Waking up early on Sunday morning in Bormio, making sure we hadn't left anything in our hotel room, we took off for the Stelvio Pass. This road links Bormio with Merano, and 2 weeks ago when we rented the Alfa we'd thought we'd be driving it but the weather wasn't cooperative. This time we are in the rented Audi A-4, with seat belts!
We drove out of Bormio, and began the climb to 9,000+ feet. As we climbed I realized that I'd driven half of this side of the pass, and pulled over for Dr. C. to take over, after all this was his bucket list we were checking off.
|This is the end of the Bormio to summit side, then we had to go down the other side to reach Merano.|
|The road has been described as lengths of spaghetti. We saw bicyclists, motorcycle riders, and some antique cars while on the road.|
|I thought this was the last turn on the way down, but we had several more, before the road evened out.|
|This road cuts through some of the most majestic scenery, we felt blessed to be here. |