The Passo Rombo, a border pass, which is one of the highest drivable passes in Europe, connects Austria with the South Tyrolean Val Passiria.
From Bergland up tot he pass, 1,800 meters of altitude difference, distributed over 30 kilometers of track, have to be mastered. Specially the final ascent that makes the eyes of passionate motorcyclists sparkle.
The national border between Italy and Austria has been running here since 1919. While the Passo Giovo once served merchants as an important trade route, today bikers and motorcyclists enjoy the pass at 2,509 metres.
The 2,094 metre high Passo Giovo is a mountain pass that forms the transition between the Stubai Alps in the north-west and the Sarntal Alps in the south-east. In order to master the pass, it is necessary to make 20 turns and cover a total distance of 39 kilometres. Located in the middle of a unique natural landscape, breathtaking views open up.
The winding road runs through dense forests and green alpine meadows. The area is completely uninhabited from 1,200 metres up. At the highest point of the historically rich mountain pass, a magnificent view of the Vinschgau, Stubai, Zillertal and of course the adjacent Sarentine Alps opens up. However, during the cold season the Jaufenpass road is only open to traffic during the day and depending on the snow conditions.