I turned left to take what I hoped was the road to Vagliano, which started with another descent at 16%, then changed quickly into a climb of 15 to 17%, eventually topping out at Vagliano, where I took the road toward Roveta, which is a standard favorite of mine. I did the climb past the turn to Roveta, topping out at Santa Maria a Marciola, then descended down the main road to Scandicci, eventually hooking up with the Viales, which took me home. Rain was threatening at the end of the ride, but it did not start until I was back. Another fun ride with new roads. Around 25 miles with around 2000 feet of elevation gain. For more information and a map of the ride, please check out this connection:
Scouting - San Martino all Palma by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
I love the narrow, walled roads on Bellasguardo.
The tiny town of San Martino alla Palma.
The church on the way out of San Martino.
One of the many (three) warning signs of the steep (16%) descent.