(161 km 5220 D +)
Friday 21 April 2023 17.30
time limit 32 hours 6 points itra
percentage of asphalt 16% of which 9% crossing villages and towns
after the experience of the first two editions of the 100 miles, some precautions were necessary, so a real restyling of the track was made, practically dividing the Valdorcia into three parts: the " Valdorcia of Wine" which will go up to Montalcino to return to life base in Castiglione d'Orcia, the "Classic Valdorcia" it will travel through the territories of San Quirico d'Orcia and Pienza which with the 53 km will return to Castiglione d'Orcia and the "Mountain Valdorcia" which will rise to 1100 meters above sea level.
It will be a 100 miles long dream that will start at 5.30pm, will see the sunset, the night, the sunrise through woods, vineyards, white roads, it will descend to the Orcia river and head towards the famous Cypresses of the Triboli valley (the most photographed in the world) and then head to Torrenieri, an ancient post station on the Via Francigena, it will go up to Montalcino, a medieval village famous for its wine "his Majesty the BRUNELLO ", to then head towards the Abbey of Sant'Antimo founded according to the legend by Charlemagne, will cross Castelnuovo dell'Abate and then return to cross the Orcia river again and return to Castiglione d'Orcia where there will be the first base life at the 60th km, then passing under the Rocca di Tentennano (your lighthouse for the whole race) you cross Rocca d'Orcia and go down to the ancient Bagno Vignoni spa famous for its pool in the center of the village, go up to San Quirico d'Orcia, a town rich in history located on the Via Francigena where Federico Barbarossa was crowned Emperor of the Holy Empire, we will cross the lands made famous by the film "The Gladiator" with its Elysian Fields and the church of the Madonna di Vitaleta, to reach Pienza, the ideal city wanted by Pope Pius II, now a UNESCO heritage site, still hills and arrive in Monticchiello, a town rich in history and recently famous for its "Teatro Povero" where all the inhabitants recite, you go down the Via Agogna where you can enjoy a 360 ° view of the Valdorcia, you ford the river again and you get to Gallina (2 ^ life base) and here begins the real Tuscany Crossing .... you start to climb towards Campiglia d'Orcia, a town located around the Bell Tower that dominates the valley, then descend again to Bagni San Filippo, famous for its White Whale a magnificent co limestone formation formed thanks to the gushing of the thermal waters that make the landscape suggestive, go up for 7 km towards the Vivo d'Orcia the highest point of the race (1050 meters above sea level) begins the descent to get to the last refreshment point in Poggio Rosa up at the lowest point of the final phase at 207 meters above sea level but it's not over ... a series of ups and downs will take you to the final climb to get to "conquer the Rocca" and the deserved final prize ..
The main recommendation to those who participate is to calibrate their forces well, pay attention to distances and manage water and food autonomy well, the Val d'Orcia is a land of wind and desert and can easily deceive, remember that it is a race in semi-autonomy. From one refreshment point to another there can be several km and it can take a long time, so it is essential to have all the mandatory material with you and leave nothing to chance, read the race rules carefully, have your mobile phone switched on (it is advisable to have a power bank), make sure you have an efficient lamp with spare batteries. Remember that your conduct of the race depends exclusively on YOU, the route is plotted but it is advisable to have the GPS track or download the map.
Refreshments and time gates
(the closing times of the gates are considered exiting )
NB the km of places can be approximate
km 14 The Bandits (RESTAURANT)
km 26 Torrenieri (RESTAURANT)
km 36 Montalcino (RESTAURANT)
km 47 Castelnuovo dell'Abate (RESTAURANT)
km 59 Castiglione d'Orcia (RESTAURANT & LIFE BASE) gate time hours 5.25 (11h 55 'of competition)
71 km San Quirico d'Orcia (RESTAURANT)
km 81 Pienza (RESTAURANT) time gate hours 9.40 (16h 10 ' tender)
km 88 Monticchiello (RESTAURANT)
km 104 Hen (RESTAURANT) time gate 2.30 pm (9.00 pm competition) km 115 Campiglia d'Orcia (RESTAURANT & LIFE BASE) gate time hours 16.30 (23h 00 'of competition)
km 122 Bagni San Filippo (RESTAURANT)
133 km Vivo d'Orcia (RESTAURANT) time gate at 8.15 pm (26h 45 'of competition) 146 km Poggio Rosa (RESTAURANT) gate time 11.00 pm (29h 30 'of race)
km 152 Capanno Caccia (RESTAURANT)
TIME MAXIMUM 32 HOURS