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18.8 km  1261 m  (935 m)  5 %

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The Passo del Cerreto is situated in Tuscany. This climb belongs to the Apennines. The Passo del Cerreto via Fivizzano is ranked number 128 of the Apennines. This Passo del Cerreto approach starts in Fivizzano. The Passo del Cerreto climb is 18.8 km long. You gain 935 heightmeters, so the average gradient is 5 %. The climb is ranked 2849 in the world.

77.25

Climbbybike difficulty score (77.2)
128
Ranking Apennines
783
Ranking Italy

Passo del Cerreto via Fivizzano popularity rank : 1026

The Passo del Cerreto has been climbed by 2 climbbybikers. It is ranked No. 1026 as the most climbed climb in the world.
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Passo del Cerreto via Fivizzano: 4 reviews

3.5
Road
3
Traffic
3
Amenities
3
Surroundings
5
Michael Huggins

I did this early on a Saturday morning in August 2008 and there was quite a lot of traffic, as the climb is on a main road from Tuscany into Emilia-Romagna. There is a demanding central section, shown on the diagram here as from kilometres 7 to 11. As we all know, when you are going slowly the traffic seems to intrude more! This is the main drawback. Otherwise the road surface is good and the scenery spectacular. This part of northern Tuscany (Lunigiana)is like a mini-Alps, with a number of good climbs into the Alpi Apuane and the Appenini. When you get to the hotel at the top you can turn right (coming from the Tuscany side) and after another 3 km reach the ski resort of Cerreto Laghi. This is an easier section and makes for a faster finish. I think the whole Lunigiana region is a bit of an undiscovered cyclists paradise (Italian cyclists know it well, mind you). Perhaps not on the scale of the Alps, but with great compensations in the food, the friendliness and homeliness of the place.

David Evans

I have done this climb several times over the last decade in all different conditions. The road has been resurfaced recently and is now mostly very good. The route is popular with day trippers from the coast at weekends, but is usually quiet weekday afternoons. In Spring it can be very cold at the top (there is skiing at Cerreto Laghi into April) and the weather can change quickly so take layers. In Summer it can be very hot but there are several places to get water. There is a tap outside the church at Pieve San Paolo and a couple of roadside springs further up, past the turn to Sassalbo. This spring water is reputedly beneficial, so people drive up to collect it - look for plastic bottles around a roadside culvert. The descent is a joy but can be tricky in parts - I lost it at 70kph one time, went over the crash barriers into space. Luckily I hit a tree and survived with a broken finger.

Thomas Munch

I did this climb a wednesday (14/10-2009) at noon. About 20 degrees at the start in Fivizzano (Near the Esso-tank) and 10 degrees on the top. There was a fine road-surface and much lesser traffic than I expected even though it is a main-road, it was no problem. There is a couple of sections that goes downhill so there is plenty of places to recuporate on the way up. I ascended in about 1:45 an descended in about 30 minutes (avg. about 40 km/h downhill because of the many turns and twists). Btw. The San Paulo Albergo Restaurant 7 km up is great :-)

Michael Huggins

I did this early on a Saturday morning in August 2008 and there was quite a lot of traffic, as the climb is on a main road from Tuscany into Emilia-Romagna. There is a demanding central section, shown on the diagram here as from kilometres 7 to 11. As we all know, when you are going slowly the traffic seems to intrude more! This is the main drawback. Otherwise the road surface is good and the scenery spectacular. This part of northern Tuscany (Lunigiana)is like a mini-Alps, with a number of good climbs into the Alpi Apuane and the Appenini. When you get to the hotel at the top you can turn right (coming from the Tuscany side) and after another 3 km reach the ski resort of Cerreto Laghi. This is an easier section and makes for a faster finish. I think the whole Lunigiana region is a bit of an undiscovered cyclists paradise (Italian cyclists know it well, mind you). Perhaps not on the scale of the Alps, but with great compensations in the food, the friendliness and homeliness of the place.

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