The Jaufenpass is located in the heart of South Tyrol and is the northernmost alpine pass in Italy. The shortest route between Innsbruck and Merano leads via Sterzing / Vipiteno over the wonderfully situated pass.
The almost 40-kilometer drive from Sterzing to San Leonardo is very varied in terms of landscape and offers twenty curved bends with comparatively little traffic. The road winds through wooded area and alpine pastures and rewards every visitor with impressive panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks.
The south ramp to the Passeier Jaufenhaus serves as access to the ski areas set up here and is also used in the
Winter kept open. From the north ramp you can see the Tux Pre-Alps, to the south you can see the peaks of the Texel group.
The difference in altitude of 1.774 meters to be mastered between Merano and the apex of the pass is far greater than usual in the Alps, as the base locations otherwise have altitudes between 1.000 and 1.500 meters.
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