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This week's aspirational ride means heading over to Italy to take on the Blockhaus; a climb steeped in cycling history, first tackled in the Giro d'Italia back in 1967 where a youthful Eddy Merckx was first to cross the line.

The summit can be reached by taking three different routes, but the climb up via Pretora is the "percorso della giornata" (or route of the day to you and me) which we've found to be the most "tame" way to summit, with hybrid bikes and novice cyclists regularly making their way up to the top. Take in the striking views of the coast from 2068m above before descending your way back to your hotel, or getting ready to take on the other two routes to the top.

Thanks to Kevin from Giro D'Abruzzo for the route, head over to their site to get your trip booked for later this year.
Authored By Jack Buxton
"After only learning how to ride his bike in anti-clockwise circles back in the Nineties, Jack has come a long way (although only by taking left turns) and is now heading Pearson's online offering. When he's not manning the keyboards you'll see him out on his Off Grid, as a newly converted gravel aficionado."
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