Through Valcolvera, then down Val Muie, up to the road for Lago Redona and then I turned left toward Lago Ca' Selva. After crossing the dam at Selva I headed up the dirt, then paved, road to Panuch. I continued down to lake side, where a dirt road (with some concrete and paved sections) climbs and drops repeatedly along the lakeshore, finally reaching the white water of Torrente Silisia.
After crossing a bridge you join the Strada degli Alpini trail, which switchbacks all the way up to Forcella Clautana at 1432 meters. I tried going up a little way but was so tired my momentum was insufficient to clear a protruding rock on the trail. I fell and the bike and I tumbled 2 or 3 meters down the steep embankment before being saved by some saplings. A little further along the trail looked rideable again so I went maybe 100 meters before I was toast. At this point (700 meters) it was clear I wasn't going to complete the remaining 730-meter elevation gain, so I took some fotos and headed down.
The ride back was the same saliscendi along the lake, then the climb up the west side of Panuch. I made it up the climb-out from the dam but my legs were rubber. The rest of the ride I crept along slowly till I eventually made it home. Later this summer I'll try the full route from Claut.
|Lago Redona dead calm|
|Close up of mountain reflection|
|Trees along Lago Redona|
|Near the top of Lago Ca' Selva; there are many submerged|
stone houses from the years before the dam was built
|The point where torrente becomes lago|
|Cascades of Torrente Silisia from ponte|
|Lago Ca'Selva with mountains to east|
|Shady stretch of white water|
|Strada degli Alpini climbing steeply upward|