Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May we ran our fourth and last Randonnée: 600km - Valsugana. It was a success, despite of the really bad weather: cycling under tons of rain and mud and struggling against the head wind was really hard. Respect to the previous randonnées we had a bigger number of cyclist that retired: congratulations to all the cyclists that completed the randonnée, tired but happy for carrying our an heroic enterprise. Here below some pictures and the list of the homologated cyclists. On the ARI AUDAX website you can have a look of the offcial list with all the datas for registering at the PBP.
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Just a few words about this route: the names of the places we are going to cross are enough to understand the beauty of this itinerary. From Villa Guerrina we head to Colognola ai Colli, then all the way to the east, to Bassano del Grappa and its beautiful bridge, Valstagna and then up the “Scala di Primolano”, a nice climb that leads us at the bottom of the Dolomites. And then, it’s just majestic mountains, silence, peace and great skies. We cycle on bike paths and small country roads, we cross Feltre, Ponte delle Alpi, the old Alemagna road and finally up on the Lunga Via delle Dolomiti (the Long Dolomites Way), from Calalzo to Cortina, in the Ampezzane Dolomites Park, until we get to Dobbiamo.
The itinerary continues on the beautiful Val Pusteria bike path, crossing the charming villages, such as Brunico and Bressanone.
We keep going south, we cross the Lake Caldaro, then all the way down through the river Adige valley, and finally Verona again and the epic arrival in Villa Guerrina in Montorio. We would like to thank the Banco BMP - Banca Popolare of Verona again, and its wonderful Cral, for the help in organising The Wonderful Four.
When: from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2019.
Where: Villa Guerrina, Via Guerrina, 99 – 37141 Montorio - Verona.
What to do: Yellow cards are given at the organisation tables on Friday, 24th May 2019, from 15:00 to 20:00; and Saturday, 24th May 2019, from 04:00 to 06:00.
Departure: Saturday 25th May from 5:00 h to 5.30 h.
Arrival: Sunday, 26th May within 21:00.
Sign up 600 km
BREVET BRM/ACP | Brevets Randonneurs Mondiaux.
BREVET BRI/ARI | Brevet Randonneurs Italia.
The itinerary is not signalised on the way: total self-sufficiency is expected. Gpx files and road book (to be printed on one’s own) will be available for download 15 days before the event.
Average speed: maximum 30 km/h, minimum 15 km/h
Minimum time: 20 hours.
Maximum time: 40 hours.
Check-points for card control: in some of them refreshments are given. Refreshments are at the expences of the participants.
Refreshments and drinks at the departure.
Overnight in Municipality of Villabassa's sport center (gym). The Municipality of Villabassa offers to all participants the overnight by its gym, with wooden floor, warm showers. There is also place for bike storage.
Transport of small luggages from Verona to Villabassa and back. Participants can give us a small luggage with sleeping bag, sleeping mat, towel and spare clothes. Name/surname and telephone number must be written on the luggage. The luggage is delivered in the gym of Villabassa, collected in the morning at 6:00 am and delivered back in Verona.
Use of showers and toilets at the arrival in Villa Guerrina.
Pasta party at the arrival, from 10:00 to 19:00.
Refreshments are not included and are at the own expences.
Cycling jersey for the ones that register to all four randonnées.
CAR PARKING: it is possible to park some cars in Villa Guerrina parking, motorhomes are not allowed. Cars that won’t find place in Villa Guerrina parking, can park along the perimeter walls of the Villa or in one of the many free spots in Montorio. The organisation will communicate at entrance of the Villa if the car parking is full. Motorhomes (campers) are not allowed in Villa Guerrina parking: a good spot where to park is by the end of Via Guerrina, there is a lot of space and a green area.
The Villa car parking is courtesy of Banco Popolare Cral.
1. To be of age the day of the event
2. You need to register online and pay the registration fee with PayPal or credit card.
3. Certificate of fitness (with stress test) for sport activities.
4. Being member of a sports club is not necessary.
Accommodations near Villa Guerrina:
1. Hotel Brandoli ***, about 1 km far from the starting point, average prices.
2. B&B Corte Carolina, about 500 mt far from the starting point, low prices.
3. Villa Cainer (scout house) in Mizzole, about 4 km far from the starting point. Sleeping bag and mat are needed, the cost is 10 € per person with minimum 10 bookings.
In Montorio there are other B&Bs. Book autonomously the accommodations 1 and 2, specifying that you will participate at the randonnée that starts early in the morning: both the accommodation can prepare an early breakfast. Write here if you are interested in sleeping in Villa Cainer, we will manage it.
In Villabassa it is possible to sleep in:
1. For free, in Municipality of Villabassa public gym, with wooden floor and warm showers. There is place inside for bike storage.
2. Hotel Pension Kuhbacker**, about 500 mt far from the check-point, average prices. Check-in at any time, breakfast also in the very early morning. Participants must book directly, informing that they are cyclists or partner. The hotel also offers restaurant service.
Please keep in mind Villabassa for your mountain holidays. As you will see during the randonnée, Villabassa is a beautiful and calm village in the middle of Pustertal, it features any confort at it is at the steps of the beautiful Dolomites. The Dolomiti Superbike is organised here every year, a legendary mountain bike race. The tourist office in Villabassa can give you information and support for the organisation or your holiday.
Gpx tracks and road book are available on request.