At the bottom, it joins my normal descent from above, where I turned left and climbed this road for the first time. It is amazing the different things you see and notice when climbing versus descending. It is a wonderful climb, and I did not succumb to the % o meter, but I think it hits 15% for a couple of short stretches, but it is basically user friendly. At the church again, I went back the other way through Cercina, and turned right to descend through Canonica, then the back way into Firenze above the Careggi complex. Really fun, and it is hard to believe there is so much quality riding right out my door, and after all this riding, there is still new stuff to ride. Check the link if you wish, but it ended up as 19.6 miles, with 2300 vertical of climbing in 1 hour 44 minutes of rolling time, or 11.3 mph.
Up, Down, Up, Down - Cercina area by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
A look across the valley to the church and monastery above Fiesole.
A stretch of new floor and a perfect day on the road from Pian de San Bartolo to Cercina.
The new, tiny road from the top of the hill above Cercina.
This does not show as well as I hoped, but this descent is steep and fun.
Danger, Will Robinson!
The church at the top of the hill from the climb up the road I normally descend on.