TC53K

 

 

Saturday 24 April 2021 at 5.30

 

time limit 12 hours 2 points itra

PATH

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 Rocca d'Orcia to then go and take the Via Francigena which will lead to Bagno Vignoni, after the around the famous water square you go down to skirt the river Orcia and then head to Pienza climbing from the Terrapille valley made famous as "gladiator valley" by the famous film, then a crossing of the ideal UNESCO World Heritage city as desired Pope Pius II to then head into a clayey territory towards the famous church of Vitaleta, now an icon of the Val d'Orcia, another important stop will be the house of the Gladiator (also referred to in the film), Poggio Manzuoli, from here we will descend to the Toma stream to resume on a short stretch of asphalt the original Via Cassia with its curves where the passage of the 100-mile car was once exalted, at this point you enter the valley of Triboli famous for its grove of cypresses symbol of Made in Italy, you reverse the route and go back to San Quirico d'Orcia, a beautiful village on the Via Francigena, still on the same road you reach the Rocca di Vignoni and then go down to ford the river at " Mulina ", along the river you arrive at the last retreat, we are almost at the end but the climb begins to conquer the Rocca that up there is waiting impatiently for your arrival.

 

ATTENTION: RESTAURANTS & GATES HOURS

These are the time gates after these times no assistance will be guaranteed:
  • Pienza (16 km)
  • beginning of the valley of Triboli / km 26)
  • San Quirico d'Orcia (km 37)
  • refreshment of wild boars (km 47)   
  • max time 12.00 h
 
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