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THE THREE MINIERA IN TRAIL RACES

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MT ULTRA 47 KM

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Competitive, START 10:30 am

Route Description

Il Cammino dei Minatori (MINERS’ PATH)

It is said that once miners used to walk this path everyday to go to work, barefooted not to ruin their shoes…

MT 27 Race is also known as ‘Il Cammino dei Minatori’ (Miners’ Path), the path that miners used to walk every day to reach the mines. It is a high performance race reserved for experienced athletes; it offers the chance to enjoy incredible landscapes and panoramas. The  length of the itinerary is27 km. After the departure from the town beachfront, the itinerary will pass along the Mediterranean maquis coastal cliff; after going across the area of Rio nell’Elba and reaching the top of Volterraio Mount, the path will then reach down the wonderful area of Nisportino. MT 27 will then cover the mine paths before ending.

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MT 23 KM

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Competitive, START 10:30 am

Route Description

MT16 Km is Miniera in Trail intermediate race and foresees an extremely diverse itinerary in terms of both its athletic and panoramic qualities. After departure, the route goes up on the Porticciolo street reaching the top of mount Fico. After descending towards the town and through the evocative Protestants’ cemetery, the itinerary continues on Strada Provinciale and leads up again entering the mine. From here the uphill begins towards the valley of Mount Giove – an open-air amphitheater of incomparable beauty – and continues to Eremo di Santa Caterina. The last stretch of the route goes through the minesites and passes by the charming red pond.

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MT 11 KM

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Non Competitive, START 10:30 am

Route description

MT 8 Km is either a non-competitive race which everyone can join in order to enjoy the landscapes of the Mines of Rio even strolling along the route. The departure and the first part of the route take place together with MT 16 KM Race, from which the itinerary detaches itself in the valley of Mount Giove. MT 8 continues its final stretch along the edge of the mine of Valle Giove leading to the area of Vigneria. The route goes back to the town ending in Spiazzi area, the wonderful beachfront promenade where the finish line is placed.

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