Vinschgau is in the west of South Tyrol. It is surrounded by the mountain ranges of the Sesvenna Group and the Ötztal and Ortler Alps. You can already imagine that this is the perfect starting point for many road bike tours on impressive pass roads. The most breath-taking of them is surely the road crossing the Stelvio Pass. With 48 curves and 1,869 altitude metres is this one of the highest-situated accessible crossings in the Alps. There is a reason why this road is firm part of the Giro d’Italia.
Vinschgau also scores highly when it comes to cultural aspects. A mixture of tradition and innovation makes this region also interesting for culture lovers. The bell tower peeking out of Lake Reschensee, the already mentioned Via Claudia Augusta or the two Messner Mountain Museums are an absolute must.
Roadbike highlights of the region
- Stelvio Pass road
- Three-country tour: Italy, Switzerland, Austria
- Martell Valley - On the trail of the Giro d'Italia