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I did not take any photos on the day I rode the loop from Ivrea, because I
was focusing on just getting thru the adventure. But the scenery deserved photos -- so here's some links to some other people's photos:
Here's my only photo of the Gran Paradiso mountain, but it was taken in
April with lots of snow, and from a far distance south:
It started as a rather cloudy day, and I expected the climb up the north
side Colle di Sampeyre to be hard, so I decided not to carry the weight of a
camera. Then just after I come over the summit it got nice and sunny, and
the Elva gorge was rather spectacular . . . "Oh well, hope for photos next time".
Meanwhile can try . . .
a town southeast from Cuneo, near both gentle
and hilly terrain. I'd heard that an experienced American cyclist used it as
a base, and after riding one day it was convenient to drive by there, so
here's a photo: