Not that I'm complaining I hasten to add. In terms of cycling wonderment, this was a magnificent and unique climb. That old road section I just mentioned was like nothing we've ever cycled before and I'm very glad we did it (even though we descended the larger road signposted motorhome friendly). The only real negative was that we did the ride on the weekend and some of the cars were worryingly eager to get past us, to the point there wing mirrors tapped me on the bum.
Then, to top it all off, we even squeezed in a 60 km round trip along the valley floor from Chiavenna to the shores of Lake Como and back.
Enjoy the pictures.