(103 km 3500 D +)
Saturday 22nd April 2023 hours 5.30
time limit 22 hours 4 points itra
After many updates for the route due to improving assistance especially in this emergency period, this is how the new 103 km route will be more or less using the same refreshment points, after the start it will pass under the Rocca di Tentennano (your lighthouse for the whole race) you cross Rocca d'Orcia and go down to cross the Orcia river to get there to the ancient Bagno Vignoni spa, famous for its pool in the center of the village, go up to the Rocca di Vignoni Alto and reach San Quirico d'Orcia, a village rich in history located on the Via Francigena where Frederick Barbarossa was crowned Emperor of the Holy Empire, you 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 World Heritage Site, still hills and you get to Monticchiello, a town rich in history and recently famous for its "Teatro Povero" where all the inhabitants play, you go down the Via Agogna where you enjoy a 360 ° view of the Valdorcia, wade the river again and arrive in Gallina (2nd life base) and here begins the real Tuscany Crossing .... you start climbing towards Campiglia d'Orcia, a town located around at the Bell Tower that dominates the valley, you go down again to Bagni San Filippo, famous for its White Whale a magnificent limestone conformation formed thanks to the gushing of the thermal waters that make the landscape suggestive, you go up for 7 k m 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 to the lowest point of the final phase at 207 meters above sea level but it is not over ... series of ups and downs will take you to the final climb to get to "conquer the fortress" 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 regulations 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.
In the 103 km you will have to follow the arrows on a yellow background and reflective straps.
Refreshments and time gates
(the closing times of the gates are considered exiting )
NB the km of places can be approximate
km 13 San Quirico d'Orcia (RESTAURANT)
km 22 Pienza (RESTAURANT) time gate hours 9.50 (4h 20 ' tender)
km 29 Monticchiello (RESTAURANT)
km 45 Hen (RESTAURANT time gate hours 14.30 ( 9 h 00 ' tender) km 56 Campiglia d'Orcia (RESTAURANT & BASE LIFE time gate 16.30 (11 h 00 ' tender)
km 64 Bagni San Filippo (RESTAURANT)
km 74 Vivo d'Orcia (RESTAURANT) time gate hours 20.15 (14 h 45 ' tender) km 88 Poggio Rosa (RESTAURANT) gate time 22.45 (17 h 15 'of race)
km 94 Capanno Caccia (RESTAURANT)
TIME MAXIMUM HOURS 22
Maximum time for Western States qualification 21 hours