4-X (06-07-2006)  PASSO UMBRAIL - PASSO STELVIO - PASSO MORTIROLO - PASSO GAVIA
ARCALÍS DEUX ALPES PIAU ENGALY VAL LOURON RABASSA PEYRESOURDE ASPIN HOURQUETTE D'ANCIZAN PAL-CABUS
CROIX DE FER CAUTERETS TURO DE L'HOME AUBISQUE GLANDON IZOARD RASOS DE PEGUERA TIMMELSJOCH CORTALS D'ENCAMP PLATEAU DE BONASCRE
HAUTACAM TOURMALET PLA D'ADET-PORTET LUZ ARDIDEN MONT VENTOUX GALIBIER ALPE D'HUEZ STELVIO GAVIA LAGOS COVADONGA FEDAIA PLATEAU DE BEILLE MONT CARO MADELEINE BONETTE SAMPEYRE AGNELLO FINESTRE HOCHTOR TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO PAILHERES KUHTAI
MORTIROLO ANGLIRU ZONCOLAN KITZBUHELER HORN RETTENBACHFERNER OSCHENIKSEE 3-X 4-X

SAMPEYRE - 2284 m

    Start 1. Sampeyre

    Access 1. Torino - Pinerolo - Saluzzo - Piasco

    Start 2. Ponte Marmora

    Access 2. Torino - Pinerolo - Saluzzo - Dronero

Side Sampeyre

Long climb, this one, and tough, almost 16km very regular. Since leaving Sampeyre, after 200m going down, the road turns to something steep, 9-10%. The surface is poor, but views are funny, always surronded by a nice forest at the beginning, where gradient hardly ever is less than 8%...but ver up to 11%.

First kilometers through a forest

In fact, it comes a moment where, after 5-6km, the road opens wide. The forest disappears, and views over Valle Varaita are excellent. This unknown valley hides a few nice climbs to be visited. This second part seemed easier, but nothing to rely on. Gradients say it's almost the same, so again 9% approx.

Mid and last part of the climb

Last part is not different, but note we are at 2000m height, you know what I mean. I felt it was very wet, the two times I've done this. But insist on the asphalt, very bad, and the place, recommended. Note also the road down the other side towards Ponte Marmora, very very dangerous. And finally, recommend 39x25 because there isnt' any impossible section.

On the top during la Coppi