Distance 40 km
Prad am Stilfser Joch is 81 km from Bolzano/Bozen.
Within the Stelvio National Park, not far from the Ortler, from which there is an extraordinary view, the route is one of the most fascinating adventures that mountain bikers can experience in Trentino-Alto Adige. The section on the trail has some exposed passages (where it is advisable to dismount) and must be done in constant compliance with the basic rules of the mountain (speed limit and priority for pedestrians and hikers).
The tour begins in Prad am Stilfserjoch (915 m) on the busy state road, which climbs with increasing gradients along the Suldenbach stream. You pass the Stilfser Brücke and reach Gomagoi. Before crossing the village, turn right onto the road to Stilfs. Go slightly uphill through the meadows and after a little more than a kilometre turn left onto an asphalted road where there is a sign for the Stelvio mountain pasture.
After the sports ground, the road climbs gently (8%) with a few hairpin bends towards the scattered farms of the Stelvio Pass, offering a view of the mountains that close off the Val Venosta to the north (including the white peak of the White Sphere, 3739 m). After taking the left road (towards the game reserve and Fragges), you continue to climb among the firs with long and straight stretches and splendid views. The Ortler slowly shows its snow-covered peak in clear contrast to the modest forested peaks below.
Without taking into account the possible diversions to
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