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Certified Track - ITRA
Etna Trail 2019
94.4 km 4980 m 4980 m
départ Linguaglossa (IT)
The event represents a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of racing on the highest active volcano in Europe UNESCO World Heritage Site. The start of the race of 94 km is located in Linguaglossa. Town that is 500 meters above sea level on the north side of the volcano. From the race start It begins a slow ascent to the volcano. In 38 km the runners will rise from 539 meters to 2700 meters of Rocca della Valle. In this fraction they will appreciate the constant changes of scenery and climate. They will start to run between the lush vineyards from which is produced the famous wine DOC Etna. exceeded the 1.000 mt d+ they will find themselves in thick forests of oak, beech and pine trees up to 1900 mt d+ of Serracozzo path. From here the landscape becomes lunar! Rocks and volcanic sand will make increasingly tough the ascent. But the prize for so much effort will be to run along the Valle del Bove. Hard to describe the beauty of this landscape that will put the competitors in front of the power of this volcano: sheer cliffs, black lava that make lunar the landscape and if you turn your head to the sea 2000 meters down. So much beauty will give the strength to overcome the wall of sand that will gather in front arrived at the 36th km (400 + d in 2 km). From here downhill for about 6 km until you turn to 1800mt d+. In this section it will be the sand lead the way. At 45 km again climb to reach the 49 km to 2300mt d+. From here down to 57 km. First in a lunar landscape made up of a series of craters called bottoniera of 2002, then into the woods on a lush beech forest at the end of which the landscape changes again. We are on Dammusi rock formations of solidified lava. From here you start to climb to the highest point of the race. From 1600mt d+ to 3000mt d+ in 13 km. Arrived at 3000mt d+ descent. 22 km to the finish line.
Points of Interest table
Accum. Intermediary
POI Description Alt. Dist. D+ D- Dist. D+ D-
compet Competition organized on 07/21/2017
Trace n°35674
Ascent threshold : 3 m
Distance threshold : 0 m
Smoothing : No
Origin of altitudes : GPS + MNT Aster GDEM
Dominant terrain : Path
Max alti. : 3006 m
Avg alti. : 1662 m
Min alti. : 539 m
Longest ascent : 1470 m
Longest descent : 2340 m

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