Woke this morning to clear skies and the odd sight of snow covering Pala Fontana, the mountain above our town. I don't remember this happening in late May previously. Temps are also unseasonably cold. I cruised down through Vittorio Veneto and turned toward Revine Lago. At the first town, Longhere, you take a right turn marked "Fais." It's immediately steep, and other than a couple of brief dips and tornanti ends, stays that way for the next 12 km. Worst bit is the village Vizza, with 400 meters averaging 14%, with some 17-18% ramps. Around 630 meters the country lane turns into a wide modern road- excellent! The road mostly stays around 8% from here on, with some 11-12% stretches. Lots of Sunday bikers, hikers out today; during the week this road is virtually deserted.
The pavement ends at 1217 meters, though there is a side road that will take you up to Monte Cor at 1300. Today I was beat so I turned around. Had a nice tailwind from Vittorio Veneto to Fiaschetta- that helped. The gathering black clouds finally sprinkled a little as I reached Giais, then after I was safely home it started raining. Very lucky! This is a good hard climb.
|Vittorio Veneto and the prosecco zone; |
too hazy to see Laguna di Venezia today.
|Col Visentin on upper left and Monte Pizzoc on the right|
|Beautiful pedemontane between Caneva and Vittorio Veneto|