Tour of the Passo Mendola
With more than 1,500 m of elevation gain over a distance of almost 100 km, this tour should not be taken lightly. The route encompasses the home training grounds of all of the greats from the Val di Non, from the former World Cycling Champion Maurizio Fondriest to current stars Gianni Moscon and Letizia Paternoster.
The tour starts in Mezzocorona and includes two climbs, both of which are in the Val di Non. The first is the Denno climb and the second is the one up to the Passo Mendola, which is one of the 23 legendary climbs in Trentino. The route takes in the provinces of Trento and Bolzano, going through apple orchards and fir woods near the Passo Mendola and vineyards on the Valle dell’Adige “wine road”.