The highest road in the Italian Alps
1533 vertical METERS (like 5,000 feet or something silly)
Highest point is at 2758 meters above sea level (the air is a bit thinner up there)
Oh, and that's the "easy" side...
Like so many things in life, the Stelvio takes patience and a relentless desire to keep moving forward. You needn't bother looking to the top until you are there. Most of the time, one is happy just making it to the next switchback or tunnel.
The reward? Tourist shops, a warm Coke, and the most hair-raising, technical descent (minus guard rails in many spots) you'll ever ride.