The heart shaped lake in the mountains of Abruzzo, is the home of the 2nd race of XTERRA in Italy. A race that has built its reputation as one of the hardest in Europe with some steep and long climbs, reaching the ski slopes on top of the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park around the lake. The challenge continues with some demanding downhill trails both on the bike and the run that will take you to the shores of the beautiful lake to receive your finisher medal. The historical village of Scanno is unique and you will love to walk around its narrow streets that are full of small restaurants, café and beautiful small shops. Being a winter ski destination it offers a lot of accommodation options and great Italian food.
TRIATHLON FULL DISTANCE
Distances: 1500 Meter Swim | 30K Mountain Bike | 10K Trail Run
Swimming course: 1500m ( 1300m + 200m) single loop with Australian exit and short run on the wooden bridge incited by the crowd.
Bike course: 30 km on 2 laps , both with passages in the ancient village and in the beautiful mountains, first a short lap of 12km with 400m elevation gain and then after a passage near by the lake and the transition area the long loop : 18km with 900m of climb with technical passages and challenging climbs.
Run course: single lap of 10km and 440m of elevation climb running on beautiful single tracks under the beechwood and on the little streets and stairways of Scanno village. “Sooner or later you will see the lake again, and when you see it again you're there …the goal”
Distances: 750 Meter Swim | 12K Mountain Bike | 5K Trail Run
Swimming course: single lap of 750m. After 550m of swim Australian exit and short run on the wood bridge cheered up by the crowd and then the last 200m before running to the transition area.
Bike course: 12km with 400m elevation gain with passages in the ancient village and in the beautiful mountains with some technical passages. Appropriate for the ones who want to approach Off road Triathlon.
Run course: single loop of 5km with 180 elevation gain running on beautiful single tracks under the beechwood with beautiful view of the lake.