Monte Barbotto

Mercato Saraceno, Italy

The Monte Barbotto is a col with a length of 4.6 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Mercato Saraceno, Emilia Romagna, Italy. The average grade of this col is 8.2% with a maximum of 12.7%. The Monte Barbotto ascents from 140 meter at the start, to 513 meter at the top, with a total of 373 ascending meters.


Monte Barbotto Profile


Distance 4.6 km
Elevation gain 373 m
Average grade 8.2 %
Maximum grade 12.7 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 140 m
Maximum elevation 513 m

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The Monte Barbotto is Fourth climb and the most difficult and fantastic challenge of the mythical Granfondo Nove Colli, the oldest granfndo in the world and one of the most popular in Italy. The climb is a total of 5.5 km long and has an average gradient of 6.9%. There is an altitude difference of 372m to overcome. Although the climb is not extremely long save some energy for the infamous and devastating last km of the climb. The 1st 400 meters of that last km you climb at 14% - there are 5 turns in that stretch. Eventually, you'll come across a real wall to fight against, with a gradient of 18%.

- Giro d'Italia 2020 - Stage 12
- Granfondo Nove Colli