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 Stelvio Pass opens at the beginning of June
When does the Umbrail Pass close?
The Stelvio Pass closes at the beginning of November
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 operates 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 Bernina Pass it is necessary to carry a valid document for foreign travel (identity card or passport) for both adults and children