2023 will be the fifth edition of Appenninica, scheduled from 4 to 9 September. Appenninica MTB Stage Race will again offer all those ingredients that have made the event so sought after, but also some novelties and improvements. It will remain a race with a cap on the number of participants: this is the path that the organizers have committed to for the quality of the services, to avoid bottlenecks on the trails, and to enjoy that family feel that riders have come to appreciate. Also, Appenninica wants to feel part of the communities that host us and not mere tourists going by.
At the core of Appenninica, you have the beautiful landscape and the racecourse: the trails and the views that have captivated participants again and again. Riders have started defining it as “Real Mountainbiking”.
Appenninica MTB Stage Race takes place along the Apennine ridge between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. The format of the race consists of single riders (SOLO) with both a general classification (men and women) and category classification by age (men and women together).
The Appenninica MTB Stage Race is a competitive 6-day race that offers both beautiful trails and spectacular rides on the ridge. Our mountains offer all the ingredients to host the most important MTB event of its kind in Italy.
The race stats do not pale in comparison with the celebrated international races that started the movement of MTB stage racing such as the TransAlp (eastern Alps), TransRockies (Canada), and Cape Epic (South Africa). The 150 riders will cover about 450 km for a total elevation gain of approximately 16.000 m. Only after crossing the finish line of the last kilometer can the participants wear the coveted finisher medal.
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