The Umbrail Pass (2.503 metres) connects Alta Valtellina with Engadin. From the IV° Cantoniera at the Stelvio Pass, 4 km from the summit, it is certainly one of the Alpine passes around Bormio most loved by cyclists and motorcyclists, in fact, the best cyclists of all time have competed here.
It was also the protagonist of the 2017 Giro d'Italia.
Crossing the entire pass, you immediately enter Swiss territory in the direction of Santa Maria, in the splendid Val Müstair.
When does the Umbrail Pass open?The opening of the Umbrail Pass is scheduled the beginning / middle of May.
When does the Umbrail Pass close?
The Umbrail Pass closes will close on Monday 7 November at 11 a.m.
Are there restrictions for certain categories of vehicles?
Yes, the transit prohibited to vehicles exceeding 18 tons of weight, 2.50 m of width and 10m of lenght.
Should I fit winter tyres or have snow chains on board?
No, but it is recommended to have snow chains due to the altitude of the pass.
Can I reach the top of the Umbrail Pass by public transport?
During the summer months (July and August) Automobilistica Perego provide a daily service from Bormio to the Stelvio Pass with a stop at the IV° Cantoniera starting point on the Umbrail Pass. It is also possible to reach the Pass, always in summer, by Swiss Postbus (service is guaranteed subject to online booking).
Do I need a valid document for foreign travel to cross the Umbrail Pass?
Yes, to cross the Umbrail Pass it is necessary to carry a valid document for foreign travel (identity card or passport) for both adults and children.