Stelvio Pass - Webcam and info (2,758 m)
Opening date: May , 2016
Closing date: November , 2016
The Stelvio Pass is the highest paved mountain pass in Italy and one of the most famous in all of Europe; it connects the provinces of Sondrio and Bozen and can be accessed from three sides (two in Italy and one in Switzerland).
The pass is closed in winter and opens at the beginning of the summer to greet cyclists and cycling enthusiasts eager to take on the Stelvio Pass and the hairpin bends that make it so famous : 48 in Alto Adige and 36 in Lombardy.
The route from Bormio (1225 m) is 21.5 km long, with a vertical drop of 1500 m; the toughest part is in the last 3 km, where the gradient is about 8%.
The route from Santa Maria Val Monastero (1375 m) joins the Bormio route and arrives at Giogo di Santa Maria - Umbrail Pass (2503 m). This route is 13 km long with a vertical drop of 14%.
The third and last route is the most challenging one. It begins at Prato allo Stelvio (915 m), going beyond Trafoi and is characterized by 48 hairpin turns, a vertical drop of 1500 m and a gradient of 9%.
Stelvio Pass has been “Cima Coppi” 6 times since 1965, and has also featured in the Giro Donne, the women's Giro d’Italia.
Webcam: Banca Popolare di Sondrio