#4 Santa Caterina Valfurva Superenduro
Name: S.Caterina Valfurva Superenduro powered by SRAM
Place of departure / arrival: S. Caterina Valfurva Loc. La Fonte, close to the ski area
Organization: BIKE&CO ASD
Race affiliation: FCI
The race will be run on 5 Stages on Sunday July 31st. The liaisons will be partly mechanized with the S. Caterina – Sunny Valley gondola. The D+ of the race is about 1950m – 1150m pedaled and 800m served by cablecar.
The bike pass for Saturday July 30 practice will have a special price of 15Euro and will be also valid for the race on Sunday and for the pasta party after the race.
The Junior categories SEG and SE1 will race only Stages 2/3/5 departing from the Paddock.
The E-MTB category will do the full race as the other categories.
The Race Cource will be announced Friday, July 22 but not taped. The final marking will be complete only Saturday, July 30 morning in time for the start of Official practice.
Total Race Distance
The race starts from Loc. La Fonte in S. Caterina.
The first liaison is towards the Gavia pass along the road in direction of Loc. Plaghera for 4km of climb and about 300 meters in altitude. One arrived at the seventh hairpin turn, take the gravel road on the left direction Ponte delle Vacche. Follow this road for 150m and meet the start of Stage1 (The Line) on your left.
THE LINE Stage1 (1.5 km – 270m D-) The start is located at the beginning of a larch forest, which grows on the mountain slope oriented towards the village. After a few meters you immediately enter the real stage mood, with continuous changes of direction in a natural environment. Brief pedal section and then immediately back into the woods. From half of the trail to the end there are some dirt road crossings that mark the change of pace increasing the slope of the trail.
Liaison for Stage2.
Once arrived in the paddock area continue on the road towards Bormio for about 2,5km until you reach the start of the S. Caterina gondola. The cable car is made by two sections that you need to take both. Arrived at Sunny Valley take the dirt road that leads to the finish of Alpe Valley chairlift straight ahead. Once at the summit, go even a few meters uphill to the ridge where Stage2 starts.
DYNAMITE TRAIL Stage2 (1,9km – 260 D-) The Stage start at 2950m on a characteristic ridge that offers a 360 degree view on the mountains. The first part will be taped on open field with a rocky and high mountain meadows terrain with many off camber sections. Once across the road the trail changes completely into a single track rich in flow and speed. Beside some alpine lakes there are some short pedaled sections that lead to some tight turns and then open again in a fast section until the end of Stage.
Liaison for Stage3
The start of Stage3 is very close to the end of Stage2, just 500m climb after the bridge.
VALLEY ALPE Stage3 (3.3 km – 400 D-) This trail runs on a First World War trail crossing a valley that is still uncontaminated. The first part is particularly smooth on alpine meadows, with short technical sections characterized by tight turns the first pedaled section. Once at the little bridge, starts a more technical part of the trail with a lot of possible lines between the rocks until the end of the stage.
Transfer for Stage4
At the end of stage3 take the road in direction Gavia pass for 3.4 km and 250m in altitude. Once arrived at the Rifugio Berni take the trail on the left following the signs for Ponte di Pietra – Dos Bolon. From here on the liaison changes completely and becomes high mountain trail with some very exposed sections.
Once through a waterfall (without the bridge) and after passing Il Baitino del Pastore you’ll reach the junction that leads to Dos Bolon and the start of the PS4.
DOS BOLON Stage4 (1.7 km – 350 D-) This trail is designed by nature on the slopes of DosBolon. It’s characterized by an infinite number of turns. It begins with a short technical and steep section and then enters in the larch forest with a series of switchbacks on either compact or stony terrain. As you descend into the lower part, the trail becomes smoother but close to the end there are some final tight turns again.
