Setting off from Cesenatico, 43 km are rather easy before you reach the foot of the Barbotto. Though the climb is not very long, the first 300 metres start with gradients between 9-10%. Then you will catch your breath, before the road begins to climb again on uneven gradients, between 6% and 10%.
The gradients in the first 400 metres are of 14% and there are 5 hairpin bends. To end with, there is a veritable “wall” to conquer, with a gradient of 18%.