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Alpine Passes in South Tyrol and Tyrol

Curvy roads, dizzying heights, and magnificent mountain sceneries. All this is offered by (South) Tyrol's mountain passes for cars, motorcycles, and cyclists.

Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road (2474m)
Timmelsjoch / Passo del Rombo

The nearly 2,500 meters of altitude at Timmelsjoch require some driving experience and are not suitable for driving license newbies.

Jaufen Pass / Passo di Monte Giovo

The route over this northernmost inner-Italian Alpine pass connects the two South Tyrolean municipalities of Sterzing and St. Leonhard or the Wipptal with the Passeier Valley.

Silvretta High Alpine Road
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Silvretta Hochalpenstraße (High Alpine Road)

The panoramic road between Partenen in the Vorarlberg Montafon and Galtür in the Tyrolean Paznaun valley is considered one of the most beautiful and is not without reason called the ‘Dream Road of the Alps‘.

Kaunertal Glacier Road
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Kaunertal Gletscherstraße (Glacier Road)

This is less of a proper pass than a high alpine panoramic road through the Ötztal Alps.

Passhöhe Hahntennjoch
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The road over the 1,894 meters high Hahntennjoch is one of the northernmost Alpine crossings. On just under 30 winding kilometers, and with one or another narrow spot, it connects the two towns of Imst in the Upper Inn Valley with Elmen in the Tyrolean Lechtal.

Irzwände (2.777 m, 2.757 m) and the Hochalter (2.678 m) Kühtai
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The road over the Kühtai Saddle, together with the Hahntennjoch, is one of the northernmost Alpine crossings. It connects the Tyrolean Ötztal with the Sellrain valley in the east.

Sella Pass (2,179 m) with the Langkofel group (3,178 m)
Sellajoch / Passo Sella

The Sella Pass with its 2,213 meters of altitude is supposedly the most famous of all the Dolomite passes.

Arlberg Pass
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Arlberg Pass

The Arlberg is located exactly between two federal states and thus the pass of the same name connects the two towns Langen am Arlberg (Vorarlberg) and St. Anton am Arlberg (Tyrol).

Lake Carezza (1534 m) with Latemar (1753 m)
Karerpass / Passo di Costalunga

Following from the tranquil village of Welschnofen (Italian: Nova Levante), the nearly 110 km long Great Dolomites Road, one passes the 1,745-meter-high Passo di Costalunga, one of the most important east-west connections further to Vigo di Fassa or Canazei.

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Die-Straße zum Staller Sattel (Antholzertal)
Staller Pass / Passo di Stalle

The 2,052 meter high pass not only forms a connection between the Defereggen Valley and the Antholz Valley, but also the border between Austria and Italy.

Graun Tower in Lake Reschen
Reschenpass / Passo di Resia

High above, amidst the most beautiful peaks of Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, lies the picturesque village of Reschen (Italian Resia).

Gardena Pass 2,121 m with Cir Peaks (2,592 m)
Grödner Joch / Passo Gardena

The Gardena Pass is a mountain saddle that connects the two towns of Gardena near Selva and Corvara in the Gadertal.

Stelvio Pass Road (2757m)
Stelvio Pass Road

One of the most beautiful mountain roads in the Alps leads through 48 hairpin bends from Prad in the Vinschgau to the highest pass in Italy.

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