The Italian Job – day 9

Citta Di Castello to Villagrande

The route starts flat but then climbs up to the pretty town of Anghiari for a brew van stop and then continues northwards along the Val Tiberina to the Lago di Montedoglio, a huge man made lake which blends in perfectly with the surrounding hills. A ‘glorious ascent’ goes up to the lunch stop with fantastic views out over the Alpe Della Luna. After lunch there is an amazing, winding descent into the woodlands of the Montefeltro past a number of attractive hill towns and forts. The day ends with another ‘glorious ascent’ up to the relaxing resort which has a spa, a pool or a small lake to walk around.  (Description based on route notes from Peak Tours).

Route from Citta Di Castello to Villagrande (63 miles):

Elevation profile (ascent ~5700 feet):

A very scenic but tough day doing the two climbs that were 6-7% average and 6 miles and 8 miles in length!

A few videos of the route.

Next: Day 10 – Villagrande to Castrocaro

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