The Appenninica MTB Stage Race takes place along the Apennine ridge between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany.

The format of the race consists of teams of 2 riders with both a general and category classification and SOLO riders with men and women categories.

The Appenninica MTB Stage Race is a competitive race that offers both beautiful trails and spectacular rides on the ridge. The mountains offer all the ingredients to host the most important MTB event of its kind in Italy.

The Apennines of Emilia Romagna are a paradise for all outdoors lovers. Go to the webpage of Emilia Romagna and discover our local partners.

The riders will face a hard challenge, creating lasting memories and the satisfaction of having achieved something truly extraordinary.

Participants are coming from all continents for the 2020 edition between September 27 and October 3. The number of participants is limited to 150.

The race facts by the numbers certainly do not pale in comparison with the now celebrated international races that started the movement of MTB stage racing such as the TransAlp (eastern Alps), TransRockies (Canada) and Cape Epic (South Africa). The distance to tackle is over 450km with an elevation gain of about 16.000m.

The race will take place over 7 stages. There will be an inaugural stage (not a prologue, but not a monster stage either), and a time trial stage towards the end of the week. In between several tough stages that will demand plenty of tenacity.

The cities hosting the Race Village of the Appenninica will offer the participants a warm welcome and – without a doubt – the best Italian cuisine of any MTB races.

General Facts:

  • Name: Appenninica MTB Stage Race
  • Date: Sept 27 – Oct 3, 2020
  • Edition: Second
  • Destination partner: The region of Emilia Romagna
  • Number of stages: 7 stages
  • Category: Men, Women, Master, Grand Master, Mixed (see the categories)
  • Cost per rider: Euro 990/1.190/1.290/1.390 (go to registration page)
  • Registration opens: October 1st, 2019
  • Race distance: 450km (approximate)
  • Elevation gain: 16.000m (approximate)
  • Starting location: Porretta Terme (BO)
  • Arrival location: Caseificio della Musica Bertinelli (PR)