Genova i forti fino alla presa
Described here is a ride through the heights above Genoa, starting from the city center. A modern xc intinerary, because of the last rocky descent that can create some difficulties.
We start from the Foce district, in the traffic we pass Brignole station and arrive up to Staglieno cemetery where we leave the cars and finally begin to climb after 5 km of suffering.Via paleocapa is a climb that becomes a "crosa" between two dry stone walls until it rejoins the bitumen road that leads to Righi. here we climb up to the high square of Peralto, where we find the only drinking fountain, and take the dirt road that leads toward Creto. At the first fork you take the short but double-digit sn climb to the Baracchetta. After this one climbs up to take the higher path, the dog path, which takes us with a few "push ups" to the start of the first descent(nice view here), taxidriver.
2/3 minutes of semi-flow (more flow than this in these parts does not exist...) and we rejoin the dirt road that leads first to fields, and then continuing in ups and downs (more salts..) to the outlet of the old aqueduct below Creto. From here a nice view towards the bisagno valley.A nice breather and back along the same road to the junction where the taxidriver ends and, with a bit of portage, we take the butterfly path (which you won't find anymore unfortunately, they are gone).
An uncomplicated climb but to be careful that is exposed in some sections. We get to the top and descend behind Fort Spur on a nasty rocky descent, pass sn the lawyer's gate to climb briefly on bitumen to the attack of the last descent , Caterpillar, caterpillar caterpillar.
It starts easy but as it goes on it gets more and more rocky, very rocky! Eventually you arrive on city bitumen and return to downtown, aquarium area.
This is one of my training circuits, 40km or so with 900 mt +, a flow descent and a stony one, 2 digit climbs and more human climbs. With some nice views at the top. Not bad thinking you start in the center of a city.