Staller Sattel

Staller Sattel

Passo Stalle (Staller Saddle) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.052m (6,732ft) above the sea level, located on the border between the Tyrol in Austria and South Tyrol in Italy.

The pass is located in the Alps mountain range. The weather on this zone is harsh and highly unpredictable and it does not take much time for the bright sun shine to change over to moderate to heavy snow fall. The pass is open only from May to October from 5:30 am to 22:15h. The road over the pass is asphalted. It connects the Defereggen valley in Tyrol with the Antholz valley in South Tyrol.

On the Austrian side, the road is mostly not steep at all (which is why it is long), but for a couple of kilometres after the last village, Erlsbach (1549m), it is regularly steep at around 8%.

On the Italian side, the road is extremely narrow. It’s called Strada Provinciale 44. At some points is just one way, and is prohibited for trailers and caravans. The road is dangerous because it is very narrow, with dead corners and good surface. This is especially true if going down against the red light. The red light is on for 45 minutes per hour on the Italian side until 10.15 pm, when the pass closes for the night.

 

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