Here you begin a very gradual easy climb up Valli del Torre, then head east to Passo Tanamea (839 m). Very fun descent with fast chicanes along Rio Bianco and Torrente Uccea to the bridge on the Slovenian border (540 m). Another climb out, this time to 700 meters, followed by fast descent to Žaga (330 m). This is the main road along the Soča River, so quite busy on a Sunday with motorcyclists, vans hauling trailers full of rafts and kayaks etc. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, though overcast and hazy.
At Kobarid I turned away from the river and headed west toward Val Natisone. Shortly afterward, I turned right toward Breginj. Very peaceful easy climb: I could hear the chorus from the church at Cred- very different harmonies than I'm used to hearing in the US. The road heads north on the flank of Stol, a tall long ridge separating the area from the Soča River. After Breginj at 608 meters you head steeply down toward the Natisone on a very rough road.
Crossing the bridge at 381 meters you start the last climb. First you reach Platischis (625 m), then Passo Sant'Antonio (758 m), afterwards dropping down to Campo di Bonis and reascending to Taipana (739 m). Long fast descent to the Cornappo and then to Nemis.
Good workout- now I'm exhausted.
|View from Villanova|
|Torrente Torre toward Monte Musi|
|Torrente Torre toward Tarcento|
|Wild valley of Učja River|
|Mountains above Žaga|
|Mountains northwest of Žaga|
|Natisone River flowing south|