Cycling Alpe di Neggia Vira Gambarogno

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Alpe di Neggia - Vira Gambarogno

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 9.5 %

Length: 12.49 km

Altitude start: 208 m

Altitude top: 1395 m

Ascent: 1187 m

Alpe di Neggia rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 409 (all)
Ranking Switzerland: 41 (all)
Ranking Alps: 142(all)
Difficulty score: 148.24 what?

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The Alpe di Neggia is situated in Ticino. This climb belongs to the Alps. Starting from Vira Gambarogno, the Alpe di Neggia ascent is 12.49 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1187 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 9.5 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Alpe di Neggia climbers
Story by Chris Patient from Zermatt, Switzerland, submitted on 12/10/2011
I climbed Alpe di Neggia on a hot summer evening in early July, 2011. It was a scorching climb out of Vira on the swiss lakeside rivera and I very nearly gave up and checked into one of the smart hotels with a view on the way. I couldn''t believe how steep the start was. I agree with the honorable Claudio above, that even a 39/26 is not enough! I persisted, however, and luckily soon found a water fountain and shade in the form of the thickly foliaged wayside chestnut trees. The climb went on and on, and I ran out of steam and actually had to stop a few times to recover. At that point the sun was going down and I couldn''t wait to get out of the trees to see the view. The road felt claustrophobic and frighteningly steep as I battled off the saddle upward. Finally the mirage restaurant at the top appeared,and I ended up eating and spending the night there. It is on a popular hiking route to Monte Tamaro and is actually quite good accommodation if you do not mind the baying hunting hounds. In the morning I was rewarded with a spectacular view and a fantastic descent into Italy and down to the lake again.
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Story by Claudio Bruno from , Canada, submitted on 06/05/2010
Fantastic climb, beautiful scenery, last 3-4 KM are pretty tough with a 39/25. The resteraunt at the top is a mirage, really good apple cake.
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Story by Thomas from , Switzerland, submitted on 07/12/2007
I climbed Alpe di Neggia on a Wednesday so there was almost no traffic. The view on the Lago Maggiore is just stunning and this ride is highly recommendable.

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