Today is the day we conquer the iconic Mighty Stelvio! We leave Pfunds for Italy via the Reschenpass. At the top of this ancient pass, which was built at the behest of a Roman Emperor in the 2nd century, we’ll stop to view the artificial lake with a 14th century church submerged in its waters. Continuing into Italy we stop for refreshments in the beautiful old hamlet of Glurns, a cultural treasure tucked behind medieval city walls. From there, we begin our approach to conquer Passo di Stelvio, the mother of all passes. With 48 switchbacks up, and another 27 down, it is the second highest paved pass in the Alps. We will pass through Livigno, a once charming farm village which has grown in popularity as a tourist destination in recent years. It is a place worth stopping as it is a pretty town with duty-free status. On our return to Pfunds, we dip back into Switzerland to ride the wonderful Ofen Pass, named after the ovens used for ironworks in the area.