At a height of 2,758 m the winding Stilfser Joch/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 Stilfser Joch 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 Stilfser Joch Cycling Day, when the road remains closed to motor traffic.

Construction of the Stilfser Joch 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.


Tourist Office Prato allo Stelvio/Prad am Stilfserjoch
+39 0473 61 60 34

Tourist Office Gruppo Ortles/Ortlergebiet
+39 0473 61 30 15