Road Cycling: San Salvatore, Lake Maggiore, Italy - 788 m. (2,585 ft)

Sun, 6 July 2014


Minimum altitude: 199 meters

Distance: 54.5 km

Slope Aspect: South-East

Vertical Climbed: 951 meters (3,120 feet)

Vertical Descended: 1,004 meters

Rating: 3


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.

You can return to Stresa via the back road to Brovello. This isn't particularly interesting apart from the two glamorous lady traffic cops I saw by the autostrada toting machine guns with little "alpina" style uniforms with feathers in their hats.

I added in a trip north from Baveno to climb to the church of St John near the quarries. 110 meters at 16%!




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