TUSCANY CROSSING EXPANDS ITS PARTNERSHIPS FOR 2023
For its tenth edition, a new territorial alliance to discover the Val d'Orcia and Tuscany
SIENA, 15 December 2022 – The TRAIL race that crosses the Val d'Orcia Tuscany Crossing is growing and for the tenth edition which will take place in 2023, as usual in April, sees the Siena Experience Italian Hub and Amiata Viaggi e Turismo as new partners srl.
In addition to the technical collaborations and with the local associations for its development, the organizing sports club ASD SIENARUNNERS has entered into an agreement with local players to offer quality services to all those who want to come and get to know the Val d'Orcia through Tuscany Crossing.
In fact, the event now in its tenth edition has become an integral part of the territory and has evolved along with the times, embodying those changes that the market requires. By adapting to the regional directives and the indications resulting from the recent States General of Tourism in Chianciano Terme last October, the ASD SienaRunners wanted to expand its structure to better respond to the already copious requests around the race.
“The will and pleasure of coming to experience a territory to enjoy its environment, health, weather, culture and traditions, including its landscapes and its food, beauty and quality, often expressed by those who, both Italian and many foreigners from all over the world sign up - specifies Roberto Amaddii, President of ASD SIENARUNNERS and creator of the tender - they prompted us to look for expert allies in the sector who could help us provide the best services to meet the needs of reception, transfer, tours and experiences that our members request, even outside the competition. Because Tuscany Crossing has always been an excuse to run and/or walk in one of the most beautiful places in the world but also to stop for some time to savor all its advantages and offers. We didn't want a simple tour operator but partners who understood our desire to offer high quality services, who knew the territory in depth, cared about its essence and were able to tell a correct story of it. Hence the collaboration with Siena Experience Italian Hub and Amiata Viaggi e Turismo srl as exceptional partners for tours, experiences and logistics services".
Siena Experience Italian Hub and Amiata Viaggi e Turismo srl will take care of reception, logistics, transfers, tours and experiences both for members and for those who, before and after the race, throughout the year, will find Tuscany Crossing a an extra incentive to visit the excellences of the territory ranging from the Unesco heritage, to the scenic beauties to the culinary and artistic ones as well as the well-being and health that the competition in all its forms and the preparatory and training editions brings within.
“The race - continues Roberto Amaddii - with its running routes and walkways has over time become an attraction for which enthusiasts arrive in the area from all over the world and the importance of involving economic players in the organization, in addition to the Institutions and to the many volunteers we thank, it becomes fundamental. Not only technical, current and evocative routes such as night walks, but also sustainability through inclusion in the Plogging world championship (the run with waste collection). The maximum for respect for the environment and for a territory that has hosted us for a good ten years”.
“Amiata Viaggi - underlines Gabriele Forti, CEO of Amiata Viaggi & Turismo - is very satisfied to become part of this circuit. Being able to work with the territory for the territory with an event that has been taking place in these lands for 10 years and now embodies its essence, is an honor that pushes us to improve more and more according to the new challenges that the market requires. The Val d'Orcia area can only become more attractive by working in close contact with all its protagonists”. Gabriele Forti continues: ”Thanks to a dynamic and qualified team, Amiata Viaggi boasts a long and established experience in the tourism sector and is also ready to take on this new adventure by organizing experiential trips and tours to discover the area, taking care of all the services to the minimum details. Welcoming therefore but also attention to everyone's needs".
"The Siena Experience Italian Hub of Siena Program Abroad srls - explains Barbara Latini, director of the structure - is a tourist-cultural and educational reality operating in the Val d'Orcia and based in Piazza del Campo in Siena, referent of a network of subjects establishments active in the educational, artistic and cultural fields. With pleasure we have joined this new project by doing nothing but making use of what we are already doing in the area in collaboration with Amiata Viaggi. It will be an honor for us to offer our tours and experiences by opening up both to the territory and to the City of Siena. We will take the guests who will call us to get to know the Val d'Orcia area with meetings of knowledge and experimentation of Italian and Tuscan art and culture, of food, oil, wine and other typical offers of local production. We will involve producers, artists, craftsmen, art historians, educators for children, communication experts, tourist and cultural operators of various kinds with the aim of establishing a 'bridge' between the Val d'Orcia and the city of Siena in particular . But not only.
"The "Tuscany Crossing" - explains Roberto Amaddii - is a TRAIL that crosses the Val d'Orcia and presents itself as an all-encompassing experience that combines the passion for running with that of travel, love for the landscape, the territory recognized as a World Heritage Site since 2004 with its naturalistic, artistic peculiarities and excellent food and wine, sustainability, respect for the environment, the educational aspect and the circular economy".
The route - with running and walking - retraces the paths that pilgrims, wayfarers, saints, artists and great leaders crossed in ancient times, immersed in a nature never abandoned by man but which, on the contrary, has contributed to shaping the landscape and that we must teach to preserve.
It is a kind of off-road race that allows you to fully experience the environmental, historical, food and wine and social context, providing the opportunity to get to know this area of Tuscany in a completely suggestive way and to stop for several days to visit the region.
Since its first edition, the event has had an international character with an average of 20/25 nations represented with around 70/80 athletes each. In 2017, the US magazine "Forbes" even included the race among the "Top 12 Marathons Worth the trip to Europe".
With the resumption of the event after the pandemic, given the countless requests, the "TUSCANY CROSSING" 2023 edition expands its offer of races and the territory involved by introducing a new distance: that of the 100Miglia already very popular abroad, especially in the USA and the possibility of also making a journey (walk) of 54 km.
Modern Wayfarers will be able to enjoy the beauty of dawn, the magnificent sunsets, the most daring and the slowest, even at night immersed in a fairytale landscape
Tuscany Crossing is organized under the aegis of the UISP promotional body recognized by CONI and is proof of qualification for the most important races such as the Mont Blanc Ultratrail and the most famous US 100-mile "Western States". It is also registered in the ULTRATRAIL competition calendar and is included in the IUTA National Circuit.
From the first edition, Tuscany Crossing adheres to the "I don't throw my waste" campaign which provides for the absolute respect for the environment of the paths crossed and is also a qualifying test for the Plogging Championship, a discipline that combines sport with waste collection.
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