Today we penetrate deep into the interior as far as the Trebbia Valley and on to Montebruno for our lunch break. It's all plain sailing on the Forcella, and it is only in the final section that the gradient exceeds 6 percent. We then leave the plateau to ride through meadowland to start with, then through woods to Fregarolo, from where we drop down into the Trebbia Valley. The climb to Barbagelata from Montebruno which follows is one of the region's finest ascents. At the top, if the weather is fine, you can see as far as the Maritime Alps. We wind down to the Passo della Scoglina, and zoom down into the Fontanabuona valley. Anyone who wants can ride over the Romaggi (add 15 kms / 650 m climbing). But whatever the plan, we always take in our local hill, to Leivi, before we finish.