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Passo dello Stelvio - Prato

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Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 7.4 %

Length: 24.3 km

Height start: 950 m

Height top: 2758 m

Ascent: 1808 m

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Passo dello Stelvio rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 98 (all)
Ranking Italy: 15 (all)
Ranking Alps: 21 (all)
Difficulty score: 191.2 what?

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The Passo dello Stelvio is situated in Trentino-Alto Adige and belongs to the Alps . Starting from Prato, the Passo dello Stelvio ascent is 24.3 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1808 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.4 %.

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Story by IGI from SM, Canada, submitted on 18/08/2014
I climbed the Stelvio on June 02.2013

I can''t wait to do it again !!!

Video; Wheels in Motion by NTA Team

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Story by NTA from , Canada, submitted on 18/08/2014
I climbed the Stelvio in 2013. June 02. It was a really nice experience riding the bicycle with the 2-3m snow beside you. I rode both ways from Bormio and from Prato. Cant wait to go again!

Way to cool !!!
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Story by Leonard Danna from Palo Alto Ca, United States, submitted on 11/01/2014
I did the Stelvio about five years a go and it still remains the most epic ride I have ever done. It is really hard but it''s not the hardest climb I have ever done. DO NOT be fooled by that average gradient of around 7.4%. Thta is for the whole climb. If you start in Prato, the forst part of the climb is very mild and then it gets progressively harder. When you get to the point where the road starts numbering the switchbacks (in reverse order of course so you know how many more you have left), it really starts to show its teeth. So you will be tackling 11, 12 or 13% ramps as you get closer to the top. It is howvwer truly epic and if you are any kind of serious cyclist, you have to ride the Stelvio. Also, the descent into Bormio is really fun. Be sure to check your start and stop time as whne you get to the summit, there is a bank, I think it is Bank of Sondrio, where you can go into the bank and they give you a certificate with your name date and your time up the mountain. Very Cool.
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Story by vanda from Budapest, Hungary, submitted on 15/08/2013
It was my first great climbing, because I''m just 13 years old, my father is 38. I did it in August of 2013, with my father. It was a sunny day, but we started just late afternoon, the weather was ideal. We climbed from Prato side but the traffic was strong, this reason we started from Trafoi. In this way was 46 tornante for us. At first in the forest was nice, but later it will be hardest. The view was beautiful with marmots, ice, the mountain...The last 8 tornante was really hard, and came a little ice and rain. We have climbed two and half hours about, and finished. The peak was cold, so you need some jacket. I recommend for everybody, it was just great! :)
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Story by Ross Cayley from Melbourne, Australia, submitted on 11/05/2013
Yep, the Stelvio from the north side is fantastic fun- I was passing by during a mountaineering trip back in August 2011, and couldn''t resist having a crack at it- perfect weather. Took a tad over 2 hours to top out from Gomagoi without smashing myself (on the 15 euro rental, riding flat pedals and tennis shoes, so not ideal). While that was fun, it was the descent back down that was a total blast - that took 20 minutes! Its worth 5 stars for the views and the road concept, but a cold assessment suggests its only a 4 star road from a technical and variety standpoint: Steady rather than steep, and all tight-blind hairpins - not much flowing technical road, and the ever-present risk of oncoming traffic.
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Story by Blodsmak from , Norway, submitted on 07/10/2012
We rode from Prato and it was great! Here is a write-up in Norwegian, with pictures: blodsmak.no/2011/03/passo-dello-stelvio/ (Google Translate should make it readable in other languages)
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Story by Mathew Cocksey from Oxford, United Kingdom, submitted on 14/09/2012
Hi,



I climbed the Stelvio this yeat on the Stelvio bike day from Prato. I have to say driving up on the Friday was slightly scary as it was snowing at 2200m where we stayed in a hotel. This though made it even more of a challenge. When we cycled down on the saturday morning it was still snowing and pouring with rain in the valley. That said it was my first climb experience on a road bike and now im hooked.. ''they say start easy!!!!''. It was amazing the switchbacks and steep sections are truly and joy to cycle even in the rain, and the weiss beer afterwards in the bar was great. I would truly reccomed to anyone.



Sadly we couldnt go to the very top because of avalanche risk so roll on next summer.....Because I will conquer you



Mat
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Story by David Anthony Scalia from Vicenza, Italy, submitted on 14/08/2012
Stelvio is long but never too steep. Once you''re above the tree line you can see all the remaining switchbacks. It looks disheartening but at that point you''re more than 3/4 there. I would like to know what is the record time up it. I''m 43 and a better than average climber. I did it in 1hr 42min. I''m assuming a record time would be in the low 20''s?
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Story by Jesper Rasmussen from Grumstrup, Denmark, submitted on 19/07/2012
Stayed in Prato allo Stelvio 4 days in the beginning og july... Have been planning this trip for a long time, since I first heard about Stelvio several years ago - it is legendary ! 48 hairpins and 25 km, so its a big monster ! The mountains are my terrain, so I expected to climb it sub 2 hours - did it the second day, 1:57 hours and was very pleased. The climb is rather stabile between 6 - 10% most of the way, but there are stretches with 12 - 15%. It is the second highes mountain pass in Europe, so if you love a good challenge, do it :-)
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Story by Rodrigo Rojo from Santiago, Chile, submitted on 21/09/2011
I did it one week ago, I did start from Bormio, climb to the Umbraillpass, then descend to Swisse (beautiful), until Prato to rest some minutes and hidratation. It''s a true monster (but whitout the 18%-20% like Mortirolo), 2h 25''; at 4 km. to top I did stop to charge water because is hot. PLEASE, carry 60-100 euros, in order to buy in the summit one of the cycling shirt who say "I did the Stelvio". Are beautiful, and it''s the only place in the world were that is sold.
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