I have been in many places, including the Alps and the Dolomites, of course, but I am discovering that the Apennines are beautiful in their very own way.
Tiago Ferreira – Portugal
Team Garmin MTB grabbed the opportunity to participate at the inaugural Appenninica MTB Stage race and what a unique, quintessentially Italian experience it turned out to be.
The route, the organization, the host villages and the camaraderie between riders surpassed all our expectations.
Yolandi Du Toit – RSA
Can’t believe the things I saw today. After traveling the world, you assume you pretty much know what to expect. And you’re mistaken: the climbs, the descents, the Apennine ridge we faced today are something incredible. I feel lucky to be here because I didn’t expect Appenninica to be like this: the places, the courses, and the special care they have for each rider like I had never seen before. Amazing
Milton Ramos – Honduras/Spain
It was a great week, in a wonderful area and with fun trails as well as excellent cuisine and very hospitable people. Appenninica, we will definitely meet again.
Esther Süss – Switzerland
In short your event was awesome. I have never left a stage race event after a week or work and riding and thought ”wow I can’t wait for next year already. The Appeninnica did that for me. I made lots of new friends too.
Trails and the area – Unspoilt and Natural – Just WOW.
The food zones at the race had good quality and sweet and savoury things. That’s so important.
James Hinsby – UK
The event was incredible – from the amazing riding to the breathtaking scenery. The atmosphere and the vibe that you created at the race was just brilliant, and I feel so very fortunate to have been involved in the first year of Appenninica.
Sophie Hemming – UK
We really like it when races are small as it feels like you are part of a family by the end of the race.
Ben Swanepoel – RSA
Thanks for a wonderful race and event. Your service was outstanding.
Henrik Jappe – DK
THANKS THANKS THANKS again for this unforgettable week with your team in Italy – I will never forget this race!!!!
My passion is to ride (extreme) mountainbike-races in the whole world at very very beautiful landscapes. So for me Appenninica was the best mountain bike-stage-race I ride in the last 5 years. I love the mountains, I love the trails, I love the people, I love the eat and I love also the Parmigiano Reggiano.
Lukas Kaufmann – AUT
The race was really a dream for everyone! Your organization was phenomenal.
Peter Wouters – NL
I am still with my mind on those peaks, unique, beautiful experience, fantastic places and perfect organization.
Marco Marino – ITA
Fantastic riding under tyre on up and down, super mix of simple and technical riding and perfect sceneries.
Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn – UK
Appenninica MTB stage race is a tough but fun race over amazing terrain with stunning views.
Pre and post-race food was excellent and the friendly and passionate group of organisers made this an even more special and unique race.
The Apennine mountains were a real joy to race over, the landscape and trails offered amazing variety.
Melanie Alexander – UK
All stages had a start and finish right in the historic centers of the Apennine cities, which made the experience even more intense.
What one must appreciate – especially in the Italian summer heat – is the fact that all the time around the riders circled two doctors on enduro bikes and constantly asked if the competitors were okay and if they needed water. Mind that this type of service is not often met at races.
Amazing organization in the city, amazing euphoria, amazing encouragement people around the track.
Jan Gabris – CZ
The Appenninica MTB stage race may be the new kid on the block, but it has all the ingredients to firmly establish itself in the European stage race calendar.
Tough, but wow! I don’t think anyone was quite expecting the level of engaging riding we had experienced.
Putting together a new, independent stage race is a tough call, but the folks behind the Appenninica have pulled this off with every success. They have opened up the Apennine range as a hugely credible mtb destination, showcasing some of the captivating and engaging riding that this area has to offer.
Scott Cornish / MarathonMTB