ETNA MARATHON TOUR 2017

 

Are you ready for a volcanic adventure?

Five days and five stages of pure mountain bike on the slopes of the highest active volcano in Europe. A race only for fifty teams which will challenge themselves from the base of the main crater to the end of the famous Milo’s single tracks. Through ancient lava flows, extinguished craters, woods which are thousands of years old, lunar landscape and thick vegetation. And again rocks, volcanic sand, single track, very hard climbs and tricky downhills, with the breath of Mount Etna in the background. One timed prologue and four stages with over 260 kilometers of off road and 8.000 metres of vertical gain.
All this is Etna Marathon Tour, a challenge to the Volcano. A new exciting adventure on your mountain bike as never before.
You will discover the true essence of mountain biking, single track and volcanic soil, all seasoned with the sun, food and wine of Sicily.

50 teams, 100 bikers, Mount Etna, a volcanic challenge.

Milo

4pm – 7pm Document check, bike check, goodie bag collection
7.15pm Pre-race evening briefing

Milo – Piazza Belvedere

10am – 12am Document check, bike check, goodie bag collection
1:30pm Team meeting
2pm Start of prologue (time-trial)
4pm Arrival of prologue + refreshments
4.30pm Stage prize giving ceremony
5pm Evening briefing

Milo -> Rifugio Sapienza (Etna Sud)

8:30am Team meeting
9am Start of second stage
4.30pm Arrival of second stage + refreshments
5pm Stage and General Classification prize giving ceremony
6pm Evening briefing

Rifugio Sapienza (Etna Sud)

8:30am Team meeting
9am Start of third stage
4.30pm Arrival of third stage + refreshments
5pm Stage and General Classification prize giving ceremony
6pm Evening briefing

Rifugio Sapienza (Etna Sud) -> Randazzo

8:30am Team meeting
9am Start of fourth stage
4.30pm Arrival of fourth stage + refreshments
5pm Stage and General Classification prize giving ceremony
6pm Evening briefing

Randazzo -> Milo

8:30am Team meeting
9am Start of fifth stage
4.30pm Arrival of fifth stage + refreshments
5pm Stage and General Classification prize giving ceremony
265
Total race distance
8000
Meters of vertical gain
50
Teams
5
Stages