training loops

Sport

Cycling

Description

Date 2013-08-17 Conditions Excellent
Distance 1.5 km
(.9 miles)
Time 5 h 16
Vertical 135 meters
( 443 feet)
Participants
Hazards

Road potholed by quarry at start and wet on corners.

Comments

Climb to the historic village of Montorfano to see the Church as part of a larger loop above Verbania.

The famous Montorfano granite is was used to build the little Romanesque Church of John the Baptist. It is one of the most interesting and best preserved Romanesque churches in the area and dates from the 11th-12th centuries. The hamlet of Montorfano has remains dating from the 5th-6th and 9th centuries.

There is a tratorria in the village but I didn't see it.

Weather Sunny, warm (over 20C at 7am)