Finally got around to climbing this little route again. After crossing the Cellina I turned off for Maniago Libero, then cruised a few hundred meters before taking a sharp left. At this turn there's a bar or café beside a narrow lane heading steeply up the hill. I stood for much of this, winding upward through the forest for 1.8km, averaging 8.8%, with one stretch of 14% and another of 15%. Around 487m there's a level bit, with a gravel road turning left up the mountain.
The paved road then descends steeply through forest and the ruins of Castello di Maniago, dating from the 1300's. At the bottom I entered Piazza Roma, then headed back through Maniago Libero and home. I'd like to try this other way round next time- the descent seemed quite steep and should make a challenging climb.
|Mountain bikers headed toward the top of Monte Jouf (1203m)|
|Evocative ruins of Castello di Maniago|
|The high front wall|
|Another view of the ruins|
|Remnant of fortifications further down the hill|
|An arco (not far from Piazza Roma) leading to castello|
Rode this clockwise