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.

The Appenninici – Lillo Lenzi, in love with the Apennines

Among the protagonists of the Appenninica MTB Stage Race are many stories of sports and life. Lillo Lenzi, who took part in the 2023 edition at the age of 70, fulfilled his ambition to complete the adventure on the trails of Emilia-Romagna’s Apennines, which have been his home for many years

The Appenninici – From rugby to mountain biking: the unique journey of Sophie Halhead

Among the protagonists of the Appenninica MTB Stage Race many stories of sport and life can be found. Sophie Halhead, who made her second experience in the Emilia-Romagna Apennines in 2023 after taking part in the debut edition, recounts her transition from rugby to the world of mountain biking.

Third time’s the charm: Hans Becking returns to Appenninica for the hat trick

First Elite Man to win two editions of Appenninica MTB Stage Race, the Dutch defending champion of BUFF-Megamo will go for the hat trick from September 2 to 7, 2024. “This race has won my heart,” says Becking.

The Appenninica 2024 route: kicking off in Bologna with 14,000 meters of elevation gain

The organizers have unveiled the route for the MTB stage race, scheduled from September 2 to 7. Confirmed stage venues include Lizzano in Belvedere, Fiumalbo, and Castelnovo ne’ Monti for the grand finale, with Loiano making its debut this year. Participants will face a total of 400 km and 14,000 meters of elevation gain

The Appenninici – An Olympic champion discovers Appenninica

Among the protagonists of the Appenninica MTB Stage Race are many stories of sport and life. Miguel Martinez, Mountain Biking gold medallist at Sydney 2000, participated in the 2023 edition and was impressed by the routes and landscapes of the Emilia-Romagna Apennines and the familiar atmosphere of the race

From Tour the France to the MTB: Appenninica 2024 to kick off in Bologna

The main town of Emilia-Romagna is poised to inaugurate the sixth edition of Appenninica MTB Stage Race on September 2, 2024. Bathed in the afterglow of the Tour de France’s visit in July, the MTB challenge is set to bring more cycling emotions to the city

Appenninica MTB Stage Race Adventure Returns from September 2 to 7, 2024

The renowned MTB stage race in the Emilia-Romagna Apennines confirms its six-day format, announcing its schedule for the 2024 season. Early Bird registration commences on December 1

Becking and Piana conquer Appenninica MTB Stage Race 2023

The Dutch rider of Buff-Megamo is the first male athlete to win two editions of Appenninica MTB Stage Race. Becking sealed the overall win by raising arms again in the last stage, followed by Tiago Ferreira and Tim Smeenge, who join him on the podium in second and third position respectively. Debora Piana takes the women’s GC, while Ilina triumphs again in Vidiciatico. “We are really proud of the athletes’ feedback” said the organizers

Happy day for DMT Racing Team in Vidiciatico. Becking and Piana keep the lead

Tiago Ferreira went all-in in the penultimate stage of Appenninica MTB Stage Race from Fanano to Vidiciatico, trying to pursue the leader’s jersey, but Becking kept everything under control. Same plot in the women’s category, with Russian Kristina Ilina taking her second win and Piana in control

Appenninica’s colour is Orange: Smeenge and Becking the stars of stage 4

The Dutch MTB Marathon National champion raises hands in Fanano, while Becking increases his gap in the GC on Tiago Ferreira. Debora Piana keeps dominating and makes it three in a row. Tomorrow, September 8th, the penultimate stage of Appenninica MTB Stage Race 2023 runs from Fanano to Lizzano in Belvedere

Becking and Piana strenghten their lead in Fiumalbo

The two leaders got the second win at Appenninica MTB Stage Race 2023. The Dutch rider of Buff-Megamo Team sprinted over Tiago Ferreira, while things are getting spicy for the bronze medal, with four riders fighting for the third position. In the women’s field, the Italian of Team Cingolani-Specialized secured the leader jersey with another success in Fiumalbo over Ilina. Tomorrow, September 7th, the peloton heads to Fanano

Ferreira and Piana tame the Mountain Queen Stage

The Portuguese athlete of DMT Racing Team answered back to Becking’s success in the opening stage, while Tronconi and Smeenge remain in contention behind them. Debora Piana took the win and the lead in the women’s category. Tomorrow, September 6th, marks the first-ever border crossing from Emilia-Romagna to Tuscany for the race, with the stage starting and finishing again in Fiumalbo