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A passion for classic wheels

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No doubt about it: classic specialities never go out of fashion.
The same goes for road cycling, which sees its many amateur fans riding together all over Italy. Val di Sole has always been an important area along the route of important road cycling races, including the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of the Alps.

Val di Sole Bikeland is chosen for important cycle races not just because of its splendid natural context but also for some uphill stretches that are part of the history of international cycling.

GRANDI SALITE DEL TRENTINO

Come and tackle the ascents cycled by great champions

Uphill to Peio Fonti

From Ossana up to the well-known spa centre: almost 10 kilometres uphill with some stretches steeper than 7%.
Easier parts to the town of Cogolo and then steeper again, especially on the first uphill stretch towards Peio Fonti.
The finish is at 1,400 metres asl, with a total uphill difference in altitude of 444 metres.


 
Altimetria della salita a Peio  | © Archivio Progetto Grandi Salite del Trentino
Altimetria della salita a Passo Tonale | © Archivio Progetto Grandi Salite del Trentino

Uphill to Passo Tonale

On the roads from the Great War, the Tonale uphill stretch has a rich history. From Fucine di Ossana, to Tonale Pass: 15 kilometres uphill with a total difference in altitude of 1,157 metres.
A gradual ascent with practically constant gradients the whole way.

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Legendary uphill stretches

Tonale Pass is just the Launchpad for truly epic uphill stretches, on the border of Val di Sole along the Brescia side:

Gavia Pass
From Ponte di Legno to 2,621 metres asl and this famous mountain pass in Lombardy. An ascent with a wealth of history that will require huge effort (a difference in altitude of 1,363 metres) but will definitely be worth it in terms of emotion.

Mortirolo Pass
The most feared uphill stretch in Europe: from the state road that comes down from Ponte di Legno to Edolo, from the Monno turnoff up to this mountain pass. Over 13 km uphill with gradients up to 18%.

Al Gavia con Ballan | © Archivio PontedilegnoTonale - Ph Riccardo Meneghini
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