June 21, 2003
Passo dello Stelvio a.k.a. the Stilfser Joch, Italy.
1996 was the last time I drove up the Passo dello Stelvio (2758 m asl). Since then, numerous opportunities arose to cross this pass again while en-route to another area. Unfortunately, every time I tried, the pass was closed due to either an earth slide or snow cover. Nothing has changed; still a great pass to ride. Just a few kilometers towards Bormio, one has the choice of taking the Umbrailpass (2503 m asl) into the town of Santa Maria i. Münstertal, Switzerland. There are 2.6 kilometers of gravel road along this route.