At Campone starts the second climb of the day up to Piani di Clauzetto. Another descent brings you to Pradis di Sotto where you start the third climb, this one up to Pradis di Sopra. Immediately you head down the shady valley along Rio Forno, climb up another contrapendenza, then down to Pielungo and Torrente Arzino. Lots of bathers trying to beat the heat dipping in the cold river.
Now the final big climb of the day, the back road up to Val Tochel, above Monte Prat. Absolutely deserted, miles of gorgeous forested mountains, and the spectacle of Monte Flagjel and Monte Cuar. From here the fun descent from Monte Prat to Forgaria. The ride home was quite warm, with slightly cooler air on the breeze. Great workout.
|Monte Rest from near Monte San Lorenzo|
|Reclaimed cement quarry of northwest Monte San Lorenzo|
|Pretty house along the plummet to Torrente Arzino|
|Monte Cuar above Val Tochel meadows|
|Monte Flagjel connected by a ridge to the west|