Forca Caruso

Tiburtina, Italy

The Forca Caruso is a col with a length of 11.8 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Tiburtina, Abruzzo, Italy. The average grade of this col is 3.2% with a maximum of 5.4%. The Forca Caruso ascents from 752 meter at the start, to 1.107 meter at the top, with a total of 365 ascending meters.

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Forca Caruso Profile

Facts

Distance 11.8 km
Elevation gain 365 m
Average grade 3.2 %
Maximum grade 5.4 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 752 m
Maximum elevation 1107 m

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Description

From the 9th century B.C. and from Roman times until modern times, the pass was a crucial point linking Rome to Aternum, modern Pescara, and the entire Abruzzi coast via the Via Valeria.