From this end of the missing bridge the road corkscrews upward very steeply. I decided to just push the bike, and even this was difficult. After several switchbacks the 20% lets up to 10%-17% so I found a flat runout and started riding again. I wanted to stand on the steepest parts but the surface is wet, covered with dead leaves, and paved with round pebbles stuck in old asphalt. Had to stay seated to get traction. Finally this mellows out around 800 meters and you return to sub-10% gradients.
Soon you are in Spert, a pretty frazione of Tambre at the south end of Alpago. The main road dips down to a stream crossing then you ascend back up to Il Cansiglio around 1000 meters. Gorgeous ride through the dense forest and grassy Piancansiglio, then La Crosetta, down the hill to Sarone and home. Fun ride.
|Lago di Santa Croce|
|Boats with Monte Dolado in background|
|Washed out bridge and steep road on opposite bank|
|Looking back at the road coming from Farra d'Alpago|
|Mellower gradients just below Spert|