Infamously steep and narrow, this one-way road is closed to vehicles (except for those of a few residents), and once you start up, there’s no turning back! For safety reasons, it is prohibited for cyclists to descend on this road.
After 14 km and 1,100 m of vertical gain, at an average grade of 8% with sections of 14%, you’ll arrive at the Barricata refuge.
From there the road levels out, but you’ll still have some rollers to do before descending back to the river valley.
The town of Marcesina, along this route, is known for its low temperatures, so take warm clothing even in July.
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