The climb was fun and a great workout, so I will probably add this to my standard rides, as it is close to the apartment and easily accessed. From Bivigliano, there is a great contouring slight downhill all the way over to the 4 way intersection, where I started the real descent on the road to Fiesole. This is a fun descent, as the road is quite gentle for a long section, and you don't really need to touch your brakes, and even need to pedal at times. From Fiesole, the descent gets steeper, and is fun all the way back. Today, I turned off to do the back way from San Domenico, but the road is a little bumpy, and probably best left as a climb. Back home in a couple of hours. 26 miles, almost 3000 vertical, and an average rolling speed of around 13 mph. Fun, fun, fun. The Garmin link gives maps and all the details.
Pratolino, Vaglia, Bivigliano, Fiesole, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
This spring from a hillside just before Vaglia provides excellent water.
On the climb to Bivigliano - the sign says 6 switchbacks coming.
A typical part of the climb to Bivigliano - I almost forgot - new floor!
A gate toward the top of the climb to Bivigliano.
Finally, the top of the climb and start of the descent. Yee-haw!