Tuscany Crossing 2017 - Italy - 5th Edition
Lost Worlds Italy
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 5:00 AM - Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM (EDT)
Castiglione d'Orcia, Italy

Price $375.00 – $675.00 based on category and registration period

Prices for all race categories increase 20%  December 1st

Included in this Race Adventure

TRANSFERS

all transfers to/from international airport (Rome Fiumicino International) to lodging area and race start/finish areas.

Arrival/pick up at 1PM from Rome Fiumicino International Airport to Valdorcia on Friday. Departure/drop off at 9 AM from Valdorcia to to Rome Fiumicino International on Sunday. Travel time each way approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

2 night’s lodging near Valdorcia, and pre-race dinner

3 UTMB POINTS

RACE GEAR

race shirt and other gear, finishers medal and awards ceremony.

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Tuscany Crossing takes you through the World Heritage site of Valle d’ Orcia, one of the most photographed and timeless landscapes in the world. Space is limited due to permitting restrictions so don’t miss this opportunity.

The route will be a circuit starting and finishing at the medieval Castiglione d’Orcia, (Castle of Orcia). It will be on rolling hills, primarily on trail and dirt roads, trail and overland. It will cross the centers of Montalcino, Pienza and La Rocca and you’ll encounter row upon row of hills laced with cypress trees and a painterly display of shadow and light.

The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully cultivataed hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza (rebuilt as an “ideal town” in the 15th century under the patronage of Pope Pius II), Radicofani(home to the notorious brigand-hero Ghino di Tacco) and Montalcino (the Brunello di Montalcino is counted among the most prestigious of Italian wines). It is a landscape which has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from the Renaissance painting to the modern photograph.

With it’s rolling hills, mild and dry climate, rugged trails and bucolic backdrop it is a perfect venue to run a fast and unforgettable 100k/50k.

Lost Worlds Racing will again host a race in the heart of Tuscany in what is arguably one of the most beautiful and memorable race locations in the series!

With over 400 participants last year we anticipate an even larger turn out this year.

Interest in the race location is already very high and we will be limited to 100 international entries. Join us at the Tuscany Crossing in 2016 but make sure to reserve a space soon!

It is an absolutely stunning route and unforgettable experience for any runner.

DISTANCES

103k ultra – UTMB 3 points
53k ultra – UTMB 1 point
32k

WHERE

Tuscany, Valle de Orcia

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GENERAL INFO – PDF

Please feel free to download our book/journal for this trip

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TERRAIN

80% trail, single track, rolling hills, footpaths, country roads, mountain forests, castles and villages.

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IMPORTANT : Transfers

All airport and race transfers included to/from international airport (Pisa) to lodging area and race start/finish areas. Arrival/pick up at 1PM from Rome Fiumicino International Airport to Valdorcia on Friday afternoon. Departure/drop off at 9 AM from Valdorcia to to Rome Fiumicino International on Sunday morning. Travel time each way approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.