At a height of 2,758 m the winding Stilfserjoch/Stelvio Pass Road is the highest in Italy. With its 48-hairpin bends on the South Tyrolean side alone, it is considered one of the most impressive mountain roads in the world.

The characteristic hairpin bends are cut into the steep slope, against the stunning background of the Stelvio National Park – making the Stilfserjoch Pass Road a popular cycling and motorcycling destination. It’s no coincidence that this challenging stretch of mountain road is also known as the “royal” stage in the Giro d'Italia. Each year in late summer thousands of road cyclists take part in the Stilfserjoch Cycling Day, when the road remains closed to motor traffic.

Construction of the Stilfserjoch Pass Road

The 49-km long prestige road project was completed between 1820 and 1825 under difficult conditions and in record time. Since then, this "Queen of Alpine Roads" has hardly changed.

Contacts:

Tourist Office Prato allo Stelvio/Prad am Stilfserjoch
office@prad.info
+39 0473 61 60 34

Tourist Office Gruppo Ortles/Ortlergebiet
info@ortlergebiet.it
+39 0473 61 30 15