The Stelvio Pass
The Stelvio Pass with it's 2757 m is the highest Pass of Italy and the second highest asphalted pass of the Alps. The road was built in the years 1820-1826 for military strategic reasons. Is should guarantee the connection between the mother country and the Lombardy in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.
Today the Stelvio Pass Road presents a touristic magnet. With 48 hairpin bends, a lenght of 24,6 km from Prad and a difference in altitude of 1844 m, the Stelvio Pass is a highlight for cyclists.