Another short ride with a good climb, this one only 3 km from my house. After a short jaunt down on the plain to warm up, I headed to Grizzo, then started the climb up Monte Spia. The climb continues, hitting 12% at times. The road dips down to a saddle, where I stopped to take some pics of the Val Cellina. Then up again till Val della Roja, followed by more climbing up to the Osservatorio Astronomico at 670 meters. You can read more about the osservatorio here: http://www.apaweb.it/ Awesome panorama from the hillside by the osservatorio!
Montereale Valcellina from the road on Monte Spia
Looking up the Valcellina- snowy peaks with clouds in the distance
Montereale with Maniago in background
Malnisio, frazione di Montereale Valecellina
Blooming erica with honey bees
Monument to Sanaa