March 16, 2009 - 5.0
Switchback mania! About 45 hairpins up and about 45 hairpins back.
Non plus Ultra, the Alpha and the Omega of Alpine roads!
Hazards enough: the road is narrow and is very busy (bikers, cyclists, convertibles, campervans, really busy!!).
Try to avoid riding it during high summer and completely forget about it during nice weekends. Since this is the second highest pass in Europe, check the weather reports prior to riding it. Also tarmac can be bad. If you are riding to Bormio, pay attention to the tunnels. They are dark, wet and have a sharp turn in them: close throttle and take it easy and all will be fine (especially the first one!!)
To the Swedish guy who wants to ride it in May: I did ride this one in May and LOVED it. It all comes down to the weather. You might be lucky, you might strike out but hey give it a shot!