Road Cycling: Monte Rosso, Lake Maggiore, Italy - 711 m. (2,333 ft)

Mon, 19 August 2013


Minimum altitude: 206 meters

Distance: 41.5 km

Slope Aspect: South-East

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 1,167 meters (3,829 feet)

Vertical Descended: 1,193 meters

Rating: 3


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. For fans of switchback roads. I descended via a trail to Cavandone, it is just rideable on a road bike, would be fine on a gravel bike or mtb. A concrete road starts some way above Cavandone.

Combined with a climb to Montorfano.


Warm, high cloud. Road potholled near summit, take care on the descent.


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