Leaving from gardens on viale Kennedy in Scarperia, where you can fill up your water bottle, cross through the historic centre, passing by the beautiful Palazzo dei Vicari. You’ll then leave the town behind to head in the direction of Firenzuola. The first few kilometres are at a slight include (2-3%), allowing you to admire the splendid Mugello countryside. The sign that indicates the hamlet of Ponzalla is where the actual climb begins. From around the 3.5 km mark, the inclines get more intense and, upon leaving the hamlet, the road swerves upward. The climb is constant and fairly shaded, but for a few kilometres, the inclines stretch on at around 8-9%, with a few spots above 10%.
Near the town of Omomorto (6.3 km mark), where you’ll find a rest stop, the incline pans out a little bit, but the road will soon tip back up again.