PEDALITALY Friuli Summer Race | EU
The Montasio Plateau is the finish line of this splendid race that takes place along the fabulous roads of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
PEDALITALY Friuli Summer Race takes you to discover the charm of the Julian Alps enclosed between the Austrian and Slovenian borders.
The departure is located in the town of Tarvisio, the last Italian municipality that borders Austria to the north and Slovenia to the east. The route crosses the Rio del Lago Valley up to the Cave del Predil and allows you to admire the Cima del Lago peak, the green waters of Lake Predil and, all around, the grazing animals.
After crossing the lake, the route takes a road surrounded by vegetation that leads us to Sella Nevea, a hamlet of Chiusaforte, from which you take the paved path that leads directly to the plateau.
The first part of the climb has a short stretch with severe slopes, then the gradient softens until it becomes a pleasant ride that leaves time and breath to admire the enchanting alpine landscape.
The finish line is at the top of the Montasio Plateau, near a hut that produces the homonymous cheese typical of the area: Montasio. This place – located at an altitude of 1,700 m asl – was the stage location of the 2013 Giro d’Italia and it offers an exceptional view over the entire Friuli flatland below.
Dist: 24.27 km
Elev: 869 mt