Monno - Ponte palù - Pension San Giacomo - Mortirolo
As far as the Mortirolo is concerned, there are never too many approaches. It can even be ridden from Aprica, via Pian di Gembro and Trivigno, or after heading downhill towards Edolo and climbing into Valle Camonica before turning left in Monno. This is the proudly Brescian side of the Mortirolo and not half as intimidating as the name Mortirolo usually suggests. It’s a consistent climb that ramps up between 3.5 km and 4 km with a long stretch at 10%, before finishing with the final 2 km that are by no means easy. Catch your breath when you reach the iconic Passo del Mortirolo sign – even world-class riders like Alberto Contador can’t resist this Instagram-worthy photo opportunity. While this climb is classified as 12.7 km, remember that it’s measured from the village of Monno (elevation 891 metres) compared to Mazzo (552 metres).