Author Topic: video: Monte Grappa challenge : great cycling event, legendary, steep ascents  (Read 911 times)

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Offline gyorgyigabor

Hello,
In the year of 2012 I participated in a great cycling event, brevet that was organised on Monte Grappa (1775 m), a legendary mountain of Italy, where I recorded video. By this event the cyclists can climb the mountain 2-3-4-5 times in a day. An ascent means ca. 1500-1600 m heightdifference and 2-3 of them has 13-15-20% steep sections. The landscape is a mixture of rocks mountainsides, friendly meadows and there are great views to the plain.
This event day was one of my most memorable cycling day and I finished the day after 261 kms + 7241 m heightdifference.

The video can be reached here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DmY6kERTo8

In my youtube channel you can find cycletouring videos about more than 130 paved ascents of the Alps, Pyrenées and Canary islands going above 2000 m :
( http://www.youtube.com/gyorgyigaborÂhttp://www.gyorgyigabor.hu/GYG_osszes_hago.phpÂ
« Last Edit: March 20, 2013, 06:10:00 am by gyorgyigabor »

Offline indyfabz

We will be flying to Venice in late May for a week+ of riding at the Italian Cycling Center, which is located in Bassano del Grappo. Have every intention of climbing Monte Grappa, just not sure from which direction. But it will certainly be a much shorter ride than yours.

Offline gyorgyigabor

Hi,
from Bassano you can chhose 3:
the direct one from ROmano Ezzelino - skip this: boring !
the 2 other: from Borso del Grappa (2nd climb in my video: great, not so brutal !)
and the 3rd from Paderno del Grappa - starts few kms East from the previous: calm road, but sometimes brutal ! 16-20% steep! But its 2nd section is romantic :)
Have a great ride !
Best regads,
Gabor

We will be flying to Venice in late May for a week+ of riding at the Italian Cycling Center, which is located in Bassano del Grappo. Have every intention of climbing Monte Grappa, just not sure from which direction. But it will certainly be a much shorter ride than yours.

Offline indyfabz

Thanks. We will be going with some friends who have been there before. One of them keeps warning us about grades up to 20%.