The road goes straight uphill right from the start. The slopes are softened by the passage at midpoint through the picturesque village of Bolognano. But just outside the town, the chain begins to get hard and the strain takes its toll. The road climbs relentlessly with the road-posts indicating stretches with a 15 percent slope. After about 5 km, on the left you’ll notice the capital dedicated to Salve Regina. On the right, the eye gazes across an incredible landscape, with Lake Garda that appears as an incredibly vast stretch of water.
The road climbs up again, but without the strenuous jolts of the first kilometres. The last stretch is more gentle. You enter the woods and the fresh air is a soothing balm for the last efforts. On the pass, under the slopes of Mount Stivo, a fountain indicates that the climb is over and that you can quench your thirst. Here the bicycle is a Queen not only on the road, but also in a myriad of trails, a true biker’s paradise.