Nice winter hike with sledge ride on the legendary Passo dello Stelvio High Alpine Road, which is closed to traffic in winter.
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This sledge run is a special feature of South Tyrol because it allows us to toboggan on the famous Stelvio Pass Road which is considered one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in the world.
The affected section of the road, on which our winter hike and tobogganing is possible, of course only includes the lower hairpin bends near the valley (the upper part of the road is exposed to avalanches in winter). Above the village of Trafoi, at the junction to the Three Holy Fountains (Heilige Drei Brunnen), the starting point of our winter hike on the Stelvio Road SS38 is located.
After the hairpin bends we reach the Weisser Knott tavern after about 1 hour walking time. We enjoy a nice break before we sledge down curve after curve, back to our starting point.
Author: Giacomo Roccabruna
If you want to do this winter hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!
Starting point: Trafoi, junction to the Holy Three Fountains
Distance: 3.5 km (each way)
Walking time: about 1.5 hours (ascent), 20 minutes (sledge run)
Altitude difference: approx. 275 m
Altitude level: between 1,600 and 1,875 m a.s.l.
Rest point: Weisser Knott tavern
Experienced in: March 2018