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Assietta Loop

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A loop near the location of the Battle of Assietta.


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36.5

Miles

58.7

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Singletrack

8,341' 2,542 m

High

4,629' 1,411 m

Low

5,664' 1,726 m

Up

5,665' 1,727 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Overview

Rated "intermediate/difficult" for the total elevation gain. This is suitable for trained cyclists, otherwise, no technical difficulties either uphill or downhill.

Description

Assietta Road Loop (Strada dell'Assietta) has a total climb of around 1,620 m (5,300 ft).

The first 7.0 km (4.3 mi) of the climb and last 16 km (10 mi) of the descent are on a decently paved road. The rest unfolds on an old military unpaved road (see Assietta Road (Unpaved Section)) which can be rough at times and is open yearly from mid-June to the end of October due to snow at high elevation.

Access to motor vehicles is banned on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the months of July and August.

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History & Background

The Battle of Assietta was fought in the Italian campaign of the War of the Austrian Succession on 19 July, 1747. It resulted in a defeat for France against the Piedmontese army of the Kingdom of Sardinia.

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Antonello N.

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Pacing
Oct 7, 2017 near Usseaux, IT
Along the way
Oct 7, 2017 near Pragela…, IT
Near Mt. Genevris
Oct 7, 2017 near Sauze d…, IT
Looking down on a couple of switchbacks
Oct 7, 2017 near Usseaux, IT
Along the way
Oct 7, 2017 near Exilles, IT
Colle dell'Assietta
Oct 7, 2017 near Exilles, IT

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