Rombo pass


The Passo del Rombo (Timmelsjoch pass) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.509m (8,231ft) above the sea level that creates a link through the Ötztal Alps along the border between Austria and Italy, just some meters below the Queen of alpine roads, the Passo dello Stelvio. It’s one of the highest asphalted roads of the Alps. The Timmelsjoch connects the Ötztal valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol to the Passeier Valley in the Italian province of South Tyrol. On the Italian side, the road to reach the summit is called SS44bis, and on the Austrian side, there’s a toll road, called Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstrasse, with a maximum altitude of 2.509 m and a length of 12 km. With its 2.509m altitude it is one of the highest alpine transition roads. From Untergurgl across the Timmelsjoch pass to South Tirol/Meran the road has a length of 38km. Due to the exposed high-elevation terrain, driving over the mountain pass is only possible between approximately the beginning of June and the end of October. The pass is now popular with car and motorbike tourists. Due to its elevation, steepness, and narrow road, the pass is closed to lorries and vehicles with trailers. The pass road is open to traffic daily from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. The Ötztal valley side is subject to a toll charge. Road closures can be frequent, so check conditions before traveling to this area.

SKU: PASS-Passo-del-Rombo Category: Tag:

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Dimensions 5.2 × 0.1 × 7.4 cm