BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE
The route starts in Abriola. If you come from Potenza, you can park in the town centre, in a small “multi-storey” car park next to a coffee shop (for any need) in via Lacava.
The route runs on well-maintained, mostly panoramic roads still untopped by professional cycling races, including the Giro d’Italia.
You climb up to Sellata (a categorised climb at the Giro 2022) and turn toward the Pierfaone skiing slopes without encountering any downhill section in between (climb: 10.5km / 4.8%).
Then a long descent runs to Marsico Nuovo offering stunning views such as the one overlooking the Marsico Nuovo basin.
A climb with hairpin bends passing through Marsicovetere (13.6 km / 4.9%) follows, until it rejoins the descent of the Montagna Grande of Viggiano (see route 7-A).
Uncomplicated descent down to Calvello, at the bottom of the ascent up to Abriola.
You can ride through Abriola and reach the start point along the alleyways of the Lucania’s town. Alternatively, you can take the beltway, like in the Giro 2022 stage, and enter the town from the north.
In Marsico Nuovo it is important to avoid the expressway ss.598 and instead take the sp.80 that, running parallel to the former, leads to Villa d’Agri.
ROUTE CHANGES DURING YOUR RIDE:
After the initial part of the Pierfaone descent, you can shortcut directly toward Calvello, passing from km 14.7 to km 68.3, and still climb briefly along the shortcut.