bikepacking across THE italian
Strade Montane (Mountain Roads in Italian) is a cycling project which aim to discover the Apennine area through the paths, gravel and secondary roads that run through the Italian mountains between the two regions of Emilia and Tuscany.
Trails from the second volume of Strade Montane. Three gravel routes and one exclusively for mtb on the early Bolognese Apennines, going up the war front of the Gothic Line.
All along the ridge from the top of Cavarzano Pass onward is a fabulous dirt road, with only a few gently sloping sections and surrounded by the surrounding wooded heights. We are still on one of the many routes used in the past to connect two regions if not quite two states a handful of centuries ago.