June 14, 2002 - Passo del Bernina, Switzerland.
Passo del Bernina (2330 m asl) lies between the towns of Pontresina and Poschiavo in Switzerland. Just east of the pass, a road tees off to the north and leads over Forcella di Livigno (2315 m asl) into the town of Livigno. Livigno is where I've made my home base twice so far simply because of its location and also because it is a tax free zone. Gas prices are roughly half of what they are anywhere else. From Livigno, the Malojapass, Julierpass, Albulapass, Fluelapass, Ofenpass, Passo d'Eira, Passo di Foscagno, Pass Umbrail, the Stilfser Joch and Passo di Gavia are easily reached during day rides.