Liaison for Stage5
Liaison for PS5 is again short and along the forest in the direction S. Caterina. After about 1 km on the right you will find the start of Stage5 “La Linea” that will be repeated.
|Dates and timing|
|SATURDAY JULY 30|
|09:00-12:00||Event Village and Paddock setup|
|18:00-18:30||Riders BriefingConference hall Loc. La Fonte|
|SUNDAY JULY 31|
TECH SUPPORT AREA
1 – Main Building Loc. La Fonte – Close to the ski area
- Bathrooms and showers
Loc. La Fonte behind the restaurant
- Bike Wash
Loc. La Fonte at the S.Caterina Valfurva bike center
- Pasta party
- First Aid
Struttura Sanitaria di Bormio Via Agoi,8 Bormio SO
Hospital “Eugenio Morelli” di Sondalo Via Zubiani, 33, Sondalo SO
- Area Camper
AgriCampeggio, Via Forni 29, S. Caterina Valfurva (SO)
Hiking tours to discover the most fantastic views of the Stelvio National Park: from Valle dell’Alpe, to Valle dei Forni and Gavia pass. Organized tours with guides to meet the fauna and the alpine flora, surrounded by the scenery of the Ortles-Cevedale Mountains.
- Jeep Safari
Organized tours by jeep. Half day or evening tours (inclusive of dinner at the lodge), crossing the Val Zebru Val Cedec and the Valley of the Gavia, with sightings of animals.
- Nordic Walking
Approach to Nordic Walking with lessons for adults and children along the route of the Nordic Walking Park together with instructors of the Italian School of Nordic Walking. Sticks rental.
- Santa Caterina Bike Center
Mtb center that offers individual or group lessons for adults and children and tours along the trails that surround the valley.
- Rent a mtb, e-bike and fatbike
Possibility to rent all types of bike for your own local tours.
Relax and enjoy nature by walking through the village or in the woods. Don’t miss the experience of the walk in the moonlight.
There is the chance to reach almost 3,000 meters, enjoying breathtaking scenery and resting in one of the many lodges that offer genuine dishes from the Valtellina region.
- QC Terme
There is no better way to relax after a day of biking. Enjoy the thermal waters of our area, saunas and turkish baths.
- Bormio Terme
SPA located in the center of Bormio town, with both indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, turkish baths and outdoor spaces. It’s possible to enjoy the day with your family, since it’s equipped for the entertainment of children.
- Cultural Activities
Vallivo Museum of Valfurva, that hosts reconstructions of the environments and activities of the past. Also visit the “Baita from the Park”, headquarters of the Stelvio National Park.
- Children’s entertainment
Monday to Friday afternoon, we recommend the entertainment for children (3 to 10 years) at “Santa Caterina Bike Center” located at the center “La Fonte”.
HOW TO GET THERE
- Località La Fonte, Santa Caterina Valfurva
From Milan: take the ss36 Milano-Lecco-Colico and continue along the SS38 Stelvio to Tirano, Bormio, Santa Caterina.
From Valle Camonica: reach Tirano via Aprica Pass and continue to Bormio and Santa Caterina
From Switzerland: reach Livigno through the Drossa tunnel and then reach Santa Caterina,
Or passing through the mountain passes:
Passo San Marco: (from Bergamo) to Morbegno, Sondrio, Tirano, Bormio, Santa Caterina Valfurva.
Mortirolo Pass: (from the province of Brescia) for Mazzo, Grosio, Bormio and Santa Caterina.
Gavia Pass: (from the Brescia province) Ponte di Legno, Passo Gavia, Santa Caterina Valfurva.
Stelvio Pass: (from the province of Bolzano) to Bormio and Santa Caterina.
Santa Maria Pass: (from Switzerland) connects to the road that descends from the Stelvio Pass to Bormio, then reach Santa Caterina.
Forcola Pass: (Switzerland) to Livigno and then St. Catherine.
Railway line Milano-Lecco-Sondrio-Tirano. From Tirano continue with the bus towards Bormio and Santa Caterina.
Airports Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Bergamo-Orio al Serio
WHERE TO SLEEP
Tel. 0342 935544