Cycling Giao Pass from Pocol
The north side of the Giau is the “easy” side, though it isn’t an easy climb. This side is 8.6km long at 8.3%. The other side is 10km at 9.1%. The numbers may seem close but there is a noticeable difference in the suffer-factor on the two sides of this mountain.
This is where the fun begins.
All the cows in these parts have huge bells around their necks and they make a lovely chorus.
Getting near the top the trees dissipate the views widen.
I did this climb as a warm up to the Tre Cime and Here is the Strava for this ride: