Tour of Monte Bondone: Vezzano - Vason - Passo S. Udalrico
An extremely tough route. The focus of this long tour is the ascent to Mount Bondone, a climb only suitable for true grimpeurs.
We depart from Riva del Garda, heading towards Trento, passing Lake Cavedine on the way. At Vigolo Baselga the climb towards Mount Bondone, the mountain of Trento, begins.
The Giro d'Italia has concluded one of its stages here no less than four times. Its bends, especially those on the east side, also host the famous Trento-Bondone car race. And, in fact, this side is the same one we suggest tackling in this itinerary: more than 10 kilometres with a steady gradient of about 8%. As well as the steep gradient, the distance also makes this tour a tough one, as it racks up a total of nearly 100 kilometres.
So, an ideal route for climbers who want to relive the feat achieved by Charly Gaul in a stage of the Giro d'Italia back in 1956, when, in the middle of a snowstorm, in second place, he made up a gap of 8 minutes and won just before reaching Mount Bondone.