I rode down via Cordignano and Godega di Sant'Urbano to Ponte di Priula across the Piave River. From here I skirted the riverbank to Nervesa della Battaglia, where the Montello climbing begins. I climbed to the ossiary where nearly 10,000 Italian soldiers are entombed. I then rode along the Strada Dorsale, which follows the main ridge for miles, a beautiful undulating curvy road through the forest, with many chicanes. There were hundreds of cyclists out riding with their clubs and da solo, like me.
I picked one of the dozens of side roads (called prese) and descended to Giavera del Montello, then headed onto the plain. Got lost as usual but wasn't a waste because I found a magnificent church at Arcade, really seems like a cathedral from a big city. I'll try to find a link and post it later.
Back on track, I retraced my steps to Pedemontane Pordenonese and home. I'll have to do this again soon.
|WW I ossiary above Nervesa della Battaglia|
|Some of the beautiful farms along Strada Dorsale|
|Vineyards and olive groves|