Lars mentioned the Stelvio Pass for the first time more than 7 years ago, when we had just “met” on Facebook. When I googled it and saw the spectacular pictures, driving on this pass quickly became a dream of mine as well.
Then why did it take such a long time before Lars and I realised this dream? Very simple: we were never in the neighbourhood! And the one time we were – around Easter 2011 – the pass was still closed. Finally, last year, we decided to make our dream come true.
But what is it exactly that makes driving on the Stelvio Pass such an awesome experience? It is actually one of the highest paved mountain passes of Europe, with its top located at 2.757 m. And then there are dozens of hairpin turns waiting for you.
And driving on the Stelvio Pass looks like this:
You can find this video on our YouTube channel, in the playlist of Italy. Apparently, I made a mistake in the title of the video; it should be “Passo dello Stelvio”. My apologies…
Of course, I took pictures as well. This first group of photos is from Bormio, the small town located at the top.
I am not sure what Bormio has to offer. Lars and I only stopped there briefly to take pictures. But, if I am not mistaken, there is a ski station located in this town.
I took the next set of pictures after the climb.
Lars and I will spend the next days in Paris! And there, we are going to realise another dream. Keep an eye on this website and our Instagram account.