This is the hardest of the three climbs, with a couple pieces around 15%. The vertical for this climb is around 280 vertical meters, then a great descent to Compiobbi awaits. After getting into Compiobbi, there is a short stretch on the main road of around 1.3 kilometers, before turning off to climb to the Fiesole / Olmo road through Monteloro. This is a nice climb, pretty user friendly with only a couple of places that hit 10%. Good water in Monteloro, with around 2/3 of the vertical done in 1/2 the distance. The remainder of the climb after Monteloro is pretty easy, and the total vertical on this third climb is around 460 meters. A short climb and the road hooks up with Via Faentina, which I take back home, enjoying the descent the whole way. I think it was just a slow car, but I was on top of a car for around 1/2 of the descent. Good day, even if the energy level was a little low. 26.1 miles in 2:11 rolling time for an average speed of 11.9 mph (slow) with 3163 vertical feet climbed with a sun effected average temperature of 55. It was pretty windy out there today as well. Perhaps that is where my energy went. Ciao.
Maiano, Vincigliata, Compiobbi, Monteloro, Olmo, Firenze by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
The climb to Monteloro begins in earnest now.
A peek-a-boo view through the trees.
An outlying building of the Monastery on the way to Monteloro.
Looking back at the main Monastery buildings around 1/2
the way up the climb to Monteloro.
This is the view of Monteloro after leaving the water fountain.