The ancient road traveled by pilgrims leading the way 12 13 and October with the World Francigena UltraMarathon. A non-competitive walk at the pace of trekking and Nordic walking along 120 km, passable in five different tracks of your choice.
The event, organized byDepartment of Tourism of the Municipality of Siena and by 'Department of Sport and Tourism of Acquapendente, under the patronage ofEuropean Association of Vie Francigeneand Tuscany region and Lazio region, and the collaboration of Municipalities of Monteroni d'Arbia, Buonconvento, Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia, Castiglione d'Orcia, Radicofani, San Casciano dei Bagni and Proceno aims to bring to life, in a perspective of slow and green tourism, a territory rich in natural and artistic jewels that constitute the historical-cultural and environmental heritage of the ten Municipalities involved in the sports initiative, between Tuscany and Lazio.
Siena-Acquapendente: the most challenging route, of 120 km, starts the 12 October at 10 from Piazza Duomo with the collection of bibs (in vicolo San Girolamo, 4), from 16 to 20 of 11 October and from 8 to 9.30 of 12. Along the white roads of the Val d'Arbia, with panoramas immersed in the most intact countryside of the Sienese area that from the city of the Palio moves towards the Grancia di Cuna, the ancient fortified farm that was part of the Spedale Santa Maria della Scala system, grazes Monteroni d'Arbia and arrive in Quinciano. From here, it is possible to see the fortified village of Lucignano d'Arbia, with the Romanesque parish church of San Giovanni Battista. After a stretch along the railway line, it is the turn of Ponte d'Arbia and then of Buonconvento, stage arrival of the route. Then continue climbing towards the Ombrone valley, following a stretch of the Cassia towards Montalcino, with the view of hills covered with vineyards from which the famous Brunello is born. Along the dirt roads you reach Torrenieri, with the church of Santa Maria Maddalena, mentioned by Sigerico. From here you enter the views of the Val d'Orcia with an uphill stretch until you reach the collegiate church of San Quirico D'Orcia. Continue from San Quirico d'Orcia with a challenging stage with climbs and descents along barren hills. You reach the small fortified village of Vignoni, with its panorama that sweeps over the Val d'Orcia and descends to Bagno Vignoni, famous for its monumental thermal pool. A long up and down stretch in the valleys of the Orcia and Paglia rivers leads the participants to the ancient hospitable Le Briccole in the municipality of Castiglione D'Orcia. From here begins a hard climb to the stage point in Radicofani at 790 meters above sea level. After a descent of 8 km along the ridge, with hills as far as the eye can see and Mount Amiata, behind the Rocca di Radicofani, we reach Ponte a Rigo, a hamlet of San Casciano dei Bagni. After a few kilometers you enter Lazio, and then along a dirt road with views of the Paglia river valley, you arrive in Proceno. Descend to Ponte Gregoriano, before tackling the last steep climb to the Porta della Ripa, entrance to the City of Acquapendente (La Gerusalemme D'Europa).
Siena-Buonconvento: is an itinerary of 35 km that, still the 12 October at 10 from Piazza Duomo, (collection of bibs in vicolo San Girolamo, 4, from 16 to 20 of 11 October and from 8 to 9.30 of 12) traces the places key to the first part of the Ultramarathon in the Val d'Arbia.
Buonconvento-San Quirico d'Orcia: it is the shortest route of this edition: 20 km that from one of the most beautiful villages of the province of Siena, Buonconvento, arrives at the gates of the Val d'Orcia, Unesco heritage: San Quirico d'Orcia. The start is the 12 October at 15 in Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi in Buonconvento before having collected the race number from 14 to 15 at the Pro Loco stand.
San Quirico d'Orcia-Acquapendente: 65 km that cross the heart of the Val d'Orcia, to arrive in Lazio between fortified villages, endless panoramas, thermal places, valleys and rivers. At the start of Saturday 12 October at night (21 hours) from San Quirico d'Orcia (Piazza Chigi). Same place for collecting bibs, but on time 20-21.
Radicofani-Acquapendente: is the conclusion of an experience that is not only sports (32 Km), which traces the last stretch of the more complex World Francigena UltraMarathon. The appointment is Sunday 13 at 9 in Piazza San Pietro in Radicofani, where from the 7.30 to the 8.45 you can also collect the bibs.
REGISTRATION Registrations for all journeys, with a financial contribution that varies according to the chosen route to be specified when registering (65 euro for the 120 km of the Ultramarathon; 55 euro for 65 km San Quirico-Acquapendente; 20 euro for Siena- Buonconvento of 35 km; 25 euro for 20 km from Buonconvento to San Quirico and 20 euro for 32 km from Radicofani to Acquapendente), can be made online up to 1 October, or upon reaching 1000 participants, on the site www.francigenaultramarathon.it