Dangerous But Exhilarating Paved Mountain Pass
Picture this: Traveling the greatest road in the world, in/on the world’s greatest cars and motorcycles, through the world’s most spectacular mountain range in sunny, warm weather. In Italian, they say: perfecto!
Stelvio Pass is a ribbon of 75 hairpin turns in the midst of the Ortler Alps between Stilfs (or “Stelvio” in Italian” and South Tyrol and Bormio in Province of Sondrio, Italy. The road was built between 1820 and 1825 by the Austrian Empire to connect Lombardia to the rest of Austria. The road climbs 6,140 feet (1.870 m).
Stelvia Pass will be a part of “The Great Rally“, which will take place across 7 European countries and 1,500 miles (2414 km) over six days in July 2015. Stay tuned for more information!
Skip to 41 seconds in the video for a driver’s view, complete with sound, shifting, downshifting and spectacular views.
Motorcyclist passes “slow car” at 20 seconds:
Skip to 6:50 to see the Lotus Elise open up:
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References and related content:
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