Roller Skiing: Madonna del Sasso, Orta, Italy - 663 m. (2,175 ft)

Mon, 7 August 2023


Minimum altitude: 392 meters

Distance: 6.9 km

Slope Aspect: East

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 276 meters (906 feet)

Vertical Descended: 276 meters


Rollerski climb to the Madonna del Sasso (Madonna of the cliff). A church positioned above a 250 rock wall. There is a bit of traffic on the first half of the climb to the fork but relatively calm afterwards. I walked down.

3.7km climb over 260m giving an average grade of 7% but there are some steeper ramps and flatter sections. 

4.2km for the climb. 2.7km for the descent. It is not that good a ratio but it may be possible to cut the last hairpin at 540m on the Via Guisseppe Frua.


Warm, 31C but the climb has quite a bit of shade in the afternoon. Road surface generally acceptable apart from about 100m of broken tarmac where there is a little hamlet on the last section of the climb.


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