Appenninica MTB Parmigiano Reggiano Stage Race 2020 will take place from July 19 to July 25, 2020 departing from Porretta Terme (BO) and arriving in the stunning location of BERTINELLI CASEIFICIO DELLA MUSICA – Noceto (PR) for an unforgettable Gran Finale.

Percorso Appenninica MTB 2020

We have already checked the 7 stages of the 2020 edition in the past weeks and it will cover approximately 460 km and a total of 16.000m of elevation gain along the line of the Alta Via dei Parchi on the watershed with Tuscany.

The terrain will be very varied on completely natural trails, except for the sections built inside the Cimone Bike Park and Calestano. The participants of the first edition called it “real mountain bike” and to find out what they meant, you will have to participate yourself.

What has changed since last year?

Compared to the first edition, in 2020 the sections on trails and singletracks will increase, with fewer paved roads and less forest roads. On each stage, roots, rocks, and uneven terrain will entertain you, will make you sweat and will force you to keep focused. A challenging race, for sure, but also a very fun one!

Compared to 2019 the race is more vigorous. The philosophy of Appenninica MTB Parmigiano Reggiano Stage Race is a return to old style mountain biking, more challenging and adventurous, and over natural and unpredictable terrain with epic distances.

There will be a QUEEN STAGE and another long stage, so there will be 2 of them with mileage over 100 kms. Another news is the stage of Fanano Monte Cimone, a completely new loop-stage for this Appenninica 2020, which will offer incomparable panoramas because you will ride along the ridge with views on both sides of the Apennines.


Since Appenninica MTB Parmigiano Reggiano Stage Race promises to be tough one, we have decided to include 4 loop stages after the longest ones, in order to allow the athletes to better recover and also to give them the chance to enjoy the warm welcoming of the hosting villages. Shorter stages, but with considerable technical difficulties. It will be a race course worthy of the most famous stage races in the world such as Cape Epic and Transalp.

The Race Village, in each stage, will be set up in small and medium urban centers scattered throughout the Apennines along the route or with deviations adequate to the logistic requirements of the race. The most important thing is that they await our arrival with open arms. Appenninica will make you discover the warm welcome of its territory and of the communities of the Emilia-Romagna’s Apennines, one of the most interesting emerging Italian destinations for sporting and outdoor holidays.






There are all of the conditions for an exciting 2020 edition of the Appenninica MTB Parmigiano Reggiano Stage.

Remember that the spots available are only 150 so register soon and you can do so here.

Stay tuned because over the next few weeks we will tell you everything about each single stage of Appenninica MTB Parmigiano Reggiano Stage Race 2020.

Go to the race course page.

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