Stelvio bike day

Stelvio bike day

48 breath-taking bends and 1,869 metres of altitude by bike

Stelvio Bike Day
When the legendary mountain pass road to the Stilfser Joch is blocked for normal traffic.
On that day, the road belongs only to cyclists! It’s not a race, but being there is everything! The final destination of this cycle tour is the Stelvio Pass at an altitude of 2,760 metres above sea level, one of the highest Alpine passes open to traffic. With the descent via the Umbrail Pass (2,503 metres), also free of traffic, you will come to Santa Maria in the Munster Valley (Switzerland) and from there to Glurns. This makes it a truly beautiful circular tour.Lowest point

(START): Prad am Stilfserjoch (910 metres)
Highest point (FINISH): Stilfser Joch Pass (2,758 metres)
Distance Prad – Stilfser Joch: 24.96 km
Difference in altitude Prad – Stilfser Joch: 1,848 metres
Maximum ascent: 15%
Average ascent: 9–11%

Save the date of the next edition of Stelvio Bike Day: saturday 03.09.2022!
Aware that the health of the participants and volunteers has absolute priority,  the editions of 2020 and 2021 were cancelled due to pandemic.
Now the administration office of Stelvio National Park in Glurns/Glorenza announces that the next edition of Stelvio Bike Day will take place in 03.09.2022.

Photo gallery of the 19th edition of the Stelvio Bike Day. It was an amazing event!
7 208 partecipants climbed up the stelvio from Prato allo Stelvio, 4 247 cyclists went up from Bormio. With 200 cyclists cycling up the swiss street there were 11 655 cyclists on the pass on saturday 31 August 2019.

Information for participants

Mandatory helmet!
You need to wear a helmet for your own safety.
Being there is everything!
It is not necessary to book for this event in order to participate!
No joint starting time!
Everyone can start at their own time when it suits them. The best starting times are from 6.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

Road block
The road is blocked from Trafoi up to the mountain pass: from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For your descent, there are two possibilities:
- Return journey via the same route. Please watch out for oncoming cyclists!
- Return journey via the Umbrail Pass to Santa Maria and from there to Prad.
Many cyclists choose this variant, as this part of the road is also blocked for traffic. However, it is rarely used as an ascent route.



Prad am Stilfserjoch (910 metres, 0 km)
• Good parking facilities available
• New: enlarged parking facilities in Lichtenberg, nearby the traffic circle
• From 6 a.m.: breakfast at the village centre in Prad

Trafoi (10.7 km / 1,530 metres)
• The road is blocked from this point to the mountain pass (from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Catering facility 1 = bend # 31 (13.1 km / 1,692 metres)
• Tea and fruit juices, apples
• Toilet

Franzenshöhe (18.3 km / 2,190 metres)
• Location for the ambulance service ‘Weißes Kreuz‘ (white cross)
• Catering: Hotel restaurant with warm dishes
• Toilet
• Power for E-Bike (without charger)
• Bike-Service supported, power for E-Bike (main types of chargers available)

Catering facility 2 = bend # 14 (22.1 km / 2,510 metres)
• Tea and fruit juices, apples
• Toilet

Stilfser Joch (25.0 km / 2,760 metres)
• Location for the ambulance service ‘Weißes Kreuz‘ (white cross)

Stilfser Joch jerseys
The jersey for 2019 is available:
• At bend # 44
• At bend # 20

Bike party in Prad am Stilfserjoch / Prato allo Stelvio.
Stelvio Bike Festival.

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