Forca d'Acero

Forca d'Acero: an Italian iconic climb

Forca d'Acero is a high mountain valley at an elevation of 1.538m (5,045ft) above the sea level, located on the border between Lazio and Abruzzo regions, in Italy.

The road to the summit is called SR509. It’s asphalted but includes some steep sections, up to 10.6%. The climb has been used in the Giro d’Italia race. At the summit are many shops.

There are 3 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Atina Inferiore, the ascent is 29 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.187 meters. The average percentage is 4.1 %. Starting from Sora, the ascent is 29 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.235 meters. The average percentage is 4.3 %. And starting from Opi, the ascent is 11 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 410 meters. The average percentage is 3.7 %. 

 

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