Year: 1829. Height: 1700 m above sea level.
Mountain winding road Stelvio Pass located in the eastern part of the Alps has always been famous among experienced motorists for the multitude of its sharp turns and no less steep slopes. The route passes at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level and has 60 hairpin bends. Not only a great driving experience but also a strong vestibular apparatus is required to overcome it. The very first road in this area was built in 1829. It connected Austria with the remote mountainous province of Lombardy.
It is noteworthy that for almost two hundred years the route has virtually remained unchanged. It has been reconstructed and supplemented with barriers. One of the main distinguishing features of mountain serpentine is the abundance of narrow areas where to make way for an oncoming car is simply impossible. The route is open for travelling from early summer to late September. In winter and spring travelling on it is not possible because of the difficult weather conditions.
The Italian Government is very concerned about the safety of drivers, so the track Stelvio Pass has been upgraded over the past few years. Beside the hairpin bends, the angle of which can reach 180 degrees, were built the so-called small "pockets" - descents that allow you to skip the oncoming car and make travelling on the road more comfortable. The Stelvio Pass road designed by the renowned engineer Carlo Donegani is a landmark of world importance nowadays and is one of the most mountainous trails of the planet. The road with many steep turns attracts both motorists and cyclists. Moving along it on two-wheeled transport is also very interesting. To the beginning - Heaven-Linking Avenue
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