The fourth stage of the Giro della Sicilia 2019 with a distance of 128 km and with an elevation gain of 2645 meters will be one of the most challenging stages of the Giro, but probably one of the most beautiful in the landscape. The timed stage, from Castelbuono to Geraci, has a challenging 14 km climb with a 5.3% average incline. Subsequently there will be other climbs between the Madonie passing through the Petralie up to the suggestive climb of Piano Battaglia.
A challenging stage, which will deepen our knowledge of the Madonie Park, already met during the first stage. In a continuous up and down, you will cross small characteristic towns, perched on the heights of the Park’s mountains.
Castelbuono with its castle, Geraci with its sources and springs, the Petralie – Petralia Soprana (recently named Borgo dei Borghi 2018, the most beautiful town in Italy ) and Petralia Sottana – Polizzi Generosa, rich in history since ancient times and Isnello: the city of the famous Targa Florio, the historical car race.
The welcome of local people will be an additional source of motivation for the participants, who will also have the opportunity to taste typical sicilian local food in the equipped refreshment points along the route. As for the naturalistic aspect, you will pass through lush forests and valleys that offer spectacular views, where the mountains, the sky and the sea merge into one. Also, the transition from Piano Zucchi and Piano Battaglia will be very characteristic, due to the beauty of the present nature.