Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tour d'Ortles Randonnée

The ASD ATHLETIC CLUB MERANO has organized the 250km Tour d'Ortles randonnée which will give participants an opportunity to traverse much of the Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio featuring climbs of the legendary Stelvio, Gavia, Tonale and Palade passes. The event is scheduled for July 9, 2011.

The 250 km randonnée, which has a total of 5,500 meters of elevation gain, has a time limit of 15 hours.

Registration is available only through Another aspect of Italian cycling that is so nice is the reasonable entry fees for all events. This one is 10 euro + 5 euro for event T-shirt. If you have any questions there are two email address in the image (above, click to enlarge) you can write to. Images from the 2010 event:

By the way, the place to learn of randonneuring events and brevets in Italy is which is the website of Audax Italia. The site's owner, Tony Lonero, is bilingual so you can contact him in English via the web form under CONTATTA and entering on the form your name (nome), email address, and your message (messaggio).

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