Only the Brave
8 - 15 June 2024
Alta Via Stage Race
The ninth edition of the Alta Via Stage Race, one of the toughest and most interesting races on the Italian scene, will take place from Saturday 8 to Saturday 15 June 2024. Eight days, a prologue, seven stages, with 450 km in length and 16.000 meters of elevation gain. The challenge is demanding, exciting, fun. A mix of pure emotion and healthy effort, with smooth and fast single tracks, Enduro-style descents, portages and long distances on dirt roads. Simply put, an All-Mountain experience. The route, which crosses the Beigua and Ligurian Alps Regional Natural Parks, is wonderful. The atmosphere in the group is friendly and familiar, the evening welcome at the stage locations is warm and in the name of taste, with typical dishes and products. But the real focus of the race is adventure. Not only because you sleep in a tent, in the village set up by the staff, but also because you run by finding the route with GPS. Only the Brave!
From 21 October 2023 to 18 May 2024
BETWEEN SEA AND MOUNTAIN
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 TECHNIQUE
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, dirt roads, technical descents: 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 you breathe during the week is one that remains in your heart: we run together, eat and sleep in the tent village. The staff also does their part, thanks to the helpful and 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.
8 June 2024
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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.