Distance: 120 Km Elevation gain: + 2400 mt Max altitude: 1830 mt Min altitude: 321 mt Max gradient: 19%
Departure from Terme di Arta car park.
Madonna del Ponte.
Villa Santina lake.
Turn left to skirt Enemonzo
Turn right onto a beautiful road in the Enemonzo countryside..
Turn left to return to the secondary road
Start the climb to Ampezzo at the Passo del Pura exit (6.5 km at average 4.5%, including a downhill section).
Ampezzo (water, refreshments and coffee available in a number of bars).
Turning for the climb to Passo del Pura (8.6 km, average 8.3%. Max gradient 14%, 9 hairpin bends).
View of the Tagliamento valley from the 7th hairpin bend.
Passo del Pura, 1450 m; beautiful open-air church on the left.
Rifugio Tita Piaz, bar-restaurant for food and water.
Start of the very technical descent in the Pura forest, 5.5 km.
Entry to tunnel in the rock. NB front and rear lights recommended, very little light. Length 400 m.
Sauris lake and dam
Start the climb to Sauris di Sotto and Sauris di Sopra Casera Razzo, (12.6 km and average 6.5%, but caution: the average includes many flat stretches, included in the total for convenience; the climb is extremely challenging. Max gradient 20%).
Sauris di Sotto: turn left, leaving the main road in the centre of Sauris di Sotto (the detour is steep at 18% but very pretty; following the main road we pick up the track 1 km later).
Sauris di Sotto, the village of prosciutto and speck.
Series of photo-worthy hairpin bends.
On the left, the church of San Lorenzo, Sauris di Sopra.
Approximately 2 km flat stretch.
Start of 3.3km climb with 7 hairpin bends and average gradient 9%; maximum gradient 20%.
Hairpin bends to Casera Razzo.
Start of steep section
End of climb, viewpoint with bench and start of flat section.