6.3 miles
Distance
2,081 ft
Climb
-1,721 ft
Descent
1,481 ft
High Point

Access by car:
Exit the motorway at the tollbooth of La Spezia, continue in the direction of Portovenere and about 3 km before the village, turn left towards Le Grazie.

Vertical Style

Description:
Starting point of the route is Monte Castellana; get going from the sea alternating sections on asphalt with dirt roads, mostly easy except for the last 50 m, enjoying stunning views of amazing places like Monte Muzzerone, Portovenere headland, the church of San Pietro or far away the Palmaria and Tino islands and the tiny Tinetto island. Along the last section you can admire the panorama of the Gulf of Poets. From the top of Monte Castellana the proper track begins with 200 m at the start of pure adrenaline, characterized by a smooth and fast section that leads to more technical passages and to some pedalling, along an almost flat section. From there, you will need both technique and strength to reach the end of the track.


Start Point: Monte Castellana
End Point: Le Grazie
Classification: EN
Difficulty: difficult
Distance: 2.2 km
Elevation gain/loss : 2/324 m
Rideability +/- : 100%
Time: 10 minutes
Water points: 1
Shuttle service: not available
Local Knowledge:
Best Period: all year

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for vertical style mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    360 ft
  • Altitude min
    19 ft
  • Altitude start
    27 ft
  • Altitude end
    387 ft
  • Grade
    1.084%
  • Grade max
    -40.462%
  • Grade min
    35.981%
  • Distance climb
    3.7 miles
  • Distance down
    2.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,118 ft
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