(km 54 D + 1550 m)
Saturday 22nd April 2023 hours 5.30
time classified within 10 hours 2 points itra
Plogging World Championship Qualifying Race (register)
The 50 km will start from Castiglione d'Orcia at 5.30 from the "Tuscany Crossing" Events Center and after passing through the villages of Castiglione d'Orcia and the Rocca di Tentennano (your lighthouse for the entire race) Rocca d'Orcia and go down to cross the Orcia river in Le Mulina to go to the ancient Bagno Vignoni spa, famous for its pool in the center of the village, then go up to the Rocca di Vignoni Alto then San Quirico d'Orcia, a rich town of 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 Madonna di Vitaleta, to reach Pienza, the ideal city desired 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 of the village play, you go down the Via Agogna where you can enjoy a 360 view ° of the Valdorcia, the River Orcia is waded again and you get to Gallina where there will be the last refreshment and go up to get to Podere Il Pozzo where there will be the detour that will take you to the arrival.
It is necessary to calibrate the water and food supplies well.The refreshment points are located in the villages at irregular distances, we remind you that the race is semi-self-sufficient and the Valdorcia is a land of wind and desert and in this path the valley is exposed to the sun and in spring it can do very hot.
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 4.15 h of competition
km 29 Monticchiello (RESTAURANT)
km 46 Hen ( RESTAURANT time gate 8.45 h of competition
km 50 Water Point
TIME MAXIMUM HOURS 10