While in milan we thought we should take advantage of the alps at our door step and attempt an Alps pass so we chose the Stelvio pass.
I saw this on top gear one time and thought it looked like fun so on Tuesday 13th July we but Renatos scooter and my bike in the back of the van and drove the 200 odd km to Bormio which is where the pass starts.
My bike wasn’t running very well, just missing a bit at the bottom end of the rev range but it was still rideable so off we went.
Hairpin after hairpin up and up till the 34 degree drifted down as we started passing ice by the road side melting in the sun.
Finally we arrived at stelvio 2800m (about 9000 ft) above sea level.
It was really cold up there with no trees, had a hot dog (€5!) then back down, slowly the rain cleared and it got warmer till into Bormio and it hot one more.
The drive home seemed to take longer than the drive there passing through many tunnels through the maintains as we went, some were 3km long!
Exhausted again we arrived back in Milan at about 8:30pm.