Cycling Foza Valstagna

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Foza - Valstagna

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 6.5 %

Length: 14.4 km

Altitude start: 154 m

Altitude top: 1093 m

Ascent: 939 m

Foza rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 2090 (all)
Ranking Italy: 571 (all)
Ranking Dolomites: 191(all)
Difficulty score: 89.56 what?

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The Foza is situated in Veneto. This climb belongs to the Dolomites. Starting from Valstagna, the Foza ascent is 14.4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 939 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 6.5 %.

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Since 2005, the Foza will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Giro d'Italia 2017 :  Pordenone - Asiago on 27/05/2017

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Story by Ian Walker from Campolongo Sul Brenta, Italy, submitted on 27/06/2014
This is one of our local climbs and a favorite of many of our guests, not really surprising as it is a beautiful scenic climb as well as being a gateway to the Asiago Plateau. The climb is our ''Alpe d''Huez'' being 14km long with 20 hairpin turns and an avg of 6.5% and a max of 15% Beginning in the picturesque village of Valstagna the climb begins immediately and winds up the sheer valley walls giving great views of the valley below and the valley opposite. The hairpin turns come thick and fast adding to the experience. Should you need it there is a great little Osteria at turn 17, the Piangrande, where you can stop for water , coffee or panini. But we usually crack on, normally trying to better previous times. At T20, the final turn the road ramps up and briefly hits 15% before flattening out. However from T20 there is still a 3km ''drag'' up to Foza. Finally reaching Foza you can stop, take photo''s, admire the scenery and congratulate yourself on conquering a great climb before deciding which way to go to explore the Asiago Altipiano. We usually head right for a stunning ride to Enego before a big descent back to the Valley floor. Fantastic!!
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Story by douglas ritter from , United States, submitted on 07/08/2012
I have climbed Foza from Vastagna perhaps 7 or 8 times in the past 9 years I have been cycling on vacations in this region. It''s a great climb, similar to L''Aple d''Huez in that it''s mostly switchbacks up the side of a cliff. Be sure to look across the ravine and marvel at how people get to those farm houses perched on the side of the mountain.

Oddly enough I was there just the week after John Reay, the author of the other comment about this climb. And I also did Grappa right after him.

There is no water on the climb to Foza so bring all you need. There is a small cafe about halfway up but I have never been in it. I typically climb up to Foza, and head over to the top of Enego, about 10 miles away for my cafe and break.

The decent down Foza is VERY technical and all hairpin curves. More pleasant is the decent from Enego and then back along the Brenta River to wherever you are staying near Bassano.

Also from the top of Foza one can bike to Gallio and then to Asiago and down from their to Conco and back home.

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Story by John Reay from , United Kingdom, submitted on 05/04/2012
This was my first taste of a real climb in Italy. We cycled along the valley from Campolongo to Valstagna, where we stopped for the usual group photo. There was five of us on the ride, three of the guys had done the Foza before.

We turned left in Valstagna and it was virtually straight into the climb. This really is 14km of climbing heaven, once I settled into my rythem I just could not stop smiling. Twenty hairpin bends, give you that real alpine feeling. The village of Foza is a small place and really not to much to hang around for. We headed to Enego for a much deserved coffee, followed by an 11km descent back to the valley then a Team Time trial back to campolongo. The big climb of Monte Grappa was yet to come and this certainly wet my appitite. If you are in the area guys don''t miss this little cracker.
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