Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Travel Guide

  • Ortler group, a few km from Trafoi
    Ortler group, a few km from Trafoi
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  • Ortler group seen from above Trafoi
    Ortler group seen from above Trafoi
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  • Above Rif. Bonetta, with VT member Anjutka
    Above Rif. Bonetta, with VT member...
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Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Things to Do

  • Passo Gávia, great driving experience

    Only little lower than Stilfser Joch this road at the southern border of the National park offers a great driving experience. The road is far more exposed than the Stilfser Joch and allows the meeting of vehicles often only at few places, sometimes even the meeting of a car and a motorbike gets complicated. Therefore this road - from Bormio to...

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  • Dreisprachenspitze (Three Languages...

    On a 10 minutes walk on a comfortable path the Dreisprachenspitze can be reached. This is the virtual meeting point of the German, Italian and Rumantsch language (virtual because there is no permanent settlement of any speakers of any language around but the frontiers of three regions meet here: Suedtirol (German speaking), Lombardia (Italian) and...

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  • The glaciers around the pass

    When you reach the top of the road coming from north you can go right from the parking to the left and climb on a rather short walk to the glaciers (shrinking here as everywhere). You can also take an overpriced funicular which brings you in two sections up to Monte Livrio (3400 m) where you are right in the middle of glaciers on which also Summer...

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  • Enjoy the road by car, motorbike or...

    There are very few places in Europe where you can climb by road such a big difference in level on such a short distance. The start is at 800 m in Prad in the Etsch valley among innumerable fruittrees and if you do not stop you can be in less than an hour in the Arctic environment on the Stilfser Joch at almost 2800 m above sea level. The way down...

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  • Dreisprachenspitze (Three Languages...

    While dreaming of a climb of the Ortler over the Hintergrat I still - being an absolute beginner - had to limit myself with one of the easiest climbs, the Dreisprachenspitze, which can be reached from Stlfser Joch on a good path in 10 to 15 minutes. On top there is a small hut (Rifugio Garibaldi) and some remains from WW1. Between 1865 and 1919...

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  • Ortler (3900 m), the highest peak in the...

    This impressive mountain is visited by numerous climbers over various routes, the easiest starting from Sulden(Solda) via the Payerhütte on about 3000 m. For the more experienced climbers the Hintergrat with the nicely situated Hintergrathütte (from Sulden) seems to me the nicest approach, maybe I can do it one day when I have obtained the...

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Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Restaurants

  • Bar/Ristorante in Rif. Bonella

    It is exactly what you might expect at a place like this, rustic ambiente and hearty filling food. The menu offers a few regional dishes, they tell you what is available.

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  • Lots of places to eat and sleep

    There are several hotels and restaurants along the road and at the highest point at the Stilfser Joch there is a group of incredibly ugly buildings where you can eat and sleep and even stay for summer skiing at the glaciers which are near the pass. Of aesthetic reasons I did not take a picture of the buildings but of the landscape around.

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Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Transportation

  • The road over Stilfser Joch (passo...

    On the picture you can see in the background a glimpse of the Etsch/Adige valley where the road starts. There are 86 hairpin turns on the way from Prad to Bormio, half of them in the part the picture covers (most of them not seen on the pic, of course). The road is rather easy to do by car, in good weather a motorbike is clerarly the most...

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  • Famous pass road since 1825

    The road over the Stilfser Joch/Stelvio, one of the most famous high Alpine roads, was already built in 1825 to provide a strategically important connection between Tirol and Lombardia which was Austrian that time. It is a masterpiece in civil engineering and has more than 80 hairpin turns. It is much easier to drive than it might look from the...

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Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Warnings and Dangers

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    by lotharlerch Updated Jun 15, 2005

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    The road makes the access to extreme Alpine beauties easy but this does not mean that it is therefore less dangerous. As long as you remain on the road and the parkings it is fairly safe (but on all moutain roads the possibility of stonefall exists, in particular in areas like this, while driving one can often see minor stones on the road.This means that they fell down to the road in the last couple of hours (otherwise they had been removed by the road service). And as soon as you walk away from the road you are exposed to the various sorts of Alpine dangers. Under no circumstances you should walk on the glaciers without the proper equipment. Crevasses, sometimes up to 100 m deep can be everywhere and are often hidden under snowbridges which sometimes hold when people pass them but sometimes not.

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