Another favorite nearby climb today- from Meduno up to Monte Valinis. After a quick warm up ride to Meduno I rode up the switchbacks through a couple of small borghi to Forchia Meduno at 650 meters. I was quite hot by now, despite being in short sleeves. The 1.5km false-flat through dense spruce forest to Forchia Piccola cooled me off a little too much. Luckily I immediately started a 3 km ascent at 10% gradient to Valinis- that heated me back up despite the coolness. The asphalt ends at 940 meters, but I continued on the gravel road to 1000 meters, where the parapendio launch. There was a mini-bus from Germany and at least 10 parapendi swooping around the cliffs and the grassy summit. I quickly donned my windjacket and descended to escape the cold. Excellent ride!
|Parapendio returning to strafe the launch area|
|4 or 5 parapendi riding thermals along the cliffs here|
|Monte Cavallo (2250m) and other peaks to the west|
|Monte Raut (2025m)|
|Monte Rest (1780m) to north|
|Monte Verzegnis (1914m) to northeast|