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.
<p>We depart from Riva del Garda, heading towards Trento, passing Lake Cavedine on the way. At Vigolo Baselga the climb towards <strong>Mount Bondone</strong>, the mountain of Trento, begins.</p>
<p>The <strong>Giro d'Italia</strong> 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 <strong>10 kilometres</strong> 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.</p>
<p>So, an ideal route for <strong>climbers </strong>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.</p>