Next I began the twisty climb up to Dal Cin, which is very steep but at least has some brief less-precipitous sections. At Dal Cin it becomes a gravel road which before long peaks out. Instead of heading downhill turn left at ruin of old house onto a foot trail. I walked most of this and then joined another dirt road leading to Col Alt, a memorial to the Partigiani of WWII (sort of like the French Resistance).
I descended on a rough gravel road which soon joins Strada del Patriarca down to Villa di Villa. The rolling ride home seemed easy after all that climbing.
|Col Alt memorial at 830 meters|
|The face of exhaustion|
|Climb from Sarmede to near Col Alt|