I continued upward only slightly less-steeply to Castaldi at 10.9 km, with average grade of 8.5%. Here at Castaldia (1090 m) there's a turnoff for Colalto (1374 m), but I thought it might be snowed over so I continued on the main road. At 14 km I arrived at Piancavallo, which is still covered in snow. I went around the altopiano and checked out the road down to Barcis- looked clear to me, but the signs say it's closed. Maybe I'll try it from the other end soon. I thought about cruising up the short climb to Colalto to see if it was snowed over, but was too tired.
I rode down as fast as possible. The road was very clean- no cinders or loose pebbles like last Spring. It only took about 12 minutes to descend 14 km and 1100 meters altitude. Now that was fun!
|The road down to Barcis|
|The snowy meadows from Piancavallo down to Pian delle More|
Lots of crosscountry ski trails here
|Satellite foto from Pra de Plana (lower right) to Castaldia (upper left)|