There are 43 days to the Fiorino Mud. The event will be held on two distances: 100 km and 400 km. The tracks is very varied and crosses different landscapes, including hills, vineyards and forests.
Last week we finished the recon’s of the Fiorino Mud 100 and 400 track.
The track of both has been slightly modified compared to the original track. The changes were made mainly to make the route smoother and to eliminate too extreme points from the track. In particular, some gravel sections have been added and some uphill passages have been modified.
In general, the Fiorino Mud route is very technical. The ground is often uneven and has gravel sections. There are also some challenging uphill passages, the classic walls of the Tuscan hills, which can still put anyone in difficulty after a few hours on the bike.
It is composed of about 45% asphalt and 55% gravel, in both distances. The dirt is of various nature, from the compact to the more disconnected.
The Fiorino Mud 400 track crosses some of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. It passes through the hills of Chianti with its vineyards, the most iconic villages such as Impruneta, San Gimignano, Massa Marittima and Monteriggioni but also unknown places probably even to some Tuscans, such as Monteguidi, the Fattoria di Bruciano, the Marsiliana Natural Reserve and the 874 m SLM of Aia dei Diavoli. Magic locations such as San Galgano, the Alta Val d’Elsa River Park and Badia a Passignano… in short, a real journey to discover Tuscany.
The Fiorino Mud 100 track instead crosses the magnificent vineyards of Frescobaldi, before arriving in the historic center of Pontassieve and immediately discovering the Nipozzano Castle. The ride continues towards Valdarno, crossing the most beautiful hills in the area on beautiful gravel roads, not before passing by the iconic Sammezzano Castle. The track, then reaches about halfway through the test, at the hu Norcenni Girasole Village. Beautiful gravel passage, here the athletes will seem to have arrived, but in reality no. The track turns to travel gravel roads around Florence with rare glimpses and then reaches near Bagno a Ripoli where the participants can say they have reached the finish line.
The Fiorino Mud 400 is a challenging, but at the same time very fascinating event. The track is varied and crosses totally different landscapes. And it is a great opportunity to discover Tuscany by bike.
The Fiorino Mud 100, on the other hand, is an event for moderately trained athletes who want to have fun on a route that alternates climbs with stretches where you can enjoy unknown corners right behind the capital of the Renaissance.
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