Road trip guide: Conquering Monte Chersogno
Monte Chersogno is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.411m (7,910ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Cuneo, in Piedmont, Italy.
Set high on the northern part of the country, in the Maira valley, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The final part is closed to private vehicles. It’s a very expert mountain bike ride and very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary and some portions of the climb may require you to push your bike.
The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 16% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Prazzo Superiore, the ascent is 13.9 km (8.63 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.300 meters. The average gradient is 9.35%. The road ends at the Gias Vecchio abandoned mountain hut.
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