Only The Brave

8 Stages, 590 km, 22.700 m D+

11 - 19 June 2021

Alta Via Stage Race 2021

Nine days, eight stages, 590 km of distance and 22.700 meters of elevation gain for a mountain bike race along the fascinating route of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, through a succession of peaks, valleys and wonderful views. A unique and unforgettable adventure, an adrenaline-filled challenge in close contact with nature! The countdown for the seventh edition of Alta Via Stage Race, from 11 to 19 June 2021, has finally started. Registrations, open to Solo and Couples, will close on 31 March 2021.

January 12, 2021

Long-time biker, Francesco Gaffuri is 44 and comes from Como. In 2017 he won the Alta Via Stage Race alone and this year he will try again with the Belgian Elias Van Hoeydonck. We let him tell us about expectations, memories and training plans for the 2021 edition. When did you start cycling? "As a child. After a few years as a road racer I switched to mtb races, where I . . .

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December 21, 2020

The recent events have not stopped the enthusiasm of the Organizers of one of the most eagerly awaited races of the year for those who love mountain bikes, the outdoors and the "beauty of fatigue": Alta Via Stage Race! Registrations will open on Friday 1° January 2021 for the seventh edition. Eight days to challenge your limits, ride after ride, letting yourself be amazed by the Ligurian landscapes. Facing every . . .

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Tough Funny Spectacular

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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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.

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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.

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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!

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Genuine welcome

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.

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Family atmosphere

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.

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Discover Liguria

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.

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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.

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