Only The Brave
1 prologue and 6 stages through Liguria
11 - 17 June 2023
Alta Via Stage Race
Eight days and seven stagesfor a mountain bike race along the fascinating route of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, in a succession of peaks, valleys and wonderful views.
A unique and unforgettable adventure, an adrenaline-pumping challenge in close contact with nature.
The eighth edition of Alta Via Stage Race will take place from Sunday 11 to Saturday 17 June 2023.
Registrations will open on 15 January 2023 at 18.00 and will close on 15 May 2023.
We are updating the website with all the information and news of this year.
The stage venues: Finale Ligure, capital of the outdoors, is in and many new entries are arriving
Here is the first news on Alta Via Stage Race 2023 route. Let's start with the stage venues, one more beautiful than the other!
11 June: Prologue | Cogoleto
12 June: Stage 1 | Cogoleto - Cascina Miera (Adelasia Park, Savona)
13 June: Stage 2 | Cascina Miera - Finale Ligure
14 June: Stage 3 | Finale Ligure - Finale Ligure
15 June: Stage 4 | Finale Ligure - Cisano sul Neva
16 June: Stage 5 | Cisano sul Neva - Rifugio La Vecchia Partenza (Monesi di Triora)
17 June: Stage 6 | Rifugio La Vecchia Partenza - Vallebona
After the forced stop of 2022, Alta Via Stage Race returns with a new format and new impetus
One of the most anticipated stage races of the year is back for those who love mountain biking, the outdoors and the "beauty of fatigue". The 2023 edition of Alta Via Stage Race, from 11 to 17 June, includes 6 stages that develop in Western Liguria, between the Province of Genoa and that of Imperia, on the border with France. A new approach, motivated by the desire to offer participants the best that Liguria offers in terms of routes, environments and landscapes, crossing the most beautiful areas of the Ponente and Levante in alternating years.
Eighth edition best novelties
New route in six stages
Even more intense and exciting race
New race direction
between sea and mountains
An eclectic and evocative route, which every day offers something unexpected: paths immersed in woods, wind-swept plateaus, Mediterranean maquis, sunny stony areas, mountain ridges that seem to plunge into the sea and embrace the Alps and the coast at a glance.
360 Degrees adventure
Alta Via Stage Race is run by identifying the route from GPS, a new experience and a challenge for many bikers. Technical skills and physical endurance are not enough, you also need to be able to overcome the tension of the race in order to read the track and orient yourself on the territory.
Fun and variety
Finale Ligure is known worldwide as a mountain bike paradise, but throughout all of Liguria - and in every stage of Alta Via Stage Race - it will always be fun for bikers! Long and fluid singletracks, winding trails, freeride descents, dirt roads: a variety of grounds that surprises and excites!
The strong point of Alta Via Stage Race is the deep bond with the territory and its people. Every evening, at the stage village, local associations will prepare a wonderful welcome dedicated to taste and folklore, offering typical dishes and products, traditional music and dancing.
The atmosphere that is experienced during the week is that kind that remains in the heart: we run together, eat and sleep in tents. A family atmosphere which does not only involve the riders, but the staff as well, thanks to the friendly approach that characterizes the management of the event.
Alta Via Stage Race is a journey through the history, the art and the culture of a beautiful region, a land of sailors and mountain people, capable of conquering even the most competitive bikers. Small villages rich in tradition, cultivated terraced hills, castles and fortifications, alleys and marinas.
Tough Funny Amazing
The motto "Only the Brave" embodies the spirit of a high-level mtb competition, an adventure that only the brave dare to face, no less than the challenge launched by the other great mtb stage races in the world: tough races, which push bikers to their limit, mentally and physically. After all, we are in Liguria, where the climbs are for real bikers and the descents leave no room for those who haven't practiced mountain biking for a while at least! But Alta Via Stage Race is not just fatigue, it is much, much more.
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10 years of emotions
Alta Via Stage Race was born in 2011 from the dream of a few brave ones, on the footsteps of the famous 24h of Finale, and has grown thanks to the will of many enthusiasts, who share a love for mountain biking, for Liguria and its beautiful territory.