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Italy : Lazio

1.4 km (0.9 miles) W of Marano Equo, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Approx. altitude: 428 m (1404 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 42°S 167°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Roviano #10: Bicycle Touring Statistics

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#1: The Confluence from 10 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

10-Nov-2017 -- This is the first out of 3 reports reaching confluence points during a 4-day cycling trip from Rome to Benevente. This was my 114th cycling trip. With 500 km of cycling, it is my 60th-longest trip. See an overview here. About half of the trips included confluence visits.

The evening before confluence day I landed at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport located 30 km west of Rome. After unboxing my bicycle, I spent the night in the nearby suburb Ostia. The next morning, I started cycling towards the confluence point: First I had to cycle through Rome during the morning rush-hour. This was a crazy experiment which I would not repeat. I saw 4 accidents!

At noon time I reached the village Roviano which is located 2 kilometres from the confluence on the other side of the Aniene River valley which separates the hill-top town with the confluence.

Previous visits had never approached the confluence closer than 50 m. But since I do not read the report of previous visits beforehand, I didn’t expect any difficulties. The confluence is located on a steep forested mountain grade. But the satellite image showed some traces of a nearby track, which I followed until I was just 50 m from the confluence. From there, a footpath leads to the exact location. The footpath is a little hidden and winds up in serpentines avoiding the big rock-stairs.

The confluence is surrounded by various species of trees. But nevertheless, there is a good view into the Aniene Valley.

I continued cycling over the 1220 m high pass “Valico Monte Bove” and spent the night in the town Avezzano.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle parking: 50 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 10 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 1:00 PM
  • Measured height: 419 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 5 m
  • Topography: steep mountain grade
  • Vegetation: oak trees, blackberry bushes
  • Weather: partly cloudy, 17° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Smooth Steep-Forest Confluence

The story continues at 42°N 14°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Roviano
#10: Bicycle Touring Statistics
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