Review of the bike Tour
The Stelvio road is known as a pioneer effort of making mountain
roads. The road has been built in only 5 years, from 1820 to 1825 by the
Italian engineer Carlo Donegani. During the times of the Viennese congress the
cities Spondinig and Bormio have been established in order to allow regular horse
change for the usual post lines touching this route.
The road is in total 49,24 kilometers in length. 48
serpentines (needle curves) leading up to the highest elevation of 2.763
meters. The road connects three valleys: Vintschgau valley, Müstair valley and
the Veltin valley.
The Stelvio road is known as the ‘crown’-section from the Giro
Presently the road is partly under construction as it is
planned to establish a European panorama road.
been our domicile.
travel to Lana: by train and bicycle.
Leaving Vienna by night train, which arrives very early in
the morning at Innsbruck: 4:17 hrs.
We ride in night time the old Brenner road.
We experienced a lot of traffic from people sparing the toll
for the freeway…
But, we earned our award on the downhill of the newly
erected bicycle path at the Brenner road down to Vipiteno (Sterzing).
Continued riding down the Eisack valley to Bolzano on the
Arriving at Lana with a lot of day kilometers: nearly 160.1st set of photos - Brennero to Lana: