I was methodically donning my cold weather gear when I noticed the usually gravel road to the west had been paved. I was helpless to resist exploring this and shoved off. The road is absolutely beautiful and perfect for a road bike. The only caveat is the older concrete sections near the malghe: they are rough and have many wide drainage channels to slow down for (or bunny hop).
Alas the pavement ends in rough gravel and muddy logging roads before joining the main road to Sarone. So not roadbikeable yet, but the improved access to beautiful Col dei S'cios is cause for celebration. I will try this from Piancavallo next time, possibly descending via Monte Candaglia nel Cansiglio.
|The concrete ramp slew me near that tree|
|While you're recovering, remember this ramp is next|
|Fresh pavement heading west|
|Gorgeous valley below Col dei S'cios|
|The climb from Coltura to the panoramica|
|Oregon 600 batteries died again; luckily I have this portion |
from an old MTB ride: should help you see where the road goes