SCIACCHETRAIL 2016 – Second edition

27 January 2016


On 20th of March 2016 will be held the second edition of Sciacchetrail, a trail-running race across the amazing paths of the Cinque Terre. The event was created to give a better consciousness to the participants of how fantastic it is to run in an area that offers glimpses of a unique beauty all over the world and at the same time make them understand how tiring and difficult it is to live and do agriculture in these places.
Sciacchetrà, name of the sweet wine of the Cinque Terre and which gives its name to this event, is the highest expression of the quality of this agriculture whose historical roots date back to Roman times that called this method "heroic" due to the incredible verticality of the territory which stands in between the sky and the sea.

The starting point of the race will be in the historic center of Monterosso to suddenly climb up the High Path of the Cinque Terre, through the sanctuaries of Soviore and Reggio. It will then reach Mount Malpertuso at 750 meters above sea level, the highest point of the race to follow to the Telegrafo to start the descent to the Sanctuary of Montenero and then to Riomaggiore. Once in Riomaggiore the race will cross the village and follow uphill on the hill of Corniolo and then reach the Wine Cooperative of the Cinque Terre, where the mythical Sciacchetrà D.O.C. wine is produced to finally descend to Manarola. The race is then following from Manarola to Volastra, where the sanctuary of Our Lady of Health stands and where you may see most of the cultivated vineyards of all the Cinque Terre. From Volastra the race is following to Corniglia and then back to Monterosso passing through Vernazza on the blue trail.

A total of 47 km. with a vertical drop of 2,600 meters.

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