I have been several times on the Alpe di Siusi by car or motorbike.
As it is Saturday and I am in Ortisei to join the Sella Ronda Bike Day 2022, I have decided to climb the Alpe di Siusi with my road bike tomorrow.
Leaving Ortisei I come across the very beautiful Passo Pinei and then I head to San Michele and Castelrotto.
It is a very sunny day with a temperature of 26 degrees that makes this ride even more appealing.
After the Passo Pinei I go down to a lower height than the starting point.
Ortisei is 1230 mt. and now I am at 1050 mt. of altitude. So now I have to climb about 1000 mt. to reach the top of the Alpe di Siusi.
After three hours of climbing, 2 km from the top, I come to the end of the paved street. 2 km of stone road are still to be biked.
After a few minutes of doubt, I decide to go with my road bike on a route that would be difficult even for an MTB.
I have to walk for some short parts as it’s really not possible to bike due to stones on the way.
It takes about 15 minutes to get to the top.
The view from here is breathtaking! Having reached the top, the effort was worthwhile.
After a nice meal at the restaurant enjoying the sun and the fantastic view, I go to get a ticket for the cable car that in about 15 minutes will take me down to Ortisei.
This is really one of the most exciting rides I have ever done.
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