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Challenge yourself, push your limits and let your feet take you to extraordinary places

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Saturday 20 April 2024

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NEWS

103 k
walk

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THE PATH OF VALDORCIA         103 km 3500 D+   

27 h maximum time  

A timeless experience in the magical Val d'Orcia, a journey through nature, culture and flavours, where beauty becomes a landscape between golden hills and enchanting villages.

What is Valdorcia

Today, Val d'Orcia retains the charm of its ancient villages, its uncontaminated landscapes and centuries-old agricultural traditions. It is a renowned destination for those seeking beauty, tranquility and an authentic experience in the Tuscan countryside.

 

Val d'Orcia has been a UNESCO Heritage Park since 2004, known for its breathtaking landscapes, rolling hills, cypresses, wheat fields and medieval villages. Here are some of the places you will pass through on your journey:

  1. Castiglione d'Orcia is  located on a hill overlooking the Orcia river valley,  The village is characterized by medieval architecture, the main attractions are the Rocca Aldobrandesca and the Rocca di Tentennano, visible from all over Valdorcia

  2. Bagno Vignoni: This unique village features a main square with a large natural thermal pool in the center, surrounded by historic buildings and dining options.

  3. San Quirico d'Orcia: A quiet medieval village with an authentic atmosphere, offers a pleasant walk through its narrow streets and ancient walls.

  4. Pienza: Also known as the "ideal city of the Renaissance", Pienza is a charming Renaissance village with a majestic central square and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

  5. Monticchiello is a small medieval village located in the Val d'Orcia, in Tuscany. It is known for its picturesque beauty, famous for its theater company called Teatro Povero di Monticchiello. The theater company was founded in 1967 and is made up of locals who put on shows based on their lives and experiences.

  6. Hen it is an ancient agricultural village, built as a rest stop for pilgrims as it was positioned at the point where via Cassia coincides with the old via Francigena.

  7. Campiglia d'Orciais  known for its medieval architecture and its well-preserved historic center. Walking through the narrow streets of Campiglia d'Orcia, visitors can admire ancient stone houses, charming squares and picturesque views at every corner and a panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes.

  8. Bagni San Filippo: These natural spas are an ideal destination to relax and enjoy the warm waters amidst nature.

  9. I live in Orcia it is a small pearl immersed in the chestnut woods on the slopes of Mount Amiata and represents the highest village of the entire route, reaching an altitude of 1050 m above sea level. it takes its name from the Vivo stream whose sources are an important water source for the aqueducts of the Val di Chiana and Siena.

 

In addition to these attractions, the landscape of the Val d'Orcia itself is a sight to behold, with picturesque hills, scenic roads and vineyards as far as the eye can see. The region is also renowned for its delicious cuisine, so don't miss the opportunity to sample local dishes and fine wines during yourI walk.

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103 k
walk

103 k
walk

Ristori

refreshment times and time gates

(in addition to the regulation)

In the case of intermediate goals at km 53 you will receive the diploma, while those who complete the entire route will receive the diploma and a finisher prize

NB: registration is unique for this route,
alternatively it is possible to register for the 53 km race starting at midnight.


 

Refreshments and time gates

(gate closing times are considered exits)

NB the km  of places can be approximate 

 

km 12    San Quirico d'Orcia           (REFRESHMENT)

km 21   Pienza                                    (REFRESHMENT)                             

km 28    Monticchiello                      (REFRESHMENT)

km 44   Hen                                   (REFRESHMENT                               restaurant closes at 3pm                                                                                              NB: at 12.00  time gate and deviation on the 53 km      

km 55  Campiglia d'Orcia                (REFRESHMENT & BASIC LIFE      gate time  4.00 pm

km 63  Bagni San Filippo                  (REFRESHMENT)                            

km 74  I live in Orcia                           (REFRESHMENT)                               restaurant closes at 8pm    

km 87  Poggio Rosa                           (REFRESHMENT)                                restaurant closes at 11.30pm

km 94 Hunting Hut                     (REFRESHMENT)                                   restaurant closes hours  01.00

NB: gThe closing times of the refreshment points are also understood as hourly gates, after this time participants will have to hand in their bib and tracker and will be excluded from the event.

           

TIME  MAXIMUM   HOURS  27

the route

 

Percorso

        MANDATORY MATERIAL

  • hydration backpack or double water bottle with 1 liter water reserve

  • personal glass or cup

  • food supply: energy bars or equivalent.

  • waterproof windproof jacket

  • emergency sheet

  • whistle

  • headlamp with backup battery

  • charged mobile phone turned on

  • compulsory medical certificate

                                                                                                                                                 

The use of the following material is strongly recommended:

  • hat or bandana

  • sunscreen

  • reserve lamp

  • trail shoes

  • elastic bandage

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