Stunning Stelvio

After Cath’s Swiss ride, we drove on through to the SudTirol in Northern Italy to do the Stelvio.  Leaving Prato, the road climbs up from about 800m to 2700m or so, taking in 48 switchbacks (tournante – or tormenti) along the way.  Unfortunately it rained on parts of the descent.  But even so, a great ride.

Switchback 48 

Switchback 48, only 47 to go…

Time for divine intervention?

Near turn 40 and only halfway – time for divine intervention?

Turn 22 - how can there still be 21 to go??

Turn 22 – how can there be 21 left?

 

Top out!

Top out!