160 km, 8000 m D+
19 JULY 2024 . 11.00
Saluzzo (CN) - Saluzzo (CN) | Time limit 42 hours
Definitely the greatest challenge that our territory can offer: 8000 meters of positive difference in altitude that extend over 160 km between Valle Po – Bronda and Valle Varaita, with departure and arrival in the capital of the ancient Marquisate: Saluzzo.
At 9pm on Friday evening the city center will light up to accompany the start of the adventure of hundreds of ultra-runners. The route initially develops on the hills of the Bronda Valley, and then exits the woods arriving at Colle di Gilba, a panoramic crossroads between the Po and Varaita Valleys.
From there Rifugio Bertorello and Pian Munè, then descent to Oncino, passage to Ostana and stop at the first important life base of Crissolo. From here the high mountains begin, 40 km in front of Monviso, passing through the Quintino Sella and Vallanta refuges, a refuge from which you climb again to the Losetta Pass and then begin a long “descent” along the Varaita Valley, passing through a village of incredible charm, Chianale, on a path between Italy and France, to then find the lakeside of Pontechianale, which leads to Casteldelfino and then to Sampeyre, from which you start climbing again towards Meira Paula. After a descent to Brossasco, the last effort up to Santa Cristina di Verzuolo, from which you begin to glimpse the finish line: the center of Saluzzo now seems just a stone’s throw away, and the emotion of the arrival is not far away.
The specialty is the long-distance Mountain Running Trail with the ambitious goal of building two side events around it: Monviso Vertical Race and the historic 40 km TMT – Tour Monviso Trail.