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Italy : Veneto

2.3 km (1.4 miles) NE of Marziai, Belluno, Veneto, Italy
Approx. altitude: 855 m (2805 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 168°W

Accuracy: 14 m (45 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground zero #8: The confluence hunter #9: Nearby village - Stabie

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#1: The Confluence from 15 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

27-Jun-2015 -- Friday evening after work at 4:40 PM I took a train from Zurich to Innsbruck, Austria. Using local trains I proceeded to Trento, arriving there at 11 PM. I had my bicycle with me (packed for transport in a so-called tranzbag). Directly after my arrival in Trento, I reassembled my bicycle and began cycling eastwards towards this confluence point. As soon as I had left the city, I rolled out my sleeping bag and enjoyed a night under the stars. The next day I kept on cycling until I reached the little village Stabie at a distance of just 1.3 km beeline. But the track leading to the confluence is extremely steep. Cycling was nearly impossible. I abandoned my bike at a distance of 200 m and started hiking further upwards along forest tracks until I reached the confluence point.

The confluence point is located right on the hillside of a forest track in a dense forest, consisting of various tree species. I climbed upwards and downwards through the undergrowth in order to reach the exact location, but the GPS fooled me around until my patience was exhausted. Through the trees, the Piave river valley can be seen 600 m below.

Right after the visit, I coasted downhill to the river and continued my bicycle trip northwards. I spent the night near Agordo. On Sunday, I cycled over the mountain passes Falsarego, Valparola, and the Brenner, reaching Innsbruck just in time to catch my last train back to Zurich.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a track: 5 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 200 m
  • Time to reach the CP from bicycle parking: 20 min
  • Time at the CP: 3:05 PM
  • Measured height: 808 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 4 m
  • Position accuracy: 13 m
  • Topography: steep mountain
  • Vegetation: beech, birch, conifer trees, all kinds of undergrowth like nettles, ferns, grass
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 26° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Steep Cycling Confluence


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground zero
#8: The confluence hunter
#9: Nearby village - Stabie
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