Road Cycling (53)
Superga, Torino, Italy
Direct climb to the Superga from Turin in 25m53, a long way from Thibot Pinot's race winning time of 13m38 and he'd ridden from Milan! The climb is 450 meters at 9% with a couple of ramps en-route.
Alpi Ompio, Verbania, Italy
DescriptionSouth east facing but quite a bit of shade as you climb through the woods. The climb to Alpe Ompio is 7km at 8% giving 550meters total from the village of Bieno.
Baveno Levo, Lake Maggiore, Italy
DescriptionClimb from Baveno to Levo and then to the end of the surfaced section of the Via Mottarone.
Mottarone Loop, Lake Maggiore, Italy
50km loop linking the lakes Orta and Maggiore via the summit of the Mottarone mountain. The Orta lake road is u quite busy as is the road from Lake Maggiore to Gravellone Toce.
San Salvatore, Lake Maggiore, Italy
I took this climb by error. From Lesa it is a hard 5.75km at 9% covering around 550 vertical meters. The road ends at a monastery and there is a very good trattoria with lake views.
St Jean le Vieux, Belledonne, Alps, France
The climb to St Jean le Vieux starts in Domene. It is a 500 meter climb at and average 9% over 5.8km with a few ramps and flats en-route. At about 3.
Murianette Loop, Rhone-Alpes, France
Classic lunch loop for local riders and used in an autumn hill climb. The road is largely in the shade, great in high summer, very cold in the late autumn and even icy in the winter.
Monte Rosso, Lake Maggiore, Italy
There are over 40 hairpins on the 450 meter/8% climb to Monte Rosso. This has the advantage that the climb is never too steep. The road on the last km to the restaurant is not in great condition.
Miazzinna and Alpe Pala Hill Climb, Lake Magiorre, Italy
Start on the round-about at the end of the Via Renco on the NW outskirts of Verbania. Climb to the Alpine village of Miazinna, Alpe Pala and the war memorial.
Col du Lauteret via le Rouare, Gresivaudan, Alps, France
This is a nice quiet little climb to the Col du Lauteret (not THE col du Lauteret) by Prabert in the French Belledonne mountains near to Grenoble.
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