Sunday, June 12, 2011

Stelvio Pass

Saw this video on another blog about the amazing Stelvio Pass located in the Italian Alps. Its sixty hairpin turns, 48 of them on the northern side numbered with stones, are a challenge to motorcyclists.
The video is very well put together and if you ride a motorcycle you will enjoy it.   The pass has amazing switchbacks as it goes up the mountain and provides breathtaking views of the valley.  This is one of the roads in my bucket list.
Make sure you watch in HD full screen, have patience and let it load before playing the video, it's worth it.


  1. Nice video! I like that it runs faster than normal. It gives the feel that you're on the bike. Nice music too. It would be a cool ride to do. Thank you!

  2. Thank you for sharing the video though I ended up watching it on my phone instead of a big screen...

  3. Mike and Richard:
    Thanks for visiting, the Stelvio is one of those roads that must be appreciated on a bike. There are a few in the US too, Beartooth Pass in WY/MT, Cadillac Mountain in Acadia NP, Route 1 northern CA, Skyline Drive in VA to name a few. Try watching it in HD on a big screen.

  4. dear George F:

    Someday, I am going to have two new hips and knees... And I am going to take a moto tour of Italy, France and Germany. My bucket list starts with getting the fastrest BMW Touring motorcycle I can get my hands on... And then going out to Bonneville, and running the salt with that damn thing wide open.

    George, I am confused. Did you tell me you were going to the BMW rally in Bloomsburg, Pa, in July?

    Fondest regards,
    Jack • reep
    Twisted Roads

  5. Jack:
    That's a good idea, I think the new K1600GTL will be fast enough :-) I've been to Bonneville, didn't run the bike on the salt though but was at the start where they do the races.
    Yes, I will be at MOA with my brother, arriving Thursday the 21st.

  6. Great video. But now I'm a little motion sick. :)


  7. Lori:
    I don't know what's going on with blogger, sometimes your comments need my approval, other times they do not. Yesterday you commented on this entry, no approval needed, then you commented on "Why we Ride" and it needed my approval for the comment to be published :-(
    I know other bloggers have experienced weird stuff with Blogger, don't know what's going on.

  8. Looks like a road the Top Gear boys did a while back. I don't know if it is or not, but when I saw them driving it, I could only think of taking my machine on that road. It looks like a heeeelllll of a lot of fun.

    And I'm really eager to hear some real-person accounts of that beemer 1600. I've been egging my father-in-law on for some time now. He want's to trade in his Goldwing and that just might be the bike he goes for.

    Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life

  9. That is one cool road. Having missed out riding it a few weeks ago due to snow, I think I am going to have to return to have another try. It's only about a thousand miles if I keep off the motorways, and then a thousand miles back. It's got to be worth it....

  10. Gary:
    Thousand miles? that's nothing, last weekend I took a trip to Ohio to see flat track motorcycle racing with a few buddies, we left Friday, rode 650 miles, watched the race on Saturday and rode back on Sunday, another 650 miles. 1000 miles is two easy days riding ;-)