This narrow forest lane meanders up and around through logging waste to 757 meters. A man driving a tractor pulling a large tree trunk stopped to tell me to "sta attento al lavoro." Very nice of him to stop and warn me; further up the road some men had the road half-blocked chopping tree-falls.
The lane is paved for the most part until near Corona, where it turns to dirt, though still road bikeable. Some nice restored stone farmhouses surround a grassy meadow at Corona, then you arrive at the paved road from Vito d'Asio to Madonna della Neve which I climbed last year. Lovely ride home on this sunny fall day, though I was tired from the climb.
Note: Installed the 1995 Campagnolo front brake on the Merckx last night and ops checked it on these descents. Works great.
|Unmarked turn off on road to Zuaniers|
|Hiking trail to parish church San Martino: must try it|
|Start of San Martino trail: later it's flanked by thousand-year old walls|
|Monte Pala above to north|
|View west of Monte Cavallo|
|A wider view of Monte Cavallo gruppo|
|To east: Monte Cura left, Madonna della Neve|
right (tiny white spot)
|Friendly dogs at Agriturismo Paradiso|
|Dirt road from Corona joins road to Vito d'Asio|
|The dogs sat down to wait while I took some pictures|
|Hungry baby asino hoping to get some milk|