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Passo dello Stelvio

Updated: 6 days ago

Looking for switchback-heaven? The Stelvio Pass holds what you seek! To carry on the legacy from Tour de Danube, Blu Acciaio and Friends decided to cross the Alps, with the Stelvio Pass as the highlight. We started out from Kiel in Germany and reached the Alps at Schwangau in Germany, after some 1000 kilometers and 10 days of riding. Three days later we reached the Stelvio Pass, famous for its many switchbacks, 45 to be precise and they are all numbered.. After completing the climb, we enjoyed a few more down-paced stages along Lake Como, before pedaling on to Malpensa and our flight home to Norway. Our conclusion: The Stelvio Pass is a must-do for you touring bicyclists out there!

Below is our final route. It is exact and based on GPX-files we recorded along the way. Check out our GPX-files and photos below the map.

Infographic of our gpx-data from veloviewer.com

01.07.2015 - Prologue: Sagene, Norway >>> Color Line Terminal, Norway (8 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/336764471

02.07.2015 - Kiel, Germnay >>> Luneburg, Germany (176 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/337712017 Lodging at Kunsthotel Residenz

03.07.2015 - Luneburg, Germany >>> Braunschweig, Germany (137 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/338298806 Lodging at Pentahotel Braunschweig

04.07.2015 - Braunschweig, Germany >>> Magdeburg, Germany (98 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/338982821 Lodging at Plaza Hotel Magdeburg

05.07.2015 - Magdeburg, Germany >>> Lutherstadt, Germany (80 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/339605898 Lodging at Hotel Graf von Mansfel

06.07.2015 - Lutherstadt, Germany >>> Erfurt, Germany (105 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/340347634 Lodging at Ibis Hotel Erfurt Ost

07.07.2015 - Erfurt, Germany >>> Coburg, Germany (115 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/341070907 Lodging at Hotel Goldener Anker

08.07.2015 - Coburg, Germany >>> Fuhrt, Germany (109 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/341696776 Lodging at Fuerther Hotel Mercure Nuernberg West

09.07.2015 - Fuhrt, Germany >>> Weissburg, Germany (71 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/342388454 Lodging at Hotel Restaurant Goldene Rose

10.07.2015 - Weissburg, Germany >>> Augsburg, Germany (108 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/343107910 Lodging at Hotel Ibis Augsburg Koeningsplatz

11.07.2015 - Augsburg, Germany >>> Schwangau, Germany (108 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/343791130 Lodging at Hotel Schwanstein

12.07.2015 - Schwangau, Germany >>> Lermoos, Austria (41 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/344407137 Lodging at Sporthotel Zugspitze

13.07.2015 - Lermoos, Austria >>> Nauders, Austria (113 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/345202259 Lodging at Abenteuer Astoria

14.07.2015 - Nauders, Asutria >>> Bormio, Italy (93 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/345940642 Lodging at Rezia Hotel Bormio

15.07.2015 - Bormio, Italy >>> Varenna, Italy (129 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/346643780 Lodging at Montecodeno Varenna

16.07.2015 - Varenna, Italy >>> Gallarate, Italy (77 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/347311668 Lodging at Best Western Jet Hotel

17.07.2015 - Epilogue: Gallarate, Italy >>> Malpensa, Italy (13 km) https://www.strava.com/activities/348011627 Lodging at Hotel Malpensa INN

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