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      09-29-2018, 11:44 AM   #23
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Stelvio on a sunny day...wow!
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That's freaking it!!! I'm planning a trip
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Thank you . Had a flashback. We were at stelvio in august, first time with our f-type. I really love the scenery there and went the pass a couple of times in the past with different cars under different conditions.
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These photos are amazing. What a trip!
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Awesome photos!


I was just at Stelvio this week, Glad to see you(& I) missed all the snow that has fallen there recently.

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Seriously THE best images of cars and scenery I've ever seen! Just magnificent! Good work!
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Beautiful. Thanks for taking the photos/videos and sharing. Makes me want to get a drone...
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Thanks a lot for posting and sharing the great experience. Also nice to see which equipment you have used to realize all that.
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Quite fantastic!!!
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@all: thanks for the gigantic feedback
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I did similar trip this year but instead of very narrow Stelvio pass I choose:
Susten Pass
Grimsel Pass
Furka pass

You can do all 3 in 2 hours as the total distance is around 110km. Very similar scenery to Stelvio.
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I did similar trip this year but instead of very narrow Stelvio pass I choose:
Susten Pass
Grimsel Pass
Furka pass

You can do all 3 in 2 hours as the total distance is around 110km. Very similar scenery to Stelvio.
Except Furka is a high speed pass, relatively speaking. I found it to be one of my favorites!
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Except Furka is a high speed pass, relatively speaking. I found it to be one of my favorites!
"High speed pass" is a relative term while driving in Switzerland!

IF the Swiss Polizei catch you speeding more than +40 kph (the speed limit is only 80 kph on those passes) your car is now THEIRS!! Not joking!!

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"High speed pass" is a relative term while driving in Switzerland!

IF the Swiss Polizei catch you speeding more than +40 kph (the speed limit is only 80 kph on those passes) your car is now THEIRS!! Not joking!!

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Depends if it is a business car, then you can get it back if you send a representative of the business to collect it

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Depends if it is a business car, then you can get it back if you send a representative of the business to collect it

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I know of one leased six series that it took the BMW BANK almost two years to get their car back!


Like I said... be careful speeding in Switzerland. A beautiful country but they are so anti car down there.

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Here is BAN_M2C awesome video of Stelvio Pass.



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here a trip over the Stelvio pass in rain

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Great pics, great vids, and I bet, great memories! Love the Alps but I've not had a chance to take the M2 there.

When is the best time of year weather wise?

Surprise there are not more bikes in the videos, I've heard the bikes can be a PITA.
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Great pics, great vids, and I bet, great memories! Love the Alps but I've not had a chance to take the M2 there.

When is the best time of year weather wise?

Surprise there are not more bikes in the videos, I've heard the bikes can be a PITA.
thanks, and you are right.
great memories which can be refreshed with watching the videos :-)

We started our trips at the beginning of Juli, because we wanted to be sure, that we have no snow on the roads.
Normally June should be fine too.
As you can see in the M2C video, in October you can have snow.
So my recommendation is: July to September is the best time, normally one month sooner or later should also be ok.

we had luck and there were not so many motorcyclists and bikes on the way
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Great pics, great vids, and I bet, great memories! Love the Alps but I've not had a chance to take the M2 there.

When is the best time of year weather wise?

Surprise there are not more bikes in the videos, I've heard the bikes can be a PITA.

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thanks, and you are right.
great memories which can be refreshed with watching the videos :-)

We started our trips at the beginning of Juli, because we wanted to be sure, that we have no snow on the roads.
Normally June should be fine too.
As you can see in the M2C video, in October you can have snow.
So my recommendation is: July to September is the best time, normally one month sooner or later should also be ok.

we had luck and there were not so many motorcyclists and bikes on the way

The Stelvio Pass normally opens in the first week or two of June. It stays open until late October or so. Really until the first major snow hits the area.

My first time there was in the first week or June, just days after the Giro Italia bicycle race... that was crazy. Also the snow doesn't full melt away until June.

Last year in July, it snowed four inches over night while I was there. We drove up the pass in the dark and with rain and fog... took us like and hour driving so slow to our hotel(Hotel Perego). Damn that was scary drive. This year in August it also snowed a few times(four inches or so)... so its best to have a plan B and check the web cameras and weather reports.

When it does snow in the summer time... its only at the very top and only for a day or so.

Best times are mid June to late September. AND... drive very early in the day or late in the afternoon to miss those Bikers, Trikes, and RV's driving those hair pin turns.

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Thanks for the info, sharing your experience, and photos!
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we did it again :-)









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