I've climbed this on a MTB a couple of times but never with a road bike. Very hard: the worst bits I had to walk. Still it was fun. The dirt and grass surface higher up was no problem. Great views from up there: less haze than usual. On the descent I came around a bend and a camoscio (chamois) in the road jumped about 3 meters straight up onto a cliff face. Pretty amazing.
On the ride home I was in a daze. I tanked up on water at Caneva so hydration wasn't a problem. Maybe lack of electrolytes?
Anyway I'll return soon on MTB to investigate Via Val Borgo, a dirt road which also climbs up into this zone. The easy access and remoteness of this area keep luring me back.
|Chiesa di Montaner from 500 meters|
|The road bike by lovely restored stone farmhouse|
|Chiesa di Montaner from 700 meters|