Only The Brave

11 - 19 June 2021

Alta Via Stage Race partially retraces the itinerary of the spectacular Alta Via Dei Monti Liguri, which crosses the whole of Liguria winding along the watershed ridge.

In the first editions of the event, the race route faithfully followed the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri path, with only appropriate detours where the track conditions did not allow the passage. In the last editions we tried to vary the route, to offer the chance to discover new corners of Liguria.

The 2021 edition departs from Riccò Del Golfo (La Spezia) and arrives in Pigna (Imperia). It develops mainly in the hinterland, reaching the peaks of Monte Gottero, Monte Beigua and Monte Saccarello, but also includes one stage arrival on the coast, in Finale Ligure.

On Friday 11 June, in the late afternoon, there is a short prologue around Riccò del Golfo, to warm up muscles and enthusiasm! The prologue is a stage like any other: the travel time is added to the overall race time and determines the reverse starting order of the first stage.

Alta Via Stage Race 2021

Riccò del Golfo - Pigna

Overall distance 574,9 km [ unpaved 68% ]
Elevation gain (uphill) 19.160 m
Lowest point 0 m [ Stage 6 - Finale Ligure ]
Highest point 2.045 m [ Stage 8 - Passo Tanarello ]

Over nine days bikers will ride for 580 km and climb 20.000 meters, through different environments and landscapes. You will have the chance to ride through dense woods, go out on beautiful ridges that offer unforgettable views of the sea, cross villages of medieval origin, reach peaks that seem to belong to the Alps and then descend towards the coast with its rocky promontories and inlets.

This is the charm of the track, but also its difficulty: both athlete and vehicle must be ready to face very heterogeneous environmental conditions and types of terrain, breath and legs must be well trained, equipment must be chosen carefully.

Discover stage by stage the route of Alta Via Stage Race 2021

Riccò del Golfo

Friday 11 June 2021

14,3 km  

570 m D+ 

Riccò del Golfo - Cuccaro

Saturday 12 June 2021

69,2 km 

2.550 m D+

Cuccaro - Giaiette

Sunday 13 June 2021

62 km  

1.940 m D+ 

Giaiette - Lorsica

Monday 14 June 2021

53,4 km  

1.830 m D+ 

Lorsica - Genova

Tuesday 15 June 2021

73,0 km  

2.110 m D+ 

Genova - Sassello

Wednesday 16 June 2021

86,6 km  

2.950 m D+ 

Sassello - Finale Ligure

Thursday 17 June 2021

83,3 km  

1.950 m D+ 

Finale Ligure - Alto

Friday 18 June 2021

56,5 km  

2.460 m D+ 

Alto - Pigna

Saturday 19 June 2021

76,6 km  

2.800 m D+ 

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