Giro 2022 Stage 4 Part 1 (Monte Lauro)

 Giro 2022 Stage 4 Part 1 (Monte Lauro)   

The Hyblaean Mountains is a mountain range in south-eastern Sicily, Italy. It straddles the provinces of Ragusa, Syracuse and Catania. The highest peak of the range is Monte Lauro, at 986 m. The name derives from the Siculi king Hyblon, who gave a portion of his territory to Greek colonists to build the town of Megara Hyblaea. The range is composed of white limestone rocks, characterized by Karst topography. Originally a plateau, rivers have eroded the landscape, forming numerous deep canyons. In the coastal area sandstone is also present. In some areas, such as that of Monte Lauro (once part of a submerged volcanic complex), volcanic rocks are also present. The hyblaean area is characterized by a high seismic risk. The Hyblaean Mountains are characterized by gentle slopes, interrupted by sharp valleys. In the central area are numerous woods which are intermingled with dry stone walls of typical of south-eastern Sicily. The more populated coastal area is characterised by terraced hills with Mediterranean vegetation, rising up to a plateau cultivated by olive trees, vines, citrus fruit and almonds. Hyblaean Mountains host the archaeological remains of the medieval castles of Ferla, Buscemi and Cassaro. Main attractions of the area include the Baroque towns of Ragusa, Modica and Palazzolo Acreide, the Necropolis of Pantalica and Cava Ispica.

Region: Sicilia
City: Avola

Distance: 63.13 km
Elevation Gain: 1232 m
Elevation Loss: 575 m
Difficulty: 694 (Moderate)
FIETS Index: 1.73 FIETS
Avg Grade: 1.85 %
Max cat climb: HC
Min elevation: 39 m
Max elevation: 973 m
Ride Category: Hilly

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