Stelvio Pass (Passo dello Stelvio) in Italy has now been cleared of snow and is open to traffic (see the webcam here). Every year it is a long wait for the driving enthusiasts, when we follow updates about snow conditions on the higher mountain passes in the Alps. Most passes open late May or early June, but sometimes even later.
With Stelvio now open we are happy to announce that our Italian Lakes & the Alps tour is ready to be driven soon, when they no longer require winter tires on the road. With our Swiss Alps & Stelvio driving tour, with start in Zürich, we still need to wait to end of June before all the roads and hotels are open. But if you want an early start on Stelvio, why not fly to Milan instead, and enjoy some touring in the Italian Alps and on the shores of beautiful lakes. Perhaps you would want to test drive one of the most recent models we have available, the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder or Ferrari 488 Spider.
Stelvio Pass is at 2,757 m above sea level the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps (Col de l’Iseran in France is the highest). Stelvio pass is open usually from late May or early June, to at least end of September. But depending on snow situation it might stay open in October as well.
When the team from Top Gear were searching for the world’s best driving heavens in the show, Jeremy Clarkson called Stelvio Pass “the greatest driving road in the world”.
Below you can see some of our favourite photos of the mountain pass. As you can see, no matter what time of the year you go it is always beautiful! Read more about the road here.