It is situated in the Alps Retiche, to the north-west of the Montuoso group of the Ortles-Cevedale. Many consider it scenically the nicest of all the Alpine passes. It is possible to climb the Stelvio from two different sides; from Bormio and from Prato, both in Italy. However, it is also possible to reach the Stelvio from Switzerland, namely from St. Maria; see the Passo Umbrail (2501 m). From the starting point Bormio, one can go to Mazzo di Valtellina, the starting point of the Mortirolo.
The Passo dello Stelvio is situated in Lombardy
and belongs to the
Starting from Bormio,
the Passo dello Stelvio ascent is 21.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1533 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 7.1 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Passo dello Stelvio.
Since 2005, the Passo dello Stelvio will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Giro d'Italia 2014 : Ponte di Legno - Val Martello on 27/05/2014
Giro d'Italia 2013 : Ponte Di Legno - Val Martello /Martelltal on 24/05/2013
Giro d'Italia 2012 : Caldes Val di Sole > Passo dello Stelvio on 26/05/2012
Passo dello Stelvio from Bormio in 3D, on Googleearth!
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